Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Silent Fan 120 SI2
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Not powerful enough
24 March 2014
Summary: While I can appreciate the fact that these are the "economy" fans in a 4 pack.....They are pretty much useless. When compared to the other stock 120mm fans that came with my case, these cooler master fans just don't cut it. These fans don't move enough air to be worth the space and effort of installing them. My advice to anyone who is looking for a better way to cool their computer, I'd just spend the extra $10-$20 and get some higher quality fans. You'll thank me later.
Summary: They are very quiet. They're your average super basic fan. Don't push very much air at all, you can barely feel it. However unless you are building something that needs a lot of air movement they'll do fine. I just bought them for my entertainment center to move air up the towers. They do their job keeping fresh air coming up behind my consoles and going out the top.
Summary: I got these as replacements for one of my fans that finally gave up the ghost after 10 years of use (a cooler master fan). So when I saw a package of 4 of these for 15 bucks, I jumped on the deal. These fans are quiet and reliable and will last and plug right into your motherboard. A good deal for the price for quiet basic computer fans.
Summary: These are good fans for the price but they are sleeve-bearing fans so they must be mounted so they are blowing horizontally (case of fan is vertical) otherwise they get noisier and have shorter lifespan. Not good for top case exhaust. Also, I have 3 of them setup on a PWM splitter so that one motherboard header controls the speed of all three of them and they are all powered from the power supply (as not to blow the motherboard header).
Summary: I installed all of these backwards, inadvertently creating massive amounts of correct airflow in the case. These fans literally make the stupid things you do turn out awesome. I keep one on me at all times in case I get in a jam and need to stupid my way out.
Summary: I had a few 5 W, 12 Vdc solar panels sitting around and decided to use them to create solar powered vent fans. These fans worked well for the project. Very quite and move enough air around to make them quite handy for the task I had for them.
Summary: Cheap and quiet, can't beat that. I read in forums that these weren't good for horizontal mounting like in the case of top mounting exhaust configuration. I haven't had any problems with these all the time I've had them.