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Silverstone AP121
7.3 out of 10

Silverstone AP121

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Overall 6
6.0

Not recommended for restrictive intakes.

Harry T., Newegg
7 April 2014
  • Summary: Used briefly in an NZXT H440. Outside the case or with the front panels and filters off these fans pushed air in a very nice column that made it all the way through the case with little loss in power. However, once you add an air filter, this cuts down on the air velocity noticeably.
  • Pros: Excellent flow focus. Very quiet. Very good build quality. Includes speed control cable.
  • Cons: Flow-focusing vanes restrict fan output. Combined with a restrictive intake, there is very little airflow at full speed. Doesn't spin fast enough to compensate.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic fan

Ben P., Newegg
20 January 2013
  • Summary: When I get more money, I'm intending on buying a few more. Also, I bought them for $14. I don't know whether or not their list price of $22 would be a good deal. May just want to go with Noctua in that price range.
  • Pros: Very high static pressure. Great for radiators and for front intakes. Incredibly low noise. I'm using it on 12V right now and I can't hear a thing. If you can, there are 7V and 5V adaptors that come with it. That strange air channeling thing works like a charm. Have it pointed right at my CPU hea...
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent for Watercooling

William B., Newegg
21 June 2012
  • Summary: -Replaced 2 Aerocool Sharks; the worked well enough, but the Air penetrators are much better for cooling a radiator.
  • Pros: High static pressure Easy install Casing is quite nice
  • Cons: Can't think of any
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Overall 10
10

quiet and powerful

Dimitri B., Newegg
14 March 2012
  • Pros: Powerful air penetrator keeps my quad cores at 1 celsius on idle and under 25 under load. It rapidly cools the CPU. Bundled wires. Cool look. So quiet.
  • Cons: None really.
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Overall 10
10

BEAST!

Larry O., Newegg
30 April 2011
Overall 10
10

GGGRRRREEEEAAATTTT!!!!!

Anonymous, Newegg
20 March 2011
  • Pros: added it to my p182 case and lowered the temps a few degrees without any notice in noise.
  • Cons: needs a little more rpms but ohhh well
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but not Great

Paul C., Newegg
16 March 2011
  • Summary: It's not a bad fan, but fulfills a certain niche for a case intake fan, some may try it on a heatsink or radiator due to it's static pressure (I've tried it on a Thermalright Silver Arrow) but I don't think it does enough to warrant usage there.
  • Pros: - High static pressure - Very quiet - Got 2 during the 20% off all fans promo, so combined price was fairly cheap. - Nice sleeving.
  • Cons: - A bit weak in airflow, I am aware it does 35CFM max, but still weaker than I expected it to be overall. - Molex connector on the fan doesn't have both male/female connectors - Tested it in an open air environment where I had a piece of paper a meter away and the fan barely moves the paper just ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Not Bad Or Great

Allan E., Newegg
12 March 2011
  • Summary: If you're going to get a Silverstone AP fan thinking it will move a good amount of air, get the 180mm (which is supposed to be GREAT), or try the 140mm. This fan is OK, but falls kind of short compared to those 2.
  • Pros: Feels slightly heavier and more solid than the avg. fan (probably because of the extra plastic for the grille), cable sleeve used has a pretty tight weave which is good if you want your case interior to look tidy, voltage adapter cable (should come with all fans, I thnk)
  • Cons: "The AP121 was designed for use as a case intake fan where cooling object at a distance is required. At 1500rpm, the AP121 is designed as a quiet alternative to much faster spinning fans." Not entirely true in my experience. I used it as intended, to intake cooler air towards my CPU heatsink over...
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Overall 6
6.0

just ok

Justin B., Newegg
14 January 2011
  • Summary: I also own 4 of the 140mm fans of this model and they are waaay better. I completely recommend those there the same price and worth it. These I can't really recommend because they are to expensive for the amount of delivered performance. If I could do it again I would have got the Gentle Typhoons.
  • Pros: UV reactive, fairly quite, sleeved.
  • Cons: Not suitable for Rad usage IMO, doesn't push as much air as you would think, I own two of these and they they're both just kind of blah. Currently using both as intake fans and am just not that impressed.
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Overall 10
10

Great for radiators

Sky T., Newegg
3 December 2010
  • Summary: Overall a great product for intake fans and radiator fans. high static pressure and i noticed a 2-3 degree drops because of it from my previous fans on my radiator. Definitely getting another one when i upgrade to a 360 rad.
  • Pros: Quiet and performs well. blue fins look nice and has a really nice braided black sleeve. comes with a molex to 5v-7v-12v adapter.
  • Cons: none
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