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by Lithium466
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Corsair's new fans
Replies: 20
Views: 11334

Re: Corsair's new fans

The french website Hardware.fr published a review of the 2 "quiet edition" AF120 and SP120, here : http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=fr&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.fr&sl=auto&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.hardware.fr/articles/874-12/corsair-af120-corsair-sp120-a1225m...
by Lithium466
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans
Replies: 35
Views: 43543

Re: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans

RPM were mesures with a Zalman ZM-MFC3 rheobus, and since other fans were tested till very low speed... ;)
by Lithium466
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans
Replies: 35
Views: 43543

Re: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans

I think there is a "problem" with the speed sensor, B12-2 was still spinning till 4V, but it wasn't possible to get a speed return from the fan.
by Lithium466
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans
Replies: 35
Views: 43543

Re: Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans

This has been published today : http://www.hardware.fr/articles/874-19/ ... -test.html

In french sadly.
by Lithium466
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Corsair's new fans
Replies: 20
Views: 11334

Re: Corsair's new fans

I tried the AF120 low speed. Quite good in my opinion, but I prefer the noise of the Nexus for example. Regarding the t°, I didn't see any difference between Nexus basic and AF120 (regulated with rheobus at similar noise level, "my personal confort zone")
by Lithium466
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Buzzing Nexus 92mm fan
Replies: 7
Views: 3698

Re: Buzzing Nexus 92mm fan

You can try to explain the problem to Nexus directly, mabe they'll be able to get you a non-buzzing fan ?
My 92mm PWM Nexus doesn't buzz, even if it can be far from quiet (2800 rpm :mrgreen: )
by Lithium466
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus or Scythe 120mm fans?
Replies: 33
Views: 8696

Re: Nexus or Scythe 120mm fans?

Of course they are !
Look at SPCR recommended fans...
by Lithium466
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus or Scythe 120mm fans?
Replies: 33
Views: 8696

Re: Nexus or Scythe 120mm fans?

Nexus 120mm PWM is not really intended for SPCR users, I think :mrgreen:

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/867-14/ ... -test.html
by Lithium466
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus or Scythe 120mm fans?
Replies: 33
Views: 8696

Re: Nexus or Scythe 120mm fans?

According to my limited experience (3 Nexus, 1 Slipstream 500rpm, 1 Slipstream 1200rpm), the Nexus lasts longer... in fact I think maybe my Slipstream's oil tanks were not full when I bought them ? Anyway, they both quickly started to make more noise (I'd say after ~6 months), like a bearing/ticking...
by Lithium466
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus or Scythe 120mm fans?
Replies: 33
Views: 8696

Re: Nexus or Scythe 120mm fans?

Nothing wrong with MTBF, bur real lifetime of Slipstream is way shorter than that, plus I oiled them 2 or 3 times a year.
by Lithium466
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cougar Vortex PWM Fans
Replies: 2
Views: 3707

Re: Cougar Vortex PWM Fans

Cougar Vortex PWM was reviewed here : http://www.hardware.fr/articles/867-10/ ... -test.html
(in french)

They lowered it's speed to 755 rpm in PWM mode, or 390 rpm @5V.
by Lithium466
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Disappointing performances from Scythe
Replies: 11
Views: 3704

Re: Disappointing performances from Scythe

What are you using to undervolt your fans ?
by Lithium466
Tue May 15, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua fans ticking all of a sudden
Replies: 12
Views: 5262

Re: Noctua fans ticking all of a sudden

The NF-F12 is optimized for PWM use. Deployed as a PWM fan it is somewhat quieter than when it is used under voltage control. Even under voltage control, which is not optimal, most reviewers say it is fine under about 1100 rpm. How are you using your NF-F12? I've tested under voltage control and un...
by Lithium466
Tue May 15, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua fans ticking all of a sudden
Replies: 12
Views: 5262

Re: Noctua fans ticking all of a sudden

If they are still under warranty (and since they are warrantied 6 years, they should !), Noctua will replace them without problem ;)

I will avoid the NF-F12 PWM unless you plan to use it on a thick radiator..its noise is not really "musical"...overdesigned maybe ?
by Lithium466
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The quest for a silent 120mm PWM fan!
Replies: 3
Views: 2390

Re: The quest for a silent 120mm PWM fan!

I think Nanoxia FX Evo 1000rpm PWM http://www.nanoxia-world.com/luefter/fx ... 00rpm.html
since it runs @ 1000rpm only... otherwise you can try Noiseblocker PL-PS or M12-PS, or be quiet! Shadow Wings PWM.
by Lithium466
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Easy way to slow down my Scythe PWM fans?
Replies: 20
Views: 5877

Re: Easy way to slow down my Scythe PWM fans?

Noctua NA-RC6...

It is somewhat "strange" such a fan does not lowers its speed under ~950rpm :/
by Lithium466
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best HORIZONTAL mount CPU fan? Benefit of PWM if available?
Replies: 16
Views: 14146

Re: Best HORIZONTAL mount CPU fan? Benefit of PWM if availab

avoid the NF-F12 PWM, it is almost unable to be silent... That is disappointing to hear. What is the source of your info? Well...get one, and you'll see by yourself :wink: By silent, I mean not discernable without a hard drive spinning...if you have a hard drive (or many), for sure the NF-F12 PWM c...
by Lithium466
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best HORIZONTAL mount CPU fan? Benefit of PWM if available?
Replies: 16
Views: 14146

Re: Best HORIZONTAL mount CPU fan? Benefit of PWM if availab

Sure the NF-F12 is more efficient...but the NF-P12 is not ridiculous, and the NF-F12 is way louder at the same rpm. Though even on a MegaShadow, I still think the NF-P12 PWM, or the Noiseblocker PL-PS are better choices :wink:
by Lithium466
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best HORIZONTAL mount CPU fan? Benefit of PWM if available?
Replies: 16
Views: 14146

Re: Best HORIZONTAL mount CPU fan? Benefit of PWM if availab

Nope, avoid the NF-F12 PWM, it is almost unable to be silent... if you like to stay with Noctua, prefer the NF-P12 PWM at least...

You can also check Noiseblocker PL-PS or M12-PS, new revisions are ok in horizontal position and thay are really good fans. Maybe prefer the PL-PS for radiator use ?
by Lithium466
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Current 80mm fan suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 5583

Re: Current 80mm fan suggestions?

Please excuse my english, as I have some difficulties to explain clearly what I meant. I meant that I think there is now better fans than this Noctua, I have compared all the fans mentionned (and some others), but, I reckon, only one sample of each. As I said, I was quite amazed by the BeQuiet Silen...
by Lithium466
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Current 80mm fan suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 5583

Re: Current 80mm fan suggestions?

The NF-R8 is "quite old" now, and for its price, there are better fans, such as BeQuiet, NB, etc...
For me the NF-R8 is a "golden oldie"... golden, but in my opinion overtaken by newer fans.
by Lithium466
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Current 80mm fan suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 5583

Re: Current 80mm fan suggestions?

Forget Noctua, you can consider BeQuiet. In my opinion the Silentwings (now Silentwings "2") is the better 80mm fan I've ever had. Noiseblocker are good too, and Coolink not too bad !
by Lithium466
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 12 to 7 V x2.. That equals??
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: 12 to 7 V x2.. That equals??

These are 56 Ohms :wink:
by Lithium466
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 12 to 7 V x2.. That equals??
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: 12 to 7 V x2.. That equals??

Hi,
If the "resistors" are real resistors, than you can use U = RxI to determine what voltage will be applied...but if you don't have the resisotrs value (it is often around 56 Ohms), that won't help ;)
by Lithium466
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120
Replies: 15
Views: 6039

Re: Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120

Hardware.fr will release fan roundups soon I think :D
by Lithium466
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm fan that is quieter than Noiseblocker
Replies: 8
Views: 3401

Re: 120mm fan that is quieter than Noiseblocker

I doubt Nexus will be more silent than M12-S2 at similar speed, those two fans are damn good. I suspect a fan with lower static pressure may help, perhaps a Scythe Slipstream ?
by Lithium466
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm fan that is quieter than Noiseblocker
Replies: 8
Views: 3401

Re: 120mm fan that is quieter than Noiseblocker

You can try to cut the grills ;)
by Lithium466
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dell Server R410 40mm fans
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

Re: Dell Server R410 40mm fans

Hi, I am using Noiseblocker XM1 and XM2 in my 5,25" external enclosures, they work fine, and quite silently, but they are 10mm thick, and 3 pins too. (If it is a server with many hard drive, I think they may be used @12V directly without too much noise) If you need thicker fan, I think there's a Scy...
by Lithium466
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120MM fans for an Corsair H100 radiator.
Replies: 2
Views: 1752

Re: 120MM fans for an Corsair H100 radiator.

Yate-loon for price and good noise/performance ratio, otherwise GT.

Cougar are "good" too, but not worth it over GT I think.
by Lithium466
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-F12 "Focused Flow" PWM Fan
Replies: 22
Views: 11233

Re: Noctua NF-F12 "Focused Flow" PWM Fan

Sure...but at 300rpm this Noctua is noisier (not really noisier, but the small ticking are annoying !) than a Nexus @500rpm, or a Noiseblocker XL1 at the same speed, so... There is also the Sharkoon silent eagle SE (or the Zaward Golf fan 2 that is quite similar) that are PWM and able to run @300rpm...