Well it took over a week for the order to process at overstock.com, but once done, only one day to ship, well, fly here!
Got the power supply hooked up and I'm pleased!
Total absolute silence under load!!!!
At 15 degrees ambient, been Prime loading for 15 mins now and not a peep from the Kingwin!
According to the manual, the fan in Eco mode will kick in at 65-70 degrees, 650-700rpm and then drop to 450-500rpm at 45-50 degrees, where at lower temps than this, the fan will turn off.
The fan hasn't turned on at all so far. When the fan is on in the other mode, it's audible when your ear is within 6 inches of it, but a smoother, quieter, lower frequency sound than the M12D.
Honestly I didn't realise how much noise the M12D was making even at low RPM until I put the Kingwin in
Especially the higher pitched, but low in volume, electronic noises - which the Kingwin has zero of!
I don't think the fan will ever turn on right now, in winter at least.
One less fan to worry about, with quite a large drop in noise all round. Plus the fan will have less wear and tear over time.
The FT02 case seems perfect for it - I can feel the heat rise from it, with the exhaust opening facing upwards outside the case
Not only that, but the cables are longer and thinner/smaller, so they work even better in the Silverstone FT02 case
Nice upgrade all round - now selling my M12D
The SPR review of the Kingwin LZP-1000 was spot on