Since all our today’s testing participants were tested with two types of 120mm fans and their rotation speed is far from being high enough to cause cooler heatsink plates to resonate, our test session turned into checking out the fans noisiness.
Here are the obtained results:
Of course, Scythe Slip Stream 120 fan that comes with Scythe Ninja Copper cooler is extremely quiet. It would be incorrect to call it completely noiseless, but it is actually really close to that. Higher-performance Noctua fan is a little louder, however our tests revealed, that installing this fan or two fans (for intake and exhaust) instead of the Scythe’s own has very little effect on the overall cooler efficiency.