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Since I have yet to see any of these expensive fans being compared directly, are they really that much better than Gentle Typhoons? The AP-14/15 go on sale at NCIX on a regular basis for $11-12.50, which makes spending $30 on a fan seem rather hard to justify.
     
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Originally Posted by ChaoticKinesis View Post

Since I have yet to see any of these expensive fans being compared directly, are they really that much better than Gentle Typhoons? The AP-14/15 go on sale at NCIX on a regular basis for $11-12.50, which makes spending $30 on a fan seem rather hard to justify.

You raise a very valid question good sir. Hopefully Mr. Tot can answer smile.gif
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Is this the newer fan? Or something old?
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It's not that new. I just got one from SuperBiiz (PWM version) for $14 with free shipping. It's pretty good when downvolted as a case airflow fan (I described it a couple pages back).
   
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Whoops, my bad...

I meant this one. PWM 4 pin.
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Since I have yet to see any of these expensive fans being compared directly, are they really that much better than Gentle Typhoons? The AP-14/15 go on sale at NCIX on a regular basis for $11-12.50, which makes spending $30 on a fan seem rather hard to justify.
Having both SW2 and AP15s, there is no doubt the noise/cooling ratio is better on the SW2. Quieter overall and good for heatsinks. Is $30 for it justifiable? Probably not but it is the best.
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Whoops, my bad...

I meant this one. PWM 4 pin.

Bleh, I just bought the non-PWM one you posted tongue.gif

Big deal, can just be downvolted manually, or put into my Fractal's fan controller. Anyone know if there is some sort of in-line fan controller expander? My current one connects up to three fans, but I was thinking maybe there was a way to split off into more?
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Having both SW2 and AP15s, there is no doubt the noise/cooling ratio is better on the SW2. Quieter overall and good for heatsinks. Is $30 for it justifiable? Probably not but it is the best.

Considering the specs on the SW2 indicate 1500 RPM, I would think that they're more closely comparable to an AP-14. Can't speak for noise/performance differences, but I have quite a few AP-14s in several PCs running at full speed and find them damn near inaudible.
     
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