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Aquatuning has AP-15's in stock for $14.81. Recently bought a whole bunch myself. Two days shipping from Germany.
http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p6624_Scythe-Gentle-Typhoon-Fan-1850-rpm---120x120x25mm--.html
Shipping is pretty flat. You should order as much stuff as you can to save on shipping. Cost me around $8 for 2 day shipping and that was for a whole bunch of fans and a controller.

What controller would you recommend?

Seems that as long as one orders at least $75 that shipping is reasonable by either $6 or $8. However, if you don't there is a $10 fee. Also, I seem to recall one of the other supplies giving free shipping at $50, but I forget who and I think their fans costs $16+.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 12/9/11 at 5:21pm
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i have 4 blademasters on my 360 rad and i don't hear them over my case fans, they aren't as loud as one would assume, but even at full speed i barely hear 4 of them spinning. i say blademasters for rad/heat sinks are a good choice as well

Do you think one is better than another between the noiseblocker pl2 and a gentle typhoon ap15? Oddly enough, the noiseblockers seem to be $19.95 on FrozenCPU which seems excessive.
post #13 of 54
If you end up not doing GentleTyphoons, then I'll gladly recommend Yates, Kama Flexes, Zalmans, and Sharkoons. If you can fit 38mm fans, take them into serious consideration as there are a lot of good ones out there.
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Noise blocker, ultra kaze, slip stream, delta EFB
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If you end up not doing GentleTyphoons, then I'll gladly recommend Yates, Kama Flexes, Zalmans, and Sharkoons. If you can fit 38mm fans, take them into serious consideration as there are a lot of good ones out there.

Would you recommend the 38mm over the 25mm even if it is the Gentle Typhoon? And if so is there one you would recommend that is along the same lines as a Gentle Typhoon (ex. AP 15)? Thanks.
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most of the 38mm ones are higher rpm and faster i think. you would need a controller though. the noiseblockers are good but not as good as the gt aps the 38mm ones do have higher static pressure though
   
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most of the 38mm ones are higher rpm and faster i think. you would need a controller though. the noiseblockers are good but not as good as the gt aps the 38mm ones do have higher static pressure though

What I think is interesting are a few things.

One the Noisblocker PL2 is rated at 20dbA and 56CFM while the Gentle Typhoon AP 15 runs 28dbA and 58CFM. Yet, somehow the GT AP 15 gets substantially more praise. I am sure there are other fans in the same boat. Of course the two applications will either be something like a case fan and then secondly something with an obstruction such a heatsink, etc. in which static pressure becomes even more important.

And the 38mm fans seem to push more airflow, but I don't really see ones that are geared towards lower dbA and yet still maintain a good airflow. That was my attraction to the AP 15. I wish there was an easy equivalent.

Lastly, I see plenty of talk on 120mm fans, but is there a king of top couple consistently rated fans for 140mm fans in similar regards to the AP 15 and great noise to CFM?
post #18 of 54
I bought two AP15's from frozencpu just a month ago. They are not silent and have a different tone, but they are doing stellar work on my radiator.
140 mm - Yate Loons work great DSM14-12 and so do the Xigmatek XSF-F1452. The YL's push a little more air, but are a little louder than the Xigmatek fan.
I am using all the fans mentioned on radiators, for intake and non rad fans I like Cooler Masters 1100 rpm units. Leds, decent air, mostly quiet.

Finally - just gave up on db levels, Newegg reviews, etc. Rolled the dice and haven't always come up lucky. CM Sicklefan is awesome, but clicks if on a speed controller.

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I bought two AP15's from frozencpu just a month ago. They are not silent and have a different tone, but they are doing stellar work on my radiator.
140 mm - Yate Loons work great DSM14-12 and so do the Xigmatek XSF-F1452. The YL's push a little more air, but are a little louder than the Xigmatek fan.
I am using all the fans mentioned on radiators, for intake and non rad fans I like Cooler Masters 1100 rpm units. Leds, decent air, mostly quiet.
Finally - just gave up on db levels, Newegg reviews, etc. Rolled the dice and haven't always come up lucky. CM Sicklefan is awesome, but clicks if on a speed controller.
Good luck!

Thanks.... I will have to roll some dice eventually as well on the experience of others, myself, charts, and reviews. I like my Scythe S-Flex I bought back in the day and still use. Would have to look up their CFM and dbA, but they don't bother me even though they are not "silent." I doubt any silent fan would move enough air unless it were a very low powered HTPC or something similar.

Also, most of these will be case fans and while static pressure is not as important according to some in this application, why would would that be? I mean, I know what they excel at where others fail, but would it still not be a big positive? Or would they literally do the same CFM of a fan with less static pressure?
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Would you recommend the 38mm over the 25mm even if it is the Gentle Typhoon? And if so is there one you would recommend that is along the same lines as a Gentle Typhoon (ex. AP 15)? Thanks.

Yes; if you want to stay cheap, you can get an Ultra Kaze 2000 and get very good performance and undervolting. The only real downside is it's a sleeve bearing fan, but it should still last a while even in a horizontal mount. If you want a step up, go for the Panaflo M1BX; it runs at 2100RPM, and Panaflos by nature undervolt well and sound very good. If you can find one, also try out the San Ace 9G1212M1011; it's a 1950RPM fan, and San Aces are always awesome. tongue.gif If you're getting a fan controller, then I'll more firmly recommend either the Panaflo U1BX (2700RPM) or the San Ace 9G1212H1011 (2600RPM), I have and love both of them and have actually used them on my Thor's Hammer heatsink. I did a small writeup comparing the two, you'll find it in my sig under the San Ace review link.
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