To ensure as little contamination as possible all the components, except for the fans stayed the same between the test, and after each test the machine was allowed to wind down for an hour. The Black Ice Nemesis 240 Radiator was front mounted inside a Fractal R4 MIDI with the test fans in push configuration.
|Processor:||Intel i7 4770k-Stock Clocked- Cooled by an EK EVO CPU block|
|Motherboard:||Gigabyte z97MX-Gaming 5|
|Memory:||Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB dual channel kit 1333 MHz|
|GPU:||EVGA 780ti -Stock Clocked- Cooled by an EK 780ti GPU block|
|Case:||Fractal R4 Midi (Black Ice Nemesis 240 radiator was front intake mounted)
Due to the cheaper price (savings of $3USD per fan), PWM style connector to control fan speeds and its overall better performance in the benchmark, the Parvum F1.0 trumps the Noiseblocker B12-2 as the better fan choice on the Hardware Labs Nemesis GTX 240mm radiator. The benchmark diagrams show that the Parvum fans had an average 4-5C temperature difference compared to the Noiseblocker B12-2 on both the CPU and GPU. With that said the Parvum fans at full speed were louder, but not to a level where you could hear them over your media experience, a small trade off in my opinion for the performance of the cheaper solution.