at full speed the tricool was quieter then my 120mm panaflo M1A_Korruption_ said:The TriCool is only worth it's value when used on the low-speed. It rivals the Nexus/Yate Loon combo in terms of bearing noise output. On medium-speed, it becomes noisier and more like a typical 120mm case fan.
panaflo M1A is 2100 rpm 87 cfm tricool is 2000 rpm 79 cfm, extra cfm in the thicker fan, but aparently extra noise too since i doubt 100 rpm is the difference between loud and audible_Korruption_ said:At the same RPM? Not exactly sure how fast a 120mm Panaflo would run. Anyhow, they're all 38mm thick...
I use these and like them. However, their primary weakness, and a real danger, is that many case fans will not start if the voltage is set too low. This seems to be an issue with most mechanical contollers. Their second weakness is locating these inconspicuosly when using several of these for the different case fans and then trying to hide all the wiring.ferdb said:The easiest and cheapest way to speed control your fans is with the Zalman FanMates, they can be had for around $4 ea. Just plug it inline with the fan and dial up the speed you want.
Silencing a PC is a constant process of diminishing returns beyond a certain point. Until all components are completely passive and there is a decent way of convecting hot air out of a case, there will always be that one component that is making noise. I think that the more you try to silence, the more attuned your ear becomes to any noise.Yoshiyuki Blade said:I have like 5 yate loons from jab comin in o_o... 4 for the case, and 1 for the CPU (which I can't install yet without a motherboard >_<! Hopefully, they can add some more quietness and more airflow to my P180 when I get them.
I think my hard drives make the most noise in the entire system. It's not the seeks, and these are raptors. They're surprisingly quiet in the P180... quieter than my old WD 250 GB IDE hard drive, which makes a noticeable rumbling when I access it. However, the noise seems to be coming from the pure spinning of them. I disconnected all of my hard drives to test the noise, and the next audible thing was the power supply, which is still very quiet when not under load.
I believe they're vitrually identical, but the Yate Loons push some more air and are probably more audible.longhorndude said:Hey guys,
Are the Yoon fans identical to the Nexus silents besides color?
On the webpage, they both have different specs.
Real Silent, only 22.8 dB(A)
- High airflow level, 36.87 CFM
i have used the fans. I like em alot. Very quiet. ANd still push a pretty fair amount of air.MC FLMJIG said:
i haven;t had a chance to use them yet. I would say they are likely a bit louder, and have similar air flow.MC FLMJIG said:Thanks Dtess.
Have you ever used these Loons? If you have, how would you compare them to those Silverstones in cfm and dba... thanx again
Are these really as quiet as nexus/loon ? and if there is that much voltage moving that large a fan isn't there some EMI to be expected?saturnine2 said:If you think a 120mm Nexus/Yate Loon is quiet, try out a 150mm EBM fan (24V@12V)! They may cost $80 each, but they are dead silent and put out a LOT of air.
Yate Loons are the best performance/value fans out there, grab them while you can