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Noctua NF-A14 PWM 140mm Case Fan
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs I was a sceptic. Not any more. 02/24/2015

This review is from: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 140mm Case Fan

Pros: I bought a NF-A14 and a NF-F12, to use in my open case desktop computer, it literally is on my desk top, next to my monitor. The 140mm is used as a top of case exhaust and is only 30 inches from my ear. At idle speeds and not using the voltage reducer it "seems" to be silent, The 120mm, which is used as the rear exhaust, I can't hear at any time. Both are PWM controlled. Also they move as much or more air than the fans they replaced.

Playing Farcry 3 on ultra I can hear the 140mm but it's not nearly as loud or offensive as the fan it replaced. The tone is much more acceptable and pleasing than any other fans I have heard. Remember, I am not using the voltage reducer.

I was Very skeptical about these fans and their high price but they are the best I have used and I would definitely buy again.

So over all even if you can hear them they seem to fade into the distance and you just do not notice them. Sweeeet!

Cons: The price, but they deliver so you do get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: Newegg is the best as it is almost always.

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PLANTRONICS Gamecom780LOL USB Connector Circumaural Surround Sound Stereo PC Gaming Headset, League of Legends Bundle Editon
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: The surround is very good, especially for games like Battlefield 3/4. You WILL know where that fella is trying to sneak up on you.
Deep base
For this price a great deal but take into account my con.

Cons: They have a HIGH rate of breakage. Just do a search for gamecom 780 headband and/or gamecom 780 headband broke etc

Other Thoughts: I had mine about 16 months when it broke.
How ever you can repair them using a good epoxy putty like JBWeld. It may not be pretty but it will work.
2 stars off for the breakage, otherwise 5 stars.

They have a newer model, the 788, that I know nothing about.

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Plantronics GameCom 780 Stereo Corded Headset Recreational Comfortable Design
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Update - You can REPAIR them. 04/02/2014

This review is from: Plantronics GameCom 780 Stereo Corded Headset Recreational Comfortable Design

Pros: The sound really is good. Not audiophile quality but very good with deep base and the 7.1 really does work good with BF3 and BF4 etc and I can hear them moving around behind me with great accuracy.

5 stars so that everyone will see this problem and solution. Before the breakage I would have given them 5 stars

Cons: They Break
I think it's a real shame they have ignored this problem of breaking in the same place for years. They may have been able to corner the market on the 7.1 headsets at a reasonable price.

Other Thoughts: I spent $7.50 for a tube of JB Weld, KwikPlastik epoxy and I was able to repair the break. It's not pretty but it saved the headset from the trash. I used about an 1/8th of the tube with most of it applied to the inner side, where the break is. You will have to lift the foam cushion to apply the epoxy where "my" break was, very likely the same place as yours. I cut off a short and narrow piece of stiff plastic I had laying around and inserted it vertically into the epoxy to help with the hold. I then let it cure for 20 hours, longer than was necessary but CYA. I'll sand and paint when I have the time. Support has said two times they will get with me via email in 1 business day. The first contact was Monday and this is Wed. I guess they have a different calender than the rest of us.
I hope this helps someone.

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Date Joined: 01/05/07

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