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post #21 of 31
u can always mod for leds.
u can always add cold cathodes for lights

go with the gentle typhoons for 120mm
    
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Originally Posted by XxAlbertoxX;11993668 
But does it matter that the 2 140mm are on the top of the case as exhaust? it would seem to be the most important fans would be the front intakes and side intake, and rear exhaust, and since heat rises, the top exhaust would be less important

Well do you want a positive pressure or negative pressure case?
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post #23 of 31
My GT1850's pull enough air through my radiator to move light xmas decorations 5 feet away, fan filter will be zero trouble.
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post #24 of 31
Yea, im kinda in the same place as OP since I am looking at upgrading my case and want to keep things silent. With my CM Sniper the large fans were noisy when at full speed and it annoyed me - while the Scythe S-Flex 1200 RPM fans were deadly silent on my radiator and as air flow fans for the rest of the case.

Would I see too much a change in noise going to Gentle Typhoon 1450 rpm ones be a noticeable change? Would it be better to purchase the 1850 RPM? as I see that is a popular choice and then people hook them up to fan controllers right?

I am going to end up using whatever fans I get (GT's or S-flexes) as both radiator fans AND airflow fans for my next case. (Case Labs M8) and in case it is pertinent they will be cooling cpu at 4ghz with HT on, a pair of 470's under water (these are part of my planned case upgrade smile.gif ) and I will likely have these folding for extended periods of time... So pushing air while keeping it silent would be nice and I am asking for personal comparison experience since I don't have the money to do a personal ear test hehe
    
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post #25 of 31
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm
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post #26 of 31
Gonna post this question here since I honestly don't know an appropriate place to post a thread to ask this question.

If one was to be stupid enough to want to purchase 20 or more of these fans in one shot... are the only viable choices still the usual suspects such as koolertech, jab-tech, performance pc's etc @ $15.00 per? Or is there any other place to get a decent discount at bulk purchase?

Curiosity since I am tempted to budget a small bundle of these into a near future purchase...
    
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post #27 of 31
Amen! The Ty-140 and AP-15 are awesome.
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Originally Posted by koven;11993029 
140mm: ty-140
120mm: ap-15
    
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post #28 of 31
One fan I took a chance on recently, which I think was totally worth it, is the Prolimatech Blue Vortex. Silent and a great air mover.
post #29 of 31
get the 1850rpm gentle typhoons ... smile.gif
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post #30 of 31
I agree with everyone with the GT fans, if your into led fans...check out the thermaltake thunderblade series.....great middle of the road fans...love them, can't go wrong there smile.gif
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