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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.
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$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.
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Ah I was mistaken it's the AP-14's that are $15 the AP-15's aren't in stock. How would you rate the Loon's noise level wise (I haven't been able to find any audio samples) and are any of them available from Performance PCs?


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The AP-14s are still great fans. They just run a little slower at 1450RPM, compared to 1850 RPM of the AP-15. That's right around the speed I run mine anyway, so they would still be a good option.

High Speed Yate Loons are louder than Sickleflows at full speed. But perform about the same. So essentially, you are paying for the noise level. The most expensive is the quietest, and the cheapest is the loudest. If you do go with Yate Loons, I recommend the Medium Speed model. The noise is much more tolerable.
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I've seen a few reviews say the NZXT Performance fans are decent. I'm still shooting for ~$250 and it's at about $205 right now and that doesn't include the pump, so I will be going over. I don't suppose I could go wrong with the Xinruilian fans since I would have been using them anyways if I had bought the kit.


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I've seen a few reviews say the NZXT Performance fans are decent. I'm still shooting for ~$250 and it's at about $205 right now and that doesn't include the pump, so I will be going over. I don't suppose I could go wrong with the Xinruilian fans since I would have been using them anyways if I had bought the kit.
honestly id go R4s over xinruilian but they are .decent fans. Someone did a really good review of them a month or so back and they performed well enough. Id find the exact review but im on my phone so no. It was here on ocn, a brief Google search would probably find it but yeah. They actually aren't XSPCs fan, it's an oem from some chinese company. Swiftech uses the same one for some of their kits so it's seen it's way through the watercooling world
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Oh I wasn't meaning that NZXT Performance fans were made by XSPC. I was saying I couldn't go wrong with the XSPC 1650 fans since they're the ones from the $250 kit.

     
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Nearly forgot what kind of killer and or liquid should I get if not just distilled and filtered H20?

     
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Nearly forgot what kind of killer and or liquid should I get if not just distilled and filtered H20?

I like mayhems x1,it has corrosion inhibitors,biocides, and sufactants already in the coolant and is gtg for up to two years before it needs replacing.
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I've been meaning to ask how I should shorten the tubing. I assume it's all one 10ft long tube?

     
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A sharp pair of scissors. I personally have a tubing cutter though.
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