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I'm looking for thoughts on using a SILVERSTONE AP141 for top front intake. The focused airflow vs the usual cone pattern has me curious about how that would work in a positive flow setup. Also looking at the Phanteks 140mm fans with their "Maelström concept technology". tongue.gif
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post #1122 of 2110
Is this for the top of the front? Or the front of the top?
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Lol, sorry it's for the front position on the top panel. I'm looking into those fans as they are supposed to channel air more directly. I'm thinking this will be good for the top panel intake feeding fresh air to the front push fan on my Silver Arrow.
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Very funny. Reasonable too, so even funnier. +rep

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Lol, so back to my question about the AP and Phanteks fans. Any comments?
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Hmm. I can think of reasons to go both ways. Why don't you spend the money, buy the fan, try it both ways and measure the temps, and tell us.

 

Easy for me to say: it's your money.rolleyes.gif

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Hmm. I can think of reasons to go both ways. Why don't you spend the money, buy the fan, try it both ways and measure the temps, and tell us.

Easy for me to say: it's your money.rolleyes.gif

If I could get both I would. rolleyes.gif I think I'll go with the new kid on the block and see how it turns out. biggrin.gif I can get it a little cheaper than the AP and it comes with more accessories to mess around with (thermal bar what?). tongue.gifthumb.gif
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Hahah glad that's sorted, um I'm the rookie, but I would've thought that you wouldn't need an AP since they are so close together, and the AP would tend to push past the CPU maybe? As for the Phanteks, I can't find where they say what their Maelstrom is meant to do. But they look like pretty good fans for heat sinks in the one review I read.

http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/cooling/phanteks-ph-f140ts-140mm-fan-review/7/
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Hahah glad that's sorted, um I'm the rookie, but I would've thought that you wouldn't need an AP since they are so close together, and the AP would tend to push past the CPU maybe? As for the Phanteks, I can't find where they say what their Maelstrom is meant to do. But they look like pretty good fans for heat sinks in the one review I read.
http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/cooling/phanteks-ph-f140ts-140mm-fan-review/7/

On their site Phanteks mention the kind of airflow the fans produce. It's similar to the AP's. The plan is to run it at 700 RPM so it won't blast the air past the SA and provide more air to the front push fan. Other fans with a cone like flow pattern blow more air around the sides of the SA. Even if there is no huge difference in the end I'll be happy to have something other than the stock 120mm up there. biggrin.gif
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On their site Phanteks mention the kind of airflow the fans produce. It's similar to the AP's. The plan is to run it at 700 RPM so it won't blast the air past the SA and provide more air to the front push fan. Other fans with a cone like flow pattern blow more air around the sides of the SA. Even if there is no huge difference in the end I'll be happy to have something other than the stock 120mm up there. biggrin.gif

Oh yeah cool, sounds pretty good. They seem to be quiet for the air they produce as well which is nice.
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