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Scythe GentleTyphoon AP-14 nuff said
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
I originally bought an H70, but I traded it for the D-14.
I move my computer around too much to really trust liquid cooling. Also I felt as though adding/removing parts would be much faster.

I could just spray paint the fans..... =P
It woud be safer to move your computer with a water setup then with D14, I made the mistake of getting the D14 thinking it couldn't be that bad till 2 Asus CHIVEs went bad on me from moving the pc around. Im not sure what parts our talking about adding and removing but water makes this much easier, you dont need to remove your heatsink to swap memory and gives you more room within your case to work with and for other components to breathe.

To get to point the fans your looking for will be worse then what you have, and the only 140mm i can think of that matches your color scheme is the NZXT Rifle i think.... but its way louder then whats its specs dictate. I would say get 2 AP-15s thats what i replaced my stock noctuas with and i got a very pleasing temp drop with almost no noticeable sound difference.

Another suggestion would be to just paint your noctuas this way you can invest money in something else. Its sorta hard to get better and still stay quiet if your looking for bes temps.
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post #13 of 14
I had a TY-140 and two AP-14's in mine. 24dBA equivalent.

With one AP-14, essentially same temps with 22.5 dBA equivalent.

Running with stock fans, 27.5 dBA equivalent.

Don't let yourself be buffaloed by shipping charges. SVC carries both but they are out of stock on the TY-140 ATM. PPCS carries both (here and here) for reasonable prices, so you can consolidate shipping charges.
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Just paint the fans. If you can't remove the Blade like in this thread :

http://www.overclock.net/other-hardw...e-project.html

Just mask and paint carefully like in this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...-56k-lots.html

Use very thin, light coats. It will give you a smooth, near weightless application of paint - PLUS - the biggest thing - you won't saturate the masking tape so much and have the chance of paint bleeding.

PLEASE POST PICS if you go ahead with this - we'd all like to see!

Also - DO IT. don't just talk, but take some action of this! haha.
    
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