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Fractal Design Venturi High Pressure Series PWM 140mm Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great Fan 10/31/2015

This review is from: Fractal Design Venturi High Pressure Series PWM 140mm Fan

Pros: If your looking for something comparable to Noctua, but not as pricey, you found it. PWM control and you don't have to run these at full power to get great performance. I set a fan curve for these and they are silent and move a great amount of air. Sleeving on the power cables looks great and the included fan splitter is a nice touch. The rubber corners are a some of the better anti-vibration mounts I've seen, especially when compared to corsair fans. Bottom line, the only fans I've seen perform better are Noctua and unless you have a khaki and brown themed build or want to spend $30 a fan, get these!

Cons: Absolutely none.

Other Thoughts: Used the 2 140hp and 2 120hp for intake and a 1 140f for exhaust in a positive pressure configuration. I tend to prefer static pressure fans in general just because of their versatility.

CORSAIR RM Series RM750 750W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have owned this power supple for over 6 months now and I am very happy I went with the corsair RM750. It is ridiculously quiet and efficient. at idle the fan doesn't even spin and when it does I can't hear even with my ear right next to the fan intake. The modular flat cables make cable management a breeze and they look really nice in the case. You can purchase after market, individually sleeved cables for this psu if that is your thing. Plenty of cables included and the cable length was perfect for my corsair 750D case. Add in the 5 year warranty from corsair and that makes this a perfect psu for my system.

Cons: Absolutely none.

Other Thoughts: The cables can be a little stiff to bend, but once you get use to working with them it gets easy.

MSI Radeon R9 290 GAMING 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The MSI r9-290 gaming card is a beast and the Twin Frozer cooler MSI slapped on it does a great job of cooling and remaining quiet. I ran this card through unigine heaven benchmark and msi kombuster, and it didn't go above 77C and stayed surprisingly quiet. I threw some skyrim (with the texture mods) at it and it didn't even break sweat running well above 60 fps on ultra. Titanfall, Tomb Raider, SWTOR, and Assassin's Creed 4 all ran flawlessly on ultra settings maintaining 60+ fps. The backplate looks amazing in the case and if you decide to do a custom liquid cooling loop EK makes a block for this card. So far this card is exceeding expectations and I am very happy I bought it. I am not a fanboy so if deciding between cards have no worries about this card it performs great and has zero heat or noise issues.

Cons: Absolutely none!

Other Thoughts: I did switch the bios switch to legacy, just because I don't want any compatibility issues. The card is massive so make sure you have enough room, although I believe most decent mid and full-towers will have no trouble. Card is heavy but the backplate adds some rigidity to the card so no visible sagging.

For Reference I'm running:

i5-4670k (overclocked 4.2 ghz)
Be Quiet Dark Rock3 cpu cooler
8 gb ram (1600 MHz xmp profile)
128 gb ssd
1 tb hdd
EVGA Supernova 750 watt semi-modular
Corsair 750D (4 fans intake, 2 fans exhaust)


Dustin A.'s Profile

Display Name: Dustin A.

Date Joined: 03/16/13

  • Reviews: 25
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  • First Review: 03/26/13
  • Last Review: 10/31/15
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