- May 2, 2017
- 5,575 (3.22/day)
- Norway, currently in Lund, Sweden
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800X|
|Motherboard||ASRock Phantom Gaming B550 ITX/ax|
|Cooling||Aquanaut + Laing DDC 1T Plus PWM + Corsair XR5 280mm + 2x Arctic P14|
|Memory||32GB G.Skill FlareX 3200c14|
|Video Card(s)||PowerColor Radeon 6900XT Liquid Devil Ultimate, UV@950mV/2050MHz/180W|
|Storage||2TB Adata SX8200 Pro|
|Display(s)||Dell U2711 main, AOC 24P2C secondary|
|Audio Device(s)||Optoma Nuforce μDAC 3|
|Power Supply||Corsair SF750 Platinum|
|Keyboard||Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro M w/DSA profile caps|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro|
You could always buy 18 P12s for the same money, pick the best 6, and return the restI've been using P120s in my system for a year or so now, right because of that! However, the reason why I'm talking of noise testing beyond solely sound pressure measures is because of these fans. Out of the 6 I have, 2 have very annoying harmonics whence RPM levels are matched among all 6. It is a varying, uneven noise and it is distracting.
Noctuas have a far less variability among the same models of fans in my experience, as I had 6 NF-F12s before the P120s and my best friend right now has as many Noctua A12s. Neither with the F12s nor with the A12s have we heard such variability; in other words, if you match all to 40% or 60% or alike, they won't have as differing harmonics, which results in a less unpleasing fan noise.
But I got 6 fans for the price of 2 A12s :-D So eh, worth it I'd say.