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This review is from: Phanteks PH-F140HP PH-F140HP_BK 140mm CPU Cooler Fan
Pros: This fan is very quiet compared to similar fans that are 140mm but have 120mm mounts. I am using just one of these in the center of a silver arrow. From my experience, the noisiest fan on a heatsink with dual towers is the center fan. This I believe is due to the restriction and contact to the heatsink on both sides of the frame. However, this fan still pushes a nice bit of air and does it without vibrating the heat sink.
Cons: I already knew what it came with so this isnt a con for me, but for the product in general. Compared to Noctua fans that are in direct competition to this offering, I'd say this product is behind quite a bit in the accessory department. (Only comes with fan screws.)
Other Thoughts: I would say that this particular fan is Phanteks' take on a Thermalright TY based fan. They list it as quieter than a TY-141, but with more air output. I'd say it gets pretty close, and this is due to the slightly higher blade count in addition to the technology Phanteks is using for bearings and blades. The TY-141 and the PH-F140HP are very closely priced. If I was to choose between the two, I would choose the Phanteks hands down.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: I have had no problems out of this board whatsoever. Except for the usual super high auto voltage. That was easily fixed by applying a negative offset in the BIOS. Not a big deal.
555 is awesome and works great, as well as VirtuMVP.
Cons: Lots of crapware with the driver disc. Easily uninstalled.
Other Thoughts: This is the best value to features mobo on newegg hands down. If you are on the edge about it, just go for it. You will not regret the decision. I see the negative reviews here and there on this board, but look at almost any review.. There are always defects with electronics in general. Nothing different here and it has nothing to do with brand names.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This case fits a lot of hardware. I've had up to 4 3.5 drives, a ssd, all fan mounts filled, multiple video cards of varying lengths and a few different boards and it all fit and stayed cool. Adding a bottom exhaust helps with some of the dust. All in all a good case. I'm currently running a 3570k setup @4.2 with a lower end TX3 and the idle temps are 17-24c and load temps around 55c due to the great quiet airflow quality of this case.
Cons: The styling is somewhat dated. This thing is a dust magnet. Within a month or so after cleaning, it will be dusty and the front filter will block most of the lighting that emits from the front bezel. The side panels are very much deformed and hard to get on. The front filter removal requires 3 small screws from each side be removed and the front bezel taken off to get at it. This thing is a little too heavy to move often. One of the feet easily broke off of my case and the case will rattle and buzz until I bought a new foot.READ FULL REVIEW