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This review is from: Fractal Design Silent Series R2 Black/White Silence-Optimized 140mm Case Fan
Pros: Good airlfow, comes with rubber mounting hardware, long cables. Nicely built. attractive price
Cons: At full speed you diffidently hear them. i have four in my case and i have to throttle them to 7v to get them "silent" that being said the airflow is still very good at 7v that it makes no difference to my temps between 7v and 12v which is a good and why i only deducted 1 egg when also considering the price of the fans.
Other Thoughts: if you are needing 1-3 fans these are quiet enough not to be noticeable i am sure however for 4+ i would probably look elsewhere if you are needing the maximum airflow. luckily my temps were fine runing them at 7 volts. Lastly its not so much the volume noise itself as it is the frequency of the noise that is heard it is very high-pitched and just very noticeable sitting in the side of the room if i don't throttle the fans down. the fans that are used as intake fans behind a metal mesh and cloth filter are the most noticeable fans so again i would consider your other options for intake fan. When i Remove the front cover most of the noise goes away.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Good airflow, i mounted it on bottom of PC to replace a old, low quality 120mm fan that was loud and had poor flow and it can suck a piece of paper from pretty far away. it lowered my case temps by about 2 degrees and lowered my graphics card by about 4 degrees. the lighting is very nice but i felt that other reviewers have over-hyped how bright it is it could be due to my computer case window being tinted. low price the 3 pin to molex adapter was one of the main reasons for me chosing this fan over its competitors.
Cons: Noise. i have several fans in my case Noctua NH-d14 cooler + 4x fractal 140mm fans. and this fan is easily heard above all of the other fans. Noise was not a high priority for me due to computer being setup in the family room my computer is easilly drowned out by evryone else in the house. however after evryone has gon to bed i notice that this fan is the loudest component of my pc however i was not expecting it to be MORE noisy than the fan it replaced (on paper it was supposed to be quieter) in person the fan noise is rather high pitched and it turned my once near silent computer into barely audible. i would not recommend someone buying multiples of this fan or using it in a very quiet office environment.
Other Thoughts: some cases isolate noises differently so your milage may very. the flow is very impressive but considering how much louder this fan was than another fan that was rated around 30db and my sytem went up by about 4db overall either i got a defective unit or Xigmatek under rates their noise levels i probably will not purchase another fan from xigmatec in the future.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Razer Kraken Pro Over Ear PC Gaming and Music Headset- Green
Pros: Sound is clear and no distortion at max volume. really really long cord. light weight. more comfortable than most in this price range. retractable mic. durabillity over a year old and it still works like new.
Cons: Price. for this much money i expect better i've used cheaper products that was better. it could use more volume. i dont use a headphone amp but even without one it seems on the low side compared to some sony headphones i have. The output is single male and requires you use a splitter(included) to plug into the red and green inputs on your computer but for some reason the contacts on the headset wear the splitters out and im on my 3rd one it basically causes lots of distortion on the mic and some buzz in the speakers. IF you have a large head i would try before you buy because they are small i have a large head and i use it on its most expanded it fits but if my head was any larger at all it would not.
Other Thoughts: its a great product but for the money there is better out there on the market. its "nice"but average in the segment. the main thing i am usually wanting more is volume maybe a headphone amp will solve this down the road i wil update my review if i ever get one. listening to music is pleasurable and gaming is greatREAD FULL REVIEW