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Scythe Launches Innovative New Fan - Grand Flex 120

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Japanese CPU cooler and case fan expert Scythe proudly presents its new top-notch Grand Flex 120 mm fan series. These new axial fans surprise with the aggressive design and are set to be the successor of the incredibly successful S-FLEX series, taking it to the next level in terms of design and performance.

"Sealed Precision FDB" was newly developed from scratch as the core for its Grand Flex 120 mm series. This bearing is based on the "Fluid Dynamic Bearing" technology that has served Scythe well for several popular high-end series in the past and is now being used as a very solid and reliable foundation for the new design. Scythe's Fluid Dynamic Bearing utilizes lubricantoil between the shaft and the bearing, resulting in excellent lubrication and silent operation. The used high-grade lubricant oil can withstand high temperatures of up to 250 degree Celsius, and are additionally of special interest for industrial use. Grand Flex 120 case fans are made for long time silent operation and are rated with MTTF (Mean Time To Failure) of 120.000 hours (at 25 degree Celsius).

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I hope it comes with a warranty, unlike my Ultra Kaze 3000.
 
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I wonder how these compare to the typhoon.
 

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I wonder how these compare to the typhoon.
My guess would be apples to oranges. There's Gentle Typhoons and then there are all other fans..
The closest fans that seem to compare are the newest Noiseblocker NB E-Loops and Corsair SP120's. But still GT's are noticeably better.
The GT line has it's own upgrades and different models. The GT AP-15's are the best of the mainstream. The AP-45's are like AP-15 upgrades that are a little bit better. Then the AP-29, 30, 31 are the industrial ones that are a little louder but much higher speeds 3000-5400RPM IIRC
 
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what i want to know is can i mod those blades onto a GT??? :rockout:
 
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I have seen this blade design before , I think on car radiators . I like the color because it not black 90% of pc hardware is black ...hate it . But I don't like the frame it's to busy with plenty of nooks for dust collection . But Scythe fans have always been good for me . Surely the people who don't like Noctur blade color ( I like ) can't possibly like these .
 
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This SM1225GF12SH-P 600-2400 PWM is very interesting model.
I very rear find some good fans, but I think this is good.
Compare to CORSAIR SP120 PWM High Static Pressure (1450-2350)

CORSAIR SP120 1450-2350 RPM, 37-63 CFM, 23-35db
Scythe GrandFLEX 600-2400 RPM, 25-97 CFM, 14-40db

But difference in static pressure is huge on full speed.
Probably will be one of best radiator fans.
That can't compare example with CM fans with characteristic screams.
I can't find data of Gentle Typhoon AP-00 2150RPM he is fantastic too.

It only bad because they forgot to make black wires as CORSAIR fans, that is something best.
 

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what i want to know is can i mod those blades onto a GT??? :rockout:
Yes you can. You take the fan apart and dye the blades and/or the frame with Rit Dye. Many people have done this. It's highly recommended over painting because painting alters the balance of the fan and rit dye doesn't. If you Google it you should be able to find info how to do it.

This SM1225GF12SH-P 600-2400 PWM is very interesting model.
I very rear find some good fans, but I think this is good.
Compare to CORSAIR SP120 PWM High Static Pressure (1450-2350)

CORSAIR SP120 1450-2350 RPM, 37-63 CFM, 23-35db
Scythe GrandFLEX 600-2400 RPM, 25-97 CFM, 14-40db

But difference in static pressure is huge on full speed.
Probably will be one of best radiator fans.
That can't compare example with CM fans with characteristic screams.
I can't find data of Gentle Typhoon AP-00 2150RPM he is fantastic too.

It only bad because they forgot to make black wires as CORSAIR fans, that is something best.
The GT AP-00 2150's were rebranded as AP-45's you might have better luck finding data like that. But mmH20 manufacturer rating's aren't always the best to go by. Check out martinsliquidlab.org if you wanna find out real details on what fans have best Static Pressure. GT AP-45 2150's outperform the AP-15's but are also harder to find. In my opinion and from everything I've seen those are the best 2 rad fans in existence.
 
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I think same AP-00 are best rad fans without doubt.
I have Gentle Typhoons AP-15 and fans have space for 300RPM
more because they are silent and they are fantastic.