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Evercool 120mm with plastic frame?

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:28 pm
by wumpus
I checked some of the other evercool threads, including the original one, and I can't find a source for the 120mm evercool with the plastic frame.

Does anyone know where I can locate one?

I need this because

1) The evercool is the quietest 120mm fan PER VOLUME OF AIR MOVED, bar none. I've said this before, but if you don't believe me, you can find corroboration in this thread -- an excellent 4 sample 120mm fan review.*

2) It is the only fan I have personally ever used, of any size, which produces no discernable mechanical noise even with my ear right up against it.

3) I need to mount it on the Zalman 123 bracket, so the heavy aluminum frame is out.

* Yes, there are "quieter" 120mm fans, but only by virtue of less air being moved, therefore less air movement noise. Depends what you're looking for, in this application, I need a lot of air movement.

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:08 am
by Bluefront
Well I've got three of them in use....different computers of course. One is in a modded Fortron PSU. They came from CompUSA, packaged under the CompUSA brand. The motor part of the fan says Evercool, with the same model # as the Evercool Aluminum fan....also sold at CUSA.

I'd suggest opening a package to tell for sure.....cost $12.95.

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:34 pm
by wumpus
is it this one? ... pfp=SEARCH
Manufacturer: FMI

Mfg Part #: EQ40221B

Product Number: 296209
Here's the AL evercool we know and love ... pfp=SEARCH
Manufacturer: FMI

Mfg Part #: EQ40222B

Product Number: 296207
Just want to confirm before ordering.. the plastic frame fans have the same pleasingly quiet motor/assembly as the AL frame ones?

Does FMI = Evercool??

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:57 am
by Bluefront
You won't know for sure till you see the motor markings. CompUSA can use any fan they want, put it in the same package, and sell it with the same model #.

I have the aluminum and plastic Evercool fan.....sound exactly the same to me.

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:54 am
by ChrisH

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:55 am
by wumpus
out of stock. Been there, googled that.

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:26 am
by spirit
I recently splurged on a new Evercool Plastic Fan for my Fortron 350-60, it had the same specifications of the Evercool Aluminium Fan but for half the price!

Turns out that it was way louder than the stock Yate Loon fan (both fans were running on 5v) with horrible clicking and bearing noise (bad sample?). I was disappointed to say the least :?

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:18 pm
by Bluefront
The several Evercool fans I'm using, won't run on 5v. I know for sure the Yate Loon 120mm fan rated at .23A, out of a Fortron PSU, runs quite happily at 2.8v (low as I tried). I've had five Yate Loon 120mm fans...they were all quiet.

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:37 am
by edcrane
would it be insane to run one of these off of a 3 pin mobo connection? I use the mobo connectors for my 80mm L1A's but I'm not sure about the draw of one of these things-