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Sorry about resurrecting this necrotic thread about these Enermax fans. I had my curiosity piqued when I saw these Twister fans at Frys several weeks ago, so I bought two. My past experience with Enermax fans has been generally good, with several 9+ year old fans that I put in a PC NAS (running NAS4FREE) I built last month, working fine (they have been in and out of at least 6 different computers throughout the decade). My sister was with me when I bought the Twisters, and she bought two as well. Mine work fine (so far). I installed them on my Seidon 240 AIO cooler in pull. Yes they are noisy, with the middle switch position creating a loud woosh and the high setting producing a very loud woosh and high fan operating noise along with the woosh that makes them very loud. In the low setting they produce less (subjective) noise than my Corsair SP120HP fans so I am happy with them so far. I am running them on the middle setting, attached to a basic Akasa fan controller, set on about 65%. Subjectively, they are a little more noisy than the low switch setting this way, on par with the Corsair fans that were on the Seidon before, but more air flow for sure. Sorry, can't talk about cooling while benchmarking, as the computer is running VMWare ESXI, hosting 4 servers (test box). In the bios the temperature was maybe 1c lower than it was with the Corsair fans when in the middle switch position (temp was jumping between the same and 1C lower), and the same temp in the low switch setting. These will be on 24/7 so we shall see if they hold up; so far they are working as advertised.

My sister's experience has not been the same. One of her fans, she explained, (I have not seen her fans in operation as she lives 65 miles away), has a slight 'wobble' and made some unnatural noises so she is going to exchange it.

I have had fans from so many companies and have tossed so many that died in a year or two (seems way earlier than I think they should last) and some that started squealing in less than a year (Corsair, Antec, newer Enermax, Sythe, Thermaltake...) I can't seem to trust any of them. Granted, some are 24/7 in a NAS or server but I should at least get a year out of them or maybe I am asking too much... I hope to get over a year from these Twister fans. BTW I bought the Enermax 120 AIO cooler on sale at Frys for my new NAS last month, it came with two Twister fans (not the Storms though, lower pressure) and I am hoping to get a year from them as well 24/7. We shall see...
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