Originally Posted by yarly
i was looking around and found those scythe gentle typhoon 5400rpm on frozencpu and was thinking of getting them but they do cost a bit so i was wondering if i should just get the cheaper bgears fan over those or just get the scythe cause im not gonna run those scythe fan at max speed maybe just around 2000-2400 rpm for daily use, also is the scythe kaze master pro a good buy for fan controll cause i seen a lot of review saying its a really good fan controller
also they will be for my h220 rad
I would say go with the BGears fans. At around 2000RPMs there is just no point in having a fan as powerful as the GT AP-31, which is the 5400RPm one you're talking about. BGears would meet or beat it in performance at 2000RPMs
Be sure to get some bearing lubricant for the BGears, they are REALLY nice fans, but they have a tenancy to have bearing whine, depending on which batch you get them from (which is just dumb luck)
Popular belief says a little lube in there and it stops the whine immediately.
Edit: Yeah, definitely go with the BGears. Check this out
It's the exact same fan, it just has a smaller motor in it. Exact same blade count, exact same shape. In fact, if you click the pictures, it's the exact same thing except for the stickers. So the only difference is the motor, and in extent the speeds.
Take a look at it's specs. Even at 3000RPM, the BGears has better specs. (and the bgears is only 2000RPMEdited by ZytheEKS - 7/2/13 at 1:22am