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Charlotte K.

Charlotte K.

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Most Favorable Review

Great product

Noctua NH-L9i, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA115x (Brown)
Noctua NH-L9i, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA115x (Brown)

Pros: Very low profile. Fits into the Node 202 with room to spare. Very easy to install. Quiet.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I would recommend this in a heartbeat.

12/30/2016
Most Critical Review

It's a case

COUGAR Spike Black Steel / Plastic Micro ATX Mini Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 and 12CM Cougar Fan
COUGAR Spike Black Steel / Plastic Micro ATX Mini Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 and 12CM Cougar Fan

Pros: It looks good.

Cons: No dust filters. No cable management.

Awesome

LIAN LI UNI FAN SL140 RGB WHITE  2X 14CM FAN PACK WITH CONTROLLER  ---UF-SL140-2W
LIAN LI UNI FAN SL140 RGB WHITE 2X 14CM FAN PACK WITH CONTROLLER ---UF-SL140-2W

Pros: Beautifully designed and awesome build quality. Both of which I fully expect from Lian Li.

Cons: I wish the L-Connect software was more functional. Especially for PWM mode.

Overall Review: I love these fans. They look great and function exactly as expected. The software is easy to use but is extremely bare bones. I ended up plugging the fans in the MB headers so I can use the motherboard software to set up my custom fan curves. I saw a YT video where the person didn't recommend plugging the fans into a motherboard header because the amps given on the fans is 0.65 amps. But, that is for both the fans and RGB combined. According to the product page from Lian Li, the 140mm fans are 100mA and the RGB is 340mA per fan. So, you can plug the fan cables into a motherboard header with no issue.

Good Produc

ENERMAX CLUSTER Advance UCCLA12P White LED Case Fan
ENERMAX CLUSTER Advance UCCLA12P White LED Case Fan

Pros: It matches my black and white theme computer. The LED lights are bright. It has a switch to select a RPM range for the fan.

Cons: The RPM selector switch is not easy to get to if mounted on the back of a case as an exhaust.

Overall Review: Don't expect it to be quiet at max RPM. With multiple of these fans in your case at max RPM; your computer will sound like a wind tunnel. At max RPM it does move a lot of air.

12/30/2016

Good Product

PH-TC12LS, Slim Low-Profile, 120mm PWM CPU cooler
PH-TC12LS, Slim Low-Profile, 120mm PWM CPU cooler

Pros: Matches my black and white theme computer. Low Profile. Comes with thermal paste.

Cons: The cross bar that attaches the heat sink to the back plate could be permanently attached to the heat sink. A little annoying to keep the cross bar on the heat sink while lining everything up.

Overall Review: This is a low profile cooler. I have it mounted on a mATX Gigabyte GA-B85-DS3H-A motherboard. There is only one way to mount this on this MB, The heat sink is not high enough to clear Kingston Hyper X memory and when mounted with the curved part of the heat sink facing the top the the case, it will cover your PCIe slot. You will need a flexible riser card to move the graphics card down on slot (on the case). If you try to mount with the curved part of the heat sink facing the graphics card; the heat sink will touch the cpu power pin.

12/30/2016

Easy to build in

Fractal Design Define Mini C Black Window Silent Compact MATX Mini Tower Computer Case
Fractal Design Define Mini C Black Window Silent Compact MATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: I bought this case to replace the cheap computer case I had for the home computer. This is a beautiful case. Lots of room to build in. Love that the dust filters are easy to get to and clean. Power supply and excess cables are neatly tucked away in the basement so you get a really clean and professional look. Plenty of space for cable management behind the solid side panel which has sound dampening material on it. This way if you happen to have standard hard drives in the basement; you shouldn't be able to hear the HD spinning.

Cons: If had to complain about something, it would be the lack of airflow over the HD caddy in the basement area. But this is easily fixed by removing the small panel on the basement shroud and adding a third fan there. You can mount three 120mm fans there.

Overall Review: I would recommend this case to anyone.

12/24/2016