Summary: used it for my VGA air duct from haf x case, I have gtx 580 3-way sli, I used to get hot temps because there is no space between the cards I had 79c maximum temp! after using this fan I get less 5c ~ 7c now max temp is 72~73c on GPU intensive games like metro 70c max temp on BF3 ! not too loud and very effective.
Summary: This product got good reviews at a PC enthusiast site, so I gave it a shot. It's very very nice. Very good airflow and very quiet, particularly given how much airflow you get. At higher RPM's, there is a slight whine if you listen closely, but I don't generally run it that high. Construction seems solid. No complaints.
Summary: I was referred to this type of fan from a work collegue and I must say, they are extremely quiet. I have started using these fans to provide active thermal management systems for A/ V Gear in cabinetry. We have always used Middle Atlantic's ATM systems, but we always get the complaint that the fans are way too LOUD! I purchased a pair of these fans and mocked them up, and I was amazed! SUPER QUIET, but still exhausted the hot air. I'm sold...
Summary: I recently put one of these in my desktop. It's very powerful and i bougt it after searching for "best desktop fan." It was one of the recommendations and it had a good review here, so winner. It's pretty quiet. It does have a high pitch hum to it though. Mine is mounted on the top of my case, so it's probably more noticable, The hum starts at around 1150 RPM and contiunes to get louder until it's peak at 1900 rpm.
Summary: I used this to replace the stock ball bearing fan in a Corsair CS-400 power supply. The fan's speed is voltage controlled, and one reason why I bought this fan is the very low starting voltage (I needed one with a <5V starting voltage, and the one on this fan is actually under 3V, if I remember correctly). Most of the time it would run at about 900rpm, and it's far quieter than the stock fan, while moving as much or even more air.
Great quality, moves plenty of air, and relatively quiet
B. Schaefer, Amazon
25 May 2010
Summary: I picked up a couple of these since my computer case has a horizontal fan on the top of the case, and I burned through several cheaper sleeve bearing case fans (something about sleeve bearing design makes them only work well for vertical mounting, I discovered). I settled on this model after shopping around all the rifle bearing and fluid bearing fan options, and this one was the ideal combination of airflow (47.5 CFM) and noise level (27.6 dBA) for my needs.