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I'm looking to pick up some fans for my H70, and I've been reading a lot of good things about the AP-15s. However, I was looking at the prices, and I couldn't help but notice that for only a little more money I could buy a much faster fan (either the AP-31s or basically any fan from Delta), slap in a decent fan controller, and set their speeds to match my cooling/noise level tastes appropriately.

However, I was reading that underclocking fans is potentially a waste of money; they supposedly don't work as well at any RPM setting besides their specified RPM. (When the weather gets hotter I was thinking of cranking up the speed a little bit, and vica versa...)

So, is underclocking really that bad? Or is that just a myth?
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Well you would have to get a decent fan controller if you want to get some deltas otherwise they will be fried by them. Anyways AFAIK it is a myth I haven't experienced any problems yet.
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