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This review is from: BitFenix Spectre Pro All Black 230mm Case Fan
Pros: High CFM airflow, starts at 5V, 7V noise reduction adapter
Cons: Much noise at 7V and 12V, very difficult to mount
Other Thoughts: This fan was a disappointment in so many way. First, the noise. At full bore, it's surprising how much noise a 900 rpm a fan can create. Second, installing the 7V adapter drop the rpm and noise but just little bit.
The mounting holes are of really hard plastic. Anyone the has dealt with this before will know it is extremely hard to get the screws into the hole with stripping the screw heads.
The shipping took and entire week...the entire 7 days. This is first time egg saver has taken a week to go to the next state.
Pros: very quiet
fantastic power envelope
Cons: very tight fit in Silverstone SG05
Other Thoughts: Last graphics card I bought was ATI Radeon 9800XT ten years ago. That card suck a lot juice sitting still and in 3D games. Moving forward to today's cards like the XFX Radeon HD 7870 Black, and power output has changed. Sitting idle it only consumes 10 watts. WTH!!! Impressive! I'm not big gamer so I bought this card for racing games which I know now is overkill. But card looks nice, XFX was offering a rebate, and Newegg had an instant price break. Pretty sweet.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SILVERSTONE NT06-PRO Low Profile CPU Cooler with Thin 120mm fan
Pros: decent cooling
large surface area
Cons: troublesome install
fan and heatpipe interference
Other Thoughts: In a SG05 case, this is a real pain to install and because of the size of case the cooling is not as great as the cooler's true potential. Idle temps were 36-37 C idle and 100% 40-41 C. I was getting similar temps for idle with Intel box cooler. This cooler only helped with maxing out CPU. However, it did not help with overclocking.READ FULL REVIEW