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I'm looking into getting some GT's I would like to get them for pushpull on my rads, which would be the best, I would like them to be fairly quiet, at least more quite than my Ultra Kaze's at 7v
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Am I the only one who finds AP-14s at stock 1450rpm too loud? I read they were the best airflow/noiseflow 120mm fan you could buy, but they seem too noisy at regular speed.

At ~1450rpm the wooshing gets to sounding like a wind tunnel, uncomfortably loud, almost sounds like a car is whooshing by outside.
At ~1150-1200 this seems like a good compromise noise level to me, comfortable, not too loud
At ~800rpm they are for all practical purposes silent, but don't move much air

The only time I see running GTs@1450rpm+ as practical is during the summer or when overclocking/benching. That is, unless you really don't care about noise level.
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Am I the only one who finds AP-14s at stock 1450rpm too loud? I read they were the best airflow/noiseflow 120mm fan you could buy, but they seem too noisy at regular speed.

At ~1450rpm the wooshing gets to sounding like a wind tunnel, uncomfortably loud, almost sounds like a car is whooshing by outside.
At ~1150-1200 this seems like a good compromise noise level to me, comfortable, not too loud
At ~800rpm they are for all practical purposes silent, but don't move much air

The only time I see running GTs@1450rpm+ as practical is during the summer or when overclocking/benching. That is, unless you really don't care about noise level.
Everyone has their own comfort level. The AP-13's are 1150 rpm fans. They are quiet, but you can hear them, barely. I just swapped out my two for a pair of AP-12's. Can't hear them any more. Now I hear the other fans in my case.
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I can definitely hear the AP-13s @1150rpm. When I turn them down to 800rpm they become noticeably quieter.

All the other fans in my system are super quiet though. I think I hear my hdd more now than anything, lol.
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Are there any places where I can find the AP-15 in stock?
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Am I the only one who finds AP-14s at stock 1450rpm too loud?
Its all personal preference. I have AP14s and they are so quiet I have to get within 4"-5" to know they are even on. They are a lot quieter than the Yate Loons they replaced. Even at 7v those Yates were loud.
The loudest thing in my case is my pump followed by my HDDs. I cant hear any of the fans.
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Are there any places where I can find the AP-15 in stock?
http://www.xoxide.com/scythe-gentle-...m-1850rpm.html
That's the only one I see atm.
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Its all personal preference. I have AP14s and they are so quiet I have to get within 4"-5" to know they are even on. They are a lot quieter than the Yate Loons they replaced. Even at 7v those Yates were loud.
The loudest thing in my case is my pump followed by my HDDs. I cant hear any of the fans.
I'm amazed you can't hear your ap14s @1450rpm. I must have sensitive ears or maybe my environment is just much quieter than the average user's. I think you'll realize you hear them a lot more if you try setting them to 0% with speedfan and then back to 100% while listening closely.
Edited by FDS - 4/4/11 at 7:06pm
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I'm amazed you can't hear your ap14s @1450rpm. I must have sensitive ears or maybe my environment is just much quieter than the average user's.
You can hear 1450's - if nothing else is making noise. I've found that as you stop one noise, the next seems noisy. The only end point is a totally silent rig.

Did I mention I'm looking at passive gpu's?
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You can hear 1450's - if nothing else is making noise. I've found that as you stop one noise, the next seems noisy. The only end point is a totally silent rig.

Did I mention I'm looking at passive gpu's?
With a high end rig, when it gets too quiet, you will hear other things you can't control. I can hear my 6990 caps squeal when loading heavy 3D apps. PSU units can do it to. I couldn't hear my GT AP-15 that was plugged onto a PC-Power & Cooling 510. tTe PSU fan was louder, LOL.
     
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