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Windows 7: case fans

03 Nov 2013   #1
Not a guru

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
case fans

arctic cooling f12 pwm vs noctua nf-f12. how much difference


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03 Nov 2013   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Not a guru View Post
arctic cooling f12 pwm vs noctua nf-f12. how much difference
Difference in what? Price, RPM, airflow, acoustic level, static pressure, warranty, all things you should consider.

What is the intended use for this fan?
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03 Nov 2013   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Noctua wins every column except price !
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04 Nov 2013   #4
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Noctua wins every column except price !


I've been able to find some good deals on F12-PWM's and S12A-PWM's, 20-22 bucks, not bad.

People compare the DB rating of fans but seldom consider the "sound" the fan makes. The tone can make a significant difference, even at the same DB level. The Noc's have a pleasing sound to my ears. I have some CM sickles that have slightly better DB rating but hurt my ears. The Aerocool Shark Black Edition 120's are nice sounding.
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04 Nov 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Noctuas are good (I have 8 now) but their airflow is much less than say a Corsair SP1 or Cougar Vortex. They are a lot quieter due to lower RPMs, most I hear is the air passing through, not motor noise.
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