Antect Solo Tricool on Low compared to Noctua S12 800?

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Antect Solo Tricool on Low compared to Noctua S12 800?

Post by K9-Cop » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:59 am

Any thoughts on how a Noctua S12-800 would compare to the Tricool rear case fan on low that came with my Antec Solo case?

The spec sheet I have for the Tricool says 25dB for 39 CFM.
The review on this site for the Noctua says ~20dB for 41 CFM.

If that's the case it would appear the Noctua is a clear winner. However, I thought I read they may have overstated the CFM values for the Noctua? If so, what do you suppose the actual CFM would be?

I'd essentially like to reduce the dB rating of my rear case fan without affecting the CFM too much.

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Post by thejamppa » Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:04 am

Noctua is clear winner. Only problem is that in some situation Noctua might howl. Not every hear that. I have one Noctua 800 RPM full in game rig as exhaust. Nexus 120mm is louder at full than Noctua. And Nexus is far quieter than Tricool on Low.
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Post by K9-Cop » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:05 am

How does the CFM compare? Fairly equivalent, or is the Noctua 800 significantly lower?

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Post by williamn6133 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:11 pm

Noctua 800 shifts 35 CFM at full speed.
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Post by Das_Saunamies » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:52 am

Only time I've had my Noctua howl is when there's limited intake, so the fan has to work too hard for the given RPM. Increasing intake area or lowering RPM will fix the howling.

TriCool sounds rough - at any setting - compared to the smooth Noctua. If you're planning the Noctua as an exhaust, I'd just go for the 1200 RPM model from the start to guarantee pressure balance. It's just as quiet(not speaking of absolute silence here) at comparable RPM and can move the necessary amounts of air.
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Post by williamn6133 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:09 pm

Das_Saunamies wrote: If you're planning the Noctua as an exhaust, I'd just go for the 1200 RPM model from the start to guarantee pressure balance. It's just as quiet(not speaking of absolute silence here)...
Lol. No it isn't. 800rpm was too loud for me so I ramped it down! :o

I know, I'm a nut.

But still... there is no more pressure balance guarantee on the 1200rpm model than the 800rpm!(?)
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Post by Das_Saunamies » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:22 pm

If you want to ensure negative pressure in the case, you make sure your exhaust CFM is sufficient. :P
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Post by williamn6133 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:32 pm

Das_Saunamies wrote:If you want to ensure negative pressure in the case, you make sure your exhaust CFM is sufficient. :P
You're just spinning words now aren't you? My exhaust fan is quite sufficient, for all purposes, at 500rpm(!)

You haven't made your point any more clear.

EDIT: Without an intake fan it doesn't matter how damn slowly the exhaust fan spins. Therefore I suggest the 800rpm model over the 1200rpm model any day.

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Post by Felger Carbon » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:48 pm

williamn6133 wrote:Without an intake fan it doesn't matter how damn slowly the exhaust fan spins.
Um. I'm missing something here. Without an intake fan, if the exhaust fan spins at zero RPM, it would seem to me that not much cooling would get accomplished. Am I misreading something, or did you accidentally misword the above?

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Post by williamn6133 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:53 pm

Felger Carbon wrote:
williamn6133 wrote:Without an intake fan it doesn't matter how damn slowly the exhaust fan spins.
Um. I'm missing something here. Without an intake fan, if the exhaust fan spins at zero RPM, it would seem to me that not much cooling would get accomplished. Am I misreading something, or did you accidentally misword the above?
You misread. I said how slowly the fan SPINS. Zero rpm is not SPINNING. Lord give me strength.

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Post by Felger Carbon » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:34 pm

williamn6133 wrote:You misread. I said how slowly the fan SPINS. Zero rpm is not SPINNING. Lord give me strength.
Uh, is 1 RPM "spinning"? :P

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Post by Das_Saunamies » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:17 am

You seem just a bit more arrogant than necessary. Have fun reading up, I'm done.
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