Excellent fan for performance of intended fucntion
17 December 2013
Summary: I own 4 of these fans and have for about a year now. They are durable and have excellent air flow. Although they are not silent that was not one of my major concerns. They aren't terribly loud even at full blast so its not an issue for me. Mine have tons of hours on them and don't show any wear what so ever.
Summary: I have 8 of these case fans, they're a little more expensive than many case fans but the important thing for me was the ability to remove the fan from the cage! Because I live near a major highway on-ramp, our apartment pulls in quite a bit of dust. My Corsair 500R case has filter screens that capture most of dust but of course, not all of it.
Summary: This thing is almost silent and moves a ton of air. I use two for a push-pull set-up on my liquid cooler radiator and they keep an highly overclocked 8 core AMD at 31 degrees even under high loads.
Summary: This fan was easy to install and it works very quietly at normal speeds, but when things inside computer get really warm (due to work load on the video board) this fan makes A LOT of noise when sped up by the motherboard. I hope it has a good bearing life.....I'm tired of replacing little "stuff" inside my one year old computer.
Summary: This fan pushes an absurd amount of air, and is actually quite focused even though it is not mentioned in the description. You can feel the its pushing even at lower speeds. Works wonders cooling hard-drive cages, that's the primary function for mine. However it would make a great radiator fan or heat-sink fan as well. It can get loud at the full speed, but not in an annoying way, it will just hum quite loudly.
Summary: I ordered six of these to replace all of the 3-pin fans that my computer's case came with. I use Corsair LINK for controlling my fans, and their modules could not properly control the 3 pin fans. These fans fit perfectly, as I expected, and were much quieter than I anticipated. Now my computer is whisper quiet at idle, and has a steady climb in noise as the load increases.