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Conclusion

The Darkside GT 1850 PWM 120mm fan costs $19.99 from Performance PCs and ModMyMods in the USA, $22.94 (CAD) from Dazmode in Canada, and  This makes it average priced relative to the other fans compared against, and pits it up directly against some other very good fans too. The overall package is not the best for the price, as discussed previously, and this is more to do with the OEM than the brand itself. But this particular fan is in a category where buyers tend to get these to power directly from the PSU or motherboard, set to full speed or near about, and forget about it. The end user here tends to value silence, and idle performance more than pure performance. A lot of my European readers and friends alike mention how they go no higher than 900-1000 RPM on 120 mm fans, even on radiators, and buy low airflow optimized radiators for that very reason.

The dual ball bearings here are a hit or a miss, and the subjective nature of the harmonic signature from the so-called bearing noise means I really can only tell you to be aware of this possibility. But on the flip side, the Darkside GT 1150 helps extend idle system behavior by offering good performance/noise, and if you are looking for an all black fan that does so then this should be on the shortlist for your consideration.

As always, my scoring is based off a start of 100% with deductions for relative performance and noise, build quality and packaging, relative pricing and how well a product meets the intended application. If you would like to be kept up to date with all the reviews, do subscribe via the widget on side or on social media- Facebook,Twitter. If you would like to support or want to simply reach out, please use the contact page. Thanks for reading!


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