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how good are these fans? i need to replace the scythe GT's on my megahelm because 1 is clicking really bad and the other one is pretty much dead. unfortunately no one has any GT's in stock. a friend told me about the air penetrators and said they were pretty good. so i wanted to get your opinions before i went ahead and ordered 2 of them.

so what say you?
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AP121's are not that fabulous. They've got low static pressure and are mainly a gimic in design.

Yes they direct airflow in a certain direction, but they are not quiet and they don't have high static pressure. So nothing makes them that much better than a $6 fan like the Yate Loon D12SM-12 or D12SL-12 (get these from Danger Den, Petra's Tech Shop, or Sidewinders.)

Also, Jab-Tech has AP-15's in stock.
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ok. thanks for the link.
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I have an AP-121 and AP-141. The 120 is quiet, but just 35cfm. The 141 is too loud for me. Moves some decent air, but the dust filter takes its toll, too.
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I just had a RV02 back from a consumer...

All three fans where broken after 6 months... ( Blades came of )
   
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I just had a RV02 back from a consumer...

All three fans where broken after 6 months... ( Blades came of )
This really seems to be a chronic problem with the Silverstone AP181's.

I'm just waiting for the day that one of my blades break off at this point. :\\

The AP181's are quiet... if you lower then to 750RPMs. Kinda defeats the purpose but whatever. They keep my system cool and quiet

As for AP121's.. just avoid them.. they really have no use. They're outclasses by so many other fans out there it isn't even funny.
    
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post #7 of 8
I think APs are meant to be just case fans for intaking. It probably won't be that great mounted on a CPU cooler.

And AP121s suck. I bought into the hype and after testing it, it barely moves any air. The 141s aren't too shabby but you need to run it at max speed for it to be effective, but that means it'll be a bit louder too.

I'd recommend TY-140s
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post #8 of 8
Looks like I'm the only one with something positive to say. I replaced a 200mm Antec BigBoy fan with 4x AP121s on my side panel and temps went down ~8c
Edited by tw33k - 11/3/11 at 11:16am
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