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Is scythe gentle typhoon AP15/14 worth buying?

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Sorry its been awhile since i came back to this site, i was wondering if the gt AP-14/15 still worth buying or are there new alternative case fan out there that has similar spec?
I have 4 of them and thinking about getting more.
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Sorry its been awhile since i came back to this site, i was wondering if the gt AP-14/15 still worth buying or are there new alternative case fan out there that has similar spec?
I have 4 of them and thinking about getting more.

Well, EOL since 2014...

I U can't find some used ones, then I think EK Vardar is the most similar one.

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They are still sold but under the 'Darkside' brand. And yes they are still top dogs.
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While the GTs are still very good fans, there are many others out there now that are as good .. a arguably a few that are better. AP-14 (1450rpm) is low speed for 120mm fan these days. Most are AP-15 (1850rpm) andand AP-60 (2150rpm) The 'AP-xx" is retail model number, not Nidec Servo number.

Here is GT naming conversion for Nidec Servo D1225C12 sereis fan


I know several people who like the PH-F120MP very well.

CoolingTechnique testing data show PH-F120MP being very good at low rpm and equal at higher rpm



AP-29 is 3000rpm model, so I only show relevant rpm to rpm comparisons.
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I don't believe that chart at all. I ordered 3 of those F120MP's and they are not in the same league as a GT in either sound or performance.
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I don't believe that chart at all. I ordered 3 of those F120MP's and they are not in the same league as a GT in either sound or performance.
At what speeds are you comparing them? Obviously if your GTs are running at higher speed than the MPs they will move more air.
Ask @ciarlatano what his thoughts are. He has used both GTs and MPs. wink.gif
Or @geggeg. He is who does the Thermalbench testing.
He does not have any graphs comparing GTs and PH-F120MP becuase MP is on his 1501-1800 RPM range graph and in 1800-2200rpm range graph, but I took the ilberty of overlaying PH-F120MP onto 1800-2200rpm graph.


http://thermalbench.com/2015/01/07/phanteks-ph-f120mp-ph-f140mp-fans/3/
http://thermalbench.com/2015/11/12/darkside-gentle-typhoon-1850-pwm-120mm-fan/3/

Here is another fan roundup showing PH-F120MP and PH-F120SP at top of list.
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If you want to use 120mm fans, two series stand out from the rest of the bunch: the Phanteks PH-F120 and the Noctua NF-F12. The Phanteks is available in two variants: the SP and the MP.
https://uk.hardware.info/reviews/7186/5/high-static-pressure-case-fans-test-the-best-120mm-and-140mm-fans-for-your-radiator-or-cpu-cooler-conclusion
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Graphs, data. Phooey. No 120mm fan matches the GT. Sound Pressure Level does not equate to what you can hear. GT's are quiet. And 1400 may be a slow fan for rads, etc. But for cases get an 800 rpm GT for intake. The 500rpm fan is good for otherwise passive equipment like fanless PSU's, etc.

 

Now, when GT patents expire we'll see competition. We might even see 140mm fans that act like those things.

 

Second best behind GT's: if you are thinking of putting the fan where a roundframe 140mm will fit you can use a Thermalright TY-147A or a Noctua NF-A15. If you want 2000 rpm and can tolerate a square frame the NF-A14 iPPC 2000 or the NZXT FX140 V2. For 2600 rpm there is the TY-143 SQ, and for 3000 rpm you can get the NF-A14 iPPC 3000.

 

But at 120mm I would not get anything but a GT. That 1850 PWM looks good. I got the 2150 PWM from Tao Bao. Great fan.

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