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This review is from: Rexus Gelid Silent14 FN-SX14-10 140mm Case Fan
Pros: It's extremely silent. I can't tell the difference between high and low on my fan controller by it's noise, although the airflow does change.
Feels like good airflow.
Nice braided cable.
Cons: Does not come with mounting screws. Comes with the rubber silent mounts. Good if your case supports, but mine did not.
Other Thoughts: Initially thought I got the wrong item. "Rexus" was not written on the box, but if you look closely at the pictures, you can see that it is the correct fan.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD Red Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pros: The red WAS closer to the darker red image than the light red image. Very pleased, it now commands a powerfully red presence of whooshing air. (not from its fans though)
The fans are very quiet. If you get all the fans (except the 240mm side fan, I'm assuming you got the window side panel extra), it doesn't make much noise. The GPU is louder, and my aftermarket CPU cooler as well.
It's heavy. Will deter burglars for sure.
Plenty of space for cable management behind the motherboard. Nonetheless, my cable management is still something never to be discussed, despite the modular PSU...
Cons: Doesn't come with a 5.25" toaster bay.
It's glossy - if you place it in the general direction of a dusty airflow, like a central heating duct, it collects a lot of dust. Easy to clean though, and doesn't collect more dust than anything else on the sides that don't have dusty air blown at them.
Other Thoughts: Cheaper on the manufacturer's website... but also sold out at my time of purchase (cyber deals week).READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great color scheme, has OC genie, click BIOS, wonderful blue/black color scheme. Relatively easy to overclock with, but doing it from the standard settings will not save the settings for the CPU ratio. Just make a custom OC Genie with the settings you want.
The box was strangely nice. You can definitely judge this motherboard by the box it came in, which is weird to say. xD
Has thunderbolt. I'm not sure what to use it for...
Cons: IO backplate has a weird metal nub covering part of the thunderbolt port. Might just be bad installation on my part, but if I ever figured out what to use the thunderbolt for, I can just cut the nub off.
Other Thoughts: Retail is expensive, at about $150. I got it on sale for $85 ($15 rebate, -$50 sale), which is the only reason I got it at all. I wanted the PCIe 3.0, and 3 of them. It was the cheapest I could find, and got thunderbolt as a bonus.
Unless you actually need thunderbolt, I'd spring for the gaming variant instead. But it was sold out at the time of purchase, and as I recall, very close to the same price.