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Do you guys think the best bet for a silent yet good exhaust fan on my Silverstone FT02 is the GT AP-14? I say 14 over 15 because I hear the 15 at max might be a little loud. Although I have no way of knowing how loud and how much air my current exhaust fan pushes. I haven't seen any info online about it to make a comparison.Just know that it's the loudest fan in my case currently.
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You'll love your AP-14.
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Yeah figured I'd go with that. It seems the AP-15 tend to whistle a bit at higher rev's.
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its an awesome fan and silent, that said you dont really need any static pressure for exhaust in an ft02, i would say go with something cheaper, something like an s-flex

edit: the only reason im saying to try and get something other than a GT is because i know you dont need any static pressure for the exhaust fan in the ft02, and the giant fan hub on the GT causes it to not move very much air, sure it has crazy static pressure so it moves a lot on heatsinks/rads but in a situation like the ft02 i'm pretty sure you would be just as good/better off with a fan that moves more cfm as opposed to having higher static pressure
Edited by twich12 - 1/4/11 at 5:41pm
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post #5 of 8
I am running a AP15 as an exhaust in my RV02 and its quiet in the horizontal position at full speed. The AP14 is still a great fan though. The Sflex are nice fans, but anything over the E model are noticeably louder.
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its an awesome fan and silent, that said you dont really need any static pressure for exhaust in an ft02, i would say go with something cheaper, something like an s-flex

edit: the only reason im saying to try and get something other than a GT is because i know you dont need any static pressure for the exhaust fan in the ft02, and the giant fan hub on the GT causes it to not move very much air, sure it has crazy static pressure so it moves a lot on heatsinks/rads but in a situation like the ft02 i'm pretty sure you would be just as good/better off with a fan that moves more cfm as opposed to having higher static pressure
Hmm, well I wasn't really going for something that moves a lot of air in the first place. I think my temps are good enough as is. I just wanted something less noisy as an exhaust fan. Figured the AP-14 was the best bet. But yeah, your reasoning is good.
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post #7 of 8
Second on the AP-14 as a great fan.

Hands-down the best fan I've used in my experience.
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post #8 of 8
Both AP-14 and AP-15 are fantastic fans.
    
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