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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
This is the best deal right now in wireless headphones.7/20/2015 10:02:32 PM

Pros: Comfortable, good battery life, easy to pair with devices, great wired performance when driven by quality amplifiers. Classic JBL stout, lively bass response despite what a lot of other reviews might indicate.

Cons: None yet.

Overall Review: Classic consistent JBL sound... they sound like my L36's did which sound like my studio 190's which sound like my JBL vehicle system etc. Wireless performance is good, but the real surprise(not to me) is the wired performance. Plugged into an average device (tablet, cell phone) the wired performance is good. When driven by a high power source, my alienware 14, the jbl sound comes out. High efficiency, classic west coast JBL bass, loud midrange presence, and clear high frequencies are realized. They can also handle more than 30 mW if monitored closely for clipping.

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A real "Mover"...3/19/2015 6:07:51 PM

Pros: Superb build quality, inaudible below 1500 rpm, nice looks, excellent packaging, maintains rpm to the single digit place number. Extremely powerful at full speed(2109 rpm in a positive pressure case). It literally turns my positive pressure case into a negative pressure case at full speed working with 4 140mm intake fans! Very low amp draw for its air flow potential, only 2.16 watts at full speed.

Cons: It still has brown in it...

Overall Review: Only two of these even in a in a huge case, one intake and one exhaust, would literally create measurable wind speed within the case itself.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: less than 1 day
Good2/26/2015 7:45:17 PM

Pros: Quiet, high pressure, high cfm, super solid frame.

Cons: Heavy, Harness WAY too long, no drop to harness breakout from frame increasing chances of pinching harness between fan and mounting surface, slight blade runout.

Overall Review: Quieter and more powerful than the Noctua FLX-140 it replaced.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Neat little robot. High value!2/17/2015 3:27:20 PM

Pros: Durable, interactive, a great value.

Cons: Caution should be taken screwing down the battery door. The electrical contact springs on the door are very strong and the screws fine threaded and small.

Overall Review: A lot of people say that the instructions are hard to understand. It actually takes a slight effort and some trial and error to understand. Once you get it, it all makes perfect sense.

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Leak! Not compatible with MY socket 775 Motherboard...2/7/2015 6:52:03 AM

Pros: Looks to be well built, clear instructions, quiet pump,

Cons: Does NOT clear large 8 phase power regulation on my Asus P5Q-E. Oversized contact block/pump(mainly the attachment screws for the mounting brackets on the underside of the block/pump) assy interferes with the capacitors and chokes surrounding the socket NO MATTER HOW the block/pump assy is "clocked. Inferior RA machined finish on the copper contact plate. Fans can be quite noticeably loud, probably in my case because the lack of contact with my cpu as evidenced by the thermal compound witness mark upon removal of the cooler. They were "ramped" up.

Overall Review: So after fighting with various mounting positions of the block/pump assy my 10 year old son says "coolant, coolant"! A very small pinhole leak had occurred in one of the coolant lines near the pump. It was so small that it was only forming a pinhead sized drop every 10 seconds or so. Luckily the system was powered down while we were experimenting with different clocking positions of the block/pump assy so no coolant was spilled on anything inside the case. I had to glue the leaking area of the tube just to effect safe removal of the cooler from my case.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello Joshua S, We apologize for the trouble that you are experiencing with the Nepton 240m. I have looked at your Asus P5Q-E motherboard and do not see any reason why the cooler would not be able to be installed. Please contact us so that we replace the cooler and assist with the installation. Phone:888-624-5099 Respectfully, Patrick CMUSA Support
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"Real World" review- will indicate facts that audiophiles may wonder about10/2/2014 11:00:01 AM

Pros: 1. Nice fit and finish. 2. Small footprint. 3. Nice relatively flat frequency response. 4. Can absorb significant amounts of power without evident strain. 5. Does not have overly harsh/sibilant tweeters. 6. Lowest midrange is crossed over at a low frequency negating the "woofers are on the side of the cabinet" thing.

Cons: 1. Unusual 7/8" spacing on the terminal cups(old standard is 3/4"). Important if purchasing unified banana plugs. 2. VERY slight port noise while playing demanding bass inputs when port velocities are high. You can only hear this if listening for it, and it is barely noticeable.

Overall Review: This is not a "acoustically padded room, high dollar test equipment" review. It is a "real world" review from someone with past experience with higher-end speakers and amplifiers in a home stereo setting. Setup- -JBL Loft 50 loudspeakers, standing on a carpeted floor, 10" from the wall to the rear and nothing closer than 12" on any other side of the speakers. -New Acoustic Dimension 2600 monitor series power amp, 150 watts continuous/average into 8 ohms, 4.7 db dynamic headroom. 60 amps power supply output capability to speakers. -New Acoustic Dimension 2200 used as the pre amplifier. 14 AWG equal length speaker wires. -Phillips cd player -Some VERY demanding classical pipe organ cd's. Everything sounds nice and flat in regards to frequency response except very slight accentuation in the 70-100 hz area. This may be due to lack of long term "break in" of the woofers if you even believe in that, or the result of enclosure tuning itself. In my opinion, there is no need for a subwoofer with these towers unless you are a bass-head and need overpowering bass. The bass output is similar to my vintage JBL L-36's these just replaced. They have NO problem reproducing low 32' pedal notes from a recording of a large pipe organ, shaking my living room significantly down to 16 hz. This is a lot to ask for from speakers with a small woofer setup and this is where port noise becomes noticeable, ONLY if you have your head in front of the port listening for it. The midrange response is excellent. Not too overly "present" and sounds accurate. The lowest mounted midrange is crossed over at a lower frequency than most I have heard so the transition into the woofers' upper area of frequency response is clean. The tweeters are nice and easy going. They may actually be a little too quiet, have not made my mind up on that yet. As a whole, the middle and high frequency system of the speakers sounds very good. I played all program material in my "test" in the range of 80-100 watts continuous and never heard any evidence of strain. These actually play music with more detail than my old L-36's which is no easy feat. 1/2" thick enclosure panels, 5/8" thick front baffle. All grilles are removeable and framed in MDF which is painted black.

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Nice quality3/24/2014 6:59:43 PM

Pros: Nice quality, Latch on one side, it's a cable...

Cons: None

Overall Review: None

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An add-on for my R4 Case...3/24/2014 6:57:43 PM

Pros: Direct fit for the Fractal Design Define R4 cases(front and rear), Nice sleeve, extra goodies.

Cons: Lightweight quality but still great for the money.

Overall Review: None.

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Blastingly fast3/22/2014 6:19:55 PM

Pros: Great quiet fans, giant cooling solution with lots of surface area, idles at 29c according to Nvidia inspector, Nice looking open style case/cover. Fans "ramp" up and down slowly when required, they don't just switch right to the required speed immediately. This eliminates those fan speed switching transients where the fans might be constantly modulating on other cards. I realized this when manually commanding the fans to different speeds, this thing never runs hot enough to even ramp the fans up.

Cons: Unit as a whole could be a little more rigid, flexes a little. Who cares.

Overall Review: A huge upgrade over my old evga 9800 gtx+. Funny you read all this stuff on the forums about "bottlenecking" these cards on older socket systems. Guess what? I am running this in a 2.0 spec slot with an E8500 Wolfdale processor at 3.8 ghz(400 fsb) on an ASUS P5Q-E and doubled my frame rates in every game I have. It may be bottle-necked to some extent, but not enough to make it a waste of money on an older socket T system, properly set up however. I would not go any faster graphics card-wise on an old setup like this, though. This result is with older games that cannot utilize 4 core processors, keep in mind. I went from 25-30 fps average on medium settings 2x anti-liasing in Crysis with my 9800 gtx+ to over 60 with the 660 on max settings max anti-liasing in the exact same system. Also doubled my frame rates in Sniper Elite v2 same scenario. The fans never ramp up, either.

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Beautiful case with outstanding quality3/22/2014 5:56:21 PM

Pros: Great quality case, spacious layout, see other thoughts for more...

Cons: No 2nd led for hdd activity(the one included can be used for either power on indicator OR hdd activity), no caddy to mount a 3.5 floppy drive. Neither are really cons for me, though. Pcb behind the front/top panel is kinda chinsey.

Overall Review: Has tons of space behind the mobo mount panel for large power supply harnesses. I was able to jam almost the entire harness of my Rosewill Fortress 650 in the cavity, and I am only using 1 sata and 1 pci express 6 pin in addition to the standard mobo power connectors. The Fortress 650 has a huge harness for its wattage rating, too. Nice access hole in the mobo mount panel, you can change/install cooler support brackets on the back of the board without removing it. "Old School" quality gauge steel construction. Fans are decent quality and silent on the low and medium setting. They are audible on high, however. Case is MASSIVE! I was not expecting this case to be this large, I am used to the old-school ATX cases. You can tell I have not bought a new case in about 15 years. Could seem like a daunting task to set up especially with no instructions, takes about 3 hours to set up nicely. I did not even use ANY of the internal 5.25 inch trays, removed them all and mounted my 2.5" Seagate Momentus on the back of the mobo mount panel.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
This cooler is awesome!3/22/2014 5:28:31 PM

Pros: Lightweight for it's size, Good clearance for nb/sb heat pipes and sinks, impeccable mounting system, inaudible with the ultra low noise adapter(barely perceivable with the low noise adapter or straight wired), outstanding quality.

Cons: Why does Noctua use this brown color? lol

Overall Review: Fits on my Asus P5Q-E perfectly in my Fractal Design Define R-4 case. Provides outstanding cooling performance on my E8500 core 2 duo at 4000 mhz, 61c after 2 hours of prime 95.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Good for the money, but12/8/2013 6:03:56 PM

Pros: Price to performance ratio, Nice long sleeved harness and separate molex adapter, impressive looking, provides good airflow in large unrestricted well-sealed case.

Cons: Balance issues that could potentially affect service life if not taken care of, somewhat flimsy frame, led's are ultra-bright.

Overall Review: The biggest thing to pay attention to is if the fan is balanced well. But, for 16 bucks and such a large fan with a lot of blade mass I suppose an imbalance it is to be expected. I balanced mine by simply hanging a paperclip on various blades until the shake went away, then removed some material from the blade 180 degrees out from where the paperclip was. I am using mine in an old school full atx case as a side intake fan, the only other chassis cooling fan being the one in my power supply and everything runs ultra cool. It runs around 715 rpm mounted in the case and about 785 free-spinning in the open air, all connected to the system fan header. If your case is well sealed and has adequate exhaust flow this fan will work fine. If you have a case that is "tight" or restricted on the exhaust side get a 120mm fan instead.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Rosewill vs stock copper core cooler8/6/2013 11:08:42 AM

Pros: Efficient fan(0.19 amperes), low price, nice harness, quieter than stock Intel cooler full speed vs Intel full speed.

Cons: Could be difficult to install, copper heat spreader pad finish not the best, less heat sink surface area than Intel cooler, no instructions. Prescott 3.4 Ghz sl7pp runs 3-4 c hotter than with Intel stock cooler.

Overall Review: Fan must be removed from heat sink to ensure an easier install. Retention clips ride in the upper grooves. I removed the pre-applied heat sink compound and used Artic Silver 5. Installation is easiest when you install the clips with the pivoting tabs facing the ram banks. First you sit the fan-less heat sink on the processor, lay the clips in the grooves with the fixed hook ends engaged in their respective holes in the motherboard bracket, then press on BOTH CLIPS at the same time on the clip area marked "push" and they snap right on. The tension is not too excessive, it just seems that way because the pivot arms on the stock cooler do most the work. If all the conditions are correct with your case and hardware this cooler runs 3-4 c hotter than the copper core style Intel cooler, idle and full load according to Core Temp software(45 idle 65 full vs Intel 42 idle 62 full). Maybe the compound should be given some time to break in but I doubt it. You still may realize some benefits using the Rosewill IF you have less than optimum case cooling but otherwise, no.

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