Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master SAF-S84-E1
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Worse than 80mm fans preinstalled in my case
Dmitry Belyavsky, Amazon
6 February 2011
Summary: I bought a pair of these fans because I wanted to replace fans included with my case and was looking for something less loud. This model described as silent (<13dB). Well ... it is not. There is a humming noise that I really really doubt is no louder than 13dB. It is actually louder than my case fans that I was trying to replace. My guess it should be somewhere around 25dB Not acceptable for a silent HTPC.
Summary: I needed to replace the 3 fans inside a case. After replacing the original fans with these I have actually questioned if it was on or not because they make little to no noise and keep the temp nice and cool even while gaming.
Summary: My RAID array box had dying fan bearings, so I bought this item with hopes that they meant it when they named it "Ultra Silent"... and they did! The RAID array is now so quiet I have to check the Power On LED to see if it's running. The only issue in the installation was the plug that was provided didn't match the one in the box, so I had to cut the old plugs off the dead fans and use them. The entire procedure (two fans) took about 15 minutes.
Summary: These were certainly cheap enough, I bought 2 to help airflow in a larger tower case. They don't create any negligible air movement/turbulence noise, but they do make a little oscillating sound, reminiscent of crickets. These were installed in a computer that is in an upstairs loft that I use as a music studio, and when I stand at the base of the stairs, they are heard clearly...and the room is rather large and carpeted.
Summary: I am using this fan to cool a power amplifier. I am running it with a Pyle 12 volt power supply (which is really 13.8 volts) and the fan is about 50db at 2 feet away. Any further away than that is below the threshold of my decibel meter. It would be completely silent if running at, say, 10 volts or less. It's true that it doesn't move a lot of air, but it keeps my amp cool and is quiet.
Summary: Good fan, can't tell if it quiet because I have a potentiometer between the power supply and fans. I can tell you it's virtually not audible when I lower the fan speeds, which is a must in my home studio.
Summary: This unit really moves the air....The motor is quiet, however the air movement still makes noise. It does it's job along with the other fans.....Have 2 along with the processor fan and power supply fan. Well worth the money.
Summary: I agree this is a quiet fan. But in my silent Geforce9300 system it hums, part of that is vibration of the case and most of is the dim noise of the fan itself. I'm using a controller to lower the rpms. The 'hum' became lower. The noise is not above day time ambient noise. It is noticeable when used in quiet conditions. I have a Scythe 120mm on the same system which is quieter (silent). Living room HTPC maybe. Bedroom HTPC no.