Corsair Air Series Fans Review SP120 AF120 Review
These tests were not carried out on our normal 'heat sink test rig' because we wanted to use them in a real world environment for at least two weeks to get a real feel for them. Luckily we have tested the H100 recently on a 3960X so we also have some results to compare too.
Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition
Asus P9 X79 Pro
16GB Corsair Memory
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
For the testing on these fans we followed the procedure we used previously when testing fans on the H100. We set up the 3960X to a 4.6GHz overclock with 1.425v which to be fair is the upper end of over clocks with these chips and also because of the high voltage create a massive amount of heat. We allowed the system to idle for 30 minutes to allow temperates to level out and then ran Prime95 on the "maximum heat maximum stress" setting for a further 30 minutes. After 30 minutes we take the maximum temperatures from each of the cores and take an average, by removing the ambient temperature of the room that then gives us our delta temperature.
We don't want to end up repeating ourselves in the conclusion so the thing to take away from this graph is that the standard Corsair fans are insanely loud and the NF-F12's are £18.49 ~EACH~ but lets move on to the next page and get things wrapped up.