There's been some speculations, questions and few impressions about Gentle Typhoon. I received today my 800 and 1150 rpm variants.
First things I noticed when I compeared by hand Gentle typhoon Against Nexus Real Silent Basic 120mm and Scythe Slipstream 800 rpm: Gentle Typhoons weighted more. Difference was enough to feel just by hands.
Where's Gentle Typhoon's cord was... well disapointment after getting used neat and strong coloured Slipstreams, having regular none glued 3 pin fan cable ( where these days slipstreams all cables are glued to gether ) and the fact fan cable colours were... almost like white washed with bleach...
The Gentle typhoons themself feel very sturdy. Infact you could think you feel piece of an armour rather than a case fan. The Center hub in Gentle Typhoons are HUGE!. I mean there twice ( or over ) the size of Slipstream hubs.
Regular feel the air flow test confirmed air flow ratings. Slipstreamed pushed more air volume. You could feel the difference but Gentle Typhoons pushed quite amount too.
The the noise. In motherboard connector the fan rpm'ed around 910-920 rpm's well with-in the 10% tolerance from 800 rpm's. The fan felt vibrating quite strongly compeared to Slipstream. And the noise...
The noise... Well... I actually did not heard the fan, more like I rather peculuarly sensed it... Even at full tilt the 800 rpm variant... Well its very diificult to say the noise. When you have 2 800 rpm slipstreamed undervolted to 600 rpm's and 2 nexus 92mm @ 5v and the Gentle Typhoon @ full tilt... Well. I honestly cannot say I heard it. When Gentle Typhoon was stoped yeah I noticed the difference but still... I rather just sensed it rather than heard it.
If 1150 rpm variant behaves like this... Man I am impressed. Noise character that is hard to hear... Scythe really feels to delivering their promise of Comfortable tone. Gentle typhoon's might be first fans that can be run 1200 rpm's + and feel comfortable. However that is speculation. I am yet to test the faster variant.
I'll be posting some comparision pictures between Scythe Gentle Typhoon, Slipstream and Nexus 120mm Basic.
If you have any questions, go a head. I will test and answer if that is possible.
First impressions from Gentle typhoon's is very positive. Sure they don't push as many CFM's as Slipstreams... but Dual Ballbearings which are not audiable. I barely heard anything from motor until I almost stuck my ear against the hub. Then the noise was smooth, very smooth. No clicking, hissing or variable tonalities...
Almost closed corners. Will be tough for soft mounting.
Back side is intresting in GT, lot of holes.
The center hub is huge. Scythe Slipstream 800 on left, Scythe gentle Typhoon in middle and Nexus Realsilent 120mm Basic on right