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Cooler Master Blade Master 80 - Sleeve Bearing 80mm PWM Cooling Fan for Computer Cases and CPU Coolers
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Doesn't click or whine or vibrate unnecessarily and PWM control means it remain quiet at low RPMs until more air flow is required for additional cooling effect.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Its a fan. Marketing pitches abound where fan are concerned. I was a sucker for the hype for awhile but this is the bottom line: there are no free-lunches. We all want that magic fan that provides gobs of air flow while remaining whisper quiet... but the reality is you can't cheat the laws of physics. Greater air flow means faster RPMs which result in greater noise generation. There are no miracle designs or break-through in technology that will bend those laws... all you can hope for is a fan with a motor that doesn't whine, or have annoying frequency harmonics, or clicks due to defects in manufacturing. And in the case of a sleeve-bearing fan... DON'T MOUNT IT HORIZONTALLY, it will fail within weeks or months. This SLEEVE BEARING fan has none of those issues and is priced reasonably anything more for a fan is a rip-off.

DEEPCOOL ROCK MASTER V3.0 Fan Control Panel 5.25
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Everything on it works! Hooking it up is very straight forward and I had no issues. I like the blue LED under each control knob. The two USB 3.0 ports and Multi-Card reader are nice extras that I really appreciate now, its one of those things I didn't know how much I really needed until I installed this unit. All three models of fans I've used with this unit have a large degree of RPM adjustability... from a very slow dead-quiet up to a high RPM whoosh of rushing air. Its exactly how I imagined it would all work.

Cons: It would have been nice to get actual RPM read-outs on this but in this price range I really didn't expect to get that.

Other Thoughts: This is a very good value if its what you're looking for. The convenience of the USB 3.0 ports and multi-card reader should not be under-estimated. I've only used this with standard 3-pin fans but it seems to offer a large range of speeds. I also have other fans on my system that are PWM controlled and so don't need a manual controller. I only crank up the (non-PWM) case fans I have attached to this controller when I really want to push some air but mostly I leave them set to inaudible levels.

Pantum P2502W Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi USB/Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Great printer so far.... 01/25/2015

This review is from: Pantum P2502W Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi USB/Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: Cheap, cheap, cheap... I paid just $29 including shipping!!! That's downright cheap for any printer that works... this is a laser printer! Wireless and it works!! It prints very fast and crisp... appears to be built quite solid. Software works for PC Windows 7 64-bit for sure but I'd assume it works with all versions of Windows.

Cons: The instruction "manual" (its a foldout pamphlet) is done all in pictograms... pretty cheesy but is effective enough as a multi-lingual strategy I guess.

Other Thoughts: I can't believe what a value this printer is... I'm going to tell everyone I know about it. Honestly this was an impulse buy, though I was looking for a laser printer for my small business (out of my home), so I wasn't expecting much and wouldn't have even considered it (because the price just seemed too cheap to be true)... but after carefully reading the review and check for the availability and pricing of toner for it I decided to give it a shot... after all it was only $29 including shipping. (For a comparison, tonight the wife and I ate a sandwich and salad and had two beers at a local brewery which all came to $38 including tip... folks, this laser printer was $9 cheaper!!!) When it arrived I was quite impressed just at the heft of the box. Took the printer out and was further impressed by its build quality and feel... so I went about setting it up and in less than 20 minutes I was printing on it through WiFi. To sum it up: I can't believe how good deal this has turned out to be... if there turns out to be a catch (like it dies in the first year, or toner cartridges expense or availability changes, etc) I will be sure to post back here and let everyone know... but so far, I'm pleased as punch (whatever that expression means...) I love it!!!!


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Display Name: Gregory C.

Date Joined: 03/28/06

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  • First Review: 08/04/08
  • Last Review: 06/08/15
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