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Old February 3, 2011, 06:29 AM
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Alas anyone who has said it is CFM that is more important than static pressure for a CPU cooling fan is wrong.

CFM is volume, and Static Pressure is the force. So if you have a heatsink that has dense fin array, but a low pressure fan, it is not going to put anywhere near the volume of air its rated for through the fins.

There has to be a balance really. There are rare cases where a heatsink has very 'loose' spacing for its fins and in those cases low pressure fans work wonders.

That being said there are Yate Loons that do the job well, but if its a standard dense heatsink I would suggest Coolermaster Blademasters or R4's in place of them.

Personally speaking DBA ratings are subjective.
A fan can make varying noises depending on where it is mounted, and how.
I've worked with so many fans now I have lost count, I just don't have the resources to pull a chart together myself. and a lot of the ratings out there are subjective to the individiual (noise) so I find that hard to quantify.


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