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don't forget their 3000rpm counterparts! LOL
Real men use AP-30's and AP-31's. Gotta love fan controllers!
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Aren't those loud? It also depends on the radiator. Some will not cool any better after about 2200 RPM.
I use the AP-30's on Black Ice radiators, and at full blast (4250rpm) they are VERY loud, but I do see a 3-4 degree drop when benchmarking. I think what really matters is what kind of radiator and the fpi you're pushing the air through.
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post #13 of 39
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I use the AP-30's on Black Ice radiators, and at full blast (4250rpm) they are VERY loud, but I do see a 3-4 degree drop when benchmarking. I think what really matters is what kind of radiator and the fpi you're pushing the air through.
I had some old ThermalTakes laying around. At 2800 RPM, those were too loud for me. Now I run 2200RPM Koolance fans off a Sunbeam controller via Mobo PWM signal. Only steps up RPMs when the CPU temps jumps up.
     
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I had some old ThermalTakes laying around. At 2800 RPM, those were too loud for me. Now I run 2200RPM Koolance fans off a Sunbeam controller via Mobo PWM signal. Only steps up RPMs when the CPU temps jumps up.
Yeah, I had to pickup a Lamptron FC5 to bring them down a little. I've found that around 2900 rpm, the noise is quite bearable.
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Real men use AP-30's and AP-31's. Gotta love fan controllers!
What are AP-30's?


Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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What are AP-30's?


Thanks, Sir Overkill.
They make 5400RPM ones as well...

AP-29 3000RPM
AP-30 4250RPM
AP-31 5400RPM

$23 is expensive as hell for a 120mm fan though...
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They make 5400RPM ones as well...

AP-29 3000RPM
AP-30 4250RPM
AP-31 5400RPM

$23 is expensive as hell for a 120mm fan though...
Why don't people get these fans instead of the AP-15's? Wouldent they be better?

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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Why don't people get these fans instead of the AP-15's? Wouldent they be better?

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
It depends really. If I didn't have a fan controller there is no way I would get those because it would be intolerably loud. With a fan controller however they would be awesome because then I can turn them up for maximum overclock benchmarks then back down to something normal for everyday use.
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Why don't people get these fans instead of the AP-15's? Wouldent they be better?

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
They would be noisy
    
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Why don't people get these fans instead of the AP-15's? Wouldent they be better?

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
Cause, without a fan controller, they make the same noise of a storm of military jets turning on the engines inside your case
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