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This review is from: Vantec Stealth 60mm Double Ball Bearing Silent Case Fan - Model SF6025L
Pros: - Fairly cheap
- Adapter for MOLEX is appreciated
- Good packaging
Cons: - Very loud
Other Thoughts: I bought this hoping that it'd be a little on the quiet side, while it's quite the opposite. It's much louder than even my Core I3 CPU fan. If you are looking for quiet, look elsewhere.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SILVERSTONE NT07-1156 90mm CPU Cooler
Pros: - Completely silent on low setting (not sure why you'd ever use high?)
- Copper core / overall thing feels very solid
- Moves a lot more air/keeps CPU cooler than stock Intel fan
Cons: - If I had to nitpick on something - the pushpins don't have that sweet spot "click" that you hear with stock Intel fan. That doesn't really make the installation any harder just something I noticed.
Other Thoughts: This little fan is amazing. I have H55N-USB3 Core I3 with Thermaltake Element Q Case so naturally I was limited in my CPU fan selection - anything higher than Intel stock fan wouldn't fit. Also anything wider or longer also wouldn't fit. On the other hand Intel's stock fan was way too loud - not great for an HTPC. I've considered a number of slim fans including Scythe Shuriken, Thermaltake Slim X3(who I had good luck with before), and Dynatron K2. Was a bit worried with this one being able to move enough air on low. As soon as I installed this thing fears went away - watching any MKV file or playing a Bluray disk CPU has yet to get above 40C - and this is in a Mini ATX case with very limited airflow. This product exceeded my expectations by a wide margin.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Looks Fantastic
- Volume control is very handy
Cons: - Very big (a lot of space is wasted by borders)
- Very poor build quality (see below)
- Touchpad feels like afterthought, doesn't work too well.
Other Thoughts: I purchased this for use with my HTPC, this thing never saw much serious use. I.e. occasional click on the file here and there, and typing a web address every now and then. Yet after a year and a half it's already falling apart. Spacebar started getting stuck so I took it apart - it appears the plastic assembly inside the spacebar became damaged. The same is true for a few keys other keys.
Touchpad on this keyboard is one of the worst I've ever used. While owning this product it was a constant struggle to use. It's not multi touch so it doesn't support any types of gestures. That leaves the border for scrolling purposes - a job that a circular border doesn't perform very well. In most cases scrolling is too much of a hassle.