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have u tested the akasa piranhas? i love the look and specs.

 

No one sells them state-side. So unless I get them sent to me, I most likely won't have a chance for awhile.

 

More often then not, that type of design is actually poor in comparison to more traditional fan designs.

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No one sells them state-side. So unless I get them sent to me, I most likely won't have a chance for awhile.

More often then not, that type of design is actually poor in comparison to more traditional fan designs.
ppcs has it here. idk why its in their 140mm category, but they're my front runner fans for my new rad. if i do choose it, ill order an extra and send it to you to gather dat data.
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ppcs has it here. idk why its in their 140mm category, but they're my front runner fans for my new rad. if i do choose it, ill order an extra and send it to you to gather dat data.

 

Eh, just a mess up on their backend. Not a huge deal.

 

Price is pretty decent I gotta say, if the performance is good.

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Because Gentle Typhoons are great fans.

They don't suit every situation though. RX Series rads would be no trouble for them. I can offer alternatives if the color bothers you.
I would like alternative fans besides GT. Also what fan controller would you recommend for controlling 6 fans?
Trying to look around PPCS, Sidewinder, jab-tech, Koolertek, and SVC for alternative fans and fan controllers.
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I would like alternative fans besides GT. Also what fan controller would you recommend for controlling 6 fans?
Trying to look around PPCS, Sidewinder, jab-tech, Koolertek, and SVC for alternative fans and fan controllers.

 

If you wanna go crazy on the fan controller, Aquero 5XT from Aqua Computer. 

I would also wait to see what Lamptron has with the CW611

 

Lamptron FC2 would be a solid choice, or the FC8 if you want the option to turn the LEDs off or choose a different color. It'd also give you some extra channels to run a pump or two on. 

 

There's a lot of good options out there. Noctua's NF-S12A PWM is a solid option. I just got it in and I already like it. Static pressure & airflow are similar to that of a GT AP-14 (which is roughly in the same category RPM wise.) 

 

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Tator Tot, how quiet is the NF-S12A? Can you say it's on par with the NF-A15?

Thinking about buying a pair to strap directly onto my GPU heatsink.
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Tator Tot, how quiet is the NF-S12A? Can you say it's on par with the NF-A15?

Thinking about buying a pair to strap directly onto my GPU heatsink.

 

Quieter. Like the other SSO2 bearing fans, they have some bearing noise. It's not awful by any means.

 

If you hear the old S12 fan, then it's just slightly louder than that. Slightly.

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Quieter. Like the other SSO2 bearing fans, they have some bearing noise. It's not awful by any means.

If you hear the old S12 fan, then it's just slightly louder than that. Slightly.

That would mean I can hear it idling? I wasn't impressed with the low end noise of the old S12 that came with my D14, but I absolutely love the NF-A15 - no low rpm noise at all.
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That would mean I can hear it idling? I wasn't impressed with the low end noise of the old S12 that came with my D14, but I absolutely love the NF-A15 - no low rpm noise at all.

 

D14 came with the P12 & P14. Not the S12.

 

If you have the A15, it should be the same for the most part. It'll be slightly quieter due to less airflow noise since it's not as presureized.

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If you wanna go crazy on the fan controller, Aquero 5XT from Aqua Computer. 
I would also wait to see what Lamptron has with the CW611

Lamptron FC2 would be a solid choice, or the FC8 if you want the option to turn the LEDs off or choose a different color. It'd also give you some extra channels to run a pump or two on. 

There's a lot of good options out there. Noctua's NF-S12A PWM is a solid option. I just got it in and I already like it. Static pressure & airflow are similar to that of a GT AP-14 (which is roughly in the same category RPM wise.) 

GeLID Wing 12's are another good option. 
Thermalright TR-FDB-1300 as well
I'm saving money to build a new rig for Haswell. I'll stick with Lamptron's fan controllers. As for the fans, I see many choices but can you rank them in terms of performance/noise.
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung T260HD Steelseries 6Gv2 NZXT Hale90 850w Cooler Master ATCS 840 Silver 
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Roccat Kone [+] Artisan Shiden KAI Asus Xonar Xense 
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i7 newbie rig
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i7 920 C0 at 4.2GHz ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution EVGA GTX 275 1792MB G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600 8-8-8-21 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 500GB + 60GB OCZ Vertex 2E SSD HP Lightscribe dvd1170i Megahelms with 2 S-Flex 'G' fans Win7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung T260HD Steelseries 6Gv2 NZXT Hale90 850w Cooler Master ATCS 840 Silver 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone [+] Artisan Shiden KAI Asus Xonar Xense 
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