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This review is from: Cougar Turbine CF-T12S4 120mm Case Fan
Pros: While others claim to be quiet or silent & post crazy false decibel levels, this fan is extremely quiet! No speed controller is necessary and they move a ton of air.
Other Thoughts: I bought a 4-pack & installed as intake fans behind Masscool fan filters on the side panels of 4 mid-high performance PCs. All internal fans are exhausting air. I had been using CM & Rosewell fans prior to these & had to use speed controllers or MOBO control to slow them down cuz the noise was incredible. These fans are a delight & I highly recommend!!! Without the filters I can't hear them period - with the filters in-place I can JUST hear slight air movement. I will buy these again & again!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: An awesome deal on sale for $4.99 each - controller, grill & fan! Seem to move lots of air.
Cons: Wayyy loud. I bought 3 sets just to get the speed controllers and then 1 of 3 controllers turned out DOA - not worth the hassle or cost of returning...besides that, after 1 of 3 controllers DOA & hearing these fans I'll never order them again. If you have to crank 'em down to live with 'em then buy slower, quieter fans - I'm not really sure what you could use a fan like this at full speed for...
Other Thoughts: Perhaps my definition of "quiet" is different than other folks. In fairness, Newegg doesn't advertise them as being quiet...I got that from the reviews, but the reviewers are wrong. Even with the fan controller turned all the way down these fans let you know they're working - and shipped with a dead controller thus direct power they're just overwhelming. They do move air, but I don't wanna wear earplugs when putering.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Surely do move a lot of air.
Cons: LOUD!!! and not very inexpensive.
Other Thoughts: I bought 4 of these based on Newegg's specs & listed dBA, plus Maascool foam fan filters...all arrived today - one filtered intake fan for each of my desktops mainly to keep the doggie & kitty hair outta the cases & work in conjunction with lesser exhaust fans. Spent the past few days cutting proper holes in each of the side panels in preparation. WOW, there's no way I could have all 4 PC's running in the same house, unless we all had earplugs in. Howling LOUD! Gonna do some experimenting to see if I can quiet 'em down a little - wish all my motherboards had sys-fan speed controls, but alas, they don't.READ FULL REVIEW