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I have some AP-15s on the way, but how good are they really? I mean if I mount one on the my sidepanel, will it wear out the bearings quicker like the Scythe fans? How quiet are they? I know they move a nice amount of air.


Will these last a little while (3-4 years?)
 
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post #2 of 27
My ap-14s are quiet. Honestly i think they are great they feel like they are built really good. I can feel the fan sucking from at least an inch away. One on my side panel lowered gpu temps by 2-3 degrees. They won't wear out quicker, and you are thinking of horizontal not vertical.
I'd expect them to last at least 3-4 years myself, I've had cheaper quality fans last a few years.
post #3 of 27
They're good Xeb

My rear exhaust did die on me (bearing burnt out), but aside from that one everything's been a-ok for well over a year now (2x on my H50 and another in lower-intake).
As for noise they don't make the a-typical hum you'd expect from case fans, it's more of a (for lack of a better word) gentle whirring noise.
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Hm... I have heard really only good things about these but that makes me feel more reassured. I got 4 for 60 shipped
 
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post #5 of 27
Compared to every fan, these are relatively quiet.
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Xeb will be happy.
 
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post #7 of 27
Yes he will be.
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Got them today and Xeb am rather happy. The only gripe Xeb has is that the one on the side panel whines, but nothing like my old fan did. THESE FANS ARE AWESOME! SO QUIET!
 
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post #9 of 27
yes they are awesome, just plug the one on the panel into a fan controller and turn it down a little to see if the whine tones itself down a little.
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post #10 of 27
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Already have all my fans in a controller and it does.
 
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