Date: January 21st, 2003
Article by: Mat (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner
& Head Editor)
Product was donated by: Memorex
The products were all easy to install, requiring no software
or configuration of any kind, they simply needed to be plugged into
the right place for full functionality.
The cable, as you can see, takes up very little space
inside the case. The computer would look cooler with a bunch of different
colored ones, I agree, but I'm doing the best I can!
It seems that the folks at Memorex think you should be
able to look directly at your LED fan without risking the loss of your
eyesight. Call them crazy if you like, but I think they are on to something.
The fan looks cool with its subtle blue (subtlety is rarely seen in
modifications). Memorex seems to believe that if you want lots of light
in your case, you should buy lights; if you want cool fans in your case,
buy these LED fans.
While LED fans are nothing new, Memorex's fan is different
than almost every other LED fan on the market. Memorex's is very quiet:
you can hardly hear its quiet whirr over the screaming processor fan
and the whine of the hard drive. The fan blows out air at an awesome
rate, which is strange considering how quiet it is. The ability to spin
quickly while keeping a low noise level can be attributed to the fan's
"double ball bearing system" which reduces friction in the moving fan
parts and makes the fan spin smoothly.