Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Blade Master 80 (R4-BM8S)
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24 June 2014
Summary: I can't complain about the fan, but I could use a lesson on how to read. This thing is PWM and my old motherboard only has 3 pin headers, so the thing runs full tilt all the time. Not a bad thing, and it works on the 3 pin header (orphaned connector hanging out in space) and pushes hot air out of the case 24/7. Good fan. Buy several, they're cheap!
Summary: Not the best style of fan, but it is certainly the most affordable. It is 80mm from corner-to-corner NOT from center of screw to center of screw. Got this as a replacement for another spindle-type CPU fan that had got a lot of gunk in the spindle and could not be taken apart to cleaned or even oiled. Hence the flaw with the spindle-types. However, I loved the little rubber pads it came with to help reduce rattle. Even without the rubber pads, it runs quietly.
Summary: My mobo temp dropped from about 40C down to about 30C replacing my old fan with this one. Whisper quiet, and since my box was in the bedroom that was of first important. Helped with the CPU temp as well, since there's more air circulation around that heatsink.
Summary: This PWM fan is quite the work horse. While it does start at its highest RPM, after about 3 seconds this bad boy is quite as a whisper. And it does a great job pulling air from the case. Comparing it the 120mm fan that came with my case this thing at about 50% puts out twice as much airflow as the 120mm. Oh and the 120mm fan is a cooler master fan as well! I will be buying more of these quality fans in the future.
Summary: I bought this to improve the circulation in my case and improve cooling of components. The fan clipped nicely into a slot in the case which was designed for 80 mm fans. Seems to be serving its purpose well, as temps have remained low.
Summary: Before my fan that was on my CPU heatsink started sounding like a jet engine taking off. I looked around at local stores but no one had a replacement that went as fast and was quieter. This cut my noise level down by more than half and I believe it outperforms on cooling as well.