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Gentle Typhoon specs here.
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How are noiseblockers? I've heard a few things about them.
    
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How are noiseblockers? I've heard a few things about them.
Cheaper than Gentle Typhoons?
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post #14 of 19
Noiseblockers cost much more than Gentle Typhoons and even Noctua.
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Aw man, I was going to pull the trigger on it, but I didn't realize that they were shipping from the UK. Shipping is $18.

How are the AP15s on noise compared to the AP14s? I've only heard AP14s before.
That extra $10 is only because your order is less than $75. $74.05 to be exact. Buy an extra $1 item to bump it over and you can get $6 or $8 shipping.
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Wow I didn't know that. I may give it a second thought.
    
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Originally Posted by NguyenAdam View Post
I plan on getting the RX240 or something along those lines. It all depends on my budget. I really don't want to spend $80 on 4 fans though. Haha
no need to to a push pull config on the rx series rad
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I recently ordered one of these Cougar 120mm fans for my TRUE since the current ball bearing Sunon fan I have is so loud it disturbs me when I'm watching a movie through my computer on low sound scenes.

I hear it does around 60cfm with really good air pressure and near silent. Not many reviews about it, but I decided to give it a shot. I went with it because it should be open cornered and the GT's would require me to open the corners and that kinda kills the warranty I would imagine. These are also hydro-bearing similair to the TY-140 so hopefully it's good mounted horizontally blowing up which is what I need with the way I have my TRUE Black mounted.

They also seem to be pretty good at case fans. Even if the specs are way off from the manufacturers claims and it fails at cooling my CPU, I'll just shift it to a case fan and look at some other options for CPU cooling. (like a Scythe Kama Flow 2) It should still be way quieter than this old Sunon 120mm ball-bearing fan which I'm using which is a 2400-2500rpm model, while the Cougar is 1200rpm.
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Just wanted to update that my fan arrived and it's working very well and is near silent. I think now the loudest thing in my case is probably the PSU fan which has the following specs:

120mm protechnic electric MGA12012HB-025 12V 0.45A 2500rpm 38dba. 80.73 CFM

I probably will just tough it out until this PSU dies or I need more power.
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