[SFF Network] Gentle Typhoon PWM 120mm Fan Launched

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The casemodder's beloved Nidec-Servo Gentle Typhoon fans are now available in a new 4-pin PWM version. The fans are now on sale at ModMyMods, with more retailers hopefully coming soon. Priced at US$19.99 per unit, these 120 mm fans offer up to 58.5 CFM of air-flow, with speeds ranging between 550-1,850 RPM, with claimed noise levels no higher than 26 dBA.

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Vittra

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Dazmode sells these, fyi.

They will never change to another bearing type on these fans - they will not even sleeve the cables or change their colour because of stated QC concerns.
 

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Link? I can add them to the article. All I could see at first glance is the older 7 blade version branded by EKWB.
 

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Why were these discontinued to begin with ? These were selling like hot-cakes !
 

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Why were these discontinued to begin with ? These were selling like hot-cakes !
I have no idea. It may have something to do with the OEM agreements EKWB has with them?

Also; I have updated the article to include the DazMode link
 

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If you are referring to the Vardar fans, they aren't made by Nidec.

From my understanding the current Nidec 1850rpm (AP-15) fans have the PWM header present, you just need to solder your own wire on. Nidec has continued to make them for those willing to order direct from them. Dazmode had brought in some more of the 1850 and 2150 previously, and they can be found on Amazon.com as well.
 

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The older Gentle Typhoons were distributed by Scythe, but a few years back Scythe decided to end their relationship with Nidec Servo and consequently discontinued their distribution of the Gentle Typhoons. Scythe replaced the Gentle Typhoons in their line-up with the Grand Flex, which they said were superior, but tests have shown otherwise.

I do not believe the lower speed Gentle Typhoon fans have the PWM circuitry and fourth solder point, just the faster ones did, I believe. http://www.overclock.net/t/1045524/gentle-typhoon-pwm-mod
 

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Good info guys :) I learnt stuff!

The EKWB Vardar is such a similar design (colours and all) to the original Gentle Typhoons..
 

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Arrived last week, picked up from P.O. today.


The Dazmode's version on the left, sitting next to the 1850rpm PWM version puchased severral months ago from a Taobao seller.
 

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Nice, good to see these are still being made. They do look very industrial in the all-black color scheme.