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Are gentle typhoons any good as intake fans? ive heard that they were good for radiator fans but i see very little people talking about using these as normal intake fans. Im going to pick up some for cheap at $11.44 XD. I baught 4 already last week priced at $12.43 and am currently debating whether or not to just put 10 of these in my case. Thoughts?
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I say do it. They are one of the best fans for Noise to Performance. If they are good for RAD they might be a bit weaker for case since they don't move as much as low pressure fans.
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Are gentle typhoons any good as intake fans? ive heard that they were good for radiator fans but i see very little people talking about using these as normal intake fans. Im going to pick up some for cheap at $11.44 XD. I baught 4 already last week priced at $12.43 and am currently debating whether or not to just put 10 of these in my case. Thoughts?

ehume (one of our aircooling gurus) uses GTs as intakes for his rig, though he does use lower-speed ones, but AP-15s should work just as well. The GTs are actually better case fans if you're using a dust filter, as the high pressure easily lets more air in compared to the lower pressure fans.
    
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Im debating whether or not i should get 2 Ap-15's mounted on the side panel of my case or 1 Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200 mm
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I've been using an AP-15 as a front intake fan in my HAF-X (behind a few of the front bezels using the foam mod to hold it in place). It works just fine. I can barely hear it and it def. does the job well. I say go for it.
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Go for it. My friend has like 8 on his case (4 on a rad in pp) and he loves its unique tone.
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I have an AP-14 as intake with a fan filter. Works like a charm.
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I use an AP-12 for intake, but hook an AP-15 up to 5v and you get an AP-12. These GT fans are the most versatile I have ever seen. They even edge out my non-PWM San Aces, just barely.

 

Great thing about GT's is that they have enough static pressure to pull air through filters.

 

The prices you are looking at for AP-15's are great. Get them now before they are gone.

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Does anyone know whether or not Spectre Pro fans measure up compared to gentle typhoons ap15? Im thinking of getting a pair of Spectre Pro 140mm for the side panel of my case instead of gentle typhoons, but am worried about the performance and sound.
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There was a lot of speculation about those fans a month or two ago, but I haven't seen any direct comparisons to it. From what did I see from people who did buy them, they were pretty happy with the performance as case fans. I would stick to GTs for rads, but for case fans, you're open to pretty much any fan. I see good things about Silverstone AP fans, Couger fans, Noctua fans, and Noiseblocker fans, but they are all pretty expensive.
    
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