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Pros: Move a ton of air on high setting. Look awesome. PWM. Bright Red LED. Long cable. Comes with 4 pin molex adapter.
Cons: These fan rattle horribly. Even at low setting there is a constant rattling sound. I purchased 3 of these, one would not work out of the box. The LED's would turn on but the fan would not spin. Even if turned up to max setting and then rebooting, still could not get it to spin. Tried giving it a little nudge too help get it started but it just would not spin up. Of the remaining two, one rattles much worse than the other but they both rattle a good deal. The sound seems to come from the hub.
Other Thoughts: Very disappointed. I really want a 2000 RPM fan with red led's, and this was basically my only option. Now I will have to get a 1500 RPM, and even there the selection is quite limited. Seems most 140mm fan are just 1000 RPM.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: EVERCOOL FAN-EC5010M12CA 50mm Case Cooling Fan
Pros: Slim design, good airflow, and low noise. This fan can move alot of air at full speed with RPM's as high as 6000. I usually only run mine at 40 or 50%, and at this rate it is nearly silent, or at least as quite as my Antec TriCool 120mm fans on their low setting. I have used this to cool the VRM on several graphics cards of the years. I have an Arctic Accelero Hybrid Watercooler and while it does have fan on one end of the graphics card for the main VRM area there is no fan for smaller VRM area next to the IO ports on the card. This fan is small enough that I can squeeze it between the mounting bracket and the card and use a singe zip tie through one of the fans screw holes to postion over the VRM. The VRM never goes over 46 degree celcius with this thing pointing at it.
Cons: While this fan does have low noise per airflow, a fan this small spinning as fast it does will produce a high pitched sound but it isn't as high pitched or as loud as you are probably expecting.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Antec Eleven Hundred V2 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Nice look. Good airflow. Front dust filter. PSU dust filter. EATX support. 3 SSD mounts.
Cons: No PSU extension cable to reach 8 pin Mobo plug from behind motherboard tray. No side intake dust filter. Strange side fan filter mounts. You use only two screws for each side intake fan and the other two screw holes rest on standoffs, which stick out so far the fans frame is flexed outwards by about a centimeter or so, and does not rest flush against intake vent. The standoffs break easily as well. The fan mounts on the HDD cages are just plastic clips which break easily as well, and there isn't enough room to mount a radiator here just two 120mm fans. that is a missed opportunity. None of the included fans have speed control. This is strange as there is switch box on the back of the case to house Antec Tricoo speed switches but none of the included fans have these. My old Antec 900 came with one 200mm Tricool fan, and 2 120mm Tricool fans all with speed control so I moved those fans into this case.
Other Thoughts: This really isn't the case for any sort of water cooling. If you get creative you can mount a 120mm rad in the top of the case where the 200mm fan goes, and move the 200mm fan on top of the case, and mount another 120mm rad on the rear exhaust. If you want push pull on the rear exhaust rad you will need to mount one fan on the outside of the case along with fan gasket or just a hollowed out fan. The rubber hose grommets do let you mount a larger rad outside the case though. I currently have a 420mm rad on attached to the backside of my case. This is a decent case and if you have limited options this will work well but there are much better cases out there for the same or less amount of money. Think Phanteks, Corsair, or NZXT.READ FULL REVIEW