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This review is from: SILVERSTONE FM121 120mm Case Cooling Fan
Pros: I just got this and installed it 24hrs ago, so I can't speak to longevity, just initial impressions. I replaced a much cheaper fan than the fan package I bought for this computer. I bought it for a side fan which attaches to the removable panel opposite the MOBO to draw air into the case.
Inexpensive, but lotta bang for buck it seems, esp including the RPM speed controller.
Great bunch of connections, you can use either male or female molex
Strong enough to use as a table fan on high speed! Fairly loud but not too bad with case closed and I am sitting very close to my case.
Nicely made, better blades than old fan
Cons: Controller does not fit into my back panel, so had to rig it outside the case, not horrid, but would be so much cleaner to have it in case. I have a Coolermaster case.
Not seeing as much improvement in CPU temp as I hoped, even on HIGH (and it is HIGH, you could almost use it for a small desk fan!). That could be a problem with CPU cooling or some other failure with liquid cooling system. Seems to help graphics card a bit more. YMMV depending on inside configuration. perhaps I am not remembering temps correctly from the last time I was obsessed with them :)
Mine did NOT come with the rubber attachment thingies, but I had somehow gotten the impression it did, from some reviews. Tried to move them from my old fan, but was not able to get them in this fan, plus the fan did not line up exactly, by a couple mm, as my old fan did, so not sure they would have worked anyway. Ended up duct taping it to the side panel, which has worked in the past, but not a good solution. So I have that taped and also the controller taped to my desk. Not good.
Controller seems cheap so expect that will be first thing to fail. Might just let it run on high and disconnect controller as it is not super loud.
Other Thoughts: Overall, even with the cons, am pretty pleased, and would recommend it, esp if your case takes the controller, if you plan to use it. It is better than I thought I wanted to pay for, so bang for buck, even if not elegant.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Just got it, been using it for 24hrs now and getting used to it, so these are my initial impressions:
Came in a good, protective package, unlike the usual mice I buy, which are in a flimsy white cardboard sleeve, so packaging is much better than its price would suggest
Comfortable, great for an ambidextrous mouse
Smooth, expensive feel, should help my repetitive injuries a bit over my usual mice
Can change DPI (resolution) on the fly, although not sure why you would not want it maxed, as otherwise it slows it down
Can turn the DPI lights off if you want (I downloaded the latest software from the Perixx website)
Great config program, stylish and MUCH better than the regular Mouse settings in Windows, also can save your various configs
Inexpensive (got it on sale, too!), lot of bang for the buck, glad I decided to spend the extra $5 for it
Cons: Keep hitting 'back' button with my thumb, esp when putting it back into its place when I want to get up, which is not truly a usage issue. I will get used to it. I don't seem to hit non desired buttons when mousing with it, if I keep my fingers in the right place
Wish there was a place to specify how many lines the mouse wheel does (either a few lines or whole page), you can only select the speed. This may be a Windows limitation, and not a big deal.
Other Thoughts: No Cons of any major import. We will see how it lasts with my heavy use, but per the reviews, seems it has a good chance to last longer than most of the mice I buy. Buy, try it, you probably won't be sorry!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nice for the price, esp as it has 2GB RAM, etc, easy to install and set up, bought in Jan 2016 and no problems at all as of May 2016 (knock wood), able to get higher graphics settings on some internet games. Could set to ultra graphics ingame, but I would sacrifice in other areas, so I keep it just under. So it meets my needs. Definitely a cut above my Intel 3000 motherboard graphics chipset! Nice memory management.
Other Thoughts: Yes, most definitely.READ FULL REVIEW