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post #711 of 6380
I have my AP-181s installed now. You might not believe me but even with them on high setting, I can barely tell that they're spinning since they're so quiet. Keeps stuff nice and cool. If the case was just more spacious I wouldn't be flirting with the idea of a full tower.

@ WorldExclusive, how do you like the corsair H coolers with those Excalibur fans in your FT02?
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post #712 of 6380
The combo is excellent. The fans are excellent. Not too many people know about them.
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post #713 of 6380
Got an update for me, my crosshair IV came in and I moved some things. It lights up alot better now.

 
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post #714 of 6380
way too many pages to go through. i hate silverstones customer service. my raven rv01 side panel slider broke and theyre taken forever to send me a new one. anyone else had there side panel slider broke or had to use silverstone customer service?
post #715 of 6380
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Ok folks, updated to add WorldExclusive, and his brilliant limited edition Fortress case, which is just so cool I'm thinking of getting one to replace my deep freeze with...
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post #716 of 6380
i'm so tempted on the RV02 or FT02 Red/Black....

I like the looks of the RV02 more and wish it had the better HDD cage and AP181 fans...
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post #717 of 6380
AP181 fans use sleeve bearings so they won't be that good in a horizontal mounting orientation. I'd rather get their FM181 fans due to their dual ball bearing design.
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post #718 of 6380
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Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post
AP181 fans use sleeve bearings so they won't be that good in a horizontal mounting orientation. I'd rather get their FM181 fans due to their dual ball bearing design.
Why would you get fans that don't perform as well as the AP181s? That would be a mistake. And the silverstone rep spoke of a spacer or something they put in their new sleeve bearing fans to allow them to work just fine in a horizontal orientation.
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post #719 of 6380
Well I didn't know that, the specs just call them sleeve bearings. According to the specs the FM181s perform better anyway.
Edited by boredgunner - 8/22/10 at 9:01pm
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post #720 of 6380
Quote:
Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post
Well I didn't know that, the specs just call them sleeve bearings. According to the specs the FM181s perform better anyway.
The reason the AP fans perform the greatest is that their airflow is far more directed, which greatly helps the air exhaust out of the top of the case. These fans will undoubtedly perform the best, regardless of specs.

Refer here:
YouTube- Air Penetrator AP121 demonstration
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