Date: April 3rd, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: VantecUSA
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No temperature test will be under taken because these fans are not meant for performance, but for quiet and simple ventilation.
These fans are meant for quiet, efficient, long life. They are not meant for the case ventilation of a 500Mhz celeron over clocked to 10Ghz, they are meant to be an addition to a unventilated case or as a quiet alternative. With Vantec's introduction of the stealth line in this era of computing, they are focusing, in my opinion, on the newer, cooler cases and systems of the future which will not require a whole lot of airflow.
Conclusions and Afterthoughts:
In my mind, I think the boys/girls/things out there with the new Intel P4 1.6A+ 478pin overclocked systems should give these fans a little bit of consideration. The P4's of today are running so much cooler than there older relative's and far cooler than the AMD series of CPU's today. They need far less ventilation and could have Vantec Stealth Fans incorporated into them to make one of the fastest and quietest systems in the genre today.
-Durability and Lifetime Warranty
- Airflow is a little TOO low, could be increased a little with very minor noise increase.
OVERALL SCORE: 7.5/10 (TWEAKNEWS QUALITY PRODUCT)