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Found this little oddity in the depths of the Egg. Seems too good to be true, anyone seen a review of one of these or seen one in person?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835192022







Looks alot like the legendary Scythe Gentle Typhoons to me, but it has 9 fins instead of 7.

Also has a 4 pin PWM plug, and lists an 800-2200 RPM range, which is quite impressive. CFM and dBa specs are usually bogus anyway, and MTBF largely depends on RPM. Also has a Z-Axis bearing...whatever that is.

All of this... from a no-name brand, and only for $12? This looks epic on paper, but like I said, seems too good to be true. Google didn't turn up any legit reviews, so I'm hoping someone will pull the trigger and test it out.
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Found this little oddity in the depths of the Egg. Seems too good to be true, anyone seen a review of one of these or seen one in person?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835192022







Looks alot like the legendary Scythe Gentle Typhoons to me, but it has 9 fins instead of 7.

Also has a 4 pin PWM plug, and lists an 800-2200 RPM range, which is quite impressive. CFM and dBa specs are usually bogus anyway, and MTBF largely depends on RPM. Also has a Z-Axis bearing...whatever that is.

All of this... from a no-name brand, and only for $12? This looks epic on paper, but like I said, seems too good to be true. Google didn't turn up any legit reviews, so I'm hoping someone will pull the trigger and test it out.
doesn't look like much -
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I own one of them and they are not bad, the PWM Range from 800-2200rpm is nice.
And Titan makes decent Heatsinks too, i tested the Titan Hati wich comes with this fan and it actually performed a bit better than the 212+
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Just found the video review (they didn't even test it with PWM), but didn't see the german one.

They're picky, but they seemed to like it OK. No duh, it's loud at 2000RPM+ pushing that much air. But it worked well undervolted, and they rated it up there with the 2 Noctua 120mm fans, which aren't too bad even though they're overrated.

But they did seem to notice mechanical noise at very low speeds. It's not the bargain (and in stock) Gentle Typhoon I was hoping for, but not too bad.
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I have one, and it's in line for my PWM testing on the D14. However, when my 2150 rpm Gentle Typhoon comes from the special buy, I'll test the two head-to-head. After all, the Kukri is designed to look like a PWM GT.
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Looks interesting. Would like to know how it is compared to the other PWM fans.

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I have one, and it's in line for my PWM testing on the D14. However, when my 2150 rpm Gentle Typhoon comes from the special buy, I'll test the two head-to-head. After all, the Kukri is designed to look like a PWM GT.
The 2150 GT in the PWM testing?? Or is it gonna include all the 120mm fans, or did you find some PWM 2150 GTs and not tell me??
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any info on the static pressure?
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I have one, and it's in line for my PWM testing on the D14. However, when my 2150 rpm Gentle Typhoon comes from the special buy, I'll test the two head-to-head. After all, the Kukri is designed to look like a PWM GT.
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Looks interesting. Would like to know how it is compared to the other PWM fans.



The 2150 GT in the PWM testing?? Or is it gonna include all the 120mm fans, or did you find some PWM 2150 GTs and not tell me??
No. I'm just going to do a special head-to-head test.
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I have one, and it's in line for my PWM testing on the D14. However, when my 2150 rpm Gentle Typhoon comes from the special buy, I'll test the two head-to-head. After all, the Kukri is designed to look like a PWM GT.
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