4/4/2008 1:04:46 AM

Pros: Easy to install, nice look to it? I liked the sleeved cables.... The do push some air, at least.

Cons: This does -not- push ~85 CFM at high end. Not even -close-. They are quiet, but underpowered, even at their highest setting. I can't say I appreciate being lied to on the specs.

Overall Review: I'm honestly quite disappointed. This is the only Rosewill product I've tried, considering their very 'knock off brand' status, and I don't think I'll be trying any others except for cosmetic reasons. If you want a -real- high end fan, try the Silverstone FM series. They're almost the only thing I'll put in my repair client's computers.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: more than 1 year
4/4/2008 1:01:23 AM

Pros: Actually throwing UV reactant light, amazingly enough. Even if it's mostly drown out with the purple 'normal' light from the LED. Doesn't require a wonderful 'fire waiting to happen' voltage inverter like Cold Cathodes.

Cons: A bit too much normal light, not enough UV, and there's no reason they couldn't manage to give you twice as many bulbs for even less cost. Definitely a bit on the overpriced edge. Lack of good adhesive (Mine have ended mounted with personally purchased double-sided tape)

Overall Review: For those of us that refuse to use poor performance junky LED fans, and the 'I want a fire' voltage inverter using cold cathodes, there's very few options for good lighting, let alone UV. While a bit on the overpriced side, and while you're not going to see the UV reaction much with a normal room light on, these definitely aren't a bad choice to spice up a reactant case. They're also small enough to place in most any little spot you want.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: more than 1 year
4/4/2008 12:56:01 AM

Pros: Better airflow than your 'average' 80mm fan, especially those myriad crummy LED using fans, nice and cheap.

Cons: According to my customers, the 'Lack of pretty lights'.

Overall Review: I have no real complaints with these fans. They are a touch louder, so not what to look for in a whisper quiet machine, but I personally like a machine to stay cool. Between a Silverstone FM81 or the like for variable speed powerful exhaust on a computer, and these fans for the rest (especially intakes), most of my clients have their machines running 5c to 15c cooler. It's amazing how junky most LED fans are.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: more than 1 year
4/4/2008 12:51:00 AM

Pros: Small and easy to work with, USB 2.0

Cons: Easy to loose caps, but generally that goes for anything with removable bits.

Overall Review: I've only tested it with up to 4 gig SD cards, mostly Corsair brand.. it's worked flawlessly in every machine, with every card, and impressed me greatly for such a cheap purchase. Generally I recommend it and an SD card or two over buying usb "thumb" drives, due to it's usefulness.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: more than 1 year
4/4/2008 12:40:44 AM

Pros: Adjustable speed, pushes an amazing amount of air at the high end speeds with pressure you can actually -feel-, and pushes decent airflow even at low speeds.

Cons: As with anything.. you spin it faster, it gets louder. The increased thickness helps a bit, but if you run it high, it will be a loud, irritating whine and whoosh noise. Also, the increased thickness makes it harder to mount in those oddball tool-less fan-mounts in cases. I recommend grommeted washers from the hardware store, as necessary.

Overall Review: Ever since trying these for a heat-death mini-tower case that desperately needed help, I've bought very few fans that weren't silverstones, including for my repair work customers. They are simply the best. If you don't need the highest end cooling.. just turn them down, and know that when and if you need it, you can crank 'em. Great for non-AC'd homes in summer.

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4/4/2008 12:36:25 AM

Pros: Aluminum -front and back shell- (not full body), snug fit for some level of heat transference, USB 2.0, worked easily.

Cons: Circumference and support frame are plain old plastic. Really only one side of the aluminum shell will be close to your hard drive. Darn snug fit made it a real bear to work with.

Overall Review: Overall, I'd say there are definitely better enclosures out there, but as a cheap and viable one, I'm not regretting it much. Also, after loosing the screws, it's at least easy to keep together with rubber-bands.. Still, I'd prefer an enclosure with all aluminum body, and a small fan for some airflow.

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2/5/2008 10:27:20 AM

Pros: The aluminum that it actually is a good thing, and is at least in the right places. Aside from heat issues, it's worked flawlessly with no hassles aside from the screws.

Cons: _Not_ fully aluminum. The light grey in the pictures is simple plastic. Definitely not meant for the drives going in it to be swapped ever. The stand bracket is next to useless. Heat. Cheap, minuscule screws that strip and get lost so easily.

Overall Review: Generally, if I had to recommend a permanent enclosure that wasn't 'do it yourself' and using a non-enclosure bearing USB-IDE adapter.. This is at least not a bad purchase. I just wouldn't keep it on all the time, just long enough for a backup and be done with it.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
8/15/2007 11:54:04 AM

Pros: Forewarning. I'm not a total audiophile. That said, I love these speakers. I had to replace a pair of labtec's that were 'new and hot' at $100, when 486's were the cutting edge. I was looking for something with clear sound, good range up and down, and just a -little- bass. And these fit the bill, for a nice low cost.

Cons: For people who like things with more bass, these won't do. So suck it up and get a sub, folks. The blue power light is on the level of LED flashlight bulbs, quite bright. Cords are -not- detachable from it, so there's a likely breaking point later.

Overall Review: If you like having just enough bass to notice it only in your own room, thusly having roomates.. want decent sound at a low price.. and aren't a head-over-heels audiophile, these really should work for you.

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