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Hello all, I have been looking for gt 14 or 15s all night long. Cant find more than 3 in stock anywhere (buy.com had 3x 14s, I need 6-8)

Could I buy something similar?

I was looking at gt 4250 rpms but I was told they are loud (and not sure even if a fan controller would help it be as quite as a gt 15 ).

Everyone seems to love their gt's here, and understandably so, but whats the next step down? I don't mind paying a few extra bucks for similar quality (or better if possible).



Here is one that I am looking at,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185005

49 cfm, comparable to 50.02911 cfm of gt 14 but even quiter, 20.1dba vs 21dba . Looks completely differet than the gt tho.
Edited by bloomstomb - 4/6/11 at 4:21pm
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noiseblockers? i've heard good things about them, but imo, i'd wait until another shipment of ap-15s to arrive
    
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If you can wait a couple of weeks, the gentle typhoons are going to be back out on the market and restocked sometime in mid-end april. I have a couple AP-15's and they are the best fans I've ever had by far. Waiting to order more.
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Noiseblocker MultiFrames, S-Flexes, Zalman ZM-F3 (and newer models)... maybe a few more I'm not thinking of right now but I know that's not all that can compare to GTs.
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post #5 of 23
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noiseblockers? i've heard good things about them, but imo, i'd wait until another shipment of ap-15s to arrive
Its a little complicated. I have to replace the mobo, and thought it would save me a ton of time if I could do everything at once (since I will also be adding another 120mm rad). And the reason thats time constrained is I have to return the mobo in the machine now to newegg.

I wish I could find these 15s!
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Man those noiseblockers look amazing on paper. I have to doubt they are accurate about those ratings thoe. Looking at the MP12-sh3 in place of gt ap-15s.
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My AP-29 wasn't very good on a fan controller it didn't push the amount of air

the AP-15 did also a bit noisy.
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My AP-29 wasn't very good on a fan controller it didn't push the amount of air

the AP-15 did also a bit noisy.
Heheheh you dont know what noise is till you hear my comp. 8x 46 dba fans.
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you can also search up the fans on youtube for a video of it
    
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I have seven S-flex E 1200 rpm fans. 4 are in pull on an XSPC RX480 and the other 3 in pull on an RX360. The specs are accurate, I believe, as they are quiet but not silent. They cool well. You might look at http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/scsse.html. They seems to have some AP-13's in stock and the S-flex E are much cheaper. Good luck.
    
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