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Just installed three in my Fractal R3 case: 2 in front of the case, 1 at the back as exhaust.
This leaves me with a spare to try it on the CPU cooler (hyper 212+) however they use 3 prongs plugs and I'd rather use a 4 prongs as CPU cooler.

They're nice and quiet, but their cables are very short which is rather annoying. I managed but it's disappointing.

You can use one of these, it takes the PWM signal from your MB and controls non PWM fans with the signal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811995075

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post #1732 of 3068
I wouldn't have to control them manually? I.e. I could just leave them and the mobo would do all the job, and I could chose to override it myself with the dials?
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Yep thumb.gif
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I'd tell you how good it works, but my GPU took a dump on me right after installing it and never got a chance to test it. If you want RPM read outs you'll have to use something like this. I have nine fans plus a pump setup to like this. If you want to hold off while I wait for the RMA process with Powercolor I can let you know once I get my system up and running.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_289&products_id=31765

Controller is due to arrive in a few hours and I'll be happy to post how it works. Still have to research a bit with all the new info but I believe I should have all the necessary cabling on hand.

What are your thoughts as to how many GT AP15s per channel? All six on one channel? Or better to break them up to 2 per channel?
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I'm breaking them up on two channels, push and pull fans. It comes with cables, read the directions as just looking at the wires will make you headscratch.gif I have all my fans chained together using the molex adapters that came with the GT's and have one of the RPM wires off of each bank of fans going to mb. That thing can take 30 watts so if you wanted you could run about 30 fans on one channel, lol (12 volts x .083 Amps=.996 watts) Please report back on your likes a dislikes, as my rig is still down, I'm thinking its my PSU but I found a place that said they will trouble shoot it for me for $35, thats cheaper than buying spare parts to do it my self.
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post #1736 of 3068
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I'm breaking them up on two channels, push and pull fans. It comes with cables, read the directions as just looking at the wires will make you headscratch.gif I have all my fans chained together using the molex adapters that came with the GT's and have one of the RPM wires off of each bank of fans going to mb. That thing can take 30 watts so if you wanted you could run about 30 fans on one channel, lol (12 volts x .083 Amps=.996 watts) Please report back on your likes a dislikes, as my rig is still down, I'm thinking its my PSU but I found a place that said they will trouble shoot it for me for $35, thats cheaper than buying spare parts to do it my self.

I had that same thought (breaking them up into 2 channels) just for a silent mode option.
Also wrote Sunbeam to get the actual amp rating per channel but haven't heard back from them yet. That will tell the story. I'll post the results when they reply.
Have to agree with that thought of headscratch.gif when first seeing all those different harnesses it comes with lol. Thinking about looking at using these 6 fan header blocks that come with this new case I just got (Xigmatek Elysium). It may not be till this weekend as it looks like I'll need to redo the cable management which I didn't really plan on, so I picked up a few more items to make that cleaner as well.
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For anyone interested, this Sunbeam Rheosmart 6 works like a charm controlling GT AP-15s and all other fans in my case. Not only manual mode but PWM as well. I also went with push and pull on separate channels to see how much I could do away with noise wise. (what little there was) All I can say is NICE. Makes for lots of options. Can even read rpms in HWMonitor and PC Probe (unexpected bonus IMO).

Feel free to PM me if anyone has questions or wants any more info posted.
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I'd really like to try one but I can't find it on any of the amazon marketplaces (except one on amazon.fr, but it's a merchant that charges way too much for shipping to Luxembourg. Matter of principle).
I've been looking at the NZXT Sentry or Aerocool 1000 but they're all much more complex than I seem to require frown.gif
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Count me in; WOW these fans are quiet. Even when they're cranked up the, the sound profile is so much less annoying than any other fan I've tried. Only ones that come close are Noctua fans IMO. $16.6/ea shipped overnight (to NJ) from aquatuning.us. As a native of Poland, this may be enough for me to forgive them for the Blitzkrieg wink.gif

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Wow, that's a lot of Gentle Typhoons. They'd probably create quite a fierce typhoon. wink.gif

I only have two Gentle Typhoons, specifically the 1,850 rpm model. I paid $63.96 shipped for them and bought the last two that were in stock. $25.99 per fan & $11 .98 is nearly double what they should cost. These are very nice fans however. I put two on the bottom of my radiator in my new liquid cooled SB-E build. I'd like to get two more to put on the top of the radiator, but I currently have two Scythe Kama Flow 2 fans there.

It would be great if I could get the 2,150 rpm model. I would actually like to buy 8 of those if anyone has them for a reasonable price of less than $20 per fan. I've got 8 fans total in my water cooled system not counting anything like GPU fans. That's more than enough considering I only have a mid-tower case for now.
     
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