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I just ordered 6 Gentle Typhoon AP-15s. I'll be using them to replace my current Scythe Slip Stream 1900rpm on PULL. I use fan controller to reduce the noise but I'm kinda paranoid I'm not cooling the radiator enough. Will there be a significant performance upgrade with the AP-15s on PULL or both PUSH AND PULL? I'm hoping on running these AP-15s on max rpm and expecting on low noise.
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you were using slip streams??

instant improvement will be noticed, the slip streams are known to not be that good at cooling radiators.

honestly id go with just push for now and see the difference...
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you were using slip streams??

instant improvement will be noticed, the slip streams are known to not be that good at cooling radiators.

honestly id go with just push for now and see the difference...
Yeah, actually I had two from my case and since I was running low on cash and gentle typhoons aren't easy nor cheap to find so I just bought another slipstream to make it total of three.

So you recommend just PUSH for now than PULL? hoping to get better temps
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Actually the Slipstreams 1900s are good on a rad and provide more airflow and static pressure than AP-15s. It's just that they they're very noisy in comparison.
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Actually the Slipstreams 1900s are good on a rad and provide more airflow and static pressure than AP-15s. It's just that they they're very noisy in comparison.
Testing to prove this?
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Odd, I knew I missed something, however I found it strange as the 1800RPM SS actually came very close to matching CFMs with the GT at higher speeds (comparing CFM at similar RPM levels).

However! I MUST point out that Swiftech rads are thin with low fins per inch and to me are not the de-facto standard for a radiator to use for static pressure testing. I don't mean to discount Martin's efforts, I do greatly appreciate his work and I know it's a lot more common to use a less restrictive radiator, however I feel that if possible this detail needs to be accounted for in future testing as the differences in static pressure can only be made clear with a thick, high-FPI radiator.
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I've used the Slipstreams on a RX480 rad in pull with 25mm shrouds (gutted fans) but they only gave around 1-2ºC improvement over the AP-15 but the noise drove me mad so went back to the APs.
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post #9 of 17
That account lines up with previous experiences I've read but again I stress that the differences in fan performance can only be made clear with a thick, high-FPI radiator. You can't half-ass it by just picking one or the other.
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I did do some testing on a GTX480 but in those days wasn't as meticulous at recording my results as I am now nor did I calibrate my sensors but from memory it was around the same difference. However that was with a lower heatload of only around 130-150W.
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