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post #9261 of 18197
To post above, nope tried it and it makes no difference to temperatures. Intake makes a big difference.

So i have finished testing with the AP-15 and Piranha on my side panel and my findings are the AP-15 is still better at cooling my GPU's but regardless on with the review redface.gif

Nice high quality packaging



The fan has a light blue/ navy ship type colour to it and is heavy in weight. It has a black sleeved cable.



The fins have teeth to allow air to flow through the fan without being bounced off the edges of the blades



Packaging is very simple and includes the fan and 4 x rubber mounts only





The Akasa Piranha is a well build, heavy and good looking fan. It outperforms the AP-15 on everything on paper but sadly doesn't outperform in real life in my situation. It simply didn't give the same results as the AP-15 even at lower speeds which is strange really because it seems to push as much if not more air than my AP-15 when feeling with your hand. I find the noise rating of 27.2db(a) hard to believe, its not loud but its by no means quiet either once fitted inside the case. It makes a whooshing noise but no whistling noise like the AP-15

The Piranha is noticeably louder than the AP-15 but it can spin up to 1900RPM. It pushes a huge amount of air so would be well suited for any application including radiators.

Below are the results for GPU cooling on my setup:

Akasa Piranha
Idle 30c
Load 69c
Speed 1900RPM

Gentle Typhoon AP-15
Idle 29c
Load 66c
1600 RPM

Side panel removed
idle 30c
Load 76c

Overall, its a good fan, its just not as well suited to my side panel and graphics cards as the AP-15. If i set the AP-15 at 1500RPM its pretty quiet and still gives lower temperatures than the Piranha at full speed. Also at this speed, i can fit a fan guard without hardly any added noise to finish off the look of my side panel mod.

Conclusion

I'm going to keep the AP-15 as my side panel fan, mount it using the rubber mount supplied with the Piranha, fit the fan guard,spray it black and keep the RPM down slightly as i found 1500RPM+ makes only 1c difference to cooling my card in testing vs full speed.

I really wanted to see a temperature drop when using the Piranha its a shame i can't use it for it's intended purpose but it will make a great spare should i need anymore. The Piranha is definately the second best fan i have owned.

Those of you who are buying this fan, please share your findings as i'm sure you will be using them for different purposes and will see different results.

Its worth noting the Piranha is a 4 pin PWM fan which will appeal to a lot of people especially for CPU cooling but for me it was an added feature i didn't need as i run fans from the controller.
Edited by Darylrese - 4/17/13 at 12:53pm
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Folks, please read the rules on the first page. If you're quoting a post with a set of pictures, put the pictures under a spoiler tag.

@Darylrese

Sucks that the Piranha didn't help. Your situation seems really peculiar.
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It sure is, the AP-15 gives really good results, its very odd indeed. I can't see why its such a good fan vs the Piranha. I literally took the side panel off during Valley and swapped the fans over, with the AP-15 temps dropped quickly to 65c and sat there, the piranha dropped to 69c and stayed there, tried about 5 times with and without filters and guards. I'm happy i have a solution at last though.thumb.gif
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It sure is, the AP-15 gives really good results, its very odd indeed. I can't see why its such a good fan vs the Piranha. I literally took the side panel off during Valley and swapped the fans over, with the AP-15 temps dropped quickly to 65c and sat there, the piranha dropped to 69c and stayed there, tried about 5 times with and without filters and guards. I'm happy i have a solution at last though.thumb.gif

gpu fan profile and core voltage please.
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Voltage i've left stock but no matter what i change the power / voltage to, now i have SLI it seems to just boost itself to the maximum value anyway of 1.175v when gaming. Bit strange?

Also power setting seems to make no difference either.

Here's my fan curve:



So I've sprayed the grill matte black, fitted the rubber mounts and setup the fan profile for the side fan. 1400RPM when gaming = 59c bottom card, 66c top card under load with +50mhz core overclock on both cards thumb.gif

I think it turned out quite good! (sorry for crappy iphone quality pics)



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I moved it to the front purely for looks, I didn't like looking at the cage through the side window :l
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Nice Build buddy. Good Clean lines. What brackets did you use for the Video cards 120mm fan. I quite like that idea. Did you find it lowered the temps on the cards much ?

I used the brackets that came with the case, although I plan to replace them sometime in the future. It also lowered the temps by around 5-6 C
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Voltage i've left stock but no matter what i change the power / voltage to, now i have SLI it seems to just boost itself to the maximum value anyway of 1.175v when gaming. Bit strange?

Also power setting seems to make no difference either.

Here's my fan curve:



So I've sprayed the grill matte black, fitted the rubber mounts and setup the fan profile for the side fan. 1400RPM when gaming = 59c bottom card, 66c top card under load with +50mhz core overclock on both cards thumb.gif

I think it turned out quite good! (sorry for crappy iphone quality pics)





Nice work on your build. The fan looks really good and really nice review on the fans. +rep for you sir.
Now, ap-15 takes it, and between the piranha fan and the corsair AF; which one was better in your opinion?
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Voltage i've left stock but no matter what i change the power / voltage to, now i have SLI it seems to just boost itself to the maximum value anyway of 1.175v when gaming. Bit strange?

Also power setting seems to make no difference either.

Here's my fan curve:



So I've sprayed the grill matte black, fitted the rubber mounts and setup the fan profile for the side fan. 1400RPM when gaming = 59c bottom card, 66c top card under load with +50mhz core overclock on both cards thumb.gif

I think it turned out quite good! (sorry for crappy iphone quality pics)



seems pretty normal for me. i get 70*C or more whenever i benchmark my gpu on any fan profile. i have my hd 7950 on 1000/1575 on automatic fan profile both synced and nothing changes even i underclock them. i'll try adding some fans near them and check if i'd see a little drop on the temperature.

anyone experienced in ssd raid0 please give me some advice? i'm so interested in raid0'ing my ssd and removing my hdd but i've read that there are ohers that won't het better performance and others that gets worse.
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Thanks guys smile.gif Glad to hear its not an issue with my cards, must just be overclocking is weird with SLI / Crossfire. I just played half hour of Crysis 3 and hottest the top card got was 68c which isn't bad atall. I'm turning into a bit of a temperature whore recently, don't know why i refuse to let my GPU's go above 70c as they start to throttle slightly

I have read a few other posts about people getting worse performance from their SSD's in RAID because you can't use both RAID and the AHCI Mode. I read a post last week where a chap was complaining of about 25% loss of performance compared to what they were advertised at, he disabled RAID, reformatted using AHCI and performance increased again.

How will you be able to fit everything onto SSD's? I've filled my 1TB HDD and 64GB SSD pretty much and i don't have masses of data
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