Great fan, completely silent, but disappointing color
Samantha C., Newegg
26 December 2015
Summary: I bought this fan to go along with (and match) 5 Enermax fans, and 2 Corsair fans, in my husband's PC that he was redoing to be white and blue. According to the pictures, I thought it would match all of the other fans, or at least be close.
Pros: Silent, Easy to install
Cons: The blue color in the pictures is misleading, it is darker, inside a white case and through a smoke colored side panel it's a vibrant purple.
Pros: Very bright. Nice to look at. I struggle with either replacing it as its not very strong with airflow, or keeping it because it lights up my case so well.
Cons: -Not as powerful as I was expecting. Really..I hardly feel any air as intake or exhaust. I'll be getting another stronger fan to add to my case and *might* even replace it too. -The mounting holes are fragile. It cracked on some corners while installing it in my side panel. I'm not sure if its th...
Summary: I find the installation of the fan still more annoying than the rattling of the fan. I did not like the idea of having to force the screws in because when I did I noticed they screws warped the plastic mounting holes.
Pros: 1. Nice blue LED. Was actually better than I thought as I had originally wanted the non-led version. 2. It was silent, and emphasis on the was. 3. Seemed to move a lot of airflow.
Cons: 1. Installation was really confusing. The fan comes with 4 screws that do not initially seem to fit. It took me about half an hour to realize Cooler Master wants you to essentially force those 4 screws into the fan. After you force them in they hold the fan well. 2. After a week it is now making ...
Summary: Bolts up fine. Won't clear the drive cage on the front, which is where I wanted it. Won't clear the top of my mobo, so I can't switch fans. Tried both. I'll figure something out for it. Cool looking fan. Might just cut it down.
Pros: Good price. Looks cool. Lots of good reviews.
Cons: Won't fit my Corsair 600T case front or top. Too thick. This thing is 30mm thick (1-3/16" for normal people). So check your clearance before you buy. Corsair fan is only 20mm. Should say in specs how thick it is. Doesn't mean I would have measured. But it should be there. Hence, 3 stars.
Summary: Too bad there really aren't much info on quiet 200mm fans at all, and everyone's opinions on quietness is subjective. Based on my sample, at least, if you want a really quiet PC, this isn't the way to go.
Pros: Moves a lot of air. Relatively quiet, with potential to be silent.
Cons: When it's silent, it doesn't move much air at all. Any higher speed than lowest, and it starts making ticking noise.