Hyped on the new Noctua fans with their fancy new plastic material!Well, after a full week of intense 4k gaming (assassin creed origins using up to 250-270w with 99% gpu load...ok far away from Mass Effect Andromeda with its 320-330w..), my last Cerberus-x setup is working like a charm.
Very quiet (near silent) with idle or low charge.
Quiet while gaming (hearing wind sound mostly)
Even under heavy load, gentle typhoon spinning at 1600rpm are fairly quiet (by 1700+ rpm, it’s becoming noisy)
I’m still looking to fin true heir of my gentle typhoon but i’ve failed to find them yet.
Here is my current contender list :
Do you have any quality pwm 120 fans advices ?
- Noctua new upcoming nf-a12 : well a lot to know about them...as they are not released
- Fractal design hp-12 : motor is becoming noisy a bit too quickly
- Ek vardar 2200 evo : well, only 50k hours lifespan, not confident about their noise level...but as great as gentle typhoon on pull position on radiator
- Corsait ml pro 120 : not confident about motor noise. Blades are not fully optimised for radiator
Well, out 4, I tested them individually and select the best 3. Depending on models, you have some noise variation.I'm glad you like them!
I was a little disappointed sadly. I run them at ~25% and they are a bit noisy for my taste. In a certain rpm range that make an audible whine noise. Maybe I'm a noise freak idk
They preform well other then that. I have them on a pair of EK PE rads.
On pre production units, these holes (for external watercooling) were opened.Re the i/o shield pic on page 1, posted 5/15/17: the two holes in the middle and the square one at the top. Do they get closed somehow, or stay open. (If they stay open, wondering if I should get one of those little rubber grommets.)
Edit: I saw pics on the main website. Didnt know how to delete this post afterwards.
Well, my sx800 lti is great...i’ve absolutely no complain against it.. It’s especially good on noise (silent on idle and low on load..)How's your Silverstone psu?
I considered the 700w one (sf700?) over the sx600 mostly for the efficiency, but I see bad reviews across the board for silverstone. 2-3/5. Many people have theirs stop working after 1-6 months.
I’ve managed to rma faulty noctua nf-a12x15.Damnation, one of my noctua nf a12x15 is making a slight click-click...especially audible at low speed. I can’t barr parasite noise at low speed..
I’m a bit disappointed with noctua currently..
I might consider those fans : id cooling no 12015.
They look like cooler master xtraflo or silverstone sfx-l psu fan.
Moreover they could be good also for color theme.
What do you think? Do you have any slim 120/140 fan in mind? (Unfortunately prolimatech ultra sleek vortex are a bit nowhere to be found)
I received my replacement today..so Noctua customer service is great and fast!I’ve managed to rma faulty noctua nf-a12x15.
I will need to wait for a couple of weeks to receive it i guess. The only condition from Noctua is to take a picture of the faulty with cut blades..