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Old December 3, 2011, 11:07 PM
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Default Cougar Vortex HDB vs Gentle Typhoon AP-15

Looking to get 6 fans to put on a XSPC RX360 rad and I'm trying to decide between these two. I know they're hard to find but both are in stock at Aquatuning.us.

My new build includes a Fractal XL case with a black and white theme. Not sure how the orange would look . What do you guys think?

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Old December 4, 2011, 08:09 AM
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You will get sick of the orange for surely, haha.
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You can always paint the fan...
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I've never heard of the Cougar fans before. So I can't imagine it is all that good in terms of CFM to noise ratio.
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lol...stick with the white. The OJ will get to you over time when your brain keeps noticing the colour clash.
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Old December 4, 2011, 05:20 PM
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You can always paint the fan...
I could but that will add unnecessary weight to the blades which reduces its effectiveness and can also throw the balance off. I'd probably mess it up somehow anyways.

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I've never heard of the Cougar fans before. So I can't imagine it is all that good in terms of CFM to noise ratio.
It's a German brand, not many companies over here carry them. Newegg is the only one in Canada that I know of and they're almost never in stock because people grab them very quickly. It's kind of like a Gentle Typhoon/Air Penetrator combo. Here's a video of the PWM version: Cougar CF-V12HP 120mm fan review - YouTube

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lol...stick with the white. The OJ will get to you over time when your brain keeps noticing the colour clash.
You're probably right lol. Although, the pc will be in a corner and angled so the rad won't be fully in view. Only 2 of them will be in view and another partly covered by a Radbox.
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Old December 7, 2011, 03:32 PM
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I went with 6 x Gentle Typhoon AP-15's. Got them from Aquatuning.us for $14.81 each.
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phew... the cougars noise ratio sux!
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Old December 7, 2011, 10:33 PM
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They look pretty good on paper. Guess they lie on the specs like most manufacturers.
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How do you like the typhoons?! :-D
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