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Hardware What's the best 80mm and 92mm fan?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 15 Oct 2009.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. binary101

    binary101 New Member

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    The hardware you use to cool your CPU. not cooler :)
     
  3. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Nice. Also good timing, considering I might be needing some 80mm fans in the near future :)
     
  4. Kyocera

    Kyocera The Garden of Evil

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    Now I have a dilemma. Modders HELP!!!

    Chassis: ATCS 840; on the floor of the case:
    -two Gentle Typhoon 1450rpm 120mm OR
    -two Antec Big Boy 200mm ??????? maximum airflow of course :D

    On the youtube Big Boy does not seem that noisy,...
    I do not wish to have a screaming PC...

    The goal is to cool two "395" Nvidias in the next year. Each should be a 420W monster.
     
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  5. Landy_Ed

    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    I know you can't review every fan out there, but given the concerns about noise & the comments on FDB being quieter, any chance of someone looking at the thermalright fans at some point?
     
  6. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    because Quad-SLI has such a proven track record for being awesome....oh wait.

    Realistically, I'd say the bigboys if you can squeeze them in - they're very quiet at low RPM mode and shift a lot of air even on the lowest setting.
     
  7. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    Yay! Yet another article I paid for!
     
  8. Kyocera

    Kyocera The Garden of Evil

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    I hope this Big Boy advice does not have the IGN vendetta inside. :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:

    yup, quad SLi has proven to be a havoc!! (a money ransacking one) :hehe: :hehe:
    I was eyeing the Hydra technology about this one; quad Gt300. The only unknown variable is if this works with a "395", since they join two processors on one card in a different manner,...

    I'm interested in BigBoy at the highest setting, your graph shows 38dcB; and I doubt that an ATCS840 with two of them would not be a Scream..
    Otherwise I'll buy two 120mm Silent typhoon 1450; (they have a really pleasant sound).
     
  9. matt.bungle

    matt.bungle Vase

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    Being a ventilation engineer and knowing how much I like tinkering with my computer at home 'water cooled monter Icore7'.

    Fans are limited, ie electric fans have a maxium rpm, fans that are bigger move more air because of blades are larger but run at the same maxium rpm.

    Computer fans noise bassically comes from air movement and a little on friction, so depending on how big your case is could depend on the noise level. Basically if you have a small case, the air (vol=m3/s) through your machine is the same as a larger cased pc but the air in the small pc case travels through a lot quicker (vel=m/s) than that of the larger one.

    The point i'm trying to get acros is the fans tested are not in any case and the case sizes can affect the noise level.

    Anyway when your talking about noise/performance 'who cares' along as it goes like a speeding train.

    Tip: Bigger fan the better, more air = cooler pc

    Eeven better, go for water and don't be affraid of trying.

    Matt
     
  10. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Might as well just chuck your PC inside a refrigerator. Wait for wireless displays and decent wireless power, and you have your fridge cooled solution.
     
  11. SBS

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    No Xilence Red Wings? Really? :(
     
  12. bogie170

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    I wonder if Noctua are going to read this? I have a few of thier fans and i'm quite dissapointed they didn't do too well.
     
  13. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    no, 140mm round-up?
     
  14. Ficky Pucker

    Ficky Pucker I

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    what about arctic cooling 9L ? 26.7 CFM @ 19.0 dB(A)
     
  15. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    nice article.. that antec 200 is kinda overkill =p
     
  16. DaTLiTe

    DaTLiTe New Member

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    reading all the reviews on the different sized fans im very suprised by the poor performance of the noctua fans. I thought they were highly regarded but i am now wondering what all the fuss is about?
     
  17. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Yes case size and fan positioning can affect noise level but we're not testing cases here we're testing the fans so it's useful data for everyone and not just people with say an Antec Twelve Hundred

    I think quite a few people do care about noise performance when it comes to PC cooling. We're not talking here about an outside airconditioning unit, we're talking about a PC that will sit a few feet from your ear.

    Unfortunately as we've found, many larger fans available for PCs are not better than smaller ones.read this
     
  18. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

    Krayzie_B.o.n.e. New Member

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    I have 2 Noctua fans push pull on my Noctua NH-u9b cpu cooler. My AMD Phenom II 550 x2 is overclocked from 3.1 to 3.9 ghz and it runs 40 c idle and never higher than 49 c during intense gaming multitasking or what ever. I was surprised by the test untill i saw the chart at the end Noctua amongst quietest and coolest running max speed. I'm happy with Noctua. but this review is great it gives me another brand to look for when i build my next rig.
     
  19. Toka

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    Uh.....

    Get your fans, a case representative of the target audience (say Antec 1200).

    Put fans on case, put case in anechoic chamber.

    Report noise levels in terms of delta dB

    Thus you are providing a real world comparison between the fans, just like the boys and girls at bit-tech have been doing for years. edit for CPU coolers
     
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  20. Otto69

    Otto69 New Member

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    Next up, a water block cooling test using an uncalibrated spit covered fingertip....

    I can remember when Bit-Tech was the source for VALID technical information. It's been going downhill since Dennis bought it.
     
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