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This review is from: COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Silent Case Fan
Pros: These fans are easy to install and very quiet. 3-pin connectors. Arrow indicating flow direction. For the price, these are great fans, and it's nice to get 4 fans in one pack, which saves on shipping cost.
Cons: Doesn't feel like very much air flow. No spacers included. Flow arrow is hard to see and only on one side.
Other Thoughts: It seems like the mounting method (large standard fan screws) could slightly deform the fan housing, but I didn't notice any effect on noise levels. These fans could probably be mounted to pull air instead of pushing it, if spacers are used to move the blades away from the case.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This case is very well constructed, light, no sharp edges. Lots of attention to detail. Bottom mount power supply with screw holes for mounting the PSU right side up or upside-down (bottom vent). Black screws for case, components, and motherboard mounting included. Even the thumbscrews are black. Several interesting mounting areas for Solid State drives, for example, behind the motherboard. Air filters on intakes. All cables routed easily to reach where they needed to connect on the motherboard with enough slack for cable management.
Cons: USB3 connector didn't come with a USB2 adapter for plugging into USB2 ports, so the front USB3 port can't be used if you're using an older motherboard that doesn't have USB3. Also even though there is enough space inside to mount a full-size ATX board, the mounts and back panel aren't designed to allow for a using a full size board, instead the extra space at the top is simply wasted, strange... though now that I think about it, that space and the three circular punch-outs are probably for installing an external water-cooling system.
Other Thoughts: This is my first time buying a Zalman case and I'm very impressed. I got it with a rebate, but the list price is fairly reasonable considering that this is without a doubt the best case I've ever used for a build.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MASSCOOL 8W553B1M3 90mm Ball CPU Cooler
Pros: Inexpensive. And surprising effective for an all aluminum cooler that doesn't look that much different from the stock cooler. Easy install that's pretty hard to screw up (just tighten the 4 screws) and didn't require stressing the motherboard or risk of shorting any motherboard components where the back-side bracket is mounted (bracket is non-conductive).
Cons: It's solid aluminum. No Copper. Some people may be put off that they have to remove the motherboard to place the bracket with the screw hole pylons that goes on the backside of the motherboard.
Other Thoughts: Needed an inexpensive cooler for an older Core2Duo CPU on a LGA 755 socket that was being run at stock clocking, and this guy fit the bill.READ FULL REVIEW