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Corsair Air Series SP120 (CO-9050012-WW) 120mm PWM Quiet Edition High Static Pressure Fan (Twin Pack)
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: They look really good.
Got them much cheaper than list price.
They really are quiet.

Cons: Don't cool as good as the fans I bought them replace.
Cables aren't sleeved, for the price you pay they should be.

Other Thoughts: I bought these to replace 2 cougar cf-v12hps on my h60 closed looped cooler. There was nothing wrong with the cougars ... they are very quiet and move a lot of air. I just wanted to move them elsewhere in the case and use the SP120s for the radiator instead to make my pc quieter.

The SP120s actually raised the temp on my cpu. Prime95 tested took only 20 minutes to reach 62c on my overclocked fx-6300. Prior temp was 54c max with the cougars. My 6300 is at 4.2Ghz @ 1.3v, nothing crazy.

I went ahead and just put the Cougars back on and am using these as front case fans for my hdds and ssd replacing the noisy fans I had on there. My computer is now decently quiet, only able to hear the gpu fan now.

These might be a good replacement for some radiators and hsfs. They do normally get good reviews. In my situation they just didn't work as good as what I already had. I got them really cheap on newegg's e bay store so I'm not really complaining. Plus I accomplished what I set out to do, just not the way I intended.

COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan with Pulse Width Modulation
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good price
Nice design
Focused air flow

Cons: None anymore

Other Thoughts: When I had these installed on my mATM mini tower they were loud, just as loud as the fans they replaced. I have since moved it a much larger case using it with a 120mm radiator in a push/pull configuration. Now they are whisper quiet.

The only fan I hear now is the fan from my HD7870. These have so far worked great with water cooling. I have them running full blast and I honestly do not hear them. Maybe the design of certain cases just amplifies these and other "silent" fans (like the other case I had these in), but in my Antec case these fans are near silent.

CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW/RF) Water Cooler Manufactured Recertified
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good price
Cools good
Looks good in my case

Cons: No extra screws included for mounting another fan
No back-plate for AMD (a plus for some maybe, but I feel the block/pump would seat better with one)

Other Thoughts: I was having an issue with fluctuating temp readings for a few days but they mostly seem to have steadied out. Another 6 hours of Prime95 (max temp, power mode) didn't get past 39c on Core Temp, gaming has topped at 37c.

Idle temps still fluctuate between low 20c's and low 30c's, but no more high temp spikes. My ambient temp is in the upper 70s to low 80s most days.

Adding a second fan dropped the temp about 2c, could also be the other 4 120mm fans I added with a swiftech 8-way pwm splitter I bought so I could use all my fans.

I was sort of worried at first the unit was possibly defective in some was but it has been working great for me now. I may try overclocking my fx-6300 soon but I don't really have much need to. I am confident this can easily handle 4.2GHz , possibly up to about 4.4GHz with a good board and vrm cooling.

I am tempted to buy a couple more, one for my son's warm running Phenom II and another for my video card (I have enough room to mount another in the front of my case). If you are looking for a good cooler at a good price then this is your cooler. May not be the best for overclocking or cramped cases though.


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Display Name: Randy G.

Date Joined: 10/15/11

  • Reviews: 49
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  • First Review: 10/20/11
  • Last Review: 03/19/15
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