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Pros: excellent specs for the price
easy to install and configure
low profile, thus less obstruction to air cooling of video card
software and driver easy updated
with optical in and optical out
supplied microphone is good
improved sound quality of my 11 year old Logitech Z 680 5.1 speaker system,
used rca direct 6 channels to bypass speaker's Dolby and DTS decoder
Sound quality- low noise, improved bass and high frequency response, excellent soundstage with good separation. very clear voice during gaming
ready for online games with DD and DTS live
useful equalizer for tweaking speakers output
Cons: red led light can not be turned off
rca connection not colored coded, may confuse some users
only 5.1 on both DTS and Dolby Digital, not for a 7.1 system
materials used are standard, not high grade but good enough to enjoy good sound, durability still to be seen given the quality of the hardware
Other Thoughts: Users need to disable first onboard sound card using device manager ( on windows 7, system/device manager/sound/ Realtek on Asus motherboard) before installing sound card.
Follow instructions and update software and driver accordingly
Got this sound card as a gift from a friend
This review is from: BitFenix Spectre All Black 230mm Case Fan
Pros: Replaced the 230mm sleeve-bearing Cooler Master Case Fan.
Easily fits into side panel of HAF 932 case
Other Thoughts: Same noise level as the OEM fan it replaced.
For others who want a replacement with the same Cooler Master 230mm model, go to their website, CM store. It's cheaper than this BitFenix unit.
The difference in pricing I think is on the bearing design. Theoretically, BitFenix should last longer than the sleeve type bearing Cooler Master
Pros: Low noise even when installed horizontally , high capacity fan, easily connected to motherboard for speed control
Cons: Had to use regular screws and nuts since it's very hard to use the rubberized thing that came with the unit
Other Thoughts: This fan is installed beneath the video card. It lowered GPU temperature by 3 degrees C.
As expected some noise at maximum rpm but not distracting at all.
Will update comments in a few months since current horizontal installation seems to be questionable with this type of bearing. Impression is based on comments from other users.
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