Summary: If you're looking for the highest performance with a static pressure optimized fan, this will work great for you. Noctua fans are better than corsair fans on radiators since they actually have a square frame, if you're considering both options these will work better.
Pros: Tons of airflow Great static pressure Excellent performance on heatsinks and radiators Low vibration Sleeved cable Sticker on the fan hub is actually a metal plaque Only draws 0.3A, you could safely have 3-4 of these on a single PWM header depending on your motherboard Brown can be removed High q...
Cons: Strong plastic smell, will make your room smell like plastic for a while Sometimes has trouble starting at low speed settings, will try a couple times before spinning up. May be motherboard dependent. Cable isn't sleeved all the way to the fan hub Sleeving is grippy and does attract dust Cable ju...
Summary: I've been using Noctua fans for many years now, starting with the NF-P12s, so the color scheme has kinda grown on me. I grabbed 2 of these for push/pull on an old NH-U12P, and they're absolutely fantastic.
Pros: Great included accessories PWM Great noise profile at high load No clicking on PWM
Summary: When running at full speed, it's difficult to to decide which is the more remarkable, the sound, the durability, or the amount of air they move. Bottom line? Oh, yeah. I definitely would, and probably will purchase the same product again.
Pros: Provided you came to this purchase well informed, and thus prepared for what you get, these fans do exactly what the maker intended them to do. They move air -- a lot of air. These are not silent. These are not intended to be silent. They are intended to be industrial grade, long lived, low maint...
Cons: If you are looking for quiet, you will not find it here. Read the product description. They are designed for a specific duty, and "quiet" is not in that job description. Nor should it be.
Summary: Stop researching for fans, this IS the one you want to buy. The price point make sense for the quality that you are getting. It make quiet systems quieter. System: I5-6600k -OC'd 4.5ghz H100i Corsair 16GB DDR4 Nvidia 740SC 4GB Antec Eleven Hundred V2 case.
Pros: Wow.. I'm replacing to stock Corsair fans for my H100i. The stock fans were quiet at about 700 RPM's, and sounded like turbofan plane engine when running at 1800 RPM's. So, this fan runs extremely quiet with the maximum amount of airflow. At its lowest setting at least on my RAD, it sits at 350 R...
Summary: So this fan in particular might not be for everyone. These are industrial versions. Noise is not as big of an consideration as airflow output, power input, etc.. All 2000 rpm fans and higher are going to be loud especially at 120 mm.
Pros: - High static pressure or focused flow :) - quiet at 70% power and below - solid build quality - if you don't like the orange vibration pads you can take them off and then these fans are all black :) - like with every noctua fan, braided black cable is clean and quality - PWM control is on point.
Cons: - At full speed these fans are loud and they should be so not really a con just being honest and objective.
Pros: Silent on medium to low speeds. Moves a crazy amount of air on high speeds (isn't perfectly silent here but is close) Ludicrously overengineered, I'd expect a very long life. Came with a large variety of extra hardware and cables.
Cons: It might be considered 'expensive'. Colorn scheme is polarizing.