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XIGMATEK AOS (Aeronautical Oil System Bearing) XAF-F1453 140mm White LED Orange Case Fan Ultra Quiet Copper Bushing Axis Aeronautical Oil System Bearing
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Noise levels (very quiet)
Airflow
Accenting LEDs
Build quality

Cons: Mounting system (small adapters required to mount to 140mm)

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure why some case fan manufacturers decide to make 140mm fans that "fit into 120mm slots" like this one is supposed to. Regardless, this fan works well and is rather quiet even when the speed is increased. The white LED lighting is a nice accenting touch and the fan blade color blends in fairly well with a black and red build that I purchased. I have this as a rear exhaust in a Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX and have it connected to an NZXT Grid+ V2 which utilizes voltage control to control the speed; The fan is working perfectly.

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XIGMATEK AOS (Aeronautical Oil System Bearing) XAF-F1453 140mm White LED Orange Case Fan Ultra Quiet Copper Bushing Axis Aeronautical Oil System Bearing
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Noise levels (very quiet)
Airflow
Accenting LEDs
Build quality

Cons: Mounting system (small adapters required to mount to 140mm)

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure why some case fan manufacturers decide to make 140mm fans that "fit into 120mm slots" like this one is supposed to. Regardless, this fan works well and is rather quiet even when the speed is increased. The white LED lighting is a nice accenting touch and the fan blade color blends in fairly well with a black and red build that I purchased. I have this as a rear exhaust in a Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX and have it connected to an NZXT Grid+ V2 which utilizes voltage control to control the speed; The fan is working perfectly.

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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming GV-N1080G1 GAMING-8GD Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs First Gigabyte product and it's a beast of a GPU 10/27/2016

This review is from: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming GV-N1080G1 GAMING-8GD Video Card

Pros: Color scheme (fairly neutral minus the accents on the fan side of the shroud)
Included backplate
RGB lighting
Zero RPM fan mode
Got Gears of War 4 *Free*
Fantastic performance for 3440x1440@100hz

Cons: Requires Gigabyte's software to control some aspects of the card (fan profile, RGB lighting)
Fans make a grinding noise when spinning up from Zero RPM to bring temps below the threshold
Fans also "resonate" at a certain rpm and produce a rather annoying buzzing noise

Other Thoughts: This is my first time personally owning a gigabyte product but I have built computers for friends using gigabyte components in the past. The build quality is solid and the cooler on the GPU performs quite well even in a small ITX system. I'm not a big fan of the software but I will utilize it since it "unlocks" things for the graphics card such as the RGB controls and some more overclocking settings. As far as the rest of the GPU itself goes, I have noticed that when the fans kick up from Zero RPM mode they make a rather loud grinding sound for a moment. On several occasions they will spin up and stop about 3-5 times in succession, each time producing the same noise which can be a bit annoying. Also, when the fans are running at higher RPM I have noticed that they cause "something" to resonate (not sure if it's my case or the GPU itself) but it also produces another annoying buzzing noise. I haven't looked into it further but I might be able to solve the issue if I can figure out the source of the buzzing.

Back to the GTX1080 itself...It's amazing that something this powerful only requires a single 8-Pin power connector (on this card anyway) when we look at flagship GPUs of past generations that needed much more (looking at you my old GTX 470's). This thing is definitely the most powerful GPU I have owned to date, I typically stuck with the X60 or X70 SKUs of Nvidia GPUs but went all out this time around and couldn't be happier. I have a Acer Predator X34 (3440x1440@100hz) panel and this GPU is perfect for it. I haven't been able to play many games yet but I have played the included Gears of War 4 on the highest settings while never dropping below 60FPS. Needless to say I'm impressed that in one generation of GPUs from the 900 series, Nvidia came out with something that can handle higher res and refresh rate displays like mine with ease.

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Display Name: Brandon W.

Date Joined: 09/30/10

  • Reviews: 36
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  • First Review: 09/23/13
  • Last Review: 10/29/16
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