Comparable to gt2150, f4 120er, sw3 high speed.
I used this as intake for my caselabs bullet bh7 case. I cannot speak for cpu rad/cooler performance but as case intake performance. My intake setup has a grill and demci filter. I have the mentioned fans and used them with corsair commander mini. Thermalbench has a better review of these fans.I wanted to love this product, i just ended up returning it. These fans compete/compare to the gentle typhoon 2150(gt2150) pwm, the ekwb vardar f4 120er, and the be quiet silent wings 3 high speed. The ml120 pro is one of the quiet fans at sub 1200rpm. Heck, all the fans i mentioned are quiet at that range. But the maglev in ml120 definitely is quiet at even 1450rpm and below. When i tested the fans, i tried with the lowest percentage allowed by the commander mini. 40%, all of them are quiet. 70%, the pwm control will vary on the fans. Performance are about even. 70% spins around +/- 1700rpm. The ml120 for some reason doesn't have that typical "bearing" noise found on the gt2150 and vardar 120er. The sw3 hs is quiet since it uses fdb.I tried experimenting on placing "steps" on the rpm to mimic the other fan models. I did 1150rpm, then 1450rpm, then 1850rpm, then 2150-2200rpm, then max for ml120.-1150rpm, all of them are quiet, sw3 and ml120 are the most quiet since they don't have any bearing noise. They move decent amount of air.-1450 rpm, they all start to move serious air and remain tolerable as far as noise. The gt2150 has a weird pitch, but i believe due to the grill, vardar has some "grinding" noise at these rpm. Sw3 hs and ml120 are still quiet and move the same amount of air.-1850 rpm, now they all start to show their "true colors". Out of all the fans, gt2150 @ 1850rpm was pushing air through my gpus. Vardar spreads out the air(deadspot in hub area), sw3 hs is now the most quiet, air is good but not the same as the others mentioned. Ml120 pro doesn?€™t have a deadspot, there is some air movement noise but no motor noise. Which is, imo, pleasant.-2150-2200rpm, gt2150, vardar 120er, and sw3 hs are in their max rpm on these range. The gt2150 is the only one(from my testing) that has met the rated rpm when picking max rpm in the commander mini. The vardar 120er was at like 2060-2110rpm, the sw3 hs was at +/-2100rpm. They are still in the +/-10% of the rated specs. At this rpm, i give performance to gt2150 and ml120 pro. Ml120 still has no motor noise, just wind gushing noise. But the sw3 in this rpm is the least audible. If i have to go with performance at this rpm, gt2150, then ml120, then vardar, then sw3 hs. For noise, it's sw3, then tied at 2nd ml120 and gt2150, then vardar.The nice this about the ml120 is that is can go up to 2400rpm, which means you still got more performance on tap but the noise though. The difference in performance from 2200rpm is little and the noise is up by a lot. Both the ml120 pro and sw3 hs have some sort of anti-vibration dampener. So it helps.The other advantage of ml is you can get leds if that's your thing. But if your tight on budget and need new fans, get the twin pack of the ml120. Performs about the same but with no rubber dampener and no corner swap and gray blades. Gt2150 pwm is as well available on outletpc but you get the exposed wiring and gray blades, $22 for them. The sw3 hs is available through the "egg" site for $20, it comes with the push pin rubber corner or the traditional screw-in corner with a dampener. The vardar 120er is available through ekwb site or performance-pcs for around $20-$22.Bottom line: if you already have the gt2150 pwm or vardar f4 120er or be quiet sw3 hs, then no need to get this. If you are just starting to get fans, i would greatly consider this if price doesn't turn you off. All these fans are on the top when it comes to performance/noise. Maglev(ml120 pro) is phenomenal when it comes to noise at 1500rpm and below, followed by fluid dynamic bearing 6-pole motor(sw3). If i were to use this as a rad fan, my review might be a little different but i used these as a case fan for intake in a sff atx case. Hence the reason i had to return it, since i already have the other 3 fans, i didn?€™t need this fan after testing it in my case.Edit: forgot to mention that with the commander mini, ml120, f4 120er, and sw3 hs went all the way down to +/-500rpm. 500rpm is the lowest commander mini will allow. As well, use a 4-pin pwm fan header/controller, not dc, for ml120. Reviews online from both users and sites have mentioned it being the most optimal for ml120 regarding the noise profile of maglev.