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Originally Posted by blackworxThere's a real dearth of high quality, low speed PWM fans out there.
Originally Posted by blackworx
I don't think much of the fan though, so it's just as well I didn't need it! ;) ... That said, the Noctua's no great shakes either; it gets very loud very quickly once you go above ~650rpm.
Originally Posted by LennyRhys... functional rather than decorative
the king of the hill will always be the Gentle Typhoon, which is virtually inaudible at about 1000rpm
Originally Posted by pbryanwIt's a very good fan as long as you keep it below that magical ~650rpm figure
Originally Posted by blackworx"Virtually inaudible" is a subjective term. I personally have never experienced a fan that was quiet enough for my liking at 1,000rpm although I'm happy to believe that if anyone can do it then Scythe can - the S-Flex D & E models were outstanding. I wasn't aware that they made a 4-pin PWM version of the Gentle Typhoon though - must check that out.
All the high speed versions of the Gentle Typhoon have the PWM circuitry, however most of them (strangely) are sold as 3-pin fans
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