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NZXT Air Flow Series RF-FZ120-U1 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs An update 06/22/2014

This review is from: NZXT Air Flow Series RF-FZ120-U1 120mm Blue LED Case Fan

Pros: High airflow for the price and size of this fan. Vividly bright LED. Nice, long fiber wrapped cable. Looks very nice when spinning. Seems to push about as much air as the stock NZXT 140mm fan that comes with a Phantom 410. See other thoughts.

Cons: See other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: As an update to my previous review complaining about how loud this fan is, I have tested it in a few different mounting locations. I have discovered that the extremely high amount of noise it makes was coming from mounting it in a position where it has to draw air into the case through a "honeycomb" grill, such as the type usually used on the rear exhaust and side intake positions on most cases. It only seems to be horribly loud when used as an intake through the holey grill. If used as an exhaust, it is not that loud at all. It also seems to only be loud if mounted directly to the grill surface. If it is in an open hole with a grill/dust filter spaced away from it, it sounds fine.

My thoughts are that the closely spaced blades set at an extreme, airplane propeller looking pitch is the cause of the rushing air sound it was making. If you are buying it to mount it into an open hole in your case, or as an exhaust fan in the rear, it should do the trick just fine. But, if like me you want an intake fan on a honeycomb grill mounting position, look elsewhere for a fan with a less aggressive blade pattern, such as the NZXT FN-120RB. For an LED, I'd say the Cooler Master R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm would perform on par with this with more mounting options.

NZXT Air Flow Series RF-FZ120-U1 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Good airflow... but... 06/21/2014

This review is from: NZXT Air Flow Series RF-FZ120-U1 120mm Blue LED Case Fan

Pros: LED lighting is very bright, and nicely colored. The blades make it look very cool when its spinning. It move a lot of air for a mid range 120mm fan.

Cons: This thing is extremely loud at higher speeds! I mean, unbearably loud. I mounted it on the bottom of my Phantom 410 case as an intake to help cool the GPU. All fan slots are filled in this case except for the internal one on the hard drive cage (3 140mm and 3 120mm including this one, and 2 Corsair SP120 performance series fans mounted push/pull on an H60). This single fan is so loud it is audible over all the other fans and even my Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X combined!

I have all the fans hooked up to the stock fan controller on the case, so I have 3 speeds to choose from. On the lowest setting, it blends in with the other noise, but either of the other 2 settings makes it unbearable. Fan noise doesn't normally bother me at all, but this one makes a buffeting sound and is higher pitched than the other fans are, which make more of a droning, humming sound on full speed. It kind of sounds like air rushing through an open car window on the highway.

I tried mounting it as an exhaust to see if it was different, it was not. I mounted it on the side of the case as an intake and it was still extremely loud.

Other Thoughts: I would only recommend this fan to those who play games with headphones on, or to those who don't care about how noisy their rig is. It does it's job at moving air admirably, but for me the bottom line is it is just too noisy.

Transcend TS-RDF5K USB 3.0 Support SDHC (UHS-I), SDXC (UHS-I), microSD, microSDHC (UHS-I), and microSDXC (UHS-I) Flash Card Reader
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very happy with this reader. Reads my Micro SD cards, and SD cards from my camera. Much faster than my old USB 2.0 readers. No exact read/write figures but it is very noticeable. If you have USB 3.0 connections on your PC, buy this. Not much more expensive than a 2.0 reader and well worth it. No problems with it, cards fit snugly in their respective slots with no wiggle. I do not have to wiggle the card around trying to get a proper seat in the slot as I do with some of my cheaper readers.

Cons: Can only read one card at a time. Not a con for me really, but could be for others.

Other Thoughts: As stated above, it can only read one card at a time. This is not a hub connector, it is read as a removable disc by Windows. If you are looking for a hub that will read multiple cards at once, this is not what you want!


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Display Name: Keenan J.

Date Joined: 10/14/08

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  • Last Review: 06/22/14
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