Reviewed by JL2010085150 at @ 01:31 PM Feb 12, 2010
Superb value and cooling. Green lights are very nice, price is extremely reasonable, quality is good. At full power, this fan is just slightly noisy, but when attached to either the motherboard fan controller or a rheobus fan controller, the noise is insignificant at all but the maximum speed. The 3 pin power cord is slightly short, which can cause a problem if you try to use it as an exhaust fan with a front mounted rheobus fan controller. It includes a 3 to 4 pin molex adaptor, which allows you to connect the fan anywhere in the case, but only at full speed. If noise is a factor, the best idea is to connect the fan to the motherboard and then configure the speed settings in the BIOS. The fan is made out of a hard plastic that feels brittle and odd when attaching the screws. Overall the build quality is good and Coolermaster’s choice of plastic isn’t an issue once mounted.