Summary: IMHO, why buy a temperature-controlled fan then dish on it because you can't ramp up the RPM's manually? It seems to me best suited for front case placement, and is not at all suited for CPU/GPU/radiator use. It does fall short in baseline airflow, to me the temp-to-rpm ratio is too low.
Pros: Well engineered. Motor and bearing are well built. Very quiet even at full speed. Blue LED's are a nice touch AND are switched. Perforated frame does indeed reduce turbulance and increase airflow.
Cons: 2000 rpm would be nice. Frame construction takes some getting used to. Bearing benefits from a drop of oil before use.
Summary: Honestly I was using two of these on my gaming rig as radiator fans, because I thought the CFM was pretty large for a very low sound rating. I have no idea how that CFM was reached, because you can put your hand under or over it, and there's -zero- movement of air.
Pros: Quiet. Glows blue. Rubber screws for vibration dampening?!
Cons: Does not move air. At all. Requires you to cut off the thermal probe to get it to work at full speed.
Summary: I included everything asked for by the rebate. Got an email back saying they were missing the barcode, which was cut out and stapled to the form as instructed (a cut barcode is the most obvious thing required for a rebate, I wasn't born yesterday).
Pros: Quiet. Pretty.
Cons: Doesn't move any air. I wonder how the "26.51 cfm" minimum airflow rating was arrived at. If you want a fan that actually does its job in addition to looking pretty, look into Cooler Master or SilverStone. Me? I decided that bling wasn't worth it and went for Scythe S-Flex instead. Far better fan...
Summary: If you want it at max speed, which you should, because the CFM gains outpace the loudness, what you do, is you strip the wire on the temperature sensor (the black wire leading to a very small node, which is the resistor; it is on the same side of the fan as the power, opposite the LED button).
Pros: Very Quiet, quality construction, great CFM:Db ratio for people who need a nice balance between cooling and noise (read: Home Theatre PCs), the Temperature Sensor works great for those who need as little noise as possible.
Cons: None, really. I'll put in a few counter-arguments to this fan, though. If you'd rather not have a fan that chooses its own speed, you should probably browse Enermax's Cluster and Magma fan lineup, Cluster is PWM, and runs at full speed when attached to a 4-pin Molex. It has almost the same CFM, t...
Summary: Disabled temp control by cutting off the the sensor and twisting the wire together. Shrink sleeved and taped the ends so no shorting ocuurs. 4 of them are cooling my Cooler Master Stacker good enough after the fix. I thought was going to need new fans.
Pros: Pretty Blue. Ability to turn LED on off. Virtually in audible. Long Life bearings. If you need quiet and not much cooling,this is your fan
Cons: 1000 RPM. Max. Speed. Temp control worhless. If 500 rpm cools your rig,then you probably didn't need fans. Three eggs do to the fact it takes surgery to get a little cooling from these. Enermax needs to trash the sensor and add speed control switch. Low med High
Summary: If you are looking for eye-candy and you are not in-need for a high-rpm fan then this should do the trick, if not look elsewhere. Now here is the main reason I am upset : I have purchased TONZ of fans from newegg and I still dont understand why a 4.99$ Rosewill fan can outperform a 15.99$ fan.
Pros: The leds look nice, UV reactive, uses bearings (not sleeved). Got it for 12.99$ off another site... It has an On/Off button...and a temp probe you can splice to get 1050 RPM's woohoo....
Cons: Where do I start? First of all if you cant control a 3 pin fan from a fan controller then the fan is basically useless. For the price plus shipping this fan is by FAR one of the worst purchases I have made. 550 RPM does no good to a pc that needs ventilation. The fan just sucks period....Even at ...
Summary: Auto speed sensor is probably working as designed (takes the fan from 500 RPM to 1000RPM). , but if that's not enough, here is how to hotwire it: Cut the thermal resistor off at the end of the thermal probe wire (RPM drops to 450 with the lines open), strip the ends of the two probe wires, twist...
Pros: Very quite, novel bearing design, l.e.d. on/off switch. Wish list: wish I could push this to 2000 RPM.
Cons: Not sure if this really is a CON: I think I am like many others here disappointed in the fan because of its high potential... (wish it moved more air), but I think this fan is what it is: a 1000 RPM fan. You're simply not going to get 100CFM at this RPM. Its so quiet and well designed that we all...
Summary: So I figured out how to bypass the auto speed control. just cut off the temperature probe, then spice the two wires together. its a thermistor - look it up, less resistance means it thinks its hotter. Now my fan runs full speed all the time. Its still pretty quiet. If you want to go back.
Pros: Quiet, moves a good amount of air. cool looking
Pros: Don't know why other are whining about these fans not putting out that much air. I paid for these to be quiet and they are very quiet. Went in my wife's computer, which is not overclocked. The ones in her computer before were very loud and she asked me to make them quieter. She is thrilled.
Summary: So, be careful with you choice here. Quite fan with not that great of air flow. I think the Bat Wing does not take flight...
Pros: These fans are very quiet! I would say that they live up to the dBa as rated in specs. Power cord is nice and long. Lights are just the right brightness for my case. You can get 10 bucks off by going to manufacture web sight and pick up the mail in rebate.
Cons: Don't move that much air even at highest rpm. I put 2 of these in my case. 1 fan in front turns 1046 rpm, and the other exhaust fan in back turns at 980 rpms. I don't feel any air moving when I place my hand next to them. After changing out the kit of twin blue 120 cooler masters for these fans, ...