Scythe Gentle Typhoon D1225 C12B4AP-14 UK price (at time of review): £13.00 (inc VAT) US price (at time of review): $17.99 (ex tax)
The Scythe Gentle Typhoon is noisier than the Sharkoon Silent Eagle 1000 120mm, but moves a lot more air. What’s more, when slowed down with a rheostat (not supplied) to a similar noise level to the Sharkoon, it still moves a lot more air.
The Best 120mm Fans For A Water-Cooling Radiator
We also wanted to determine which is the best 120mm fan for mounting on a water-cooling radiator. This isn’t necessarily the same choice of fan as the fan you’d buy for an air-cooled PC, as the fins in a radiator are much more densely packed than they are on heatsinks or fan grilles. This means that a radiator fan not only has to have a high airflow (cfm), but also needs a lot of static air pressure to push the air between the fins.
As you can see from the table, the Feser Triebwerk TK-122, Sharkoon Silent Eagle 1000 120mm and Scythe Gentle Typhoon D1225C12B4AP-14 all suffered from a significant loss of airflow when blowing through a radiator, while the Feser Triebwerk TK-121 did a much better job of maintaining its airflow.
However, both Feser Triebwerk fans are very loud and produce an annoying tonal noise. As such, if you’re looking for a 120mm fan to mount to a radiator, we’d recommend buying the Scythe Gentle Typhoon D1225C12B4AP-14.