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i300 OG Fan vs. NOCTUA NF Industrial 3000 RPM!


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Just spent a good part of the day getting these numbers for ya ladies and gents so you can digest this.

 

C1 i300 Fan vs. Noctua NF Industrial 3000RPM!

NO FAN = 36DB (With ambient room noise)
WITH iCUE CUSTOM SETTING
This is after delidding and overclocking the processor from original Corsair Settings.  Use for overall comparison of fans.

Got the DB levels using 2 apps with phone, with good controls in place.

TT= Thermal. Throttled before test completed and at what time before test completed.


OG C1 i300 FAN
50% = 1120-RPM 36DB
55% = 1189-RPM 38DB
60% = 1295-RPM 40DB TT @92C 8:32 (Time remaining on Cinebench) TT= Thermal Throttled
65% = 1459-RPM 43DB TT @92C 7:53
70% = 1567-RPM 45DB TT @91C 7:24
75% = 1664-RPM 46DB TT @91C 6:53
80% = 1758-RPM 48DB TT @91C 5:52
85% = 1847-RPM 50DB TT @91C 4:50
90% = 1933-RPM 52DB TT @91C 2:20
95% = 2007-RPM 54DB (NO TT) Cin Score = 26221 @90C
100%= 2120-RPM 56DB (NO TT) Cin Score = 26231 @90C


NOCTUA NF A-14 Industrial 140MM
30% = 1165-RPM 37DB
35% = 1324-RPM 41DB TT @92 7:20
40% = 1490-RPM 44DB TT @92 6:54
45% = 1650-RPM 48DB TT @92 3:50!!
50% = 1800-RPM 50DB TT @91 3:22!!!
55% = 1930-RPM 53DB (NO TT) Cin Score = 26186 1880

60% - 2070-RPM 54DB Cin Score = 26285! (Beats C1 OG @100% @54DB vs. 56DB) 89C! AVG 82C
65% - 2200-RPM 57DB Cin Score = 26286 89C AVG 82C
70% - 2337-RPM 59DB (70%-95% not tested, can probably piece it together looking at 100% results)
75% - 2465-RPM 61DB
80% - 2600-RPM 62DB
85% - 2730-RPM 63DB
90% - 2840-RPM 65DB
95% - 2940-RPM 65DB

100%- 3070 -RPM! 67DB!!! Cin Score = 26368 Package hit 83C 78AVG.  Only way to get this thing lower with this OC would be to direct connect the cooler plate to the die.

Before I usually had mine set to 75-80% (46-48DB), Now have it set to 45% (48DB) with a TT at CB 3:50 vs. 5:52 on OG fan!  It's stable with all games and apps I run nothing has pushed nor do I use anything taxing as Cinebench. 

100% wayyy too loud lol but man it keeps the CPU package right at 83C which is the best I've seen yet with OC getting a CB Score of 26368.

*** This is all after Delid/Copper top mod performed with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut and then Overclocked CPU (to near normal) over OG downclocked C1 configuration. ***

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I am not sure, but the noctua industrial fan is noisier than the other noctua fans, namely the silent wing 3 models. Probably would not cool as much as the industrial ones, but they are the top in noise vs performance.

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