Yate Loon D12SL-12 120mm Case Fan Review

Testing

Testing
 
You can see from the included graph that the Noctua NF-P12 fan provides considerably more static pressure than the Yate Loon D12SL-12. Please bear in mind that my ghetto testing equipment only provides an indication of static pressure, and according to the results below the D12SL-12 provided static pressure between 0 - 0.09 cmH2O and the NF-P12 - 0.199 cmH2O.
 
Static pressure chart
 
You can see from the free air flow chart that the NF-P12 facilitates slightly more airflow than the Yate Loon D12SL-12, even though the NF-P12 has a slighly lower rotational speed than the D12SL-12.
 
 Free Air Performance
 
The D12SL-12 doesn't cope as well with the radiator testing, mainly due to its inability to generate more static pressure. However I was surprised at the results that it managed to muster regardless.
 
Radiator Air Flow
 
Installing the D12SL-12 and NF-P12 120mm fans on the radiator for our cooling tests yielded some slightly predictable, but  interesting results. The NF-P12 certainly has the goods and it performs well whilst being almost totally quiet. The Yate Loon D12SL-12 on the other hand is slightly noisier than the the Noctua @12v, but at 7v they sound pretty much on par.
 
D12SL-12 vs Noctua NF-P12 Temperature Comparison
Voltage (v)7v  7vΔT12v12vΔT
Radiator probe configinout inout 
Yate Loon D12SL-1237.534.92.637.134.22.9
Noctua NF-P1234.331.6 2.734.130.93.2
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Most Recent Comments

05-02-2008, 04:40:46

PV5150
Looking for some capable fans without breaking the bank? I can certainly recommend the Yate Loon D12SL-12.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...025207233s.jpg

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05-02-2008, 05:04:09

Barry
They are brilliant fans indeed.Quote

05-02-2008, 07:19:04

NickS
Yate Loon FTMFW!Quote
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