With all the questions I have received lately on water cooling, which fans to get and how will they effect my cooling, I decided to throw together a test with a few different fans that I have lying around here. I will be running a push/pull installation with my fans for the testing. I am hoping to show differences in the fans used, or lack thereof. Yes, I know the choices of fans are just a miniscule amount considering the large number of fans on the market today.
Yes, absent is one of the most sought after fan of them all, the Gentle Typhoon AP-15. I could not get these for testing, and to be honest, did not really try, as they have been nearly impossible to find for awhile now. With the Yate Loon fans being used, I feel this will bring a somewhat solid measuring point of what the other fans need to live up to, or surpass, in order to even be considered for use in a water cooled setup. All fans are considered medium speed, even though my XSPC radiator calls for low speed, and are rated at about the same CFM. All in all, this will be a pretty even test and will find out, for sure, who wins the battle among these three fans. Enough of the jibber-jabber now, let’s get on with the good stuff!