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Just thought before you get those fans, have a read here Nothing wrong with NB fans at all, there right up there, but 1500rpm is there limit in noise for me, above that is going above 20db. The AP-30 is better if you got a fan controller or mod them to pwm, pwm mod link.

But just be aware i retired my NH-D14 for better temps, but with all temps, it gets tougher and tougher in dropping temps the closer you get to ambient. My Rampage III extreme with Cogage cooler, with AP-30's pwm modded, get me down to 26c @ 20c ambient, this board now(till i get back my rampage) suxs, P6T WS i changed every thing to match the setup in bios to that of my rampage and every thing else the same and im still 4c plus hotter, even stuck the 960 in and its about the same probably a extra 1c hotter down low, but up the top end is where temps are bad for this mobo, it tends to get hotter and hold the heat. But when i got mine down to that 26c(rampage) i had to do a lot of testing with a poorer perfoming cooling, cause some of those canges if i was to get 1c better on the poorer cooler, im lucky to see the effect at all on my Cogage, but you add them all up that is how i got it to where it is. Hope you know what i mean, i type too much some times
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With the noctua you are also paying for amazing customer service, if not the best.

I let them know I broke one of my fans, they asked for a picture, i sent it, and the next day there was a brand new one being shipped to my house free of charge. I have only had positive experiences with them.
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Well, the Silver Arrow is less expensive (only a little) but offers better temps (merely) compared to the NH-D14 and comes with better fans (quieter than the ones that come with the NH-D14).


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Originally Posted by Tigerpaws View Post
Just thought before you get those fans, have a read here Nothing wrong with NB fans at all, there right up there, but 1500rpm is there limit in noise for me, above that is going above 20db. The AP-30 is better if you got a fan controller or mod them to pwm, pwm mod link.

But just be aware i retired my NH-D14 for better temps, but with all temps, it gets tougher and tougher in dropping temps the closer you get to ambient. My Rampage III extreme with Cogage cooler, with AP-30's pwm modded, get me down to 26c @ 20c ambient, this board now(till i get back my rampage) suxs, P6T WS i changed every thing to match the setup in bios to that of my rampage and every thing else the same and im still 4c plus hotter, even stuck the 960 in and its about the same probably a extra 1c hotter down low, but up the top end is where temps are bad for this mobo, it tends to get hotter and hold the heat. But when i got mine down to that 26c(rampage) i had to do a lot of testing with a poorer perfoming cooling, cause some of those canges if i was to get 1c better on the poorer cooler, im lucky to see the effect at all on my Cogage, but you add them all up that is how i got it to where it is. Hope you know what i mean, i type too much some times
I don't mind the fan noise. I'm going to probably keep the multiframes at 1000rpm and probably 1500+ if I'm doing things like folding since it puts a large load on the cpu.
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post #14 of 43
I just got my Silver Arrow today. Seems to perform pretty well. Trying to fiddle with the fan to sit above my Ripjaws X took a bit of time. It hits my side panel on my Phantom as well. Other than it's awkward size, nothing bad yet, haha.
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I don't mind the fan noise. I'm going to probably keep the multiframes at 1000rpm and probably 1500+ if I'm doing things like folding since it puts a large load on the cpu.
No worries mate, just be aware the AP-30's beat them, you could run them at 1600rpm and they will kick the NB, even if you stuck them at 1000rpm the GT's will out perform

How to tweak the GT's 29 30 or 31's to pwm and control them http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...l#post14276471
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Are they more quiet? I found the multi-frame design interesting. I'm looking for performance per db and then that ratio per dollar.
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post #17 of 43
Hi mate

There is a link in signature of all fans i tested, they were all at 20db, GT's own, but you have to control them some how, the pwm mod from ehume is not too hard to do

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...n-pwm-mod.html

You just need something like this off ebay thats cheap, but not 25 of them
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....m=270770343313

All bearing fans above 1500rpm, all start making too much noise, but sleeve can go as high as 2000rpm matching the noise of the bearing ones @ 1500, but there is one exception to that rule, the AP-30 break that rule, they are very much more quiet.

Best of all is if you can control them, well you cant go wrong, you set it to what is not noisy for you, be it 1000rpm any where in between to 4250rpm, very noisy at the top

AP-29 or AP-30 or AP31 have the abilty to convert to pwm, once they run out i expect the next lot not to have pwm from Scythe. Sent a email to Nidec over a month ago for a bulk buy and they virtually couldn't go under at 15each making them too expensive to consider
Edited by Tigerpaws - 7/25/11 at 11:16pm
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post #18 of 43
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Thanks TigerPaws. I'll look at that. I wouldn't mind getting some wire from somewhere like radioshack and doing that. It would be a nice experience. I don't really want to do anything though so I'll probably stick with a fan that already has pwm control. I'll refer to that in the future though. +rep.
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Dont know much about SA but the D14 is a solid cooler and I would have no problems recommending it.
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Quick question, would the venemous X be good for a smaller cooler? I need an alternative just in case I can't fill all of the RAM slots on the mobo. Recommendations too. The Silver Arrow is still pretty big and the fan can still cover the RAM slots (I know I can adjust them but I might get a 3rd fan).
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