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I'm planning on replacing my stock fans on the H100 I have because it is way to loud and I'm planning on getting two GT AP-15s to replace with.
I'm currently using the H100 block fan controller for the fans, do I need to get a fan controller or could I just use the mobo/H100 block?

Thanks guys!
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Yeah,the fans are quite loud and a fan controller will help and might lower the power consumption. I only notice the fans on my h110 late at nite and usually have my headphones on.
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Yeah,the fans are quite loud and a fan controller will help and might lower the power consumption. I only notice the fans on my h110 late at nite and usually have my headphones on.

Alright thanks! Do you know a good fan controller?
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post #5 of 7
Ap-15s aren't loud. I have 5 in my pc, very quiet fans...
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post #6 of 7
Loud is subjective. If you have a low FPI radiator and a quiet pump, yes they are loud at full tilt, no doubt in my mind. Compared to Delta fans, no, not loud at all.
What I would do to save some money is buy the Ap14 or 13. They are the same as the AP15 but run at a lower RPM speed.
That's if you don't want to go with something like the Arctic Cooling F12 PWM.
It has high static pressure, comparable to the AP15. PWM capability means you don't need a fan controller, the speed will be automatic or to your desires in Speedfan. It uses a fluid dynamic bearing and has a rating of 500,000 hours and a 6 year warranty. Unlike other cheaper fans which are sleeve bearing, it will not click and have a short lifespan when mounted horizontally in your case.
They're cheap enough you can replace every fan in your case with them. You can find them even cheaper if you buy 5 at a time.
post #7 of 7
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I'm thinking of picking up the NZXT Sentry 2 for around $20 and am still not sure on what fan now.
I also heard about the AC F12 when trying to find a good fan and I was trying to decide if I should get that or the GTs.

If I get the F12 with PWM I won't need a fan controller and I could use the money for something else.
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