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This review is from: APEVIA FS-30BK Case Fan Screws (Black)
Pros: These are GREAT fan screws! Buy some and when you get a new fan, throw away the screws that came with it and use these.
The metal is strong, no stripping problems, the black finish is (I believe) anodized, not painted, it doesn't come off. Great for those of us with black cases who don't want silver screws all over the place.
They DIG into new, untapped plastic fans housings like nothing! Put in three fans and three filters, no worries.
Cons: I didn't buy two packs. (Smacks head)
Other Thoughts: Buy 'em already!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I have two 140mm fans of the same series serving as exhausts and they work great so I decided to buy three 120mm fans for my intakes.
They run quiet, move a lot of air, the LED lights are a really bright, brilliant blue. The cord is braided and easy to conceal. I purchased two 3-pin two-way splitters with these fans and I had more than enough wire.
These fans are happy mounted vertically or horizontally. No weird noises, no wobble wobble. Pretty quiet even with dust filters.
Cons: They weren't delivered by helicopter.
Other Thoughts: Great quality and you can get two for the price of a lot of fans that was nowhere near as good.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Silverstone FF121 120mm Fan Grille and Filter Kit
Pros: For the price, the quality is pretty nice. So far it seems to trap a lot of dust without impeding the air flow severely. The plastic housing and screen seem like they will hold up well. If you get that white powdery dust in your PC, these will help. I have them on all three intakes.
Cons: I knocked off an egg for the crummy screws. I bought a pack of high quality fan screws here on Newegg, but after installing fans in two cases I ran out and had to use one of the screws that came with the filter.
I installed two filters on my side panel 120mm fans, the first was ok but the bottom one didn't have enough clearance between the panel and my PSU on the bottom corner. I figured I would mount it on the outside of the panel. The three aftermarket screws came out fine but with the one that came with the filter, the metal was really soft and even though I hadn't over-tightened it and used the correct screwdriver size it stripped very easily.
Other Thoughts: I couldn't get the screw out so I swapped it with my bottom mounted 120mm where the clearance didn't matter.
Keep in mind that these will add a bit of depth to the rear of your fan, not much, they are fairly thin, but if you have a bottom mounted PSU and you're mounting these in a side panel, it's something to consider.
I did mount it on the outside of the panel and it works correctly even though it doesn't look so great. I plan on sanding down the rear of my fan's plastic housing so I can get those extra few centimeters of clearance and stick it inside where it belongs.
Check out the black fan screws here on Newegg! They are longer than standard fan screws, are made of harder metal and easily chew their way through new, untapped fans. They work great with these filters, especially if you are going to be taking them off for cleaning.
Don't use the screws that come with the fan!!