Originally Posted by andrewmchugh
Unless your living in a 747 the ambient noise level aint gunna mask the GTs
Im gonna put some gaskets on them, see if that shuts them up. But they are soo overrated.
Gaskets help a teeny bit, but they're pretty stable fans, gaskets just reduce vibrations on the chassis... good luck though, I really hope it works, they aren't cheap [cost] fans. Gaskets also help with minute air leakage if the fan isn't flush on a radiator or something...
I also agree that AP15's are overrated. The lower RPM models are pretty decent, but I've honestly failed to find any better quiet fans than my Noiseblocker fans.
As for the AP15 noise, it's true that you kinda need a high noise environment to block them out, though in a living room with a TV almost always on, they're just ok... I mean audible but not distracting.
AP15's have become the blind recommend item.. quite frankly they're just average fans. They're somewhat cheaply built, fail somewhat often, and have a short warranty. I burned through 4 AP15's before I simply returned them all [after all the RMA's I just requested refunds since shipping costs started catching up hard], got my Noiseblockers and will never go back. :\\
Then again, for some people they're durable as hell... meh.
I really can't rave enough about my Noiseblocker fans. After the crap quality I ran into with Scythe [least FrozenCPU was awesome about RMAs]... mmmmmm silence, quality and performance. Noiseblocker =