It is currently Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:39 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Updated recommended fans list?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:42 am 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:47 am
Posts: 289
Location: London
is it out of date? seems there were a lot of reviewed fans in 2013 that aren't in there?

i was hoping to get a 'definitive' recommendation for a 14cm PWM fan (but the reviews lead me to think they're all a bit sub-par?)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Updated recommended fans list?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:22 pm
Posts: 1824
Location: Guatemala
gb115b wrote:
is it out of date? seems there were a lot of reviewed fans in 2013 that aren't in there?

i was hoping to get a 'definitive' recommendation for a 14cm PWM fan (but the reviews lead me to think they're all a bit sub-par?)


Well two 140mm roundups were done last year, and in the HR02 Macho you can also find the TY141 info.

Unless you are set on PWM fans, you should consider all, PWM is not better or worst, simple another way to control the fans. I built my desktop with full PWM fans, and i like it, its mostly 4x Noctua NF-A14 PWM for case fans and TY150. Overall im pleased with the outcome of the setup, but i recently tested a Antec True Quiet 140, and i found their tone much better under the same rpms than my fans. Both can be dropped extremely low if you chose carefully the motherboard,

Image

I also tested a Phantek 140, cant be drop as low as the above, but its not a bad fan, depends a lot into what you want it for,

Image

I also tested the Prolimatech Vortex slim 140, i like it a lot, specially for something like Genesis or MK26 would be my choice of fans.

Image

There is a fan that i really want to test.... maybe in the next month or two ill grab one, Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PK-PS 140mm x 25mm Ultra Quiet PWM Fan - 400-1500 RPM - 29 dBA. I own a PK1 and two PK3 and all been great tonally, but the problem with Noiseblockers PWM is that their lowest rpms is set to 0% PWM, and not all motherboards allow to reach this low, so in most cases you are limited by what the motherboard can allow, making this fans not able to spin as low as the one posted above.

Try to first decide what fans you need, centering only on PWM fans will limit a lot whats available in the market atm, fans like Antec True Quiet 140, even though they are not PWM, imo they are really good fans, specially for the price.

Image

_________________
GameMi >> MSI Z87-GD65 | Intel Core i7-4790K | Thermalright Silver Arrow IBE + 3x Noctua NF-A15 PWM @500rpms| Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB DDR3 1600 | nVidia GTX780 + ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme IV | Samsung SA850 27'' 2560x1440 | Samsung 840pro 512GB | Hitachi 7K1000 1TB | Fractal Design Define R4 + 4x Noctua NF-A14 PWM @450rpm | SeaSonic SS-860XP2
Other builds ---> ServeMi | CamMi | MiniMi | HTPCMi


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Updated recommended fans list?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:57 am 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:47 am
Posts: 289
Location: London
wow, thanks! very thorough.

problem is it's for a new build, so i haven't got hold of my motherboard (p9d-i) to see what fan control options are available.

maybe one i get it i'll play around first before picking my fans (and suffer through the built in lian li one's on my q18b in the meantime)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group