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At startup, the fans in my case go full RPM. I want to avoid the startle i'm getting, from the bottom intake, a CM jetflo, which is a great fan, but when they ramp up over 1200 RPM, it's like a vaccum, which i believe is also pulling in dust through the filter.... My cat just ran downstairs when i Turned the comp on... it's funny yes, but it made me spill my coffee the other morning as well... fan gotta go!

Just want a good, "silent" fan, with exceptional Static Pressure @ low RPM; with a low Max RPM.

Please no vote for Corsair, and pls no 140mm with 120mm mounting as I have space constraints

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Gentle Typhoons. Nothing better than them for the exact scenario you want.

 

CoolerGuys is actively selling it in the USA so finding them is not a problem anymore. Here is a link to their page: http://www.coolerguys.com/sgt120.html

 

Would personally get the 1850rpm version which isn't that loud, and chuck it on a 5V line to silence it into oblivion.

 

They also sell it straight on Amazon (Fullfilled by Amazon), so if you have Prime, you can get free 2-day shipping: http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-GentleTyphoon-D1225C12B5AP-15-120mm-Silent/dp/B001Q6RUVO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421398827&sr=8-1&keywords=gentle+typhoon

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Oh nice, I remember trying to track down some of those the last couple times I was fan shopping! had no idea Typhoons were back on the Menu!! thumb.gif At least, not for what was wanted on amazon, something like $40-60 a fan at the time.

Yeah, prob solved wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Swell5 View Post

Oh nice, I remember trying to track down some of those the last couple times I was fan shopping! had no idea Typhoons were back on the Menu!! thumb.gif

Yeah, prob solved wink.gif

 

If you get like the 1850rpm version, it'll come in as AP-53. But that is the exact same fan as the Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15. Those numbers after AP are basically the order number for the distributor. In this case, 15 was for Scythe, and 53 is for CoolerGuys. But the actual model part 'B5AP' is the same. And that 'B5' designates the RPM level from Servo Nidec's side and should be really what the fan should be called.

 

Just a heads up! But yeah, GTs are definitely back on the menu thanks to CoolerGuys. And it is even nicer that they sell straight on Fulfilled by Amazon, so my lazy rear can get some free fast 2-day shipping for 'em when I need 'em.

post #5 of 15
static pressure is not rocket science. you need "something" pushing the air to generate static pressure. either have big fan blades, or high RPM. and you just took high RPM off the table biggrin.gif

so... under-volting 38mm thick fans or 11/13 bladed fans, are your best choice. the more surface area pushing the air, the more static pressure it will generate at any given RPM. unfortunately i don't believe a 120x38mm 11/13 bladed fan exists biggrin.gif it's also difficult to find high quality 120x25mm 11/13 bladed fans. most are sleeve bearing and low build quality.
post #6 of 15
The aerocool dead silence fans are pretty quiet at high speed and are good for the price. I use several on my current build. I have everything hooked to a fan controller since I'm particular about noise but even with all fans turned up, it really doesn't get that loud. Most of the noise at that point if the air passing through the various grills/intakes on the case, not the fans themselves.
Nice find on the gentle typhoons... I have always wanted to try them out.
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The aerocool dead silence fans are pretty quiet at high speed and are good for the price. I use several on my current build. I have everything hooked to a fan controller since I'm particular about noise but even with all fans turned up, it really doesn't get that loud. Most of the noise at that point if the air passing through the various grills/intakes on the case, not the fans themselves.
Nice find on the gentle typhoons... I have always wanted to try them out.

unfortunately aerocool is not a brand i can stand behind biggrin.gif their products tend to emphasis on gimmick rather then performance/function. i rank them below thermaltake and i already don't like thermaltake biggrin.gif
post #8 of 15
Fair enough. I was the same way until I tried out their new line of fans, but that's fine if you feel otherwise. I will say all of their other products (with the exception of their dead silence cases) seem cheap and tacky. *and gimmicky. I think if you give the dead silence line a chance, you will be pleasantly surprised. I know I was. And surprisingly enough, although thermaltake's fans usually do not fare well, their 200mm pushes much more air at a lower noise level than comparable offers from bitfenix and coolermaster. I went through the cm 200mm and bitfenix spectre pro in my bitfenix prodigy case before settling for the thermaltake 200mm. It was a completely difference level of performance compared to the other offerings. Further, the new core cases by thermaltake are very very nice. So, all in all, don't knock it before you try it.
Sorry for the rant. It just bothers me how people can completely ignore or refuse to give products/brands a fair chance when they develop a legitimately good product.
Again, not trying to start a flame war, if you don't trust me they are well reviewed on amazon. Newegg as well. Kitguru has a thorough review on them as well. As for thermaltake, their core cases are well reviewed, with hardocp giving their core v1 editor's choice gold award.
post #9 of 15
my prejudice against aerocool is not without merit. even with their dead silent case which you are fond of, it's missing a front intake fan filter... in today's market, that is unacceptable... strangely they thought fit to put an air filter for the PSU, but ignored the primary 200mm intake fan with good reason... the reason being the front fan (A2020L12, 500 rpm, 35.4 cfm, 19.5 dBA, 3.6 W) is unable to pull any air through an air filter... 35.4 CFM as the primary intake fan is not what i would recommend to an OCN user to build their gaming rig on biggrin.gif

for the price they are trying to charge on the dead silent case, you have MUCH better options like define R5 or something similar with MUCH better cooling performance.

thermaltake products in general do not measure up to coolermaster in pretty much every category. I have not tried their 200mm fan since i do not own a single case that uses 200mm fan, but as far as their other products. they are still more gimmick then coolermaster.

in terms of giving a company 2nd chances.. coolermaster is on that list for me. they are honestly making strides to clean up their former mediocre reputation and making inroads towards the premium market worthy of a premium price tag.
post #10 of 15
Well, air filters haven't ever been a huge concern for me, but case is always dependent on the situation and environment it will be residing in.

I would be interested in what categories CoolerMaster beats out thermaltake... Maybe 120mm fans? The sickleflow and jetflow are unbearably loud. As are the 200mm variants of led and non led by coolermaster. Certainly not cases (at least with mini itx form factor)... or do they have a line of super awesome cases that I am not aware of?

For what I have been exposed to, the HAF 912 and 932 did not impress me in the slightest. And I'm kinda meh towards the HAF XB (give me a 540 or 240 air any day). I will say the Storm Stryker is a really nice case, but that isn't in the same price range of the core series cases I have had experience with. The core v1 is really nice. Like nice to the point I considered switching out my bitfenix prodigy case for it.

I'm not trying to be a jerk or anything, I am legitimately interested.... what (in your opinion) CoolerMaster products beat out Thermaltake ones?

***For the dead silence case, I used that on a computer build for work purposes for a friend. If I was doing gaming with it, I (as you correctly pointed out) would look for other options with better airflow for that price range.
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