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XIGMATEK FCB (Fluid Circulative Bearing) Cooling System Crystal Series CLF-F1451 140mm Blue LED Case Fan PSU Molex Adapter/extender included
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Quality quiet motor and bearing, though when i bought it it wasn't called an FCB. Bought it to replace my power supply fan which had a noisy ball-bearing fan (even at low speeds). Run this at a steady and truly silent ~500 rpm (50% off of the motherboard controller) and is truly silent. At this speed it wouldnt cool the power-supply enough under load so I flipped both the power supply and the fan so it vents up in to the system (yes I know it sounds bad :P) so it's going with the way the heat wants to naturally convect and it cools adequately. So I have a quadcore 3ghz 100watt cpu with giant Scythe Ninja3 heatsink (wonder why newegg discontinued Scythe products which are quite good), 150watt gpu, and PSU all venting out the top and it stays within temp limits under full load all dead silent. Total power drain ~330 watts. nice.

Cons: Bought this hoping to get a rebate available at the time. WAsted my time filling out and sending it in on time. Dont trust Xigma for rebates!!
A bit pricey for a fan. Considered taking off an 0 for that : o

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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 6-Core 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor HDT75TFBGRBOX
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Lots of processing for the money

Cons: Not a lot of programs that can use 4 cores effectively let alone 6

Other Thoughts: I read a number of reviews here (and elsewhere) and see people all too often complaining of their chip running too hot. With all due respect, temps in the lower 50s C are not even close to too hot. These chips are rated to at least 70c some even up to 100. The engineers who design these would not rate them as such if they weren't able to run fully reliably at these temps. You are not getting hot till you are at least at 60c so its really a waste of time, money, and fan noise to fret about it. Unless you are yourself an engineer you probably don't have a reasonable basis to be second guessing the engineers who designed these and set the specs. Sorry for the little rant but hate to see people worrying unnecessarily:]

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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 6-Core 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor HDT75TFBGRBOX
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Lots of processing for the money

Cons: Not a lot of programs that can use 4 cores effectively let alone 6

Other Thoughts: I read a number of reviews here (and elsewhere) and see people all too often complaining of their chip running too hot. With all due respect, temps in the lower 50s C are not even close to too hot. These chips are rated to at least 70c some even up to 100. The engineers who design these would not rate them as such if they weren't able to run fully reliably at these temps. You are not getting hot till you are at least at 60c so its really a waste of time, money, and fan noise to fret about it. Unless you are yourself an engineer you probably don't have a reasonable basis to be second guessing the engineers who designed these and set the specs. Sorry for the little rant but hate to see people worrying unnecessarily:]

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Display Name: raTTa k.

Date Joined: 04/10/02

  • Reviews: 12
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  • First Review: 01/06/11
  • Last Review: 08/22/13
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