SilverStone Air Penetrator AP123 Fan & Fan Filters Review

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SilverStone Air Penetrator AP123 Fan & Fan Filters rated 100% KICKASS by 3dGameMan.com

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Sponsored by: SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.
Review category: Cases
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The SilverStone Air Penetrator AP123 Fan is an amazing 120mm fan that pushes a lot of air and is quiet. This is their 3rd generation air penetrator fan and it's the best one so far. Also, the ultra fine magnetic fan filters are excellent at keeping dust out of the case.


 

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Anonymous

Hi there, is this fan comes with the filter and is it suitable to replace my Noctua NH-C12 SE14 fan? Thanks.

Anonymous

So, you love blue fans...ever tried the Alpenfoehn fans? I'm asking 'cause they do sell blue fans and (apparently) noisewise they should be quite good...I actually bought a few of their wingboosts a while ago but never used them :/. Anyway, since you dig blue fans, you might well be interessed in checking the Alpenfoehn Wing Boost Royal Blue Plus out. Bye!

Anonymous

which is better, the ap123 or the ap122?

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This is a strong fan, but I think the Corsair SP120 has an edge over it.

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Anonymous

Hello Rodney, I was wondering if can replace all of my Antec 1200 fans to this one?

Anonymous

thank you rodney

Anonymous

i am using 2 ap121 as intake fans. how big is the difference from these newer generation ap fans?

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From SilverStone, "We recommend AP121 for cases that already block noise with a front door design or indirect air path. The AP123 is a better fan of the two when the airflow path is more open and the vents are exposed (meaning noise escapes more directly)."

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Just refinements as far as I know. I'll email SilverStone and gets more details.

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Its good to see someone has finally made a fan with varied blades. Car radiator fans have been doing this for years to cut down noise.

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Exactly... Old idea, but it works well.

Anonymous

rodney can you tell me please what processor is better? Pentium 4 672 3.80 GHZ 1 core or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2.10 GHZ dual core ?

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Either, if you're on a budget, go with the AMD

Anonymous

rodney rounds:)

Anonymous

Thanks for the review, Rodney. Do you recommend using these fans for radiators? Or mainly for case cooling?

Anonymous

AP121 is for airflow restrictive stuffs such as radiator or hard drive cage
AP122 is for mainly used for intake or exhaust
AP123 is mixed between AP121 and AP122.
So, AP123 will work fine for both radiator and case cooling.

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Ok... this is my new fav fan :)