OC3D Fan Showdown - BeQuiet Pro vs Noctua PPC vs Coolermaster Mobius
Published: 8th September 2022 | Source: OC3D Internal Testing | Price: |
It's time for some dedicated fan testing!
When we wrote our overview for Be Quiet's new Silent Wings 4 Pro fans (read it here), we hoped that the company would send us some additional fans to allow us to conduct some more in-depth testing. On top of that, Cooler Master has also sent us some of their new Mobius 120 and Mobius 120P ARGB fans to test, giving us an opportunity to pit these new fans against each other in a head-to-head.
To add some extra flavour into the mix, we also decided to add in some Noctua's old faithful NF-F12 iPPC fans into the mix, industrial fans that we often reserve for the heaviest of overclocking tests and other extreme workloads. With these fans maxing out at 3,000 RPM, the same as the Be Quiet Silent Wings Pro 4, we though that this comparison would be very interesting. On top of that, we wanted to see if 3,000 RPM fans could actually reduce the running temperatures of our PCs. Are higher RPM fans worth it?
A 4-Way Head-To-Head
With our testing today, we want to find out which of these four 120mm fans are the best. Which fan can produce the lowest thermals on our test system, and which fans can deliver the best balance between thermal performance and acoustic performance.
While we would all ideally want our PCs to be as cool-running as possible, we don't want to be deafened by the sound of overly load fans. We want to hear the games we are playing or the music that we are listening too, not screaming fans.