- Dec 27, 2008
The Yate Loon D14SH-12 is the first one that comes to mind for me.
It's a 140mm high-speed fan. Spins at 2000 RPM +/-5%, rated to move 140CFM, but it's loud as all hell at 48-50DB depending upon where you look. And move air it does, I own one and I'd say it moves as much air as my Delta EFB1212SHE fans, if not more.
It has little to no static pressure build-up though, so probably not very good for water cooling radiators, but might work on a heatsink if other fans used do have some decent level of static pressure.
Yeah, I've got two of those Yate Loon D14SH-12 fans but I'm talking about a 140x25mm fan that will turn at 3000 rpms or better like the Delta 120x25mm I have. That's what I mean by a screamer!
IMO the D14SH-12 is a good compromise between pushing air and noise. At full speed they are quieter than the fans that shipped with my Nepton 280L but don't push quite as hard. But I see no change in temps when substituting the stock CM fans with the Yate Loons. And they throttle down better on a fan speed controller than the stock CM fans do. Less impedance I guess.