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I changed my corsair fans to AP-14's and love the reduction in noise. Maybe slightly better temps (1-3c) but they are virtually silent.
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Interesting....I went from Gelid Silent 12s to AP-14. Of course, this is on a RX360 rad. I did not see any appreciable temp change.
Mhm, my apologies, I didn't clarify that I was talking about not only the performance of the fan but the noise output and general build quality as well.

Perhaps Gentle typhoons aren't the best if you look at there performance but they are nearly unmatched in the performance/noise ratio.
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Well given that I don't run the stock Corsair fans at full tilt due to their sound (too loud), I grabbed a pair of AP-15's.

Canada Computers currently has plenty of stock ($15 each).

Sidenote, they surprisingly heavy fro 120mm fans.

Quick question, which way is "outwards" on them?

Edited by Robilar - 5/19/11 at 9:04am
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Well given that I don't run the stock Corsair fans at full tilt due to their sound (too loud), I grabbed a pair of AP-15's.

Canada Computers currently has plenty of stock ($15 each)

Quick question, which way is "outwards" on them?
The fan spider side is the exhaust.
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The fan spider side is the exhaust.
You mean the non-labelled side?
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You mean the non-labelled side?
Naw, label side. GTs are like 90% of fans out there, that exhaust air out the same side that has the spider that the fan-motor attaches to.
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Naw, label side. GTs are like 90% of fans out there, that exhaust air out the same side that has the spider that the fan-motor attaches to.
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I tried my H70 for a bit with stock fans just see if it did make a difference. I probably should have done an actual test though since I don't remember what my temps were stock.

Going to paint my fans also and was just waiting until I got my camera back from my friend who I lent it to so I can take some pics. Red/black AP15's should look pretty good I think.

Edit : Only downside so far has been that the cables werent sleeved but I will fix that later on the weekend anyway

Surprisingly enough though the fans that come with fractal cases are sleeved and can be bought separately for $10. They are even more quiet then the AP15's but aren't anywhere as good and I don't believe push a lot of air even.

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Sidenote, they surprisingly heavy fro 120mm fans.
I noticed this as well, at least compared to all of my other 120mm fans which I thought was odd.
Edited by [nK]Sharp - 5/19/11 at 9:24am
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You mean the non-labelled side?
If you look on the black frame you will see a little double arrow icon that looks like

^-> (give or take)
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I tried my H70 for a bit with stock fans just see if it did make a difference. I probably should have done an actual test though since I don't remember what my temps were stock.

Going to paint my fans also and was just waiting until I got my camera back from my friend who I lent it to so I can take some pics. Red/black AP15's should look pretty good I think.

Edit : Only downside so far has been that the cables werent sleeved but I will fix that later on the weekend anyway

Surprisingly enough though the fans that come with fractal cases are sleeved and can be bought separately for $10. They are even more quiet then the AP15's but aren't anywhere as good and I don't believe push a lot of air even.



I noticed this as well, at least compared to all of my other 120mm fans which I thought was odd.
Red black GT's.. I like the sound of that.. Could you do us at the GT club a favor and post some pics when you've got them done? That would be great. Also, just sayin', I remeber reading about other ppl painting GT's and getting noisy results, but then again, I also saw ppl painting them without any problem.

Sorry for the off-topic plumb.. Cheers
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