Summary: i am getting a speed controller to turn up or down at my choosing. sometimes they do get on my nerves being noisy.
Pros: moves air beyond belief !! my rig stays between 15 to 20 degrees cooler on idle for extended periods of time. i have an older custom system in a HP 6000 case. i use this fan on my stock heatsink with a 125W amd quad core. my case fan is the 92mm one. absolutely no complaints about my cooling. sys...
Cons: noisy fans. about half as loud as a vacuum cleaner. and thats because i have 2 of them thats the price you pay for great cooling. its not vantec's fault for the that. sometimes you have to make sacrifices for quality cooling. if you like a quiet computer, this fan is not for you.
Summary: When reigned in with a decent fan controller this fan not only runs relatively quiet but still manages to push air better than some of the other fans I've dealt with. I use it to exhaust air out of the top of my case and I can't be happier with the difference this one has over the Rosewill I was...
Pros: Pushes some serious air, even when running at lower RPMs.
Cons: Sounds like a vacuum cleaner when running at full tilt. Also, it needs a Molex to 3-pin adapter to work with regular fan controllers.
Summary: Be careful if you have anything lose, or, that could get loose in your case. I thought I had other case fan cables secure, and this thing blew them loose, just to show you what kind of strength this fan has!!
Pros: One of the best 80mm fans I have ever owned, when wanting strong, high pressure cooling for a computer. I say again, not just high speed, but, high blowing pressure, and powerful cooling capability. Pack a case full of these and set some OC records.
Cons: NOT really a con, but.... Thicker than normal 80mm case fans. I sadly could not fit in a few places I wanted to use it, due to thickness. If you put in a computer that is located in a quiet room/area, be ready for the vacuum cleaner / jet fighter-like sound it makes. I was aware of the sound up f...
Summary: Bought fan Sept 2011 and have been using it ever since (today is 7/1/2014) But after having this fan for so long I can't take the loudness of it anymore! Now that I have a newborn I need to hear her in the bedroom right next to my computer room so the fan has got to go!
Pros: Long lasting--- bought 9/18/2011 still works as of today 7/1/2014
Summary: Thought it would be OK since we were installing in rack mount systems in loud industrial lab areas but they are too loud even for that. They are louder than nearby cooling compressors and can be heard several rooms away (with doors open).
Summary: Would be great in a server or tucked away in an used room.
Pros: Definitely moves a lot of air - if that's all you need then go for it.
Cons: It is WAY too loud to use in a personal computer. Originally mine was installed in the back of a case which was being used in an entertainment cabinet - even that didn't dull the noise down enough to use.
Summary: The noise has a resonating quality that's not very pleasant. Maybe that's because I have two of them next to each other in a server case (which fortunately I can walk away from). At 10W each, I'm going to need to carefully consider what fan controller to get.
Pros: It moves a heck of a lot of air
Cons: So loud I'm wondering about tempering it with a fan controller.