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2x/5x AP-13 or AP-14 for Front Intake Fans?

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As the title asks, which would you guys prefer?

Currently, I have 2x AP-15s on my heatsink. 2x stock antec fans as top exhaust, and 1x stock antec for rear exhaust.

Of the 2 which would you get? I'd rather keep my case as quiet as can be.

I'm also considering just replacing the 3 antec fans.

So additionally, if you had to pick 5 fans (2 top exhaust, 1 rear exhaust, 2 front intake) how would you do them? Again, I'd rather keep my case as quiet as can be.
post #2 of 9
Gentle Typhoons shine when static pressure is needed (heat sinks, radiators, filters, etc.). Where the fans aren't required to have high static pressure, you can do better than Gentle Typhoons for airflow and noise. If you're using them because you have them on hand, put the AP-14s on filtered intakes and AP-13s on unfiltered exhausts. If you're shopping for fans to use for this case, the Nexus Basic / Real Silent is phenomenally quiet and are so-so for static pressure. Noiseblocker Multiframes are quite a bit more expensive, but are less sensitive to how they're mounted than the Nexus fan's sleeve bearing. They are also good for static pressure, though not quite as good as Gentle Typhoons. Both undervolt exceptionally well, and Multiframes have two PWM versions.

Adda, San Ace, and Globe fans are more like Gentle Typhoons in that they're quiet, but are better for higher static pressure / dBA than airflow / dBA. Enermax, Scythe S-FLEX, and Thermalright X-Silents are all great quiet fans (Scythe fans having having the most vocal supporters) without the emphasis on static pressure.

My preference: that case doesn't have as many intake options as I'd like, but... block off the top rear-most fan slot, use the top front-most fan slot as an intake, and cut away the grill on the rear exhaust. Put two AP-14s on the front as intakes, one Noiseblocker Multiframe (S1, S2, or PS pwm) as the top intake, and a nice quiet Nexus, Enermax, or S-FLEX as the rear exhaust. Hook the non-PWM fans up to the fan controller. If you get the M12 PS (pwm fan), take a cue from ehume and hook it up to the motherboard's fan header; that way it will spin up or down as the CPU cooler needs more air.

Keep in mind that your GPU is the loudest thing in your case, with the Hyper 212+ following in second. Even quieting all other system fans, the whole thing will still be noisy because of your GPU and the Hyper 212+ with AP-15s.
    
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Thank you very much, I will look into the prices of the other fans, but the reason I asked about the GT's were because that's what my friend is passing down onto me for about 9$/each 11$/each
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Oh. In that case, buy them ASAP. Use them as temp case fans until you can get more suitable ones and use those for low-noise radiators and heat sinks. biggrin.gif
    
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they are good but they wont provide your case with too much case airflow though, just a warning, they are quiet and push good air but not really the best case fans imo.
   
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what would you use for case-fans?
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i don't have that much of a care for noise, but then my loud and your loud are probably different. i use coolermaster r4s as case fans under a fan controller. if you don't like LEDs you could get some yate loons too. if you use a cheap fan controller any good high speed fan would be a good case fan, placement of them matters more
yate loons at petras are like 4 for 20 bucks and they are good quality too
   
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post

they are good but they wont provide your case with too much case airflow though, just a warning, they are quiet and push good air but not really the best case fans imo.

Gentle Typhoons or Noiseblocker Multiframes?
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honestly i would just get some yate loons cuz they are cheap and they are relatively quiets
   
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