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I am thinking of replacing the fans on my h100i GTX and have considered a few options:

1) I splurge on 2 Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15s which I have read are the best in regards to low noise without sacrificing static pressure

2) Buying 1 Akasa Viper. I already have 1 so I only need one more and they are only half the price of the GTs, saving me around £30. The Vipers are also PWM so they would be easier to control using the CPU. I'm not entirely sure of the process of controlling 3 pin CPU fans on my mobo (Asus P8P67 Pro).

I'm not particularly flush with cash so the saved money would be helpful but am I sacrificing a lot by going with the second option?

My main aim is to get a more silent PC but still one that can keep cool. I've got a 2500k clocked at 4.3 and want to get a year or so more out of it so the plan is to OC it to 4.7/4.8 so I need the leeway that good quality fans give.

Are the Vipers a good enough compromise? Would it be an upgrade of any sort switching from the stock fans to Vipers? Finally, if I were to get the GTs, how easy would it be to control their speed from within Windows (using Corsair Link) as they aren't PWM fans?
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post #2 of 5
To be honest the fans on the H100i are pretty good anyways, if anything getting a different fan setup could increase temperatures. Going with the typhoons, you won't see a very big temperature improvement.
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Thanks for the input. My aim isn't so much to improve performance, just to reduce noise. I have read that I shouldn't lose performance with the Akasa Vipers and they should be a bit quieter, I just wanted to confirm this.
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post #4 of 5
Not sure about the Akasa Vipers, but if you want the Typhoons the EK Vardar fans are an identical remake if you can't seem to find any around.
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Thanks. They're available for a bit cheaper than the GTs and are PWM so a better option.
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