I have been dieing to strap this IMC Magnetics vane-axial fan onto a
heatsink for about two years now.
It's just about the perfect size to fit a Zalman CNPS7700-cu heatsink...
and the prospect of 200CFM of air coursing through 60 copper fins could be quite
fun. :-) As far as 120mm grade fans go, you aren't likely to see another
fan pulled from a Boeing
aircraft used to cool a CPU for some time.
And yet I have to wonder, is there any purpose to testing heatsinks with
multiple fans, or conducting a fan round up for that matter? What happens in
Frostytech's lab is removed from a computer system and entirely dependent on you
having exactly the same fan and heatsink combination. See my point? What good
are fan round ups, or testing heatsinks with any fan other than the one it sells
Take this IMC Magenetics fan here. It has a beastly finger
chopping 12-bladed cast aluminum impeller that spins at 6000 RPM, generates an
ear squashing 85.6 dBA at full tilt, but operates quite well in the 2000RPM
range relatively quietly. Frostytech could set it in front of the Thermalright
Ultra 120 Extreme heatsink with spectacular thermal results, but you won't
be able to find model no. 04320-BD2510V at Newegg.
What do you think?