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Pros: Loads of options, plenty of cables, single rail, multi-gpu support, more than enough wattage and amperage, perfect power supply on paper
Cons: Tried two of these unit and each suffered from poor performance and power surge issues under load. Ended up having to return both for a refund.
Other Thoughts: I had high hopes for the Quark series power supplies. I had excellent results with the Lightning-1000 from Rosewill but they discontinued the Lightning line and I needed more watts to run my 3 GPU setup. I had seen good reviews about the Quark series and they were a bit cheaper than some of the Corsair or EVGA high end units so I figured I would give them a shot.
I had problems from the moment I turned on my PC after installing this unit. The second any significant load was put onto it the lights in my room would flicker. Shortly after my PC would shut down and restart giving me a "Power Surge Detected" warning. I thought it could have been my power strip or a faulty connection so I checked to make sure everything was secure and plug the unit into an empty surge protector. Same issue. I checked the outlets to make sure they were rated for 15 amps, which they were. I accepted that it could be a faulty unit and asked for a second one. Once the second one arrived, I went through the same process and while the second unit was more stable, I could barely game for more than 5min before the second unit would cut out as well.
I was disappointed, but as a Newegg Premier member I knew I was in good hands. Both returns were painless and were done in a quick manner and I was refunded in a reasonable amount of time. Newegg provided great support and I eventually settled on another PSU that is working fine. However, I won't be using a Quark anytime soon for a high power draw system.
This review is from: 1ST PC CORP. FC-FC8-B 8-channel Fan Controller
Pros: I bought two units of these so you can multiply everything by two.
-8 channels, all of them work
-8 detachable cables, great if not using all channels
-Simple nob interface, easy to use
-LED's are bright enough to see but not over bearing
-Easy to install on case
-Good sturdy design
-Can set fan speed to 0 if desired
-Has a mini heat sink for each channel
Cons: -One of the detachable cables didn't work. I did buy two of these so only 1/16 cables failed. Not a huge issue.
-Power cables are a little short and add some clutter to the case if you care about cable management that much. Not a huge issue for me as my power cables are long enough to reach the top of my case.
-Price is a little high but for 8 channels I won't complain too much
Other Thoughts: The two of these I bought were a build saver. I upgraded to the Rosewill Blackhawk and had more fans than my previous two 5-channel controllers could handle. Needless to say, I am running 20 fans on 16 channels and I have no issues what so ever. I can control the noise level and the cooling by the twist of the nob. You can set each individual channel to a different color so you know which fans you are controlling at any time. Two of the colors are similar but that isn't a big deal.
Over all these things are great and will fit right into your build.
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
-Relatively easy install
-Price/performance is unbeatable
-Comes with brackets to mount another fan for push/pull setup
-Lightweight and doesn't put strain on motherboard
-Can keep up with light overclocking too
Cons: -Can be tricky with big hands (like me) but most heat sinks are
Other Thoughts: I have owned many of these over the years and have started putting them in builds that I do for other people by default. You get a lot of kick and cooling for not a lot of cash.READ FULL REVIEW