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Blademasters are actually very good fans. It's just that they are loud at full speed. I would even go as far as to say they are better than the Corsair SP120's. It just that the SP's have a better bearing.
thumb.gif another human who acknowledges the blademasters! indeed they do get loud.
heck, im still worried about getting the ap-15's and them not performing as good as the blademasters at 1500 or 1850.
  
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thumb.gif another human who acknowledges the blademasters! indeed they do get loud.
heck, im still worried about getting the ap-15's and them not performing as good as the blademasters at 1500 or 1850.

@ Same RPM GT will perform better and be quieter.
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thumb.gif another human who acknowledges the blademasters! indeed they do get loud.
heck, im still worried about getting the ap-15's and them not performing as good as the blademasters at 1500 or 1850.
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/120mm_and_140mm_fan_comparison,17.html
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Blademasters are actually very good fans. It's just that they are loud at full speed. I would even go as far as to say they are better than the Corsair SP120's. It just that the SP's have a better bearing.
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thumb.gif another human who acknowledges the blademasters! indeed they do get loud.
heck, im still worried about getting the ap-15's and them not performing as good as the blademasters at 1500 or 1850.
- Just got 2xBlademasters with CM Seidon 240M, they got really high airflow and pressure but they are really really loud. Anything more than 5-6V on those fans is loud. I am planing changing them with some more suitable fans for Seidon M240 radiator.

What should i go with? Cougars are unavailable in my region, i can order Gentle Typhoon AP-15 and Noctua NF-F12 (or suggest some other fan). What do you people suggest me to buy.

btw should i go with push or pull or push/pull (with those 2x CM Blademasters set on ~5-6V and lets say 2xGT AP-15's)?
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post #135 of 140
I would get the gentle typhoons over the noctua fans. I would also suggest noiseblocker eloop fans and swiftech helix fans
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post #136 of 140
Noiseblocker eLoop... they're very pricy and not recommended for pull (NF-F12 just suffered from a minor performance reduction in pull but that one is noisy in pull apparently). I would say they're good fans if you want great aesthetics over versatility e.g for use in front of a case.

Swiftech Helix are good fans too, they cannot match GT's despise their similar design but they're very solid performers and they are sold for a fair price usually. Now I would like to see more information about their bearing.

GT's are still the best if you ask me esp. in terms of build quality (very heavy and power-efficient) and versatility but that's not much of a difference at the end of day with Cougar's, or TY's or some of the Noctuas.
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post #137 of 140
I've mentioned this before but I'm not a fan of AP15s. I bought them too because of the recommendations but as soon as you put them against your rad they make a horrible noise. If they're free in your case (normal case fan) then they're fine. I tried many times to make the noise disappear and then just gave up..

Now I just run Nexus Real Silent PWM 120mm, nice and silent.
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post #138 of 140
The GT isnt PWN like the other two, wouldnt that be a game breaker, especially for CPU cooling?
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post #139 of 140
Scythe has some new Grand Flex fans coming out which are pwm and suppose to be a replacement to the GT's. Scythe and Servo have parted ways so the GT's will be no more under Scythe. I think they will just be rebranded under a different company and name. but the Grand Flex fans look pretty cool. dont know how well they perform though.




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Scythe lost the rights to the motor design though. That's rather a crucial element to the essence of the GT fan.
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