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This review is from: Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120 Case Fan
Pros: I love these fans because they're...
Barely audible. If you are looking for a quiet fan, these rank among the legendary quiet fans that are sought after by many PC enthusiasts who demand a quiet build. The balance of the fan mechanism helps maintain a very low noise profile and the built on grommets reduce any noise that is made into a subtle, low noise profile even the most picky enthusiast.
Good airflow. On the high setting or the low these fans more than get the job done; the pressure output exceeded my expectations for a relatively low CFM fan.
Great aesthetics. I think these are some of the coolest looking fans on the market.
Made by Antec. Antec has stood behind its products very well for as long as I can remember.
Cons: Very difficult to mount in some situations because of the lack of a standard frame. It took almost an hour and some southern ingenuity to mount these fans to their desired position on my TRUE 120. It seems that they would be much easier to mount onto your case for intake and especially exhaust, though.
Pricey, but worth it.
Other Thoughts: Bought two of these elsewhere since newegg didn't have them yet (they also cost less). I have been thoroughly pleased not to notice them=]
My quiet computing setup:
-Silverstone FT-02, fans set to Low
-2550k oc'd to 4.7GHz and cooled by a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme and two True Quiet Pro 120's, set to High
-7970 oc'd to 1075 core 1420 mem with Arctic Cooling Accelero Extreme 7970.
Pros: My wife just built her first computer with a bit of help from me and this is the keyboard we ended up getting for her. I have been using it while taking the computer for a test drive and I LOVE IT!
It seems very well constructed and is quite heavy for its small profile. The keys are very direct and responsive, similar to a high quality laptop keyboard, but the keys do not require too much force to depress. Also, the noise from typing is not totally quiet but is very pleasing to the ear- the tone of each individual click is almost pleasant. The few media keys added are perfect for most users, too.
Cons: None that I can think of, really. I prefer a dial for the sound control, but I can live without one.
Other Thoughts: I never have been one to spend much on a keyboard (usually just get an inexpensive microsoft one or something similar) but this keyboard's look and feel is impressive. Heck, I am writing up a review for a keyboard! I think I am going to have to get one of these especially since they're on sale!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Amazing cooling performance on my reference MSI 7970. Even overclocked it never reaches above 60*C during any kind of load I give it.
- Astoundingly quiet! This is the main reason I bought this cooler since the reference HSF was unbearably harsh to listen to and was only acceptable at idle. No matter the load or fan speed this cooler is as quiet as the rest of my VERY quiet rig.
- Looks awesome!
Cons: - Obviously it does not come with installation instructions. This I knew from a couple reviews I read through.
- Installation is tedious, but not overly difficult. It took me about an hour to put it all together.
- For those who use the included thermal adhesive, removing the RAMsinks is IMPOSSIBLE. If your card fails there is NO way to replace the AC cooler with the original to send it in for RMA repair!
Other Thoughts: TO ANYONE CONSIDERING THIS COOLER: Use some quality thermal tape on the ramsinks, mosfets, etc. instead of the thermal adhesive! This allows you to remove all parts, if necessary, especially in case of RMA. Also, you don't have to wait overnight to enjoy your sweet new GPU cooler!
This cooler is TOTALLY worth it. I bought mine directly through Arctic Cooling before it became readily available on e-tail websites like the Egg and it cost me another $25 and I still say it was worth the investment. I love it!