I needed a thin fan on my cooler for clearing the RAM on my micro ATX board and these fans are pretty good. I was using the 1200 RPM model at 100% to keep things quiet but decided I wanted more air flow.This is a little loud cranked up, but I want the max airflow and although it won't push air like a full size, it works okay.It seems to be a good quality fan and the best part....is that it's thin and fits when others won't. It was nice to look for a thi..
My video card prevents me from having a full size 120mm fan on the side of my case but this fan fits perfectly. The screws were too short so I had to use normal size fan screws. The big drawback and my reason for giving it 3/5 stars is the noise it makes. I like having a low noise system and this fan makes more noise than all 3 fans in my PC put together. I tried a DIY fan speed controller but this thing is still very loud.If you're looking for a thin fan, this might just work..
If you are the type of person that likes to take something out of the box and install it right away, then these fans will not live up to your expectations of quietness. Running on the 12V molex connector they are quite audible, even in a modestly loud environment. For a recording studio or HTPC set-up these will definitely not be the right fans! That said, if you are like me and you don't mind a little DIY'ing, then with a little bit of solder and a couple of resistors, you ca..