Extremely quiet fans with great airflow
I bought an inexpensive tv cabinet to install my xbox one, cable router, wd storage array, and other related electronic devices in so that i could clean up the wiring clutter and make things look a little nicer in the living room. Even if the front and back of a shelf is open, heat can build up around sensitive electronic equipment and raise the ambient temperature in the shelf to over 85 degrees. To make sure my equipment doesn't overheat in the shelves i installed them in, i split holes in the back of the cabinet and installed two of these fans. I purchased a cheap 12vdc switching supply to power them with so that they run 24x7. I chose these fans because they had the airflow i calculated would be needed and were among the quietest fans available. They are very thin and rigid, and even included the mounting hardware needed to attach them to the tv stand. The ambient temperature in the shelves now stays just a few degrees higher than the temperature in the room which is exactly what i needed to avoid potential premature failure of my entertainment electronics. The fans are so quiet that they cannot be heard even when everything is turned off and i sit in the room for a few minutes getting used to the silence. These fans were exactly what i needed, the new tv cabinet looks great, and my living room looks so much better without all the cables, wires, boxes, and power strips laying on the floor.