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CORSAIR CMXAF2 Fan & Heatsinks
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Fan died 02/26/2013

This review is from: CORSAIR CMXAF2 Fan & Heatsinks

Pros: When it worked, it worked very well. Don't know how effective it is, I bought it for the cool factor. Most RAM don't need active cooling anyway. Looks good with my watercooling setup.

Cons: Had the 5 minutes of loud buzzing that other users described and then quieted down. Sometimes if it lasts longer, I hit the side of the case and it quiets down. I can tell one of the motors is dying because its been spinning intermittently and I can smell a burning smell. I'm not going to RMA it. After I uninstalled it, my system became much quieter.

Other Thoughts: It works, it looks cool, but it has its share of problems. It does make you system noise a little louder.

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CORSAIR CMXAF2 Fan & Heatsinks
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Does the job 04/03/2011

This review is from: CORSAIR CMXAF2 Fan & Heatsinks

Pros: Looks good, keeps air circulating around the memory. Matches the inside of my case.

Cons: Starting up the fan blades tend to hit the sides. A quick bump of the side of the case usually eliminates that or it goes away. Thing collects dust like mad. I can hear it over my other fans (minus the GPU).

Attaching apparatus feels really weak, but trust me, it stays on there unless you move it. Kind of expensive for two small fans, but its designed for Corsair Dominator series RAM.

Other Thoughts: I wish there was an easy way to install LEDs into it, but a little modification, it can be done.

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Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Lot of space. Fairly quick. I've got two of them in RAID 0, with 3 partitions. I've got a lot of important data on them, but i've also got a disk image just incase they fail.

They're cheap for the amount of space they provide. Much cheaper than SSDs.

Cons: Not as fast as I hoped. Sometimes if your computer is idling, they'll have to spin up before I can access the file system. They sound like commercial jet engines starting up, which can be good or bad depending on whether you like the sound. I don't think they're that loud, but my computer fans are whisper silent, so you can hear them over the rest of my computer.

Other Thoughts: Bare drive is all you get. Drive in a static bag in a bubblewrap envelop. Minimal packaging is good.

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Christopher S.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher S.

Date Joined: 04/08/09

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 01/17/11
  • Last Review: 02/26/13
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