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AP15 vs AP14 for H80?

post #1 of 12
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Was looking at the AP15 to replace the stock fans and put those on my side panel.

But I see there is the AP14 which moves just little less air but about 9db less.

Thoughts?

Damn they're expensive too.,30 bucks a fan... Worth it?
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post #2 of 12
I don't feel it is worth it. You could return the H80 and get an H100, or heck a custom loop that works better.

I also do not feel temps will improve drastically and the investment seems unwise.
 
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post #3 of 12
You shouldn't upgrade to Gentle Typhoons for the temp decrease, because likely there won't be any. You get them for the same performance at inaudible levels.

EDIT : I did however see a temp drop on my H50, but that's because I went from the single stock fan to AP-15's in Push/Pull
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post #4 of 12
How much of a drop?

Fancy silent fan or big temp drop from returning the h80 and switching to the h100 for half the cost of the fan.
 
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post #5 of 12
You won't see much temp drop..
Not worth it IMO.
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post #6 of 12
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sorry, I forgot to mention. this is actually for running it 'quieter' I doubt i'll see a decrease in temp

I was going to get the H100, but I used amazon (I had credit with them) so I got the H80 instead... if they had H100, I would have gotten it. also my case doesn't really have the spot to put a 240 unless I cut up the top of the case, which I'm really not willing to do
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post #7 of 12
15$ from Aquatuning when they are in stock again. I just bought some recently.

I would get the AP-15's. The AP-14's might be easier to find in stock.
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post #8 of 12
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are they noticably quieter though?
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post #9 of 12
if you care about noise get the ap-15, they perform nicely with very low noise. if you want performance get some san ace's
post #10 of 12
I run scythe slipstream's on my RAD's and i use a fan controller to run them around 900 RPM silently and I can run them at 1800 when I want to benchmark something.

I use these fans and a controller because you can control quiet with RPM and the fan pushes 110CFM at 1800, so you figure it silently pushes about 65CFM.

Just another idea. Maybe you can pick up a cheap fan controller to control 1 or 2 fans for 10 bucks and also a push or push pull fan that costs less.

My vote is for the ap-15 out of the 2 if you want to stick with that idea. They measure quieter, but I have not tested both.
 
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