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This review is from: SILVERSTONE FM121-B 120mm Case Cooling Fan
Pros: They work extremely well. I bought them to replace the two fans that came with the Corsair H75 liquid cooler because those stock ones weren't cutting it. It's been a few months now so I don't remember the exact decrease in temperature these fans produced but I want to say it was in the neighborhood of 9-12 degrees celcius.
Cons: See other thoughts
Other Thoughts: Not adding this as a con since the fans work very well and I have been completely pleased with them but the 3 pin header they come with for power aren't really a great option. You're supposed to plug them into the fan controllers that come with them but if you don't want to use the included the fan controller, you have to use molex which means going directly into the psu which means they spin at full speed all the time. Now, not really a big deal but! these fan are quite loud at full speed.
So you basically have to choose between really loud fans, or mounting their fan controller in your case and that wasn't an option for me.
Pros: I replaced my 2 7850s with this and that was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The other two cards were great but I'd had them for 2 years and their age was starting to show with newer games. This plays GW2, ESO, Heavily Modded Skyrim, BF4, you name it, on max settings, 1080p and 60+ fps.
Other Thoughts: I've read a lot about the superior cooling of this card over other R9 290s. If that's the case, then don't buy any other R9 290. It's not bad but it still runs fairly hot. I'd hate to see what a 290 with the reference cooler is like.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I'm surprised how well this works. When from using the stock thermal paste on the Corsair H75 to this and my cpu runs about 3-4C cooler.
Other Thoughts: I have always just used the paste that comes with the cooler and I have never had any issues. I bought this because I recently purchased the Corsair H75 for my FX-8350 and it just wasn't working. I applied this paste and it made a huge difference.READ FULL REVIEW