Originally Posted by SDMODNoob
Anyone have recent experience using Bitfenix Spectre Pros as radiator fans? I prefer to run fans at max speed w/o a fan controller and all that extra wiring so I just plug them into a power distribution board. The noise level seems quite impressive for a 1200rpm fan but the static pressure is a bit weak. However, it looks cool
My other options would be GT-14 if I can ever find any at a decent price. AP-14s running at max speed should be near performance of undervolted AP-15s right? FCPU is overcharging like crazy for the fans and Sidewinders has not responded to my email inquiries. In any case looking to get 23 of one of these fans for a performance/noise level type of deal.
I don't know anything about Bitfenix Spectre Pros, but, yes, AP-14s perform almost identical on a radiator to an AP-15 at lower speeds.
From the 50 fan-on-rad roundup at MartinsLiquidLabs
The AP-13, AP-14, and AP-15s took the top 5 (lowest decibel) spots @ the 20 CFM level thru a Swiftech MCR120 rad.
And here's how the Gentle Typhoon's charted against all the other fans tested:
BTW, What were you trying to ask Sidewinder? They are a great shop to do business with, but it's just Gary and his wife. Sidewinder is not a big business with employees like FCPU or PPCs. I've never had them not respond to any emails, but taking a day or two or three to get back wouldn't be out of the norm. That said, shipping times have always been quick and they're prices always low.