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I don't mean to be rude, but did you guys read my original post and look at the images attached to it? I have no problem with GT AP-15s. The problem is that I have 3x140mm holes cut in the top of my case, with a 3x140mm grill to go on it. The 140>120 adapters on top of the radiator, for the 3 fans in pull, make mounting difficult. Not to mention looking crappy.
Why not try this.

Hang the radiator from the top of the case using longer bolts. Have the bolt screw into the radiator to hang it from the top of the case. Have a nut on the same bolt which holds the 120mm adapter to the radiator.

Or just use 140mm fans as pull on top of the radiator and 120mm GTs as push. That would probably be your best option.

Or just use 140mm fans all around and forget 120mm. There are still some great 140mm fans out there. Yeah the GTs are amazing fans but it's not like the other ones won't get the job done...
    
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post #33 of 46
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I don't mean to be rude, but did you guys read my original post and look at the images attached to it? I have no problem with GT AP-15s. The problem is that I have 3x140mm holes cut in the top of my case, with a 3x140mm grill to go on it. The 140>120 adapters on top of the radiator, for the 3 fans in pull, make mounting difficult. Not to mention looking crappy.
The problem is you are clinging on to these 120mm fans and trying to make it work for a 140mm radiator, an expensive 140mm rad grill, and a case that was cut for 140mm fans. You don't seem to want to make a compromise nor take the advise of all these members.

If I were in your shoes, bite the bullet, accept you made this "mistake", swallow your pride, man-up, and get new 140mm fans. If you are ready to die for the GT fans, start all over w/ a new case and recommended 120mm radiator and matching grill or fabricate a new top for your case using sheet-metal.

There has been a lot of advise giving here for you but you seem reluctant to accept any.


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post #34 of 46
You can always try out the Kaze-Maru's as well. (AKA Slipstream) Jab-Tech sells them for 11.95ea, so they're a little more than the Yates. Per Scythe, they push 2.32mm/H2O for your static pressure needs, which is comparable to the GT models. (2.04mm/H2O) The drawbacks are that they do indeed also have a sleeve bearing, so they have a shorter life expectancy, and they're also a little louder. Good luck!
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post #35 of 46
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You can always try out the Kaze-Maru's as well. (AKA Slipstream) Jab-Tech sells them for 11.95ea, so they're a little more than the Yates. Per Scythe, they push 2.32mm/H2O for your static pressure needs, which is comparable to the GT models. (2.04mm/H2O) The drawbacks are that they do indeed also have a sleeve bearing, so they have a shorter life expectancy, and they're also a little louder. Good luck!
Scythe tech info:
http://www.scythe-eu.com/forum/slip-...ure-mmh2o.html
Jab-Tech link:
http://www.jab-tech.com/Scythe-Kaze-...m-pr-4627.html
=/ more 140mm fans with 120mm screw holes, to make them fit the rad and create a seal(so the static pressure isn't lost) you'll have to make a fan adapter
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140mm fan = has more blades + more surface area per blade = more airflow at lower speeds. lower speeds = less noise
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=/ more 140mm fans with 120mm screw holes, to make them fit the rad and create a seal(so the static pressure isn't lost) you'll have to make a fan adapter
I can't believe I didn't catch that!

Looks like it's Yates or NB's to me.
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140mm fan = has more blades + more surface area per blade = more airflow at lower speeds. lower speeds = less noise
blade shape and angle are usually more important when you are talking about fans for radiators, look at the face of any fan, better(static pressure) fans usually don't have vertical gaps between where one blade ends and the next begins, it's a balancing act since if they overlap too much the angle of the blade needs to change, meaning less flow unless you get thicker fans(why delta 38mm thick fans have 10+mm of static pressure)

if they made 32mm thick 140mm fans with blades similar in shape to gentle typhoons you could get great airflow and static pressure, but since 140mm fans are technically a specialty size we not likely to see them made ever unless we see more applications for such fans

i won't even get into bearing noise, since with a decent design, blade harmonics(noise) is usually louder
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Long story short, I had given up on finding a good 140mm fan. I looked exhaustively for the last few weeks and settled on 6x Gelid Wing 14. Decent static pressure, only 1200 RPM though. If they produced a higher RPM design I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat. Will let you guys know how it performs.
    
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Really unfortunate in your case... I've been trying to find a 80mm Gentle Typhoon equivalent and it's like hell. Looking how you already spend a ****load of money on 140mm fan items, it's just a real tragedy how you didn't know there weren't any 140mm GTs

If it was me though, I would of bribed Scythe USA with n00dz to make 140mm Gentle Typhoons.

On second thought... I could use a new 140mm exhast for my HAF... hehehehe.. petition anyone?
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