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Are Scythe Gentle Typhoon fans better than the stock Noctua fans?
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It would depend on the GT combo. The stock Noctua 140 and 120 fans are hard to beat for performance and quietness.

Out of curiousity, I swapped 2 TY-140 fans to a D14 and measured no difference in temp.

The D14 comes with fans that work very well with the heatskink. I would not replace them.
    
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I put a TY-140 and a GT AP-14 on my D14. It's running 5 dBA quieter than the stock fans. And it looks like 2c better cooling, though I haven't done the formal comparison yet.
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Hmmm. I haven't tried it with Ty-140 with AP-14 combo. I'm sure your knowledge of fans will blow me away, but are you measuring dba from test bench, enclosed case, or open case? Just wondering....
    
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Hmmm. I haven't tried it with Ty-140 with AP-14 combo. I'm sure your knowledge of fans will blow me away, but are you measuring dba from test bench, enclosed case, or open case? Just wondering....
Test bench ATM. I'm still calibrating before I start formal comparison testing. Then I'll have apples-to-apples comparisons to publish.

But try it yourself and see.
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