The Arctic BioniX P120 has the desired daisy-chain option, but performance-wise, it doesn’t stand out from the crowd, especially at static pressure, where it should be good, according to Arctic’s claims. I would choose the P12 Max every day of the week, although it doesn’t have the daisy-chain option since it is powerful and it beats the crap out of the BioniX in the normalized noise tests. Indeed, the latter looks way better, but the most important in PC parts is performance, with looks being lower on my list.
As you can see in the charts above, static pressure is low and non-competitive. On the other hand, the P12 Max performs way better, especially at 25 dBA. I should note the excellent performance of the Thermaltake Toughfan 12 Pro, which I forgot to include in the P12 Max review, but I do include it here after some user comments.
Indeed, the Arctic BioniX P120 is affordable, offering a nice look and good build quality, along with an extra-long warranty (six years). Still, I don’t see any reason to select it over the P12 Max, which is more affordable and performs better. On top of that, the P12 Max uses a double ball bearing, which is highly tolerant to high operating temperatures.
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