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Anyone have one of these yet?

I found the spec sheet:


On Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-Gentle-Typhoon-120mm-Fan/dp/B008TRNHD8

It looks like a good solution, but I'd like to see it for sale from the usual places first.
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How does this improve on the normal GTs?
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How does this improve on the normal GTs?
Has PWM control
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How does this improve on the normal GTs?

it has PWM? lol
a lot more accessibility for fan speed control
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How does this improve on the normal GTs?

Normal 3pin fans are only voltage controlled. For mobo to automatically control their speed it must change the voltage meaning we are limited as to how many and how powerful the fans you use with mobo control are. Mobo's have limited amperage to supply fans.. a couple of amps for all fans plugged into mobo. (not counting GPU fans)

PWM is Pulse-width modulation, or pulse-duration modulation. 12v all the time but pulse at 12v to change the fan speed. By doing this we can use a PWM splitter with a molex power connecter plugged into PSU molex and run many low amp fans, or many high amp fans. No longer limited by mobo's power limits. Fans like the 2x .6amp TY-143 fans on SA SB-E Extreme cooler. (PWM splitter w/molex power included with cooler). Each TY-143 draws about 3 times as much amperage as a normal fan. Other fans like Slip Stream PWM, Gentle Typhoon PWM, Silverstone SST-FHP14... most any 120/140mm fan that spins above 1500-1700rpm use high amp motors to power the fan.. they need powerful motors to push the air.

Another use of PWM is we can use the above mentioned PWM splitters and run our case fans on same PWM signal as our CPU cooler fans. GPU fans too if they are PWM controlled but our need a custom mini PWM to standard PWM splitter.. This means we can have every fan in your system idle at 700rpm when not working hard and only rev up when needed to supply air more cooling... Making system silent when not gaming or doing heavy processor applications.

We can even change the stock GPU cooler fans to better fans as many new GPUs have nice heatpipe coolers with noisy 80-92mm inefficient fans so just removing the GPU fans/cover and putting better 120mm fans on the cooler will lower both noise and GPU temps... at a fraction of the cost of a new GPU cooler.
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Is this a real official product coming out? The only Amazon seller listed is called "modgogomod". The word "mod" is in his name. I don't want some weird mod, I want the real deal. And it ships from Hong Kong, not the most reliable place in the world for non fake products. If it is real, I so want to buy it. Seems like the perfect fan for my needs for so many reasons. I wanted a GT fan with PWM, but with a lower PWM range than a PWM modded GT AP-29 (which has the PWM circuits already, just no soldered PWM wire on it). A PWM controlled 120mm GT fan with a RPM range of 700 RPM to 1850 RPM would be so perfect. Otherwise it is between the slightly less impressive (for build quality, bearing type, and airflow) Swiftech Helix PWM 120mm fan and the old voltage controlled GT AP-15s with an expensive less elegant (vs the cost and ease of PWM) Aquaero 5 setup.
Edited by Neo Zuko - 2/28/13 at 10:53am
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I sent an email to Nidec Servo directly, we will see what they say.
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Looks nice. I wish there would be a version with a quality FD Bearing though.
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Are fluid dynamic bearings as durable (in all fan orientations) as the dual ball bearings of the GT lineup?
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Looks nice. I wish there would be a version with a quality FD Bearing though.

Then it wouldn't be a GT anymore. If you want FDB then Scythe makes those already:

http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/106/sp1225fdb12_detail.html
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