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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?
Actually, servo, the company that makes the fans has to produce accurate specs, they aren't allowed to bloat their specs like other companies. So yes, the specs are very accurate. There is a threshold on these fans, around 1500 to 1600 rpm that they start to make this noticeable whining sound, so the noise rating goes up substantially.
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The ap 15s push a considerable amount more of air than the ap 14s not sure if the 14s are really pumping out 50 cfm

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Damnit. So many differing opinions.

I may just get 6 AP-14s since I don't have any room for a fan controller. I have a 140mm stuffed into my 5.25" bays to push air towards the NH-D14, so there are no more slots available.
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Get AP15s
Get Fan Controller
Get 3-pin extensions and splitters
???
Profit
 
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Damnit. So many differing opinions.

I may just get 6 AP-14s since I don't have any room for a fan controller. I have a 140mm stuffed into my 5.25" bays to push air towards the NH-D14, so there are no more slots available.
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Get AP15s
Get Fan Controller
Get 3-pin extensions and splitters
???
Profit
Where else can you put a fan controller?
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By taking out the supid fan in the drive bay e-e
 
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post #27 of 27
Xeb

The spec sheet Japan Servo/Nidec gives to industry is here. Personally, I think the 1450 rpm AP-14 is the sweet spot of this design.

If your fan whines then you are hearing bearings. The best way to soothe loud bearings is to lubricate them with sticky or heavy oil. Check out item 3 in my sig for lubricating fans. I recommend either the heavy oil from the hobby shop (they sell light, medium and heavy) or the sticky stuff from Radio Shack. Either way, you may get a noticeably quieter fan.
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