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#1 bp9801

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:51 PM

We have a new review for you to check out, this time of some fans from Corsair. See how well they keep things cool in the OCC review of the Corsair AF and SP Series Fan - http://www.overclock...air_af_sp_fans/

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:22 PM

I hear that the AF fans wobble or some such if placed pushing air upwards. Can someone verify?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:28 PM

Those are very good fans. The best part of the review is the comparison between stock noctua fans and SP120 fans. I'm really impressed by the 5C improvement of temperature @overclocked load condition.
@Waco: Another nice review. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:31 PM

Those are very good fans. The best part of the review is the comparison between stock noctua fans and SP120 fans. I'm really impressed by the 5C improvement of temperature @overclocked load condition.
@Waco: Another nice review. :thumbsup:

Though at the expense of noise. How would the AF fans do instead of the SP fans?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:00 AM

I hear that the AF fans wobble or some such if placed pushing air upwards. Can someone verify?

They didn't do anything like that in my testing. They're remarkably sturdy.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:02 AM

Though at the expense of noise. How would the AF fans do instead of the SP fans?

Since the AF series aren't intended for heatsinks (a 3 cm gap between the fans and any restriction is suggested) I didn't test them that way.

The faster SP120 performed on par with the stock Noctua fans when using the low-speed adapter and was pretty quiet. :cheers:

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:27 AM

^^ Pretty quiet means? Was it louder than stock noctua fans?

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

^^ Pretty quiet means? Was it louder than stock noctua fans?

About as quiet as the Noctua fans. They'd be great if you had a fan controller or used the PWM controls on your motherboard. :)

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

^^ Sounds very good indeed!

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