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I bought quite a while ago noctua ippc 3000 fans thinking that I could use the extra headroom and also put the rpm down for silent operation. But even when I don't let them go above 1500rpm they are still loud are they louder than the normal ones even at same rpm? So what fan from noctua is quiet and still performs well and isn't brown. 

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Oh and im looking at getting one of those new elite corsair aios so I'm also thinking of getting corsair rgb fans to sync up but rgb fans never seem that great performance 

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You could try a TY-143. You cant really hear it until about 1500 revs, at 2500 revs it probably sounds like your ippc, maybe a bit quieter. Their impellers are fairly similar iirc. And its 130 CFM so she knows how to blow.

 

Just saw your edit.. scratch that.

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1 minute ago, freeagent said:

You could try a TY-143. You cant really hear it until about 1500 revs, at 2500 revs it probably sounds like your ippc, maybe a bit quieter. Their impellers are fairly similar iirc. And its 130 CFM so she knows how to blow.

 

Just saw your edit.. scratch that.

I'll have a look. I do really love the performance of my fans and the noise isn't terrible  below 1000rpm, I wish i could have both worlds best performance and silent operation. But when i move out im going to try do a linus and have my PC in another room

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4 minutes ago, Smackaroy said:

But even when I don't let them go above 1500rpm they are still loud are they louder than the normal ones even at same rpm? 

Fan "noise" at high RPM is not so much the fan as the sound of air moving. At high RPM most fans vary little once looking at premium options.

 

4 minutes ago, Smackaroy said:

Oh and im looking at getting one of those new elite corsair aios so I'm also thinking of getting corsair rgb fans to sync up but rgb fans never seem that great performance 

The best RGB fans IMO in terms of noise levels are the Corsair ML's. They have better bearings (magnetic levitation) than any of their own offerings, just not as visually appealing compared to the LL or QL variants.

 

I have heard that the new EK RGB fans are quiet good as well. 

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Just stand in front of your case and blow really hard

but how am I supposed to play and blow at the same time

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3 minutes ago, TheDailyProcrastinator said:

Fan "noise" at high RPM is not so much the fan as the sound of air moving. At high RPM most fans vary little once looking at premium options.

so your saying the non ippc will have similar nosie levels to the ippc ones at the same rpm?

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It properly doesn't help that I'm using open back headphones 

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3 minutes ago, Smackaroy said:

so your saying the non ippc will have similar nosie levels to the ippc ones at the same rpm?

If you read what Noctua says about their IPPC fans they don't flat out say they are quieter. They really just state that they are more rugged (operating in extreme environments) and can run at higher RPM for a long duration, "while keeping noise levels and power consumption moderate as against comparable high-speed fans".

 

Buying them strictly as quiet fans was an ill-informed purchase, the NF-A12 or NF-F12 would have been better, saving you money, also coming in a more appealing chromax version. From what I have watched the NF-A12 is their quietest fan. 

 

Past 1200RPM all fans are noticeably audible (IMO), some less than others of course, and the premium fans are definitely quieter than cheaper options. But I have perceived the Corsair ML's to be just as quiet as the NF-F12's in my own use case, and I rarely allow any fan in my system go past 900RPM. As no fan is silent at those speeds. 

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3 minutes ago, TheDailyProcrastinator said:

If you read what Noctua says about their IPPC fans they don't flat out say they are quieter. They really just state that they are more rugged (operating in extreme environments) and can run at higher RPM for a long duration, "while keeping noise levels and power consumption moderate as against comparable high-speed fans".

 

Buying them strictly as quiet fans was an ill-informed purchase, the NF-A12 or NF-F12 would have been better, saving you money, also coming in a more appealing chromax version. From what I have watched the NF-A12 is their quietest fan. 

 

Past 1200RPM all fans are noticeably audible (IMO), some less than others of course, and the premium fans are definitely quieter than cheaper options. But I have perceived the Corsair ML's to be just as quiet as the NF-F12's in my own use case, and I rarely allow any fan in my system go past 900RPM. As no fan is silent at those speeds. 

I didn't buy them hoping them to be really quiet i bought them so I could have the option of maximum performance and i could also turn them down to be quiet ish. Thanks for the help i could probably make them quieter because I'm using the motherboards fan profiles and there probably not used to 3000rpm fans, so I'll make a custom one.

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13 minutes ago, Smackaroy said:

I didn't buy them hoping them to be really quiet i bought them so I could have the option of maximum performance and i could also turn them down to be quiet ish.

Fair enough. Personally I don't see the requirement for anything past 1,500RPM, just because at that point the system would be so loud that I would find it annoying. In fact the ML Pro LED fans had higher max RPM's but when the new ML Pro RGB fans came out they lowered it to a max of 1,500RPM, which I think was actually a wise move.

 

16 minutes ago, Smackaroy said:

Thanks for the help i could probably make them quieter because I'm using the motherboards fan profiles and there probably not used to 3000rpm fans, so I'll make a custom one.

 If you have PWM enabled (you should) the onboard profiles would utilize the higher fan speed as it will hit a target % at certain temps. For example 80% at 80 degrees C, so this would be 1,200RPM for a 1,500RPM fan, or 2,400RPM for a 3,000RPM fan. 

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Most fans aren't very quiet above 1000rpm.  I run Noctua fans around 550-650rpm most of the time. 

Noctua Chromax is the same as their standard fans but in black. 

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TY-143 shares the same sound signature as TY147A and B an lower rpms, ie 600-1300rpm is virtually inaudible, like what many of you are used to. It gets noticeable at 1500rpm, and at 2500rpm you should be able to hear it above you other fans, if not than you’ve got some badass fans lol. At 1300rpm TY147A and B move about 75cfm. I would imagine TY143 would be the same at those revs. If you are used to ippc you may be pleasantly surprised with TY143.

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