- 2200 RPM
- 30 CFM
Big, but effective 11/13/2013
Very effective, quiet, and feels nice.
A little on the hefty side as everyone else said. Might get in the way if you have a mid-tower or lower case. In fact, I wouldn't even recommend this for anything smaller than a mid-tower. The CPU power socket is near my CPU fan and the cable for the power socket kind of got in the way. I have a 650W enthusiast series Corsair PSU and the thick, braided cables gave me a bit of trouble. If you have a fully-modular (or maybe even semi) PSU, you'll probably be fine. Also, as most said, this was very difficult to install. Instructions were pretty useless. Here's the basis of the instructions:
1. Remove tag
2. Put thing here
3. Put other thing in that thing
4. Close thing into other thing
This review is for the Cooler Master Hyper 101i - AMD. Just specifying since Newegg thought it was a good idea to mash all the reviews into one.
Excellent fan. Very quiet. Like another review said, I too had to check if my computer booted properly because it was so quiet, it almost seemed like it didn't even boot or turn on properly.
For the bad, as I said, instructions were terrible. I had to figure it out on my own. Here's the basis of the instructions:
1. Remove sticker
2. Put thing under fan thing
3. Put thing in thing under fan thing
4. Close latch thing onto thing in MoBo
Seriously. I first thought the tong-looking things went through one of the copper loops (as the instructions made it look that way), but later realized it was easier to put it on the thing between the copper heat pipes. From there, the latch just went in the tong-like thing where the holes are at the bottom and the latch part just sticks out. After dealing with PSU/MoBo issues (unrelated to the fan) and having to install it numerous times to troubleshoot issues with the computer, it became pretty easy.
Also, as I said, fan is big. I have a mid-tower case and it's just big. If you have a bigger case or a case with a decent spot for a CPU fan, you'll probably have no issues. Definitely wouldn't recommend for a case smaller than a mid-tower. Just too big. Would I recommend to a friend? Definitely!
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