Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 (R4-L2R-20AC-GP)
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7 February 2014
Summary: If you plug it directly into a power supply course, it will function at 2000rpm, which gives you lots of air flow, but also loud noise. it's better to connect it to the motherboard(chassis fan plug) so you can adjust the speed. the led effect is not as clear as the pic shown above.
Summary: After the installation of this fan, right off the bat the total noise of my system went up significantly. A huge warning: This thing is really loud at max RPMs! After toggling it with SpeedFan the difference is really astounding. I have another fan maxed out at 900RPms, also rated for 19DBa yet it's hardly noticeable due to the lower RPM, but it moves an average of 40CFM.
Summary: If my memory serves me correctly, I was on a tight budget so these were the cheapest fans available at the time. it works fine. Be warned: the screw heads strip off easily especially when there is no screw grooves on the plastic fan holes (you have to force screw and make your own).
Summary: Bought this to replace the fans on my Corsair H80i, which are very loud. I have to say I am impressed with how quiet they are and how well they perform. Only thing is the light could be a bit brighter, but that's not a big deal, as long as it keeps things cool.
Summary: Not sure where Cooler Master got that 19db noise rating from. Maybe as an exhaust at 60-70% rpm it's true. However on full blast as an intake. I can hear the fan whining from 30+ feet away. While you can't get a better fan for the price. This one doesn't come without problems. I'd really recommend have a fan controller to turn it down. Especially if you plan to use it as an intake. Or picking up some 7v adapters.
Pros: Great as an exhaust fan, No noise with a 7v adapter, Moves quite a bit of air, Solid construction, Clean aesthetics, 5$
Cons: Box specs are a lie, Loud whining noise at max rpm as an intake, Weak spot light LED compared to other fans