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This review is from: Vantec Stealth 120mm Double Ball Bearing Silent Case Fan - Model SF12025L
Pros: Lifetime warranty
extra connectors come with fan in case you don't have a fan header available on the motherboard
Cons: max of 1500 RPM I guess.
Other Thoughts: I've been using this as a top fan in my tower for nearly 3 years now and it has performed wonderfully. Never a rattle or excessive noise from this fan. I paid $23 + Tax locally for ONE. I'd happily buy more at the price on newegg. Can't beat a lifetime warranty on a part that will eventually need to be replaced.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Good reputation
Cons: Not on Steam
Other Thoughts: Be aware that this is not in Steam or Origin and you have to install yet another game client just to play this. This one is called Uplay if you don't already have it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Pros: -Excellent cooling ability
-compatibility for nearly every (if not every) CPU
-includes extra brackets to install second fan
Cons: -fan started ratting about 3 days in when its speeding up
-very tall, so make sure you have room for it
-blocks a RAM slot on Gigabyte 990-FXA-UD3 motherboard
-less than 1mm away from a stick of G.Skill Ripjaws in the slot next to the blocked one.
-I don't think I could ever run 4xdual channel ram with this cooler unless they didn't have heat spreaders.
Other Thoughts: I have this in a Cooler Master 690 II Advanced case with Phenom IIx4 965 BE clocked at 4.0 GHz on the OEM cooler. When I ran prime95 with the stock cooler, the temps would reach 72C (while remaining stable) and go no higher. After installing this cooler it won't go over 52C in the same situation. IT's a pretty dramatic difference!. I bought mine at a local electronics retailer because I had a $30 rewards certificate so I got this for next to nothing and have been dreaming about it for 2 years just never pulled the trigger.
Back to the failing fan. I requested a replacement and RMA support was very curteous and fast to approve my RMA. However, I'm awaiting instructions on what to do to get my new fan. They say it was approved, but I can't tell if they want me to mail the defective one in before they will send my new one or not. Kinda defeats the purpose of not wanting to remove it to take back to the store if that's the case...
Feel confident that this cooler can handle cooling your rig and be significantly quieter while doing it! This is really a great cooler!
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