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post #1 of 15
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Ive been looking into the Gentle Typhoons for the last week or so, due to there reputation on the forum. However I am unsure if they are worth the price tag on them.

Ive been looking at the Typhoons to swap out my existing fans on the my H100. I currently have the 2 stock corsair fans and 2 sycthe slipstream 1900rpm fans in Push/Pull and intake.

I hear the Typhoons run considerably lower volume compared to both Corsair and Slipstreams. This is important to me since the rig runs 24/7 (CPU Folding). I currently keep the H100 on the lower fan speed that the built-in controller offers. However I am looking for a performance gain too. I cant see spending the 70-100 on the fans just to run alittle quieter. I hear theres are great fans for a rad even though there CFM is lower than the slipstreams..

4 Ap-15s from Frozen are $72 shipped
4 AP-29s from Frozen are $102 shipped

If anyone knows a place thats cheaper and expects them in soon please let me know.. I looked at the list of who sells them and priced it out with shipping.. Only better price I got was Performance PC for the 29s with $97 sleeved, but not eta on stock..

My thoughts on the matter are sound vs speed setting. The H100 only has 3 settings and I am trying to keep it quiet as possible while maximizing the temp decrease. AP15 is almost 50% AP29 at max.. but the dbA isnt double.. So would it be quietier to run the AP29 on low vs the AP15 on medium and still have the possibility of move more air..? Is it worth the extra $30 at that point?

Would a see much of a difference then what I currently have and just save the money.. I get moved reviews from ppl..

Anyone ever see a study comparing the 2 or have personal experience?
post #2 of 15
Jab-tech is pretty cheap:

http://jab-tech.com/Scythe-Gentle-Typhoon-D1225C12B5AP-15-1850rpm-pr-4501.html

EDIT: Whoops, my pad. Jab-Tech is currently out of stock. Though I'm not sure when they'll be back in stock.
post #3 of 15
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Jab-tech is pretty cheap:
http://jab-tech.com/Scythe-Gentle-Typhoon-D1225C12B5AP-15-1850rpm-pr-4501.html
EDIT: Whoops, my pad. Jab-Tech is currently out of stock. Though I'm not sure when they'll be back in stock.

Yea Ive looked into most of the prices and I mean there all close.. Maybe $10 between 1 or the other..
Thanks though

My real question is, is it worth it to get the 29s over the 15s and further more.. Is it worth it at all to swap out the current set up.
I know most people get typhoons over the stock corsairs and I wouldnt mind just throwing the slipstreams in the front of the case and replacin the stock NZXT that I got there.. But I rather not spend the $70 is I wont see much of a gain in performance as well as a nice quieter running rig..

Anyone with experience in this area or had this similar question?
post #4 of 15
In my opinion, the gentle typhoons are worth it. Having used a number of different fans, the Typhoons are beautifully quiet, and even when turned to maximum, I only hear air moving, not the fan itself. But that's because I highly value my sanity, and my sanity is highly dependent on things being quiet (for me). So in my mind, $100 for fans is nothing when it means I can leave my computer on at all times, and never have to deal with noise.
post #5 of 15
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Are you using the 15s or 29s? I value your input! Thats why i built a dedi rig for folding.since my watercooled loop has a humming.pump ..
post #6 of 15
The 15s. Sorry I didn't specify. Now, I have them attached to a fan controller so that I can tune the fans to the right level for me. I actually have 9 AP-15s in my case grouped into three groups: 4x top radiator, 3x front radiator, and 2x rear exhaust. I control each of the groups using one channel on my controller.

I found that when they have a more-or-less open intake and exhaust (like the rear exhaust fans), at max volume they are inaudible (or at least non-intrusively audible). When attached to a radiator, the extra air resistance creates turbulence in the air, which makes the movement of the air very noisy. But again, even at max volume, the fans themselves are inaudible. The radiators are turned down to about 1/2 volts (I'm not sure what their actual RPM is), but when I'm benching or stressing, I'll crank the fans up to limit the heat.

The big value of the AP-15s is they have a very high static pressure. When you are trying to move air through an open space, the important value is CFM. When you are trying to move air through a restricted space, the important value is static pressure. The 15s have both, but in terms of the planned use, it's static pressure that matters, and they have it in spades.
post #7 of 15
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Thank you very much! I guess the static pressure is what everyone refers to when they say there great fans for rads.

Any idea what kinda of temp drop I may be lucky enough to see over my current fans? Also would you recommend the fan controller or the 3 settings on the H100 should be enough?

+Rep For the advice and the supporting information.

Anyone else want to chime in? Maybe someone with teh AP29s?
post #8 of 15
I have the AP-15's and I love them. They are near silent at full speed and move so much air. You can get them from aquatuning.us for 14.81 each (just get cart to 75 dollars to avoid small order fee)
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post #9 of 15
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I have the AP-15's and I love them. They are near silent at full speed and move so much air. You can get them from aquatuning.us for 14.81 each (just get cart to 75 dollars to avoid small order fee)

Not bad, but I cant figure anything else I want.. So I would have to buy something I dont really need.. Thanks for the recommendation tho..

Just for the 4 fans, since i couldnt figure out anything else to get.. $81.91
If I wait for them to come in on FrozenCPU It would only be $75.. So it jsut comes down to $6 and how long I want to wait lol

The 29s are also cheaper on Frozen, but by almost $10-15.

However I dont know how audible they would be at max running twice as fast as the 1850s. So maybe I will settle, save $20 and get the 1850s
post #10 of 15
I have 2 ap-15 on my H100, I run them on the low setting, and I also fold thumb.gif

They definitely push more air than the stock fans at low. They are quiet fans, but if you have really sensitive ears like me, there is this weird high pitched sound. Its not really noticeable on low setting, but it definitely bothers me on medium and high. This is a sound I have never heard with any other fan. I am sure depending on your room size things could resonate differently. If silence is a main concern of yours I would get the ap-15s over the ap-29s for sure.
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