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Phobya G-Silent 12 1500 rpm Red LED Fan Review

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Phobya G-Silent 12 1500 rpm Red LED Fan Review
« on: April 07, 2011, 02:38:09 pm »
Phobya G-Silent 12 1500 rpm Red LED Fan

by Dark Mantis

This fan comes in the by now standardised and easilly recognised Phobya box bearing the company's logo and colours. It has a window in so that the fan itself can be viewed without having to open the packaging. On the reverse is printed the specifications and technical details in three different languages, English, German and French.

Removing the fan from the box and straight away I can see it is well designed and made.The cables are braided with a white 1.8" braid and finished on the ends with matching heatshrink. People that know me will understand that this is a good start for any review item! It is the attention to detail that can make or break a product.

The connection is a standard 3 pin motherboard fan plug. There are four red LEDs mounted at the corners that look good with the red central fan blades. The whole device is made of transparent acrylic with the fan blades a red tone.

The novel thing about all these Phobya fans is that they come apart for ease of cleaning. The centre hub with the blades attached can be literally popped out of the socket and then cleaned in soapy water and dried before being replaced for duty. This is much easier and quicker than having to remove all the fan casings and cables to clean the fans out.

In use the fan certainly shifts a substantial amount of air but is a little on the noisy side. By that I don't mean it as a derogatory statement just that any fan that is shifting nearly 60 CFM of air at 1500 RPM is going to make some noise. It looks very attractive whilst working too.

The price is not high compared to other fans of a like specification and I would say it is good value as are most Phobya products. I would award it 8/10

Review sample supplied by CandC Central

« Last Edit: April 11, 2011, 12:50:40 pm by Dark Mantis »
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