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For the price difference with six fans, you're better off getting an automated PWM fan controller and louder cheap but good fans (like the yate loons), since with a controller you can use basically any fans for any of your future builds and be able to automatically have them be controlled.
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For the price difference with six fans, you're better off getting an automated PWM fan controller and louder cheap but good fans (like the yate loons), since with a controller you can use basically any fans for any of your future builds and be able to automatically have them be controlled.
Not all fans can run well undervolted, so it's best to start out with fans that actually run in the ideal range of your rad of choice. Also, some fans have terrible harmonics and undervolting them won't change that.
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Cheaper fans would be Yate Loon's.

And yes, the GT AP-15's would be pretty much the best fan.
Found some blue LED Yate Loons for $6 each, which isn't too bad.

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For the price difference with six fans, you're better off getting an automated PWM fan controller and louder cheap but good fans (like the yate loons), since with a controller you can use basically any fans for any of your future builds and be able to automatically have them be controlled.
I actually really like the idea. As an added plus I could use the fan controller for all my other fans in the case.

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Not all fans can run well undervolted, so it's best to start out with fans that actually run in the ideal range of your rad of choice. Also, some fans have terrible harmonics and undervolting them won't change that.
I thought fan controllers can send/receive RPM signals to/from the fan?

So it isn't getting undervolted but rather is just being told to run at a different speed?
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90 at 19db is crazy bs. Don't fall for it.
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haha yeah i used to have those exact fans.. they are loud as hell, nowhere near 19db

rx360 + ap14/15 is the best combo
This is really disappointing to hear... I'll have 14 COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120 R4-L2R-20AR-R1 120mm in the new build I'm doing
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Found some blue LED Yate Loons for $6 each, which isn't too bad.

I thought fan controllers can send/receive RPM signals to/from the fan?

So it isn't getting undervolted but rather is just being told to run at a different speed?
I'm actually using blue LED Yate-Loon fans right now. The brightness goes with the fan speed, if that matters.

Most fan controllers don't send/receive RPM signals because of all the channels it splits. IME they come with an in-line adapter that you put between the fan and the controller that just shares the first and third pins, which are the RPM and the ground, which you'd plug into another mobo header to give RPM readings.

If a fan supports PWM (4 connector plug) then it doesn't need a controller, the mobo will control it. You can split this PWM signal into multiple PWM controlled fans with an adapter like Newegg sells which will split the signal AND add molex power, so you won't stress your mobo for power. The only controller I know of that supports PWM is the Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6. Using traditional 3 pin fans with a controller, regardless of whether the controller is PWM or not, will be regulated by voltage. PWM fans straight off the mobo or with the first adapter I mentioned will not be externally voltage controlled, but controlled internally by the PWM signal to a microprocessor in the fan itself that will regulate (i.e. undervolt) itself internally as dictated by the PWM signal.
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