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I don't think you can go wrong with R4's. krescent. R4's and Gentle Typhoons seem to be the most popular choice.
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I just ordered two gentletyphoon ap-15s, but after reading something about >70CFMs being much better, I am considering cancelling the order. Should I stick with em or...

Would Corsair R4's do a better job? It seems the better ones are only in red/green with a slower one in blue@69CFMs (i'd be sticking with blue).

EDIT: also, i like quietness it says the r4 is ranked at 19db!! compared to the slower spinning, less cfm AP-15 at 28db...what's up with that?

Any better suggestions? blue or black a must!

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Get the AP-15s. When against a rad the fan needs to be able to maintain cfm. The AP-15 can, most others can't. R4s are sound rated at their lowest speed. AP-15 is quieter, even though the R4 is not bad.
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post #7523 of 28303
What do you think is more powerful, a GT 1450 (the 14 model not 15) or the stock H50 fan? I am going to try the GT 1450 first with the stock fan and wasn't sure which one to put as push.
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What do you think is more powerful, a GT 1450 (the 14 model not 15) or the stock H50 fan? I am going to try the GT 1450 first with the stock fan and wasn't sure which one to put as push.
Never tried the AP-14. I suspect it performs similarly to the stock H50 fan with less noise. I would be tempted to use the GT as the pull fan.
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Anyone try 140mm fans? I know this has been brought up before but I don't recall anyone actually using them.

I currently have GTs in P/P and the noise is more than I care to have. I am still trying rad placement, intake, etc. to try other options but would think 140 fans would be better or do they not provide the static pressure needed for rads?
Edited by Defiler - 4/28/10 at 6:36am
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Anyone try 140mm fans? I know this has been brought up before but I don't recall anyone actually using them.

I currently have GTs in P/P and the noise is more than I care to have. I am still trying rad placement, intake, etc. to try other options but would think 140 fans would be better or do they not provide the static pressure needed for rads?
I did. Didn't perform as I expected.
Use shrouds on the GTs to lower the noise level.
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I did. Didn't perform as I expected.
Use shrouds on the GTs to lower the noise level.
Which 140 fans did you try?
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Which 140 fans did you try?
Noiseblocker PK-3. With and without a 120mm adapter.
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Noiseblocker PK-3. With and without a 120mm adapter.
Wow! And those didn't help? Even with the gasket? I wonder why...
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Wow! And those didn't help? Even with the gasket? I wonder why...
Wish I knew. Could of saved me some money. I would hazard a guess at static pressure, even if you funnel it down to 120mm. It wasn't a total disaster, just that it didn't perform better than a high static pressure 120 fan, so why bother.
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