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I got one of those Hyperboreas on sale last week. It was pretty good. Temps are a little higher than the stock fans, maybe 2 C, but so much quieter.
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I got one of those Hyperboreas on sale last week. It was pretty good. Temps are a little higher than the stock fans, maybe 2 C, but so much quieter.

Akasa Apache (rebranded by Newegg as Hyperborea) are quiet because they don't have high rpms, less than 1300. The H100i stock fans run at 2700 rpms. Would be very surprised if there was only a 2C difference, unless you're talking about idle temps.
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Akasa Apache (rebranded by Newegg as Hyperborea) are quiet because they don't have high rpms, less than 1300. The H100i stock fans run at 2700 rpms. Would be very surprised if there was only a 2C difference, unless you're talking about idle temps.

I wasn't using the H100i fans.

I replaced them 2 sickleflows at 2000RPM i think .
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Temps are a little higher than the stock fans,
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I wasn't using the H100i fans.

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OP was asking for performance oriented fans, Akasa Vipers would be more appropriate to the discussion, but they are yellow and not very quiet after 1400rpm.
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Scythe Gentle typhoons would be my choce, Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Thermalright, the speed its up to you.
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I love my BeQuiet Silent Wings 2. They're a bit hard to come by though and you have to drill out the mounts for them to work on a rad (not that hard).
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Thanks everyone, didn't expect this to turn into a 3 page discussion, but I certainly have learned a lot.

Looks like I'll be heavily considering the AP-15s.

The noiseblockers look promising though, so maybe I'll get two of those for case fans and two GTs for my H100. Might be interesting to take some data and then switch them out comparing which work best for my rad.

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post #29 of 29
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Comparing eLoops to AP-15s I would say Noiseblocker build quality is much lower. The AP-15 blades are balanced considerably better and the bearings are better. The eLoops definitely are better looking though.

I should mention I use Multiframes, don't have any experience with eloops. I would say from looks, to anti-vibration, the ability to easily mate the proper length cable, Multiframes win hands down.
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