on 2 May 2013
Just to make everyone aware: there are three variants of this fan available online, but Amazon hasn't made it clear which model this is. They're differentiated by RPM, and this one is the mid-level version, clocking in at 1,500.
One of these will make my computer louder than it would normally be if it wasn't installed but it's definitely quiet enough that I hardly notice (and I have two).
The main selling point that I want to focus on is the amount of power and airflow it produces. My natural instinct suggests that quiet or silent fans = slower RPM which generally means weaker airflow. While these fans aren't silent, they run at full power with nothing more than a soft hum.
To put this into perspective, I own a 2,500 RPM fan that is four times louder and vibrates my entire case.
The product requires a four pin connection and doesn't come with any adapters. Might be problem for other people, but not me.
Lastly, installation is a dream. I'm also in ownership of fans you mount with the now common silicone grommets that, while they work great, are very difficult to reinstall. These Silent Wings fans come with plastic pins mounted on to rubber rubber fixations that both:
1.) Eliminate vibration noise and
2.) Are extremely easy to pull out should you need to remove the fan
Overall, I'm very pleased.
on 16 September 2014
Best of my fans - I have 3 different fans in my case, and this one is by far the most quiet. Use the soft screws for even better silence, it is important.
This fan has been tested by a French magazine as the best of 20 other 120mm fan; and it deserves it. Note that the non PWM version is more noisy, and this one is also more quite than the Silent Wing 2.
on 17 January 2014
Depending on what you're going to use the fan for, depends on whether or not to get it... I got mine for an additional gpu cooler. I would reccomend getting this PWM one instead of the non PWM One because it gets loud at 70%. I leave mine at 60% and it's silent. It's quite good cooling, but not on max power because it is LOUD AS!! I gave it a 4 star rating because it's good cooling, but loud as at more than 70%.