This was a thread that helped me a lot with my intake fan decision.
I don't personally feel that you'll get enough from the AP-15's compared to similarly priced brands out there. For example, the Corsair SP120's. You can get them PMW and control them with hardware/speedfan/bios and you'll be just fine. They are rather loud...I don't mind noise one bit as I'm usually piping sound through external speakers with games/music and on skype through a headset with friends. I could still very easily hear them. The other option is the non-PMW versions that come with a voltage step-down adapter. They step the fans down to 7v and thus cut the noise just like you would with the PMW fans.
I would even use them on my radiator if it didn't require 140's. I ended up going with bgears for that. Even with the bgears running at full I can't hear the tuned-down SP120's over them and I still get a massive amount of airflow!
For me I chose the SP120's for 3 reasons:
1. They have amazing performance
2. They keep my rig more towards Corsair
3. Newegg carried them, but discontinued the gentle typhoons.
I had a newegg giftcard and the gentle typhoons were the only ones I was seeing as competition between performance/aesthetics.
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic
So your just saying that I would have to move the fans inside the case on the front instead of putting them in the front grille sandwich area where they are intended? Any issues with doing this?
Considering the stock fans come mounted inside, I think that is where they were intended to mount. Most seem to be mounting them on the outside only if they have a radiator mounted on the inside, but you lose the dust filter in doing so. This is also as the corsair rep had stated.