Date: June 16th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
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Attached to the fan is a rear case bracket complete with a low/medium/high fan speed switch. The bracket does serve a purpose, but I personally would have liked to see something that could be attached to an open floppy drive bay cover for easier access.
Also, you have the standard 3 pin power cable that is meant to be attached to your motherboard CPU fan power header.
One feature that I was not aware of was the four bright blue LEDs incorporated into the fan itself. If anyone is looking for a decent looking heatsink, this should definitely be on your short list.
While we are talking about the fan, I do have to admit, this is one of the quietest cooling fans I have witnessed attached to a CPU heatsink. At its lowest setting, it is barely detectable. Only until you position your ear about two inches away will you barely hear it. On the highest setting, it is noticeably louder, but still exceptionally quiet even when compared to the standard Intel cooler. I can tell you one thing, the Tweaknews testbed has never been this quiet.