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SilverStone AP181 180mm as an exhaust fan

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I'm really tempted to buy one of these fans as a top exhaust fan for the Arc Midi when I get it. I'm just wondering is this a good choice or are there better options?

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I'm wondering what noise that fan grill makes at 1200rpm.

People have reported that the grill makes a love it or hate it noise.
 
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I have an AP181 on sidepanel of my Arc Midi but I have it limited to 4.5 to 7.6 V range only. At 7.6 it runs at about 900 rpm which is loudest that I want to hear.
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I'm guessing this thing is too loud then? Anyone got any better suggestions?

How about the FM181?
Edited by The KurrK - 5/6/12 at 2:10pm
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AP181's are horrible for exhaust. the benefit of the AP181 is directional airflow pattern and static pressure. neither of which is important for exhaust fan. as an exhaust fan, AP181's are loud and doesnt push alot of air for the amount of noise it makes.

FM181's should be fine, however most people use phobya 180mm's because they say it's quieter. i own neither of the fans so cant really say one way or another.
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