- Sep 24, 2020
Agree, noise-normalized performance is what matters the most. I think the choice of fans will be crucial as some fans have a higher baseline noise level than others (e.g. EK-Vardar 140ER). Arctic P14 PWM or Corsair ML140 would probably be a good choice with vented side panels.You know what will be ridiculous? If, by any chance, noise normalized comparison will be made and we will get better temps with perf panels at the same noise level 16 degrees delta gives A LOT of room for lowering RPMs. 16 degrees difference with 170w CPU (figure from GN 3900x review, 170w after OC) is game changer I think not only for me, but for most solid panels backers. Instead of upgrading in the future I think better solution is to sell first batch and rebuy.