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This review is from: Corsair Obsidian Series 350D CC-9011028-WW Black Aluminum / Steel MicroATX Case
Pros: Lots of room to work.
Ability to mount radiators.
The front panel is very attractive
Would make a great gaming machine
Cons: It's too long. Why have a mATX board in an 18" deep box?
Too wide. I don't need all the cable management
Other Thoughts: I wanted to upgrade a small office computer with a nicer case. I want small and quiet. This is not that case. My bad. This would be ideal for a cpu with integrated graphics Crossfired with a high end gaming video card. It is not the case for a small tower or desktop machine. I'm looking at the SilverstoneREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Prolimatech Vortex Fan Aluminum Series PRO-ALUM-RD 140mm Red LED Case Fan
Pros: Move a lot of air.
The included fan guard is a good idea as they could be used as a food processor without it.
Cons: I wish they were 4 pin PWM's instead of 3 pin. The PWM fans are easier to control with motherboard software.
Other Thoughts: I have them hooked up in parallel to a fan header off my Sabertooth motherboard. I've got it programed to modulate the fan speed. Sound level is just fine at idle and low load. They are not too loud at the full 1666 rpm. They are mounted in the left side of my case and pull air into the case to cool the cards and motherboard. They do a fine job and lowered the mosfet temps by 10 degrees C.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Delta AFC1212D-PWM 120mm Case cooler with TAC sensor
Pros: Lots of air movement. Gets that hot air out!
It's INDUSTRIAL. It'll last forever.
Other Thoughts: Just like everyone says, it blows a lot of air and makes a lot of noise. GREAT!
I render a lot of video and use a AMD FX8150 on an Asus Sabertooth board. I am able to overclock the 3600 Mhz chip to 4600 so far with the temperature at 65 degrees and steady after 45 minutes. (Using the AMD cpu temp readings. Not some phony baloney temp from Coretemp)
I use 2 of these Delta fans in a push/pull setup on a Corsair H80 closed water loop cooler. I have 4 other case fans all pulling air into the case and the H80 exhausts it. Before with the stock Corsair fans, air flow was much slower out of the cooler and the air was noticeably hot. With the new Delta fans on it the air flow is probably 4 times higher and the air is luke warm. That tells me it's pretty much reached the water radiator heat transfer limit. It is pulling out as much heat as the copper pickup at the cpu can absorb and put into the water.
I purchased a newegg $3.99 4 pin PWM splitter and plug the 2 fans in parallel into the cpu fan jack on the Sabertooth. The Sabertooth is supposed to be military tuff and it is powering the fans at the full 3300 rpm at load just fine. The Sabertooth slows the fans to 1800 rpm at idle. At this speed, they are no louder than the stock fans. I GET A KICK OUT OF HEARING THE FANS SPOOL UP UNDER THE FULL 8 CORE OVERCLOCKED LOAD.
I was worried about some references such as: "Sounds like a vacuum cleaner." "Sounds like a Sharp microwave." It may resemble those sounds, but at a MUCH lower volume. I like to think of it as the turbine generator an airliner uses when you are setting on the runway getting ready to go. A whir and the air blowing out the nozzles. These fans as cheap fun!