Pros: I bought 13 of these in one order. 3 years later... with tons of daily heavy use in a gaming rig... not one failure. Leds all as bright as always. No squeaks even while being used in a dusty environment.
Cons: Filling all the fan slots on my huge case (13) ended up being an expensive move. No regrets.
Summary: As many others have pointed out, the blue color in the picture is not what you get. It's definitely more of an cyan or aqua color. I love the actual color, but the picture is extremely misleading.
Pros: I love the fan speed controller, since I did not have one already. Too bad it mounts in the back (front mount would be more convenient). To avoid confusion...others reviewers have said that it takes up a PCI slot. Yes and no: it does NOT plug into the motherboard at all (look at the picture) but rather takes up one of the external PCI slot panels. If you have a cramped computer, it might get in the way, but honestly probably not. In any case, it's not needed to run th...
Cons: Specs say 1200 rpm to 2200 rpm. With the included controller, the fan was running more like 1100 rpm to 1900 rpm. Not a big deal. I question the accuracy of some fan speed sensors anyway.
Summary: Thishas blue LEDs in a clear fan, but the LED color is actually slightly green tinted, to an aqua or cerulean color especially when compared with the colors of the LEDs in the other fans they offer, specifically the 80mm fans which i have installed in the same case as this fan.
Pros: This fan definitely delivers the rated airflow without an excess amount of noise. Add a set of rubber/silicon fan isolators to reduce the drone to acceptable levels even at full blast. the fan controller gives more than adequate control of RPM's and noise which is nice given the price point.
Cons: The fan controller takes up a PCI slot, so keep that in mind if you are short on expansion slots.
Pros: This fan is very very bright (hard to say if thats a pro or not) and it moves a ton of air at a relatively low noise level. I cannot hear it over my other fans in my case even at full blast. The included fan controller is great too! I used this to replace the fan on my CPU Cooler, and it looks and performs fantastically! Overall, I highly recommend it.
Cons: The only con would be the super bright LED's, but thats not a con since you'd only buy this because you want them that way.
Pros: Used this fan as a front intake to my new case. Saw a 6c drop in ambient temp at approx. 80% speed. Not much change in temps above that. It also blows directly across my lower video card and it runs 10c cooler. Simple installation. Noise level is tolerable at max speed but is loud. At 50% it is very quiet.
Cons: No way I can see to use the fan without the controller. Not a problem for me but for some it may be.