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Only problem with ap-29's is that its 25 dollars or more per fan here in canada, i need a low cost effective solution like the cougar turbines. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

Martinm (can't recall his exact nick) favors the modded for pwm ap29 for this exact scenario.
Can be as quuiet as an ap15 at same rpm but can also revv up if needed.
Edit: thatt guy at xs, he owns the site mmartin's liquid cooling lab
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Originally Posted by NomNomNom View Post

Only problem with ap-29's is that its 25 dollars or more per fan here in canada, i need a low cost effective solution like the cougar turbines. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Ebay is your friend, or sidewindercomputers.com, performance-pcs.com, frozencpu...cheaper than Canada pricing. thumb.gif
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Yeah found some for 16 dollars each, not sure fi they're worth it at that price though
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120mm Fan #51 - Apevia CF12SL-UBL:





Simple is best. This fan just works the way it's suppose to. Granted, it's not much of a looker, but for the price, you can't really ask any more of it. By being quiet and efficient, it gets a respectable position on the noise to temperature rating table.

Recommended for cheap, budget oriented systems where silence is a priority.
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What would you recommend for case fan use in a restrictive case? I have the silent Bitfenix ghost case and the spectre fans it comes with for the front intake barely move any air, seems to agree with your benches. The front intake has the usually blocking from HDD bays, and on the front a filter + closed front door (theres a few grills on the side when the door is closed) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345019. Im looking in the $10-15 range.
post #456 of 2758
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Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

Ap29 and ap31 ring a bell...what's ap32?
3000rpm and 5400rpm respectively.
I think most 80mm rads have low fpi, in the order of 8 or 9, so you shouldn't have trouble with even swiftech helix fans for 6usd.

Stupid me, I was referring to the AP-29. My rad is 120mm though, so is the AP-29 the best?
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Martinm (can't recall his exact nick) favors the modded for pwm ap29 for this exact scenario.
Can be as quuiet as an ap15 at same rpm but can also revv up if needed.
Edit: thatt guy at xs, he owns the site mmartin's liquid cooling lab

Yes, exactly what I want to relay here.
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Ebay is your friend, or sidewindercomputers.com, performance-pcs.com, frozencpu...cheaper than Canada pricing. thumb.gif

Just bough an AP-29 from PPCS. I was the one who asked them to modify the AP-29 to become PWM and they did. They sell the high-speed fans converted to PWM at around $25, I think.
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Stupid me, I was referring to the AP-29. My rad is 120mm though, so is the AP-29 the best?
Yes, exactly what I want to relay here.
Just bough an AP-29 from PPCS. I was the one who asked them to modify the AP-29 to become PWM and they did. They sell the high-speed fans converted to PWM at around $25, I think.

Pretty cool! biggrin.gif

I got two 220cfm Nidec Beta-v's that already are pwm, but I need to split the power cables to feed from molex and plug pwm control cables to the cpu header.
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Originally Posted by zerocraft View Post

What would you recommend for case fan use in a restrictive case? I have the silent Bitfenix ghost case and the spectre fans it comes with for the front intake barely move any air, seems to agree with your benches. The front intake has the usually blocking from HDD bays, and on the front a filter + closed front door (theres a few grills on the side when the door is closed) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345019. Im looking in the $10-15 range.

Anything would move more air than Spectre or Spectre Pros, really. I'd say get some the Zalman ZM-F3 ZF1225ASH and put the LNA on. They're a little bit louder but move tons more air than the Spectres and Spectre Pros
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Anything would move more air than Spectre or Spectre Pros, really. I'd say get some the Zalman ZM-F3 ZF1225ASH and put the LNA on. They're a little bit louder but move tons more air than the Spectres and Spectre Pros

I can vouch for the Zalman ZM-F3. After reading this thread I sat an F3 down next to a thermalright Ty-140, thermalright X-silent 120 and 140 and a Nexus DS12L-12 Real Silent fan. The Zalman with a low noise adapter is almost as quiet as the Nexus while pushing slightly more air than it and both the X-silent fans.
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Anything would move more air than Spectre or Spectre Pros, really. I'd say get some the Zalman ZM-F3 ZF1225ASH and put the LNA on. They're a little bit louder but move tons more air than the Spectres and Spectre Pros

I have a fan controller so noise adapters not needed right? Though my friend wants to sell me his noctua nfp12 fans from his old heatsink, those look pretty awesome on your ratio chart so I might opt for that. I am also looking to replace my old corsair H100 stock fans with something better, any recommendations on radiator fans, would the zalman work well there too ?
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