Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 (R4-L2R-20AC-GP)
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Good air flow and nice deep blue to match my system but way too loud.
Joshua M., Newegg
23 March 2016
Summary: I never bothered to review these or try to return them after my initial purchase (dumb of me at the time). So I could very well have just gotten 2 bad fans. I used them for awhile and unplugged them after a few months because of the noise level (computer with them off almost sounds silent compared...
Pros: -fans move a good amount of air out of my case -blue LEDs match the exact color of my rigs case LEDs -easy to install and had no compatibility issues
Cons: -these fans are very loud, not sure if I just got a bad pair or not but they are 2x+ louder than anything in my system. I have 3 case fans and a cpu + gpu fan other then these two.
Summary: Basically, you get what you pay for. Cheap fan = Nosy, bad construction. Bearings went out, and you could hear a grinding noise. This fan lasted a year and one month. From February 2015 to March 2016. Bought a Thermaltake Riing 12, for $18 dollars side by side the Thermaltake blows this one away.
Pros: - Pushes TONS of air, at the cost of being loud. - Cheap.
Cons: - Don't be fooled, this thing is loud. - LED Lights aren't that bright.
Summary: Bought a couple more from another site before this one went bad as otherwise I was happy with it. I've been running them for a week or two and haven't noticed an issue YET. I liked it enough to buy 3 more, they arrive, and the first one goes bad. Worries me about the others.
Pros: leds look nice decent amount of airflow
Cons: lights are very directional. (brighter on the intake side) power hungry compared to my non led fans loud when ramped up bought on 11/23/2015, never went above 80% fan speed using AI Suite, and yet its already going bad already. Its making a clicking/grinding noise and vibrating a ton.
Summary: Would not recommend this particular fan, especially for the price you can spend a few extra $ and get a much better quality product. I always thought that sound of fans never bothered me but this fan changed that for me.
Pros: -Blue LEDs look nice -seems to have good airflow
Cons: -Very loud, computer that I installed the fan in is stored inside a desk, and at idle you can still hear the fan humming very loud.
Pros: I thought the fan did a great job of pushing air for cooling and I enjoyed the Blue LEDS.
Cons: I feel the biggest issue is after using this fan for about 14 months the bearings started to go and I get a grinding noise. (A side note this computer only runs while I'm on it and I probably only use this computer for a few hours every other day.) Not I feel that this is a unacceptable level of ...
Summary: If you don't mind the loudness of the fans, larger screws, and low light the LED's give off, then its the fan for you. I bought two of them, and mounted one on the side of my case, and one on the top of my case, as addons to my stock case fans, which are a bit less powerful but much less noisy.
Pros: -Great airflow
Cons: -Much louder than advertised -Not NEARLY as bright as shown I was weary of installation. The screws are a bit bigger than they should be. As I was installing, I heard cracking sounds as I was driving the screws. After a few minutes of "braving myself up", I said whatever, and put them in. I do no...
Summary: You get what you pay for. These fans are noisy but push air good and the LED's aren't too bright for window sided cases. I bought 3 of these for a new build in Feb 2014. The top (horizontal) fan started squealing in just over a year, I swapped it with the front (vertical) one and noise stopped.
Pros: Cheap, good air flow, LED's not too bright
Cons: Noisy, doesn't long enough, wrong bearing for top mount.