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I vote for the AP-14's thumb.gif
The gentle typhoon's are the quietest fans out there, at least that I've ever heard !

The AP-15s are a bit louder at full, so thats why i went with these. I'm just hoping that the performance drop isn't that much.

Depends on the difference in the the static pressure.
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As far as both are concerned they're a bit louder than 21dB imo, but that's debatable I suppose, both are audible at close range, not loud, but audible.. aaaanyways.........

The AP14's will have better static pressure and lower noise at 1000 and sub 1000 RPM, at full speed they're quite similar though I'd have to say the AP14's are quieter on a radiator while the PL-2's are quieter in open air. The PL-2's are oddly loud on a radiator, not sure why but really.. idk, seems Noiseblocker dropped the ball compared to their MultiFrame series in terms of noise.

If it were for sheer air cooling, I'd say take the Noiseblockers [preferably the MultiFrame series] and be done with it, but since it's for a rad, I'd take the AP14's. Both are good fans, but the AP14's really do take the cake here. smile.gif

Some links of reference to read over:
Noiseblocker PL-2 Review [Martin]
Scythe GentleTyphoon AP-14 Review [Martin]

FWIW: I've used AP13's, 14's, 15's, NB PL-2's and M12-S2's. In the end I kept the NB M12-S2's. They're the absolute quietest of the bunch when run at 800RPMs and push enough air to keep my temps well in check. I'm by no means extremely well versed here, just dropping a line ^^
    
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As far as both are concerned they're a bit louder than 21dB imo, but that's debatable I suppose, both are audible at close range, not loud, but audible.. aaaanyways.........
The AP14's will have better static pressure and lower noise at 1000 and sub 1000 RPM, at full speed they're quite similar though I'd have to say the AP14's are quieter on a radiator while the PL-2's are quieter in open air. The PL-2's are oddly loud on a radiator, not sure why but really.. idk, seems Noiseblocker dropped the ball compared to their MultiFrame series in terms of noise.
If it were for sheer air cooling, I'd say take the Noiseblockers [preferably the MultiFrame series] and be done with it, but since it's for a rad, I'd take the AP14's. Both are good fans, but the AP14's really do take the cake here. smile.gif
Some links of reference to read over:
Noiseblocker PL-2 Review [Martin]
Scythe GentleTyphoon AP-14 Review [Martin]
FWIW: I've used AP13's, 14's, 15's, NB PL-2's and M12-S2's. In the end I kept the NB M12-S2's. They're the absolute quietest of the bunch when run at 800RPMs and push enough air to keep my temps well in check. I'm by no means extremely well versed here, just dropping a line ^^


The NB M12-S2's also have rubber holes for the screws AND and extra anti-vibration attachment. I'm using the S3's right now. They're pretty sweet. But since you already have the GT's, I would just get a PCI fan controller, fanmate, or fan resistor cables.
    
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Wow if AP-15's are to loud for you then I am not sure what to recommend, I'd say just grab a fan controller not going to get any quieter then AP-15's (I run AP-15's at full speed the HDD's and GPU's @25% fan speed are the only things I hear.)
    
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Wow if AP-15's are to loud for you then I am not sure what to recommend, I'd say just grab a fan controller not going to get any quieter then AP-15's (I run AP-15's at full speed the HDD's and GPU's @25% fan speed are the only things I hear.)

They are not silent but if you have a fan controller you can keep them silent if you want to and keep them at full speed during summer or etc.
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I basically had the same question for a H100 but instead of contemplating the NB M12-S2 for push/pull I was thinking of going with the M12-PS since they are pwn, what are your opinions on that and how would they compare to the other options discussed so far? And since this thread is about using them with the H100, how do the static pressures of the discussed fans compare?
Edited by HypnotiK - 12/13/11 at 2:34pm
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I basically had the same question for a H100 but instead of contemplating the NB M12-S2 for push/pull I was thinking of going with the M12-PS since they are pwn, what are your opinions on that and how would they compare to the other options discussed so far? And since this thread is about using them with the H100, how do the static pressures of the discussed fans compare?

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The Noiseblocker Multi-frames are awesome. I'm happy I shelled out the extra for them.


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but the gt ap14s have higher rpms....
   
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Noiseblocker makes outstanding fans. Their black silents are phenomenally quiet, but are not high-pressure fans. I don't think the pro versions will be much better but I've been wrong before and can't find many good reviews on the pro series. Noiseblocker Multiframes, on the other hand, are much better to compare with Gentle Typhoons: they'll be a little quieter, where the GTs will have a little better static pressure. Multiframes also come in two PWM versions.
    
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post #20 of 20
It's a radiator, so static pressure is important. Go with the GTs.
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