Best 120mm Fan in Terms of Price, Performance & Noise
5 February 2010
Summary: I cant think of any other fan with such strong air flow and relatively low noise but at dirt cheap price. I now have 8 of these fans in my gaming PC, including the ones I installed on my CPU cooler. Very good air flow inside the PC case. 8 fan noises do add up very noticeably but its still not unbearable. All of these without breaking the bank.
Pros: Very high stress pressure at 90CFM but relatively quiet at 23dB N.B. spec listing of 19dB was not at max. At 2000rpm, noise should be 23dB. High CFM at relatively low noise, and at dirt cheap price. What can you ask for more?
Cons: Poor reliability. Among 9 of these bought, one of them broken with squirting sound in less than six month usage. Even though under warranty, I wont bother to RMA since the price of shipping is just about the same as the fan itself.
Summary: just installed this fan on the front of my cm690II case as the one that came with it eventually died! the fan is actually brighter and faster and the build quality is better, yes i know the other one was a coolermaster but its not half as good as this one!
if you want a blue fan at 2000rpm then get this one, you wont be dissapointed!!!
Excerpt: Worked /quietly/ for ten months. Previous 6 weeks it's started producing noise, it's very irritating. Strategy to replace it and the rest of my fans with Scythe SY1225SL12SHInitially used to replace a failing fan in an Antec 900. Manufacturer Response:Dear Valued Consumer,We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Please make confident the fans are cleaned routinely.