Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 (R4-L2R-20AC-GP)
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Value for money 2
Overall quality 2
30 May 2014
Summary: I have a Thermaltake V3, and an Asus Sabertooth motherboard with a coolermaster evo cpu cooler. The fans won't fit anywhere, but up front, but the power cable isn't long enough to plug into the motherboard.
Summary: I have this fan installed on the front of my NZXT Phantom 410 case and, combined with the other four Cooler Master fans I have installed, does a great job of helping keeping my system cool. No problems with fan noise at any speed.
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: I know a lot of people have had issues with the fans or with the manufacturer's support, but I have had very few issues aside from what really amounts to cosmetic problems. I would recommend this to people with the warning I give to anyone buying any sort of equipment: stuff breaks, whether before or after you buy it.
Pros: Let me begin by stating my expectations when I ordered this and when I order anything else:
Cons: Overall, I have one major complaint about the fans and that is the LEDs. They are excessively bright. I purchased 3 green LED fans, and from the two that I have installed, it can illuminate my room at night almost well enough to read by, and even with the door closed the light that can spill out into the hallway has earned several comments of looking "eerie."