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Testing Methodology and Benchmarks

Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K (Retail)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 7
Heatsink: Noctua NH-U14S
Drive: OCZ Agility 4 256GB
Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 770 Windforce OC
Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H1 (small center cross method application)
Case: NZXT H440 (all fans replaced)
  • Ambient temperature monitored at case intake and temperature Delta was used.
  • All case and heat sink fans were benchmarked with fan control settings disabled and running at 100% unless otherwise specified.
  • Intel integrated video is utilized to eliminate additional ambient heat source from discrete graphics cards for the CPU test.GPU test was conducted separately at a different time from the CPU load test to isolate results.
  • Noise test was conducted in a synthetic setting so that it is the only fan running with the fan blowing into a case intake and the SPL-8810 sound meter was placed 15 CM away at the side.
  • Temperatures are averaged (last minute) from individual core temperature results monitored by AIDA64 after 15 minutes.
  • Overclocked settings have Vcore voltage manually set to 1.2V at 4.4GHz with EIST disabled.
  • The pair of fans were mounted as intake and run plugged in to a constant +12V voltage source.
  • All tests were taken at least three times to get the final result.
Comparison Fans
Name max RPM Price per piece in USD Bearing
Noctua NF-F12 x2 1500 $24.99 SSO2
Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 x2 1850 $25-30 FDB
Cooler Master JetFlo 120 x2 2000 $19.99 POM
Corsair SP120 Performance x2 2350 $19.99 Hydro
Noctua NF-A14 PWM and non-PWM 2000 $26.90 SSO2
Noctua NF-P12 PWM and non-PWM 2000 $29.90 SSO2

 Fan benchmark as intake fans

 

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