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Cougars are good fans if you don't need high RPM's. GT's = Scythe Gentle Typhoons. Probly the most popular rad fan ever sold. GT AP-15's are the 1850RPM version (most popular)

    
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Yeah it clued in after I posted lol. I think ill just go with helix for now. Decide after using em for a bit if I want something different. If I dont like em ill get 4 cougars because I do love the orange soooo much haha.
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Everybody i've seen that owns Cougars always has great things to say about them. I just couldn't own fans that top out at 1200RPM. I love my GT's & eLoops :D 

 

I've literally seen martin post that mixing Helix's with GT's helps with the sound of both fans by giving better harmonics.

 

I still recommend getting a cpl GT's instead of the extra Helix's. If it still sounds too loud for you, just replace the Helix's for more GT's. 

 

My "Un-Professional Opinion" :D

 

Obviously your choice, but i have heard many complaints about the noisiness of Helix's


Edited by kpoeticg - 3/1/14 at 10:06am
    
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Just looking at the first 10 or so reviews on the GT's people say they are loud too. Now I know they are the cats ass, but id like to get 4 of the same for the rad. Also they wont always be on full blast, only when benching. So I think the cougars are going to be what ill eventually upgrade to.

God damnit just typing this out makes me want to order them instead haha.
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What possible reviews are you reading that are calling GT's loud? 

I don't wanna call you a liar, but did Britney Spears write these reviews? GT's are widely known as having the absolute best Static Pressure to Noise ratio available. Period

 

GT's come in different models. AP-11 => AP-15 & AP-00/45 are the Gray Blades

 

AP-29 => AP-31 are the Black Blades and sound like a 747 taking off in your living room. Completely different fans. Gray blades are consumer models. Black blades are industrial models. AP-29 = 3000RPM. AP-31 = 5400RPM

 

You won't find or hear about better fans than AP-15's. I actually prefer the AP00/45's. 2150RPM's. Still very quiet. NB eLoops are also great.

 

I strongly recommend you to check this out

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2013/05/07/fan-testing-round-12/

    
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I was definately looking at the 3000 rpm models lol.

The other ones are 1450 rpm ap-14. These have much better reviews.

Those are the only 2 gt's they offer.

So you think that the ap-14's are the much better choice?

EDIT: SO my final decision, and 3rd and final time making this order, im going with 4 cougar vortex's. They are 1500rpm pwm's, and look killer. They match the other cougars I have and they are slightly on sale.

I just cant get passed the appearance of the ap-14's. Im just not looking for absolute performance at the cost of not wanting to stare at my rig as much as I do now haha.
Edited by Jugurnot - 3/1/14 at 12:27pm
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Here's a few pics of mine






I think uv is a good alternative if you want your rig to look colorful without having bright led's illuminating your entire room in the dark.
I have a dual 12" cathode set up. I removed the handle from the case by drilling out the 4 rivets, stuck the cathodes into the top edge, and put the handles back on with machine screws. They fit PERFECTLY.

EDIT: Ill take some updated pictures tonight when it is dark. But I apologize in advance for poopy phone pics

love the cougars
    
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I was definately looking at the 3000 rpm models lol.

The other ones are 1450 rpm ap-14. These have much better reviews.

Those are the only 2 gt's they offer.

So you think that the ap-14's are the much better choice?

EDIT: SO my final decision, and 3rd and final time making this order, im going with 4 cougar vortex's. They are 1500rpm pwm's, and look killer. They match the other cougars I have and they are slightly on sale.

I just cant get passed the appearance of the ap-14's. Im just not looking for absolute performance at the cost of not wanting to stare at my rig as much as I do now haha.

 

Yeah, you don't want the 3000 - 5400RPM models. Those are for server farms and deaf people LOLL

 

What shop are you looking at? AP-14's are definitely a great choice. Different people look for different things in fans. I like to have the higher RPM's available to me when i need them, that's why i prefer AP-15's & AP-00's. AP-15's are available at plenty of places though. And TankGuys has great prices on the AP-00's.

 

I must've been confused about the Cougars. I thought they were 1200RPM max. If the color matches your rig, i say get them. I've never owned Cougars so can't really give a personal recommendation, but most people i've seen that own them, love them. :thumb:

    
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Yeah, you don't want the 3000 - 5400RPM models. Those are for server farms and deaf people LOLL

What shop are you looking at? AP-14's are definitely a great choice. Different people look for different things in fans. I like to have the higher RPM's available to me when i need them, that's why i prefer AP-15's & AP-00's. AP-15's are available at plenty of places though. And TankGuys has great prices on the AP-00's.

I must've been confused about the Cougars. I thought they were 1200RPM max. If the color matches your rig, i say get them. I've never owned Cougars so can't really give a personal recommendation, but most people i've seen that own them, love them. thumb.gif

I only buy from ncix Canada. Their main warehouses are less than 100km's away and I have always had excellent service from them. Not a bad thing to say yet. Also being in Canada I don't have a lot of options either. Dazmode's for more specific water cooling or cabling needs, and ncix for main components.

The cougar turbine's are 1200rpm max and are very quiet. The vortex's give you the extra 300rpm, and im sure are just as quiet.

If I didn't have windows on my case I would buy the ap-14's for sure. And I know what you are saying about the higher rpm models because that's why we buy fan controllers am I right? Always good to have headroom for virtually anything cooling related. My build however is on my desk, in my living room, so keeping this thing as quiet as possible is my main goal.

@ahmedmo1 wink.gif
Edited by Jugurnot - 3/1/14 at 1:33pm
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Fans = Cooling. I ALWAYS buy fans from cooling places. 

 

I'd definitely check out DazMode for all cooling/modding related things before you go with NCIX. 

 

Kinda comparable to me buying fans from Newegg instead of PerformancePC's = Would Never Happen

    
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