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Which one to choose?

Last response: in Overclocking
June 11, 2012 12:10:03 PM

I just want to ask which fan would be better to use. What would you guys suggest that I should use if I have a case that has restricted airflow in front which is the Corsair Obsidian 550d. I can't decide between the Noctua NF-S12b or Noctua NF-P12. The S12b provides better airflow and minimal noise while the P12 provides better static pressure but lesser airflow. Help :D 

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June 12, 2012 5:55:00 AM

If there's obstruction around the fans, go with the greater static pressure.
June 12, 2012 12:06:26 PM

Is that so? Would there be a difference in temperatures if I get the one with the higher airflow? and vice versa.
June 16, 2012 3:39:50 PM

I would recommend the P12 in this case. S12B won't get ideal CFM due to all those grills in front. P12 won't either, but will be much better. Generally F12 for radiators, P12 for obstructed flow(e.g. drive bays/dense grills), S12B for unobstructed flow.