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AP14/15 vs Asaka Vipers?

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looking to pick either one of those for my h70. To replace the stock fans due to noise and i guess i get a small temp drop out of it too.
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The Akasa Apache was nothing special at its speed. According to this review, the Viper is nothing special. Ditto this review. Gentle Typhoons, OTOH, are special.

On the gripping hand, you have an As.s board. They control fans only through PWM. Stick with your CM Blade Masters - PWM fans that your mb can throttle down when full speed is not needed. See item 1 in my sig for why I say they are fine fans.
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I had two Akasa Vipers running on a Cogage True Spirit. I didn't think they were bad fans and they did a good job with temps, but they weren't the quietest. I currently have two GT AP-15s running on my Silver Arrow heatsink and they're performing great. It's kind of an apples and oranges comparison, but I'm getting low 60s for temps while running Intel Burn Test at 3.8 GHz. This matches or beats the stock TY-140s, which are great fans. The AP-15s are on full blast on a fan controller, but I can't hear them over the GT AP-15s I have installed in the case at less than full speed. Something about case resonation. Anyway, if you don't mind running them on full all the time, I'd say the AP-15s are great if you can find them.
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