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I currently have this fan on my CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103060

I am thinking about grabbing the Gentle Typhoon AP14 because so many people recommend the fan, but looking at the specs my current fan moves more air, is more quite and runs at a higher RPM and is cheaper.

Is there something I am missing here or would it just be a waste of money to grab a Gentle Typhoon.
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The GT's have a unique noise signature which makes them very, very quiet, it's quite amazing.
    
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Originally Posted by Bobicon;13000951 
I currently have this fan on my CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103060

I am thinking about grabbing the Gentle Typhoon AP14 because so many people recommend the fan, but looking at the specs my current fan moves more air, is more quite and runs at a higher RPM and is cheaper.

Is there something I am missing here or would it just be a waste of money to grab a Gentle Typhoon.

The sickle flow is a great fan that is waaay underrated, I would not switch to an AP 14 in your position, only to an ap 15.
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My current CPU fan is also quiet, so if sound isn't an issue than what am I looking at.

I would grab an AP-15, but I only see them for $30 at Amazon.
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If you are happy with your current fans, why are you looking to replace them?
    
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AP 15's should be in stock en masse at the end of April.
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;13001027 
If you are happy with your current fans, why are you looking to replace them?

Replacing case and heat-sink to a low profile (1 fan) one so I am looking for a good quite performer because my Hyper 212+ wont fit inside the case I am looking at with the side fan on.

Also looking for a link to a AP-15 that is priced around $15 bucks if anyone wants to help out.
Edited by Bobicon - 4/4/11 at 3:47pm
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post #8 of 12
There can be only one, SAN ACE!!

http://www.svc.com/9g1212h1011.html $19.99

Enjoy..I have 2 in my rig one exhaust and one in push config on my SM2 these things move air. Undervolting still move moves air and quiet and if you need the cooling just run it higher. I also have a Yate loon medium speed in the case and I can barely feel the air flow in comparison. I hear the GT's are good but after tons research this is the fan I came up with. Prob cannot go wrong either way but I have the San Ace's and love them.

GT's will be hard to come by these days...Japan.
Edited by Gahzirra - 4/4/11 at 4:29pm
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post #9 of 12
The GTs come highly recommended not only because of their low noise profile, but because of the high static pressure they produce; which is great for radiators and heatsinks.
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Originally Posted by Bobicon;13001053 
Replacing case and heat-sink to a low profile (1 fan) one so I am looking for a good quite performer because my Hyper 212+ wont fit inside the case I am looking at with the side fan on.

Also looking for a link to a AP-15 that is priced around $15 bucks if anyone wants to help out.

Also it is pretty much guaranteed your fan does not run 19dBA at full blast. The reason so many fans "seem" to be better than AP-15's is because Gentle Typhoons are not aimed at consumers. Hence the datasheet cannot be "twisted" to the mfg's delight as most the fans you will see aimed at the average consumer.

I personally purchased AP-15's and wondered why I ever waited so long. But it is a personal choice - if you are happy with what you have stay with it until you are no longer happy! Good thing about AP-15's is they have great resale if you are unhappy with them smile.gif
    
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