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APEVIA CF12S 120mm Cooling Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Decent for the price 11/28/2015

This review is from: APEVIA CF12S 120mm Cooling Fan

Pros: Decent CFM to Noise and price to performance ratios.
At lower RPMs they're nearly silent.
Lasted roughly 8 years in a nearly 24/7 server at about 45% speed.

Cons: They're a slight purple, not clear.
Plastic feels like it could be a bit brittle.
The original grease in the fans hardens after ~18,000 hours and ceases to lubricate the bearing.

Other Thoughts: I'd suggest re-greasing the fans within a year to prevent premature wear of the bearing. Kind of like doing an oil change on a car. I suggest a thin Lithium-based ("white") grease for the bearings. Make sure to remove ALL remnants of previous grease before applying new grease.

The sleeve bearing eventually failed, for me, at about 65,000 hours. That is FAR beyond what is specified for these fans. I did re-grease them with some high quality Lithium grease, twice, to keep them going.

If you're looking for something that will last more than 2 years and about 4 months of constant running (specification of 20,000 hours MTBF) you're going to want a better fan. Fans with Matsushita (Panasonic) Fluid Dynamic Bearings (FDB) are far superior for long-term use.

I've since replaced these fans with some Cougar CF-V12HPB fans of which have true FDB bearings.

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Rosewill RCDC-14033 DisplayPort Male to HDMI Female Adapter
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Thin and compact
Cable that allows for connection in tight space at any angle

Cons: The cable could be a bit thicker but this is a minor gripe.
DisplayPort connection doesn't feel very confident, nor does it latch/lock in place. Hasn't had a connection issue though so I'm not going to knock an egg off.

Other Thoughts: I needed an adapter to HDMI from full-size DisplayPort that was not an in-line like most others are. This was, oddly, the only choice I had on Newegg. Thankfully I was not disappointed.

This cable did exactly what I needed and the quality of the cable was better than I expected.

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Coboc AD-DVI2HD-8-BK Dongle-Style 8 inch Black Color Dual Link DVI-D(24+1) Male to HDMI Female Digital Video Adatper,Gold Plated, M-F
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Thin profile
Easy to tighten/remove especially when using multiple side-by-side

Cons: The cable COULD be a bit more shielded/stiffer and I wouldn't mind but this is a very minor gripe.

Other Thoughts: I have an HDMI KVM switch and the graphics adapter in this server does not have HDMI. I also needed the ability to have a shallow cable mount due to clearance issues and cable management as well as easy to remove screws.

This fit the bill perfectly and I'm quite satisfied. The thumb screws are by far easier to deal with than the in-line adapters most graphics adapters come with.

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Display Name: Chris H.

Date Joined: 06/19/04

  • Reviews: 32
  • Helpfulness: 11
  • First Review: 06/27/04
  • Last Review: 02/09/16
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