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Pros: All the bits that get pushed into one end seem to come out of the other end.
Cons: The bits don't come out until after you have pushed them in, not before.
Other Thoughts: The connector is not backwards, it is a so-called "left" angle connector as per the description, and that is what you get. I actually prefer these as you can plug the cable into the drive then route the cable up, then over the top of the drive and the cable is now completely out of the way of everything else.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Bought this based on reviews that suggested it was roughly equivalent to a Coolermaster Evo 212+. I have nothing against the evo, it is a fine cooler, but this cooler is shorter and was compatible with the case I am using. The evo was not. I was not disappointed. It keeps a lightly overclocked i7-4790K in the neighborhood of 70C during torture tests.
Cons: Their is no free lunch here. A smaller cooler means the fan does need to work harder, and this cooler is somewhat noisy as a result. The fan has rather blunt blades, I wonder if a better fan design with swept blades would help. The noise level is certainly not unbearable or unusual sounding in any way...just white noise.
Other Thoughts: As others noted the packaging leaves a bit to be desired in terms of bent fins, but in my case the cooler did appear to arrive OK, but I did bend a few fins getting it out of the box. Again, as is consistent with other reviews, tweezers were all that were required to make everything straight again.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: ...which I mean literally, not figuratively. It moves A LOT of air and it's even reasonably quiet doing so.
Other Thoughts: Evidently there are two versions of this fan. I bought some blue LED fans that are physically identical to this one, only the blue ones move about half the air and spin much slower. I simply wasn't paying attention to the electrical specs when I bought. No problems, these fans run beautifully on 5 volts which makes them pretty similar to the lower power version. The LEDs sill light reasonably well (though not as bright) and the fan is virtually silent at this speed.READ FULL REVIEW