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I have a Lian Li PC-P80 and I really love how silent the 140mm intake fans are, but sadly 2 of the 3 fans is going bad after 2yrs+ of non stop operation.

Right now Im in a dilemma of choosing a case fan.

1.) Deepcool Windblade , Modded with white LED at $6.50 each
2.) Silverstone Air Penetrator AP121-L White LED at $20.45 each
3.) Silverstone Air Penetrator PA141 ( no LED ) at $22.70 each

For the 120mm cans, I believe I can mount them using a ziptie, the deapcool is dead cheap but Im concerned if it can move a fair amount of air but Im guessing the noise profile on these fans are pretty low since they run at 1300RPM, the AP's have very good directional airflow and a very nice bling for the higher cost!
AP-141 has no bling but probably has the highest airflow and most probably the most silent of them all.

Help me decide.. ( those are the only options btw )
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I love AP-121s. I have 4 on my side panel.
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Can i ask for pictures?
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Can i ask for pictures?
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...l#post13535172
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Thanks, now going back to the topics.. Need some input from the others..
Edited by EarlZ - 5/20/11 at 2:38am
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When we junked the fan that came with my daughter's Lian Li PC-7FN, I offered her any of my fans. She chose the Yate Loon D14SL-124B. Since I also had the non-LED, she chose the one with the pretty blue lights. But she didn't choose for the prettiness: her choice for the 120mm front fan was a Gentle Typhoon.

I highly recommend the 140mm YL D14SL-12 or D14SL-124B.
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Yate Loon D12SH-12 120mm 2200 rpm
Yate Loon D12SH-12D 120x120x38mm 3000 rpm
Yate Loon D14SM-12 140mm 1400 rpm
Yate Loon D14SH-12 140mm 2300 rpm

These are the only Yateloons I can get locally, online purchase is not an option. But I do want the pretty lights haha!

So did she get the yateloon or the gentyle typhoon as im confused by your story.
I've also read that there are fake/knock-offs from YL fans..
Edited by EarlZ - 5/21/11 at 12:12am
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Yate Loon D12SH-12 120mm 2200 rpm
Yate Loon D12SH-12D 120x120x38mm 3000 rpm
Yate Loon D14SM-12 140mm 1400 rpm
Yate Loon D14SH-12 140mm 2300 rpm

These are the only Yateloons I can get locally, online purchase is not an option. But I do want the pretty lights haha!

So did she get the yateloon or the gentyle typhoon as im confused by your story.
I've also read that there are fake/knock-offs from YL fans..
My 3 120mms and 1 140mm will arrive Monday. I probably should have gotten 2 more 120mms to replace the top 200mm exhaust.

If you're on budget or would prefer to not have to spend too much, Yate Loons are the way to go!

Regarding fakes though, that popular topic on the rating from each seller showed that other than Petra's, Sidewinders, or Danger Den, the fan quality may be a bit subpar.

Side note: I did end up buying at Performance PCs though, because they're one of two to three other places that sell high speed 140mm Yate Loons.
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The deepcool fans are even cheaper than the YL, Probably ill go with the Deepcool for case fans and YL for the D14.

I wonder how the Silverstone AP would perform on the D14 as a replacement for the 120mm.
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by EarlZ View Post
Yate Loon D12SH-12 120mm 2200 rpm
Yate Loon D12SH-12D 120x120x38mm 3000 rpm
Yate Loon D14SM-12 140mm 1400 rpm
Yate Loon D14SH-12 140mm 2300 rpm

These are the only Yateloons I can get locally, online purchase is not an option. But I do want the pretty lights haha!

So did she get the yateloon or the gentyle typhoon as im confused by your story.
I've also read that there are fake/knock-offs from YL fans..
She got one of each: the 140mm fan in the lower front, and the 120mm fan in the 5.25 bay - I bought her an EX-332B insert; the GT was an enormous improvement over the stock fan.

YL makes fans to varying specs. Petra's Tech Shop gets the higher specs YL fans.
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