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what are the best fans for the NH-U12s?

Mr. Friendly

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the original, not the new variant that was just released.

I want to run dual fans and get the best temps while remaining as inaudible as possible.

there are so many 'quiet' fans out there now I get lost in the numbers (remember...dyslexia and dyscalculia).

also open to suggestions on swapping the original case fans out for something that will be quieter as well.
 

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Do you not have the Noctua fan it came with? Not really sure what's quieter than Noctua.

NF-P12 redux-1300RPM might be an option? IMO anything over 1300RPM @ 120mm is "loud" to me.
 

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Do you not have the Noctua fan it came with? Not really sure what's quieter than Noctua.

NF-P12 redux-1300RPM might be an option? IMO anything over 1300RPM @ 120mm is "loud" to me.
how about a sound pressure measurement for what you think is too loud? ;) I understand that better...
 

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Since there's no independent body that tests noise, I don't trust any manufacturer's ratings, nor do I have a SPL meter.

RPM is the easiest metric for me, regardless of whatever "fancy" blades, anything over 1000RPM is "audible" to me in the 120mm format. 1500RPM is "annoyingly loud".
 

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