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Pros Moves a fair degree of air for its size. Placement is ideal if you need to pull some air past a nearby PCI device.
Cons This device is not only louder than all the other fans in my HTPC, but the nature of the sound is unique and annoying. Even the soundproofing on the Node 605 doesn't quieten it. I will probably wire a resistor into its cabling to slow it down to see if that helps.
Summary Does it's job, noisily. Spend a few bucks more if noise is an issue.
Cons Noisy. Don't last. Bulky. Flimsy. No 3 pin connector. No speed control.
Summary Own 2 of these. One started making a clicking noise after about 6 months. The other is the noisiest component in the system. Interferes with the next slot (essentially takes up two or three slots, depending on where it is placed.) Warranty is useless since it costs more to mail it back than to buy a new one.
Summary i bought this fan to mount by a passive heatsink for an intel atom board, it keeps the cpu cool and happy, and it just low enough not to hit any other parts of a mini itx case. would reccomend, but with a speed controller.
Summary I bought a few Antec NSK1300 (was Aria, now something else) cases and they all came with a fan that resembled this one very much, so I had high hopes when ordering this one as a standalone.
I was however disappointed. This particular sku is loud, much louder than the identical-looking part that came with my antec cases. In fact, before buying this one I bought a very similar StarTech-branded one. It too was very loud, so I ordered this Antec one and I'm sorry to say it's no better. I sure would like to pick up some more quiet ones, like the ones that came with the NSK1300. Unfortunately this is not it.
Summary I couldn't stand it at 12v, had to run it at 5v instead. But at 5v it doesn't move too much air. I may have to try 7v sometimes. If there is any other alternatives, I would've given it a 2/5 rating. The problem is there isn't. All PCI blowers I've owned are loud. So I guess it's satisfactory.
Summary This card cooled my graphics card 5 degrees, which is good, but the card is really loud and it just started to make a "squealing" noise after 1 month of use. Each time i open the computer i have to open the case and poke the fan so it stops doing that noise, i'm just about to remove it.
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