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Before I discovered that there are no 140mm equivalents of Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPMs, I had the top of my case panel cut for 3x140, bought a BlackIce GTX 420, and a very nice MNPCTech fan grill.

Check out "Doomed without good 140mm fans.PNG" for how I'd planned to do things, assuming 140mm fans. Now see "Screwed.PNG" for where I'm at now.

I've already spent the money for the grill, and I've already had the top panel cut. I have three gaping 140mm holes in the panel with a nice grill to put on it, but what the heck do I do now?


Edited by Glacialis - 4/18/11 at 4:44pm
    
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140 to 120mm adapters and use the gentle typhoons? Works just as well.
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Or u can get Silverstone AP141 140mm fans from FrozenCPU
 
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Kinru: Yes, but how do I mount it to a 140mm grill? A second set of adapters for the fan? I gotta tell you...it looks silly when I put one of the adapters up against the grill.

TitaniumClocker: Sorry, the reasons I want to go with AP-15s are static pressure and low noise. I don't know of any 140mm fans that can do the same.
    
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Just don't use gentle typhoons?

I mean I know everybody raves about them, but there are other fans...


Just do a bit of research on 140mm fans, tbh I wouldn't be surprised if you couldnt find 140mm fans that are better than gentle typhoons just because of the extra size
    
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Originally Posted by Glacialis View Post
TitaniumClocker: Sorry, the reasons I want to go with AP-15s are static pressure and low noise. I don't know of any 140mm fans that can do the same.
What you fail to realize is that the AP141 also excels at that. I chose them for static pressure performance at lower RPM over any other fan I found on Major etailers.

the AP141's deliver some of the best static pressure ratings at max RPM than any other fan I've seen. 1.55mmH2O @ 30.1 dB(A), 64.34CFM .... You want to tell me this isn't all that good?
edit: 1500 rpm@ 12V
Gentle Typhoon: 58.3CFM, 1850RPM, 28dBA... no static pressure measurements posted.

These will suffice.

one more edit: http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...com-works.html
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Originally Posted by Glacialis View Post
Kinru: Yes, but how do I mount it to a 140mm grill? A second set of adapters for the fan? I gotta tell you...it looks silly when I put one of the adapters up against the grill.

TitaniumClocker: Sorry, the reasons I want to go with AP-15s are static pressure and low noise. I don't know of any 140mm fans that can do the same.
My only suggestion would be to not use push/pull if you don't like the look of them.

Otherwise you will need to find some good 140mm fans. There are some, they just might not have the same ratio of static pressure to sound that gentle typhoons have, but 140mm fans are usually quieter due to their size. Just need to find some with decent static pressure. I believe Martin has run tests with some so check his thread out.
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Crabid: I want a balance of noise and static pressure, and it's hard to find a lot of data on 140mms. I've been keeping an eye on them for the last few years

TitaniumClocker: Those are some seriously nice fans. For comparison, AP-15s are .081 in / 2.0574 mm. The AP141s are certainly not junk. I just need the highest static pressure possible because of my radiator choice. CFM doesn't matter all that much since that particular number will be decimated by my high-FPI rad. I didn't know about the AP141s so I'm going to go research them a bit more. I just wish they came in higher RPM models, then I think they'd easily be a match for Gentle Typhoons.

Kinru: Not really an option to abandon push/pull at this point. Not unless I want to put some screaming Deltas on this thing, which I don't. I think I'm going to try to find some 140mm fans. I gave up and settled on AP-15s, but the adapters are killing my ability to mount the darn thing.
    
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Is there no way that you can drill holes in the top grill to acomodate the 120mm fans?
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It would be a crime to do so. Check out the link to the grill.

Regarding the Silverstone AP-141s, I like them. Wish they came in a nice solid black instead of UV reactive, but I like them. At the very least I think I'll replace my two intake 140mm fans with them. I've not seen any other fan dedicated to shaping the air like that. At least, not 140mm.

EDIT: Ugh. Martin says they don't do very well in rad conditions.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post10872459
    
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