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This review is from: GELID Solutions FN-PX12-15 120mm Case cooler
Pros: Inexpensive for a PWM fan.
Cons: Concerns about its longevity?
Other Thoughts: Really impressed. Normally I buy fans in the $20-$30 range, but for $14 I feel like I got a lot of value. The fan seems really solidly made, the design isn't ostentatious (no garish LEDs or anything) and it seems to move a fair amount of air.
I'm a little concerned about people saying that they've had their die, though. I've only had mine for about a week now, so hopefully they'll continue to run well.
I'll definitely recommend these for people looking for a good fan at a low price.
This review is from: ENERMAX T.B. Silence UCTB12P 120mm PWM Function Case Fan
Pros: Didn't cost much so I don't have to feel so bad about wasting my money.
Cons: Garbage. Bought this PWM fan specifically because I wanted to make my case quieter. I knew I was in for trouble when I took it out of its box and twirled the rotor only to have it make a low rustling noise.
Under power the fan made even more noise and, worse yet, it's the kind of noise that's hard to ignore.
Other Thoughts: There's a certain distinctively-colored fan brand that I stick with normally, but this was a knock-around build I didn't want to invest too much in.
Still wanted a PWM though, so I looked around, saw the fair reviews for this and purchased it. I'd also bought another similarly priced PWM from another vendor and had the complete opposite experience, so needless to say I'll be returning this and another one of those instead.
If you don't care about having a silent PC (or some other component will mask the noise) then maybe this fan isn't too terrible, but why even bother when you can get a quieter unit for about the same price?
This review is from: VANTEC UGT-IH203 2-Port USB 3.0 Front Panel
Pros: Does exactly what it describes.
Seems solidly constructed.
Other Thoughts: Got this because my CoolerMaster HAF, despite being brand new, came only with USB 2 ports and I was tired of plugging stuff into the back.
I'd read that other people had problems with the cable splitting apart, but I didn't experience this.