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This review is from: SILVERSTONE FHP-141 140mm (120mm mounting holes) Case Fan
Pros: Very high static air pressure. Relatively quiet for the amount of air it moves. Quality construction. Mounts in 120mm fan hole pattern yet has all the power of a 140mm fan. Male and female 4 pin connectors in case you run into gender issues with other case connectors. Very low impedance. With a fan speed controller you can turn it way down without it stalling. This is very unusual for a fan this powerful. Silverstone makes good stuff.
Cons: Small amount of bearing whine when the fan is run at slower speeds. I have it on a rheostat fan speed controller so I can turn it way down.
Other Thoughts: I've got one of these on a water cooler radiator and the power of it compared to the fans that came with the water cooler . . . well, there is no comparison. If you put your hand on the top side of the radiator there is a huge difference in how much air is flowing through the radiator. This may be the best fan on the market, not just the best 140mm fan. I can't believe they are selling it for this cheap.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ARCTIC F12 Fluid Dynamic Bearing Case Fan, 120mm Quiet Blade Design, 74CFM at 22dBA
Cons: High failure rate
Other Thoughts: I purchased about half a dozen or so of these over a year ago. All but one developed annoying ticks or bearing wine after only three months or so. They are supposed to last years.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Sunbeam RHK-EX-BA Rheobus-Extreme Fan Controller Panel
Pros: Heavy duty wattage rating. Rheostats won't fry and die. Fine-tuned analog control. Six separate channels.
Cons: Kind of ugly. Lighted knobs are excessively bright. I would have appreciated more harness connectors to have been bundled with it.
Other Thoughts: I have owned two of these over the years as well as a number of other fan controllers. I came back to this one. The best overall. Very functional. I prefer the analog adjustment technology of this controller over the digital ones because it allows you infinite control of fan speed and the ability to even throttle them all the way off. The digital ones typically only give you three to five step speeds and only allow you to throttle down to about 40% of max fan speed. Powerful fans running at 40% can still be too loud.READ FULL REVIEW