Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?

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thesmileyone
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Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?

Post by thesmileyone » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:17 am

So I want to go from passive to air cooled but be as silent as possible. And with Noctua PWM fan.

Noctua NF-A15 PWM seems to be the right one but I am wondering if anything else is better?

Will be using cable ties (gg) until fan mount wires come from Noctua

I only want one fan and will put it in the middle of the D14.

Thanks

Wakoo
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Re: Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?

Post by Wakoo » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:10 am

The quietest Noctua fan right now is the A12X25. It has roughly the same performance than the A14 PWM but at much lower noise. I don't have the data on the A15 PWM.

Source: https://www.overclockers.com/noctua-nf- ... an-review/ last graph bar.

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Re: Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?

Post by thesmileyone » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:58 am

Are you sure they won't produce resonance / vibration though mounted onto a heatsink? That test used them free-standing.

Wakoo
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Re: Quietest Noctua to go in my D14?

Post by Wakoo » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:53 pm

I don't own the D14, so I can't test it personally. But since the D14 is compatible with 120mm fan hole I don't see why that would vibrate.

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