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Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp View Post
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.
you may want to think twice about painting fans ,if you mess up they will be unbalanced =noise
    
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Kind of annoying that a $15 fan isn't sheathed.

I had some spare laying about so I cleaned them up a bit prior to installation.
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you may want to think twice about painting fans ,if you mess up they will be unbalanced =noise
I'm trying to find the threads but there have been a couple people who have painted GT's with some great results. The main issue they find is not losing a clip or pin that holds the bearing housing.

I'll try to look through my subscriptions but I'm picturing this one build with 20ish fans all painted....
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I'm trying to find the threads but there have been a couple people who have painted GT's with some great results. The main issue they find is not losing a clip or pin that holds the bearing housing.

I'll try to look through my subscriptions but I'm picturing this one build with 20ish fans all painted....
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...tercooled.html

Most likely this one

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you may want to think twice about painting fans ,if you mess up they will be unbalanced =noise
If I mess up and they don't work that well I will then simply smash them
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Well I installed and tested them.

running BC2 with my cpu at 4.5ghz (my day to day speed), load temps never exceeded 40c.

I'm going to do a couple of prime runs out of curiousity as well.

Nice thing about them is I can run them at full speed without noise issues. My corsairs had to be dialed back to about 1450 RPM to be bearable.

BTW, they do not spin at 1850 RPM, but rather at about 1780....
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Well I installed and tested them.

running BC2 with my cpu at 4.5ghz (my day to day speed), load temps never exceeded 40c.

I'm going to do a couple of prime runs out of curiousity as well.

Nice thing about them is I can run them at full speed without noise issues. My corsairs had to be dialed back to about 1450 RPM to be bearable.

BTW, they do not spin at 1850 RPM, but rather at about 1780....
I thought the RPM sensors always have a 50 RPM or so tolerance...but that's a bit higher. Are you using a mobo-header or Fan Speed Controller to monitor the RPM?

I'm patiently awaiting the custom 2150 RPM GT's through the OCN group buy I have 8 on order at the moment for P/P on a 480mm rad.
    
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I thought the RPM sensors always have a 50 RPM or so tolerance...but that's a bit higher. Are you using a mobo-header or Fan Speed Controller to monitor the RPM?

I'm patiently awaiting the custom 2150 RPM GT's through the OCN group buy I have 8 on order at the moment for P/P on a 480mm rad.
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Problem is I don't know if I can trust Corsair's ratings. Scythe's on the other hand, especially for their Typhoons, have been pretty accurate.



Did the noise go down though?
The Silent 12s were pretty quiet. I started to have bearing go bad on one. So I just changed out the whole bunch considering the AP-14s or 15s come with hefty recommendation from this site. So, pure performance wise, I did not see a much of any gain (perhaps attributed to the RX360 being an awesome radiator to begin with). But I think I did get the peace of mind as those AP-14s are well built and pretty too.
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Well I installed and tested them.

running BC2 with my cpu at 4.5ghz (my day to day speed), load temps never exceeded 40c.

I'm going to do a couple of prime runs out of curiousity as well.

Nice thing about them is I can run them at full speed without noise issues. My corsairs had to be dialed back to about 1450 RPM to be bearable.

BTW, they do not spin at 1850 RPM, but rather at about 1780....
Mine also spin at 1780RPM. I was wondering if they were faulty.

There's a 10% variation isn't there on fan speeds? So they're still within spec?

Mine is connected straight to the motherboard.
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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.
GELIDs are comparable to AP-14s. Corsairs are not.

Either will beat the corsair fan easily.
    
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