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http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/yate_loon_d12sl-12_120mm_case_fan_review/1

 

TTL seems to be in love with them.

 

I'll take the high static pressure and a "quiet bedroom at night" of 26dB Excaliburs, but good luck with whatever you decide : :cheers:

 

 

 

Low speed Late Yoons are great even when running full speed and are cheap enough to run push/pull without killing your wallet too. :cheers:

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"26 dB" is how they're rated. I know you know better than to trust ANY noise rating for cooling fans. :lol:

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"26 dB" is how they're rated. I know you know better than to trust ANY noise rating for cooling fans. :lol:

 

No I don't. I don't think there is any real standard and they are all over the place, but the EX's are quiet.

Look at the 28dB rating on the YL's , I don't think they are even that loud. Thats why I went through such a trial and error before landing on the Excalibur's. The cougars are rated at 2.2 mm H2O ....but I don't think so.

Its what makes this such a spendy proposition  :doh:  . Ya have to buy them and try them to get the real story. in short...the Excalibur's check out...so I kept them :cheers:

....wanna buy some Cougars and Noctuas?   :lol:

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I've got three cougars coming in for my rad this week and my pump top as well so we'll see how well they perform. By the way most of the cougars fans come with a 7v adapter in case you want them really quiet

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skyjam, what products are those that you're using to test those fans?

 

Oh I wasn't the one to do these tests. Its a channel that I found on youtube... the name is coolingtechnique; however, if my eyes serve me correctly they are using some kind of dc power supply.  I have seen them before in my school's labs but I'm not too sure of what their specific name is.

 

I guess it just comes down to personal preference as far as my choices are concerned... 

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Just to let everyone know if they were curious I've decided to get Corsair's 2 SP120 (probably the quiet but maybe the high performance) and 2 AF120 quiet edition

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Just to let everyone know if they were curious I've decided to get Corsair's 2 SP120 (probably the quiet but maybe the high performance) and 2 AF120 quiet edition

 

Does your motherboard have enough 4 pin header to accommodate all of those? If not, then you should consider about getting a fan controller.

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If you get the high performance version I'd definitely suggest a fan controller.

Not to mention that while probably not an issue on those 25mm fans, some high performance fans will overload a mobo connector since they are only rated at some puny setting like 1A.

 

I always recommend a fan controller for performance fans since they run off a PSU Molex instead, and if you really need the RPM monitoring you can split the sense wire(usually blue) to the mobo.

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