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post #11 of 16
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What is it about the Gentle Typhoons that makes them better than others? I do not doubt they are since most of the hard core water cooling guys recommend them.
Looking at their website they are listed as EOL
post #12 of 16
Most fans are designed to push a lot of CFM (cubic feet per minute).
Bit that is only good when there is no restriction.
When you need to push the air through a dust filter, throught a radiator, and throught the case and out the other side, all that produces a lot of friction and restriction slowing down that air flow.
GT fans have teally good static pressure. That's what you need when you try to blow that air throught a rad and other restrictions.
They have the best static pressure versus noise ratio.

You can't get a GT with LED's on it or any other fancy crap.
They were industrial fans that made it into the water cooling hobby because they are that good.
Nidec makes them. For industry. You can order them from Nidec if you want for about 6-7$ each. But you have to order about a 1000 of them.
So Scythe was marketing them for Nidec to cater to the WC hobbyists.

There is no point in using.a GT as a case fan, as they don't have a great CFM rating, but lots of static pressure, or inches of mercury.
Most fans are like a racing car, lots of CFM, or speed.
But the GT is more like a one ton pick up truck. More torque, or static pressure to push the air throught restriction like rads and dust filters.

I hope this answers your question.

You can get other fans that have more static pressure. But they do it at higher rpm, with more air noise, and more motor noise.
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post #13 of 16
Think of most fans as a race car.
You can go fast with a 5 liter Mustang.
But don't try to tow a trailer with a Mustang.
For that you need a 5 liter pick up truck.
Same engine, just built and geared differently.

The blade design, motor design, and bearing design is what makes the GT the best rad fan.

It's not sexy, no LEDs, and only one choice of color: grey blades and black frame. But they work better than the rest of them.
Function over form.
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post #14 of 16
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I have a added the AP15 to my list thanks to many positive recommendations and the ST30 240 Radiator.

Now one more question I bought a Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25" Reservoir Rev 2.0 at Microcenter for my D5 Variable pump and not sure I like the way it used little ports/channels to make the 2 sides connect.
What are most peoples opinion on this RES (They made me a deal due to a prior issue) $103 for it.
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I'm not familiar with that particular res.
But I don't really like res and pump together.
My res has a mounting option for the pump at the back of it.
But I won't use that mount.

I prefer my pump all by it's lonesome self. After the res, and below it, as low as posible. And the res as high as posible.
When mounted to the res, the pump is harder to decouple for noise.
And someone else here thinks a res/pump combo is a pita to fill and drain.
I can see how that can be the case.

If space allows it, and if you can, I suggest mounting the pump by itself.

I'l be mounting my pumps with heavy duty velcros. The velcro will hold the pump in place, easy to remove, and it acts as a cushion to absorb the pump's vibrations. Less noisy that way.
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post #16 of 16
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Very good point with decoupling the pump and reservoir for potential noise issues and I have a pump top already that can be used without a reservoir sitting on top. http://koolance.com/pump-nozzle-and-reservoir-base-for-pmp-450-60mm-od
I could mount the pump on top of the hard drive cage with HD Velcro we use where I work.
This method would allow for a single bay option for the reservoir.

My CPU block is the RAYSTORM Intel version which looks nice but mounting is a PIA due to the tension in their springs and length of the thumb screws so I have considered changing is there is a really good reason/better cooling.
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