Scythe Gentle Typhoon High RPM series Review

Up Close: The Gentle Typhoon

 Scythe Gentle Typhoon:  High RPM series

 

Up Close:  The Gentle Typhoon

In a world of coloured fans with bright coloured LEDs and fancy shaped cowlings, the Gentle typhoons do perhaps stand out simply because they are none of these things.  The lower RPM series that you may be familiar with has a black cowling and grey fan blades, and to be honest has always looked to me as if it's been made from recycled wheelie bins.  The high RPM series we're looking at today however is an all black affair, with the plastic looking a bit more glossy and refined than the lower RPM models.  It is strongly recommended to connect the fans directly to the PSU supply by the 4 pin connection only.  Each of the fans comes with a molex pass through as well as a tachometer connection for attachment to the Motherboard

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Probably the most striking feature of the high RPM series is the circumferential stabilising ring.  This ring is designed to aid the passage of air rearwards in a more narrow linear fashion.  I can't help thinking that they also serve to add rigidity to the blades.  If you've ever stood near to one of these when it's running you'll be as appreciative as I am of anything that adds strength to the blades.  The picture below right also shows that the cowling is of the semi closed corner design, which may cause issues if you wish to mount these units on a CPU heat sink.

Scythe Gentle Typhoon:  High RPM series     Scythe Gentle Typhoon:  High RPM series  

 

The sticker on the rear of the fan gives info with regards to operating voltages and currents as well as informing as giving the model number of the fan.  For those not already "in the know", the AP 29 is the 3000rpm model (pictured below), the AP30 the 4250, and the AP31 the 5400rpm model.

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Most Recent Comments

06-06-2012, 06:43:39

tinytomlogan


With ridiculously high RPMs, I'm not entirely sure it's still appropriate to refer to these fans as "Gentle Typhoons". Read on to find out what 5400rpm can do for you.

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06-06-2012, 07:01:25

Master&Puppet
Absolutely monstrous cooling, like that very much.

No I am never going to consider buying any unless I design a battery powered light aircraft and need an engine.

06-06-2012, 07:14:59

SieB
Good fans, not suitable for your normal rig though.

But you may need a pair of these to go with them

06-06-2012, 08:03:21

clone38
Keep small kids and cats well away from these

06-06-2012, 17:22:16

ExplosiveToaster
I think it's good to see how companies like Scythe are making server grade products available to the "general public"...

Good review too mate!
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