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Pros: Bought them to replace the stock fans on an antec Khuler 920, and I was expecting nothing more than a difference in noise.
What I got was a few degree drop in temps, and a near silent AIO, even when set to max speed. I can only just hear them through my case(which is on my desk) when the speed is turned all the way up.
Their posted specs appear to be accurate in an everyday environment too. Its a real HDB, not a sleeve bearing being called something else like what you see from other manufacturers.
Which is unusual.
Not to mention, they are cheap.
Cons: The PWM on these can be hit and miss, so they aren't super controllable from a fan controller, but for what im paying, im not sure I can really complain.
Other Thoughts: Probably going to start using these as my standard case fan in my builds.
The price/performance is fantastic.
Pros: Good build quality, good features, Asus warranty is fairly reliable in my experience.
Cons: Aside from how everything ROG carries a price premium and oozes l33t G4m3r? none
Other Thoughts: I bought this board because my only other option for an MATX 1155 Z77 board was a G1 Sniper M3, and the only reason to pick that board over this one is the better onboard sound. In every other way the M3 is inferior.
So, im stuck with a board from a company I dont really like, and I paid a premium for features Ill never use.
But I didn't have a choice, so I have to be fair to the product.
Overall its solid, but I would like to see better components, fewer useless features, a lower price, and less marketing.
Pros: Fantastic build quality, great airflow, and even at 100% speed they remain fairly quiet.
Good wiring quality, sleeved, about 11-12 inch 3 pin cable.
Cons: Because they are a 2BB design they arent the most silent fans. They dont scream like a Delta or a San Ace either.
More of a Buzzing Whoosh at full blast.
Other Thoughts: These fans are a nice ADDA 2 Ball Bearing, so they should last for several years barring a defect or other unforeseen issues.
These are best paired with a fan controller to control their sound profile. At about 75% speed they become audible for me.
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