Originally Posted by phazer11
UGH. I found some Typhoon AP-15's for $15 but I'd need 6 or 7 for the entire case and...
After listening to a few after the Typhoons the Noiseblocker NB12-3 is next in line followed by the Corsair SP120's but... I might as well get the Typhoons for that price
I would only get the Typhoons for the radiator. You can use the Excalibers or Turbinemaster for the casse fans. Or really any other fan for that matter. There's no reason to pay the premium price for GT's to use them as case fans. Plus, that's really not what they're made for.
Originally Posted by ZytheEKS
$15 is pretty darn good for the GTs. They'll last forever, eventually the bearings will loss lubrication like any fan, but unlike most other fans they're extremely easy to relube.
If you're looking to go the budget route the CoolerMaster R4 sickle flow perform nearly dentically to the gt ap15 assuming both are at 100% but it's notably louder. Not legitimately loud by any means but still not exactly quiet and they're $7 a piece. Honestly though for 15 a piece id go with the GTs in a heart beat.
I agree with everything in this post. I can attest to Sickleflows performing nearly identical to GT's at full speed, but the Sickleflows are noticeably louder, but still tolerable. Sickleflows undervolt very well on fan controllers too. You can turn them down to well under 1000 RPM when sitting idle to cut down on noise. At 1000 RPM they are very quiet.Edited by morencyam - 4/11/14 at 6:52pm