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I had an old R4 there and it was annoy as hell... such a high pitched whine! Now all my fans are so silent even on high. It is awesome...

Crap... I went into first person
 
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HAha its all good. does your shroud actually help on your h50? I put a shroud on and temps went up 1 c, took off shroud and they went back down 1 c
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post #14 of 27
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I had an old R4 there and it was annoy as hell... such a high pitched whine! Now all my fans are so silent even on high. It is awesome...

Crap... I went into first person
Taking into consideration an already quiet room can the AP-15s be heard as anything other than the fan moving air? I'm debating between getting a bunch of these or since I'm apprehensive about the quoted noise levels, getting AP-14s.

Since I also had an R4 which was supposedly quoted at 19dba where these are 28 I don't want to make the wrong decision as shipping back to FrozenCPU will cost another 9 bucks.
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You can def hear the ap 15's its not bad though. The ap 14's are virtually silent.
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You can def hear the ap 15's its not bad though. The ap 14's are virtually silent.
I already hear fan bearing noise in my case and I don't really want to add to it. I can't figure out if it's JUST the R4 or also the Scythe S-Flex E. I don't think the Noctuas are making any noise either.

So getting the 15s won't be worth the noise over the 14s for only like a 8 CFM difference?
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I already hear fan bearing noise in my case and I don't really want to add to it. I can't figure out if it's JUST the R4 or also the Scythe S-Flex E. I don't think the Noctuas are making any noise either.

So getting the 15s won't be worth the noise over the 14s for only like a 8 CFM difference?
I think it would be worth it, but in the end just hook em up to a controller or mobo then you can turn em down.
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The reason it is whining is because most, if not all side panel fans whine. This is because of how close they are to the mesh or cut out. If you were to add a shroud, that whine would become non-existent.

Btw, ap-14's are much quieter. No whine at all, perfect for silence enthusiasts, such as myself.
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HAha its all good. does your shroud actually help on your h50? I put a shroud on and temps went up 1 c, took off shroud and they went back down 1 c
I noticed about a 2C drop.
 
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The reason it is whining is because most, if not all side panel fans whine. This is because of how close they are to the mesh or cut out. If you were to add a shroud, that whine would become non-existent.

Btw, ap-14's are much quieter. No whine at all, perfect for silence enthusiasts, such as myself.
Do you believe the claims that the AP-14s push ~50 CFM? But the faster spinning and louder AP-15 only pushes 8 more CFM at the expense of 7 more dba?

If they push 50 CFM and are nearly silent then I'll take them. Those specs would be along the lines of the S-Flex E that I have then.

And come to think of it the whining on the bottom intake R4 got quieter when I added a fan filter.

But putting a filter on an exhaust fan (R4) would be pointless. Do you think that those silicon type anti-vibe gaskets/ pads would stop the buzzing or that's not enough distance?
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