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Poll Results: Which would you choose?

 
  • 25% (9)
    1) Get another 7950 and crossfire that
  • 20% (7)
    2) Sell the 7950 and get a Single GTX 780
  • 11% (4)
    3) Sell the 7950 and get a Single GTX Titan
  • 40% (14)
    4) Sell the 7950 and get a single R9 290x
  • 0% (0)
    5) Sell the 7950 and get a SLI GTX 670
  • 2% (1)
    6) Sell the 7950 and get a SLI GTX 680
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post #61 of 68
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Are they really? What fans do you suggest?
post #62 of 68
Are you talking about the SP and AF series?

I have five SP120's, and they are very quiet. I have them set to 800rpm, but they are pretty much silent until around 1200
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post #63 of 68
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Yes I wanted to get 3 SP120 Performance Edition for the front intake and 3 AF140 Quiet Edition for rear and top fans.
post #64 of 68
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r9 290x or hd 7950 crossfire

What this guy said.
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post #65 of 68
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Originally Posted by Leethal View Post

Are they really? What fans do you suggest?

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Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

Are you talking about the SP and AF series?

I have five SP120's, and they are very quiet. I have them set to 800rpm, but they are pretty much silent until around 1200

I'd suggest the Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15s. They only go up to 1850RPMs, but they have proven themselves very well. They hold their CFM through barriers better than fans with higher static pressure (Martin's Liquid Lab testing, not just saying this out my you know.) They run at 28DBa max, while the SP run at 2350RPM and 35DBa at 75% fan speed, they are dang near silent. which equates to almost 1400RPM. Even at full speed, they aren't that loud. Compared to the SP which are loud and whiny. I forget who tested this, but they said the AP-15s had a pleasant hum to them while the SP sounded harsh. I can confirm that the AP-15 have a nice sound to them, even at full blast. However, I can't comment on the SP since I do not own a pair. There are drawbacks to both, and it really depends on your ears and how sensitive they are to each sound. I'm running AP-15s all the way around, but that's because I'm switching to liquid cooling fairly soon. Well, I have Noctua A14 PWMs on my Corsair H110 right now, but will be full AP-15s when I switch.

Those Noctua's are great fans, too. Very quiet even at almost full speed. If you don't like the look of them, they are coming out with black in Q1 of next year.

Just about any aftermarket (non-case fan) fan will do, to be honest. the stock fans are just absolutely horrid. You probably won't see a major difference between the two, and it's really up to you. The Corsair's look a heck of a lot better, but since, I'm masking them with 60MM rads, it's fine to me.
Edited by jameyscott - 10/11/13 at 9:00pm
post #66 of 68
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Thanks for the advice and recommendations!
post #67 of 68
You're right, the SP120's on full speed are pretty loud, but I'm not sure why anyone would ever run a fan at full speed rolleyes.gif
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post #68 of 68
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Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

You're right, the SP120's on full speed are pretty loud, but I'm not sure why anyone would ever run a fan at full speed rolleyes.gif

I do... sometimes. Mainly when benching. If I need to to push my CPU to 5.0Ghz or push my cards to 1300 game stable, I will. When running a 3240x1920 surround set up. I have to squeeze every little bit of performance out of them.

You are right though. A majority of people will not run them. I was just showing that the AP-15s can run at almost 1400 and be almost dead silent to me. I am 2 feet from my case and it is at ear level. So it's not like it is 20 feet away and dead silent.

What impressed me most about the AP-15s was how much weight they carried. When I pulled them out of their box, I was astounded at how much they weighed compared to my other 120MM fans that I bought as place holders and the stock 140MM fans.
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