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I dunno, with a budget like that, why not get some Typhoons...they're great with rads. Get the 30s since you got the controller for em.
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I dunno, with a budget like that, why not get some Typhoons...they're great with rads. Get the 30s since you got the controller for em.

Because there are better fans for less money. GT's are great but dramatically inflated. They are rated at the same dBA and provide better static pressure then the AP-15. They are also nearly half the price.
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Well touche. I don't have any personal experience with the GTs yet, so I'll yield to that advice.

I do have experience with the M4s, I think I've built using 6 of them now. They're awesome. Get one.

Build looks good man, hope you make a build log!
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Thank you guys for your input. However, I'm looking at a silent type of monster....and I don't have any comparisons with those fans. Are there any relevant temps I can test this with?
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Thank you guys for your input. However, I'm looking at a silent type of monster....and I don't have any comparisons with those fans. Are there any relevant temps I can test this with?

If you want to compare them then just look at the specs. Static pressure its the ability to push air through a restrictive area such as a radiator. The higher the static pressure, the better it will perform on a case. Also noise is pretty obvious. All you have to do is check out the dba levels.
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I have trusted just specs before, and they have been hit or miss. I just don't want to spend about $100 on fans and then realize that I should have gone with a different set. Would like some real-world testing if possible.

But thank you for the suggestions!
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I have trusted just specs before, and they have been hit or miss. I just don't want to spend about $100 on fans and then realize that I should have gone with a different set. Would like some real-world testing if possible.
But thank you for the suggestions!

It depends on where the sources are coming from. Check out independent reviews to see the results. I'm not going to deny that the GT's are great fans but for the price they are definitely over priced IMO. If you do push pull with six fans you're looking at over a hundred in fans easily.
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Thank you guys for your input. However, I'm looking at a silent type of monster....and I don't have any comparisons with those fans. Are there any relevant temps I can test this with?

there is this smoking hot girl on youtube who seems to review a lot of fans. maybe some of her videos can help...if not, at least you got to watch a video of a cute girl playing with her hardware rolleyes.gif (couldnt help myself)
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Thanks guys. I think I should figure out which rad to get. Should I go for the Black Ice SR1 (pull only) or the Stealth(push/pull)? Both are 360 rads, and keep in mind I want less noise and more performance. Which would yield lower temps and less noise with the fans (I'm thinking about putting either the GT AP-15s, Swiftech Helix, and Noctuas as possible fans).
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