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1ST PC CORP. PFB1212UHE-F00 120mm Case Cooling Fan

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  • 120mm
  • 5500 RPM 252.85 CFM
  • Ball Bearings
  • 66.5 dBA

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Carlos Q.
  • 4/27/2016 11:23:20 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what you'd expect... for the most part.

Pros: Moves a lot of air, 3 pin fan, keeps your components very cool. I went from using 2 120mm ~80cfm fans to 2 of these. Full load CPU temps dropped 20C at half fan speed ~3K rpm.

Cons: 1. I installed 2 of these in a push-pull config in my gaming rig to cool my AMD FX-9590. (Yes, I know it's liquid cooling only, I'm air-cooling it anyway) It was necessary to purchase a 25' HDMI cable, a 25' USB extension cable, and a USB hub to connect my headset, KB, mouse, and monitor for detached usage during close quarters gaming with other people, ex: a LAN party. (my headset has a USB interface).

2. Extremely loud. 2 of these running at full speed is so loud you will almost need to yell when speaking to the person next to you when standing next to the PC they are installed in.

3. Requires a fan controller? - not sure if that is a con

Other Thoughts: The images of this product are not very clear about what type of interface the fan has. It's a standard 3pin that comes with a molex adapter, which is pictured.
DO NOT under any circumstances connect one of these directly to your motherboard if you continue to use the motherboard. It will most likely fry.
Usage of this fan requires a 50w/ch or greater fan controller. I recommend the Lamptron FC9 4ch fan controller. It uses throttles, and is analog, but it does the job.

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  • Ramon R.
  • 6/25/2014 3:48:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome fan very strong

Pros: Moves alot of air

Cons: To wide

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  • Bruce P.
  • 2/22/2014 4:18:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFan of choice

Pros: I have been using Delta pwm fans exclusively on my high end PC, Intel i7 3930K running @5.0Ghz 24/7. Generally, Delta fans is known for their high speed and loud at full tilt. But with the pwm, the speed can be controlled in the mbo bios and is perfectly acceptable to me in noise. I set it to run at around 2400rpm at idle and pwm ramps the fan speed up to 5000rpm at full load. The only time when the fan is at full tilt is when I am benching or do stress test (Prime95) I am using 10 of these bad boys to cool 3 HWLabs Black Ice GTX radiators, 1 480mm and 2 360mm radiator. I am using total of 16 Delta fans on my custom water cooled system. Without pwm control or fan controller, these fans will be running at full tilt and will be very loud and will not be suitable for every day usage.

10pc 120 x 38 5500rpm @252cfm pwm cool 3 Black Ice GTX radiators
2pc 80 x 38 9000rpm @150cfm pwm cool front vrm (custom made bracket to mount fans)
2pc 120 x 25 4000rpm @150cfm pwm cool back vrm (custom made bracket to mount fans)
2pc 120 x 25 3400rpm @113cfm pwm front intake fan

Cons: to expensive. 16 fans cost me close to $600.

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  • SEAN P.
  • 1/26/2014 12:19:28 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbout the best you're ever going to get.

Pros: 1. Highest CFM for a 120mm DC or AC fan I've EVER found and I've looked. A LOT.

2. I bought two of them years ago and they've not shown the slightest bit of decline in performance even though they are only turned off a few hours a week at the most.

3. Very well constructed. Holes line up perfectly and they're super sturdy.

Cons: I'd like to point out that these cons are either made known on the listing, obvious/to be expected or both. I've listed solutions for them that have worked for me in the "other thoughts" section below.

1. Vibrates like a beast.

2. Loud like a rabid beast.

3. Massive like a prehistoric beast.

4. Heavy like a lazy beast that loves nachos.

Other Thoughts: Here are a few things I learned that will make your life easier (as they have mine):

1. Bore the holes out on the side you're not putting screws in with a drill so that your screw driver's shaft can easily slide through. The supreme amazingness of this advice will become clear the first time you try to mount it to something like a radiator where the screws aren't going in from the side opposite the fan.

2. It will shake the daylights out of whatever you mount it to. Your case will remind you of the story of Tesla and his earthquake machine. So here's what I did to compensate - Get some foam (the softest foam you can find that will still support the weight) and make a ring around the circumference. Glue or double sided tape it in place. You can get the gunk off later with any number of solvents if you wish. This will GREATLY reduce the vibration and also take the noise down a few notches in the process.

(I used one of those noodles they make to insulate pipes and keep Darwin from claiming the children that defy his theory for my radiator setup and the spare foam from one of my amazing water tight camera cases [can't mention other brands here]. It worked like a champ!)

3. Get a fan controller that can handle it. The same brand on this fan is also on fan controllers that allow up to 50 watts per channel (the fan pulls 48 itself). They, like the fan, are expensive, but so worth it. Puny wimpy fan controllers WILL CATCH ON FIRE if you try to run this fan on them. IF you run more than one of these fans on said "economical" fan controller, it will create an event horizon that will suck everything you know and love into oblivion. If you're a cheap skate, you can get a less expensive controller, but here's what you have to do to make it safe -

a) Take 48 and divide it by the number of watts each channel can handle. Round that up to the next whole number.

b) Solder that many channels together so they act essentially as one. (Solder all the positives together into one and the same with the negative. The grounds are all electrically the same, so it's easier to just ground the fan using a fat wire.) PAY ATTENTION if you're wiring up more than one fan and desire to control them independently.

c) When you dial the speed up or down, try to move all the connected rheostats in unison, or just be quick about it. ALWAYS set all of them connected to the same fan to the same setting. If you do not it will quickly fry out and catch on fire.

4. Get a filter to put on the intake side. Otherwise, you will find all sorts of dust, hair and possibly pureed small animals inside your case in mass quanta. If you don't and Fido comes up missing - you can't say I didn't warn you.

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  • Jason M.
  • 12/11/2013 10:29:59 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGone with the Wind

Pros: The amount of air it moves is crazy. I can Imagen that this fan would be better applied to a roomy server case in a room that you don't have to be in all day.

Specifications say it's 252.85 CMF and I don't think I need to check because you can tell as it blows more wind then most personal fans.

Cons: First in foremost I would like to say the pros (or more like the Only pro) out weigh the cons.

The fan size is a bit thicker then your average 120mm fan making it harder to fit in most cases and the sound is loud.

I know what you might be asking how loud is 66.5 DBs and my answer is if you ever heard a blow dryer. I would say it's notch above that.

Other Thoughts: I only had them on my case for 8 months because I started to record videos and a loud fan set up in my room was not practical. I only had 2 of them on at one time and after a month I was able to go to sleep with my computer on and the fans at full speed.

I know sound insane but I was able too.

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  • Micah B.
  • 4/20/2013 5:47:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHuge

Pros: Moves a TON of air. That is the only thing good about this

Cons: Way too loud for as much air as it moves! I have had other fans that did 200+ cfm and it didn't have 1/2 the noise as these did!! Took it out within hours of use as I couldn't deal with the noise. Waste of $40

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  • Donald L.
  • 4/3/2013 2:57:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEPIC fan that makes men cry

Pros: Truly EPIC! I got this for laughs and giggles and man, did it deliver! *Giggle Giggle* Now that I know what I got myself into, I will probably not install this in any of my computers, but I will change my mind if I get a sound-proof room. These are literally mini jet engines or a hair dryer inside your computer. It's that loud. The weight itself tells you that it's a high quality fan. Definitely won't break for a long time.

Cons: Other than requiring a decent fan controller that can handle over 30w and the noise? Nothing. Just pure awesomeness. Just be prepared with the noise. If you want to compare it and see if you can handle it constantly, plug in a hair dryer, turn it on, and have it sit on your desk for a minute. If you can't even handle one minute of that, you won't like this fan.

Other Thoughts: You will need a decent fan controller for these fans if you want to slow down the speed and minimize the noise. Your motherboard fan controller (if equipped) will not handle such high loads and you will risk burning out the connector on your motherboard. There are a few decent fan controllers on sale that are rated over 30w. I would recommend the 1st PC COPR FC-FC9B; it should easily be able to handle these fans.

These fans are primarily meant for servers or extreme builds with a custom radiator for your liquid cooling system. Would I ever attach this to my peasant heatsink? Maybe not. Will I attach it on my corsair H60? Maybe. Will I for my case? Probably but this unit is the equivalent of using a jet engine as your house fan. It's overkill, but I can't deny that it will cool down your temps dramatically. If I was a heavy gamer and video editing 24/7, I would use it, no questions asked. Plus, you can use it as a room fan during Summer!

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  • SEAN P.
  • 3/17/2013 9:50:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot for the casual user.

Pros: This fan moves a TON of air! (At least 250 CFM) If you need to really push/pull some gas through a radiator or vent exhaust quickly and you only have 120mm to work with, this is the unit for you!

I've owned a few of these fans for.. I guess three years now. They're in constant use and I've not noticed any drop in function.

High quality construction - sturdy and shockingly long life.

Cons: For me and what I'm using them for, none.

However, people who have been by my shop say that they sound like jet turbines when they spool up. (And they're almost as loud, lol!)

I would like to point out here a few things you should keep in mind on top of how loud these things are.

1. If you're going to use a fan controller, be sure to get one that's rated to AT LEAST 49 watts per channel. Good luck finding a cheap Rheostat to do the job. This fan is too small for a hardware store yet too big for most PC suppliers.

2. VIBRATION!! These fans aren't perfectly balanced and they vibrate HARD! Take this into consideration before you install and make sure you have enough room for some kind of a buffer/absorber. Springs are a terrible idea (I found out), but a stout foam seems to really help.

If you don't, you're going to start having loose connectors pretty soon.

3. Have a drill bit handy. Depending on the size of screws you're going to use, your driver may not fit through one hole to get to another.

Other Thoughts: The same company makes a four way controller that works like a champ for these fans. Don't listen to people when they say it's ugly, it's actually pretty good looking. Yeah, cosmetic things may not be 100% lined up. But it's got all the quality where it needs it.

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  • Earl p.
  • 1/13/2013 8:04:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Move more air then some house fans took 15degrees off everything

Cons: Very load at max speed I had to cut its power in half it was running at 5800 rpms max but at 3000rpms its not to load

Other Thoughts: Make sure to buy a 50w fan controller unless u do what I did and just turn the cool and quiet on for the case fans

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  • DeepCoreDev
  • 11/30/2012 5:17:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: Blows tons of air!

Cons: High wattage, so you need a good 50w fan controller.

Other Thoughts: It's nice an loud, but from these reviews I expected something louder.

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