Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181

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Oubadah
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Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181

Post by Oubadah » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:48 pm

Who has compared the two models?

I'm actually looking at a TJ08-E, but it has one of the AP181 fans in it. Some folks are saying this fan is loud. I have an FT02 with the old style fans in it, so if someone could tell me if the AP181 is louder or quieter than the older model 180, I'll know roughly what to expect from the TJ08-E.

ces
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Re: Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181

Post by ces » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:15 pm

I have an SST-FN181

It is loud, at least compared to a good 120mm. Here is why:
viewtopic.php?p=541850#p541850

Oubadah
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Re: Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181

Post by Oubadah » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:24 pm

ces wrote:I have an SST-FN181

It is loud, at least compared to a good 120mm. Here is why:
viewtopic.php?p=541850#p541850
The SST-FN181 the model of fan used originally in the FT02?

CoolColJ
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Re: Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181

Post by CoolColJ » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:38 pm

Based on reviews here it would be louder than the older fans, but that could be just the controller voltages.

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Re: Fortress FT02 Original 180mm fan vs New AP181

Post by kevral » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:11 pm

I "upgraded" my FT02 from the old type fans (with removable honeycomb grills) to the APs.
No difference in temps, but slightly increased noise. However, the APs spin at slightly higher RPMs so that could account for the noise.

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