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Originally Posted by Intrepid93 View Post
Yes they are. And they're both on Resistors because they are too loud at normal speeds and I don't need all of the air flow they provide.
Let us know how long they last. Sleeve bearing fans in horiztonal orientations usually don't last terribly long. Better keep those well lubricated.

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Is there any need for a fan controller in an FT02? I don't really think there is, but I wanted to be sure. Thanks.
Only if you want to control your CPU/exhaust fans. The 180mm fans have hi-low switches built in. Of course if you're trying to push them for every little bit of performance while still maintaining silence you could hook them up.
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post #692 of 6378
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The AP181 only has max DBA of 34. Wouldn't think they be loud on low.
Thanks. I know the specs, 18dBA low and 34dBA on high, but that doesn't really mean much. Those dBA ratings can be misleading and it says nothing about the tone of the fan motor and stuff like that.

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Originally Posted by For Victory View Post
I ordered 3x AP-181's so I'll give my input soon. I did read in a review of the fan that while they are louder than the stock fans, the "noise" frequency is less noticeable than the frequency of the stock fans.
Cool thanks

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Originally Posted by farkle0079 View Post
My full review of the AP181 fans on OCN here.
Yea I saw that review, which is why I was actually looking into these fans. I wasn't sure if you were as picky about noise as I am, so thats why I was asking. In my other thread you said you were a "silence freak" so I am pretty confident these are the fans I am going to get. Would you say these are the best fans for getting the most airflow out of a silent or practically silent setup?

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Only if you want to control your CPU/exhaust fans. The 180mm fans have hi-low switches built in. Of course if you're trying to push them for every little bit of performance while still maintaining silence you could hook them up.
Do you have yours on a fan controller? If so at what % would you say they become audible?
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Updated the list! Welcome to the club guys!

And remember, moar pics is moar is good
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post #694 of 6378
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Updated the list! Welcome to the club guys!

And remember, moar pics is moar is good
Ok, moar pics it is then .

Just finished getting it all put back together after leak testing. Few things left to clean up in there, but overall I'm pleased with how it turned out.


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post #695 of 6378
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Do you have yours on a fan controller? If so at what % would you say they become audible?
Haven't hooked them up to a fan controller to see just how high I can push it without being able to hear it yet, but I'll probably put the rear-most fan on a controller now that it's the "push" fan for my radiator. I'll let you know what I discover.

As for my machine being silent, I have to close the window and door in my room in order to hear anything. Even then I can't hear any motor noise, only slight air rushing through my system.
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I love how you've put together your loop roost3r, it looks great. Now my only choice is: new digital camera to take pics of my loop, or new pump to improve flow rate...
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post #697 of 6378
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I love how you've put together your loop roost3r, it looks great. Now my only choice is: new digital camera to take pics of my loop, or new pump to improve flow rate...
Thank's allikat

I know what you mean about needing a new camera. Been trying to get a good lighted pic of the res, but as you will see below, this camera fails.
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Well, I decided to get the camera for now...
So, a pic of the front of my case.
Attachment 168513
Insides... I really need to redo my cable management, it's a mess right now.
Attachment 168515
And the semi-ghetto rad mounting.
Attachment 168514
It had to be like that to mount such a large rad on to such a small case, and there's so much tubing poking out the back to make sure the tubes can make the turns from inside the case to the base of the rad without kinking.
I need a better solution sometime... but this works for now.


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post #700 of 6378
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Haven't hooked them up to a fan controller to see just how high I can push it without being able to hear it yet, but I'll probably put the rear-most fan on a controller now that it's the "push" fan for my radiator. I'll let you know what I discover.

As for my machine being silent, I have to close the window and door in my room in order to hear anything. Even then I can't hear any motor noise, only slight air rushing through my system.
So I hooked up one of my AP181 fans to my FC-5 today to see how high I can run it while still maintaining my machine's noise floor. I've come to the conclusion that while in the case, you can very faintly start to hear the AP181 after 950rpm. It probably won't be noticable unless you're actually looking for the sound though, so you're probably fine running this fan up to 1050rpm.
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