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SilenX IXP-76-18 120mm Case Fan
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1 out of 5 eggs Don't make em like they used to... 06/02/2015

This review is from: SilenX IXP-76-18 120mm Case Fan

Pros: Moves a lot of air with minimal noise.

Cons: Doesn't last.

This is the fourth one of these fans I've owned.

The first two I had failed, but I was able to peel the sticker off, lube them up again, and they've run long have they made these? That long. Still going as of 6/2015.

The second two have been nothing but trouble. And you can't oil/disassemble them.

Oh, and they leak some sort of oil when they fail, so DON'T put them on top of a case! Glad they didn't destroy my rig!

Other Thoughts: I'll be looking for a worthy replacement. I don't know if anything else in this form factor that can move this much air. But pretty much any fan I've used would be more reliable.

SilenX IXP-76-18 120mm Case Fan
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5 out of 5 eggs 120x38mm 02/11/2014

This review is from: SilenX IXP-76-18 120mm Case Fan

Pros: Moves a lot of air with less noise than anything else. Silicone fasteners work well in some setups.

Cons: Doesn't fit some setups at 38mm thick

Other Thoughts: I've had this for a bunch of years (since it came out so at least four, maybe six?) and there's not really anything that compares. It's big and if run at higher speeds, can be louder than anything else. If run at nominal speeds, it will push more air with less noise than any other 120mm fan.

To address the complaints in other reviews, first about noise: different boards/PSUs will throw different power at your fans, so these will run different speeds in different setups. If you can control the speed, this isn't an issue. If you can't, then yes, they might be loud. But so will any fan. If you have restrictions, that can make noise too. Ain't the fan's fault.

And just as some of the other reviewers, I had this fail loudly after about 4 years, in a pretty dusty environment. Pulled it apart and oiled it and it's running fine. If your in a smoky/dusty house, it might fail sooner. Other fans have not lasted so long. Fans are a mechanical wear part--they die. Fact of life.

And yep, it's 38mm thick, so it might not fit your application. I bought two more of these for a 240mm radiator and I expect them to perform just as well as they have in my case.

The color is not "silver". It's metallic bronze-y spray paint. If you care a bout looks, just buy a mac. If you want a brutal air mover, the IXP-76-18 (120x120x38mm) is your only candidate.

In summary: if you can't go wider diameter, here's a way to move more air by going thicker. It really works. This is good gear.

PNY 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model P-SDH32U1-GES3
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5 out of 5 eggs Current sweet spot! 03/20/2012

This review is from: PNY 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model P-SDH32U1-GES3

Pros: I haven't measured it, but this card dumps the buffer of my D7000 quite fast. While rated at 35mb/s write, they seem significantly faster than Sandisk 30mb/s cards. They compare well to the Sandisk 45mb/s cards.

Currently they are selling for less than half the price per mb than the Sandisk 90mb/s cards, so I'd say they're a danm good deal right now.

Cons: Not available in 64gb or bigger.

Other Thoughts: I would never have bought this card, but I needed it in a pinch and got a pair of them locally. I'm quite impressed! If money were the primary concern, I'd purchase more of them. Since speed is slightly more important at the moment, I'll probably go with Sandisk 90mb/s cards in the future.

But if you need relatively fast on a shoestring, these do the trick! If you're only familiar with slow cards, they'll turn a camera that can utilized the speed (D7000 or 7d) into a much faster beast.


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Display Name: Micah G.

Date Joined: 02/22/07

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  • Last Review: 06/02/15
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