Scythe Minebea Cooling Fans
For all of the results I have included the audio files immediately below each of the fan sizes and labelled them according to Scythe's fan rating system, hopefully this will avoid any confusion as far as the results are concerned. Scythe Minebea 120mm Series Fans
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Scythe Minebea 92mm Fans
In an ambient temperature of 29 degrees Celcius, the Mini-Kaze was able to reduce the temperature of my P5B Deluxe's 965 chipset to 35 deg C. Not a bad effort for a 40mm fan's attempt to cool down a surface area that a 60mm fan could cover more effectively.
The Scythe Kama-Mini is barely audible at our stated recording distance of 30cm, and as such I haven't included a sound file for it. The Scythe Mini-Kaze is definitely recommended for those who can find a use for it. Providing additional cooling for passive heatsinks; replacing a worn out active fan on a chipset heatsink are all areas where the Mini-Kaze would excel... Especially for those in the pursuit of silence. Further, some HTPC cases may be able to utilise these fans for further cooling.
Now let's head over to the conclusion page to see how the Scythe Minebea fans and Scythe Mini-Kaze performed as a whole.
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