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post #11 of 18
FYI, the GT AP-29 is a high speed GT, it is not the same as the AP-15's. The sound profile is a bit different and they are quite a bit louder at full speed.
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post #12 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrJackson View Post
FYI, the GT AP-29 is a high speed GT, it is not the same as the AP-15's. The sound profile is a bit different and they are quite a bit louder at full speed.
what he said, the AP-29 is good on a fan controller and it has a huge static pressure at 12v. Although it is expensive.

I have never used the coolermaster excaliber or s-flex but from some reviews I have seen on the net the excalibur has a high static pressure. the s-flex should be quieter than all of them I think.

I seen someone here say that the rad up picked was good for low speeds you should go for low speeds as it will be quieter (its a bit obvious but I did say it anyway).

If you wanted you could get in with the bulk buy of 2150 GT's, it might work out cheaper.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Khaotik55 View Post
I've been looking at videos for the Excalibur fans and some videos that show the fans being plugged into computers and they seem quite weak.

Now, there's this one guy who tests a bunch of different fans by plugging them into a power supply and slowly going from 1v-->12v and when @ 12v it seemed very powerful and loud.

Can you please tell me why you say the Excalibur's are bad because I'd love to give them a chance. Are you sure you didn't just receive a prototype that are different from the current fans, or maybe they weren't performing 100% when you had them on?
They don't blow as much air as my S Flex Gs and they are just about as loud. In other words, those specs are fake. When I put them on my heatsink I got worse temps than S Flex Gs as well, which leads me to believe they do not have good static pressure either.
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post #14 of 18
If noise is a priority, avoid the Excalibur. They actually tested very poorly in noise/cfm ratio.

At high radiator CFM levels the excalibur actually tested 14dbA louder than the GTs and a good 6-7 dbA louder than your typical fans

I wouldn't recommend them if noise is a priority....the perforated frame and sword like fan blade is all show and less go..
Edited by Martinm210 - 5/11/11 at 4:36pm
    
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by bigfatwilly View Post
Excailburs for the look
Buy a mac then.


I would just go for the Gentle Typhoons if you can get them in stock. One of the quietest fans on rads and has the best cfm/noise ratio.
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post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martinm210 View Post
If noise is a priority, avoid the Excalibur. They actually tested very poorly in noise/cfm ratio.

At high radiator CFM levels the excalibur actually tested 14dbA louder than the GTs and a good 6-7 dbA louder than your typical fans

I wouldn't recommend them if noise is a priority....the perforated frame and sword like fan blade is all show and less go..
I don't think anybody better than Martin could give us a more wise explanation

PS: nice to see you are still toying around, still remember years ago when I was starting into WC and had nightmares about all those P/Q curves because I only wanted a simple answer "take the D5 over the DDC" and, instead, it didn't matter which side I looked at those graphs I got headaches
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post #17 of 18
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What about this fan? http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27664

It says 100+CFM @ ~33dB which seems pretty... fake.
post #18 of 18
Just use the Scythe GT, you can't get any happier than that I'll be ordering in the group buy myself. long wait time, however with this being basically a last chance opportunity, I'm jumping on it.

little OT, Hopefully if this group buy goes well, we may be able to get a 2nd one done in say 6 months as a last chance one before Nidec totally removes it from their lineup.
 
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