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120 mm Fan Roundup, Part I: 1350 RPM or Lower Rotation Speed

Started by: john42 | Date 01/17/11 04:07:07 PM
Comments: 15 | Last Comment:  03/13/14 08:29:41 PM

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It would seem you made a huge oversight in not including two of the most popular 120mm low noise fans in your review:

Noctua NF-P12
Noctua NF-S12

I am in no way associated with Noctua, except that I have used a lot pf P12's and I was interested in seeing how they compare to the other fans.

How could you leave out such an important model?
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0 0 [Posted by: Jordan  | Date: 01/21/11 10:37:47 AM]
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thanks for the review!
0 0 [Posted by: zodiacfml  | Date: 01/17/11 08:57:06 PM]
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The Pro version of Arctic Cooling fan is much worse than the non-pro version. The non pro version has smaller rotor and is much quieter, I suggest you try this one. Newer is worse this time.
0 0 [Posted by: nameless1  | Date: 01/19/11 03:53:02 AM]
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I was wondering if in this series of tests you will test the magma 120mm by enermax.
0 0 [Posted by: ninjaquick  | Date: 01/19/11 10:30:49 AM]
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We already tested Enermax Magma back in June of 2009: http://www.xbitlabs.com/a...fans-roundup_7.html#sect0
0 0 [Posted by: Anna  | Date: 01/19/11 02:49:07 PM]
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The Enermax Magma spins at 1500rpm, so hopefully they'll review it in the next article.
0 0 [Posted by: Rekonn  | Date: 01/24/11 11:56:04 AM]
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Great article! Would it be possible to add the Enermax T.B. Silence 120mm fan to the review? It's a 120mm fan that spins at 900rpm, and features a fully detachable fanblade for easy cleaning. It typically sells for $10.
0 0 [Posted by: Rekonn  | Date: 01/24/11 11:58:55 AM]
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Only in the next part (III may be).
0 0 [Posted by: Jordan  | Date: 01/24/11 11:47:12 PM]
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This roundup you all have done is simply AMAZING!!!!! Thank you. I was also wondering if someone could help find a place that sells either the Floston Red Impeller 120Q or the Cool Age 120DX2? These two 120's seem to be the best "plug and play" fans for pure silence. Any assistance would be great. Thanks in advance and please keep up the awesome work.
0 0 [Posted by: Foam  | Date: 01/30/11 10:47:56 PM]
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Anyone?
0 0 [Posted by: Foam  | Date: 02/01/11 08:51:28 PM]
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I don't know how you have tested these fans, but I use AC and Coolink fans for years. AC F12Pro PWM and Coolink SWiF2 120P (I know you haven't tested them, but i can't understand why) produce a quite notable airflow at top RPM (1500 and 1700) of course with some noise. (and the AC Pro series is more quiet and has bigger airflow in fact than the regular one) Everything has a price, but because of the fact they are PWM controlled, in most of the cases they are actually noiseless. Not to mention the unique advantage of PWM sharing technology of AC PWM fans.

Ps.: And the extra yellow cable is to report the RPM to the motherboard through another even regular 3-pin connector, not to share the PWM signal, that's the blue one.
0 0 [Posted by: Martian  | Date: 02/10/11 11:16:35 AM]
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On page 20, the table shows the NoiseBlocker M12-S2 at the specs of:
33 dBA at 1080rpm and 16.9 CFM

On page 16, the more details charts show the M12-S2
as:
32.9 dBA at 1080rpm and 24.34 CFM

Which is correct?
0 0 [Posted by: hotdogging  | Date: 07/18/11 08:40:26 PM]
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Also, the chart for the MF12-S2
shows the CFM at 12v as 27.9CFM

NoiseBlocker advertises the CFM on this fan as 51 CFM. That is too large a difference to be simple manufacturer's inflation?




0 0 [Posted by: hotdogging  | Date: 07/18/11 09:36:52 PM]
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Great review, impressive work. Thank you!
0 0 [Posted by: Soren Frank Munch  | Date: 03/13/14 08:29:41 PM]
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