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if that's the case then nevermind.
Performance > appearance

You still can easily remove GT blades and paint them any color.
Any color you want, except pink.
I won't let you paint a GT pink.
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^ Pretty much this. I'm a budget fan guy, but I can admit who's king.
Apparently EK is working on a fan they're calling the "GT Killer" which should be interesting.
If you add GT AP-45s to the group buy count me in. If they send you back a reasonable MOQ you should set up a thread. Even if people fall through and don't pay the for the fans they ordered whoevers in charge of the order could easily turn them over and make a profit for themselves. XD

"I'm a budget fan guy" - but ze San Ace is MOAR MONEYS!
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if that's the case then nevermind.
Performance > appearance

One thing I do like about the GT series is how easy the impeller is to dismount. Pop a pin and the entire impeller (fan blades, bearings, and shaft) slides out. This makes it easy to paint, and add LEDs.
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post #64 of 85
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You still can easily remove GT blades and paint them any color.
Any color you want, except pink.
I won't let you paint a GT pink.
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Or brown. Or beige. Or Khaki Green. Or turquoise.
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One thing I do like about the GT series is how easy the impeller is to dismount. Pop a pin and the entire impeller (fan blades, bearings, and shaft) slides out. This makes it easy to paint, and add LEDs.

Solid blades though - not so much LED inflow frown.gif
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Yes, an interesting conundrum...

On another note, my Chinese contact got in touch regarding the sourcing of San Ace 91212s - he can source the 1950rpm models for about $7-$11 each shipped, interesting when you consider these are nearly as good/as good as/better than GTs.

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None of the San Ace fans are comparable to Gentle Typhoons unless noise level is not part of the equation. GTs have never been the best performance fans. What makes GTs stand out is that they offer the best balance of performance vs noise, and nothing else comes close in that regard. When tested on a rad, all the San Ace fans perform lumped in with the rest of the pack in terms of noise vs performance. Only the GTs stand out at lower dB levels.
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Honestly, there is no comparable fans to the Gentle Typhoons in terms of a balance of radiator airflow & noise, but a whole lot of others that come in a distant cumulative 2nd place - all comparably the same - take your pick. Just look at Martin's test results ...

Martin's Rad airflow to Noise level chart

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That chart shows each fan's rad airflow to noise level curve. The closer the fan's curve is to the bottom right corner of the chart the better its balance is of radiator performance vs noise. As you can see, the Gentle Typhoon lineup stands well apart from all the others, or, if you really don't mind louder, but with a similar performance curve, then there's the Delta VHEs, but other than that they're all just one big glob bunched together so you can't hardly tell one from another.

Honestly, the choice is GTs ar it really doesn't matter what other fan you buy. If you're not going to get GTs then might as well just save some coin and get Yate Loons.
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post #67 of 85
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None of the San Ace fans are comparable to Gentle Typhoons unless noise level is not part of the equation. GTs have never been the best performance fans. What makes GTs stand out is that they offer the best balance of performance vs noise, and nothing else comes close in that regard. When tested on a rad, all the San Ace fans perform lumped in with the rest of the pack in terms of noise vs performance. Only the GTs stand out at lower dB levels.

Yes of course.
If you only talk about performance, lots of fans beat the GT.
The delta fans come to mind., or my leaf blower since we are talking about delta fans.
But for a static pressure to noise ratio, the GT wins.
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post #68 of 85
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None of the San Ace fans are comparable to Gentle Typhoons unless noise level is not part of the equation. GTs have never been the best performance fans. What makes GTs stand out is that they offer the best balance of performance vs noise, and nothing else comes close in that regard. When tested on a rad, all the San Ace fans perform lumped in with the rest of the pack in terms of noise vs performance. Only the GTs stand out at lower dB levels.
Honestly, the choice is GTs ar it really doesn't matter what other fan you buy. If you're not going to get GTs then might as well just save some coin and get Yate Loons.
Can't argue with Martins results - guess I just got a whole load of bad GTs and some really good SanAces...
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Also, you can argue the type of noise - I find that the Ace and Xinruilian fans make a lovely low noise, whereas the GTs and Yates I have had make higher, more impending noises.
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Solid blades though - not so much LED inflow frown.gif

Use a metallic paint, and a laser diode LED.
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