COOLING - I’d say my temps idled around 35-40°C and I gamed somewhere around 48-57°C. I don’t do much overclocking so, not really getting into that. Once I did some reading about proper air direction in the H500, I put 2 of the fans in the front of the case for intake and made sure my top and rear were exhausting. I fired up Division 2 and played for a while and the fans never spun up like a jet once. I was super impressed. Checked temps and I was gaming about were I used to idle. I had no idea these would add so much cooling to my case. A+ for these giving me great airflow!
NOISE - Fan noise never seemed to bother me and until my stock fans and Spire really started to take off like a jet. Holy cannoli they got loud. After installing these 4 DeepCools, noise level dropped significantly. I really expected these to be super loud based on the cheaper price and some reviews, but my experience has been great. A+ for bringing my buzzing noise level down to a slight breeze!
APPEARANCE - This is one spot I feel that lacks. The fans are black squares and just look like you’re basic case fan with a white translucent blade. No real bells or whistles there. The LED lights shine from the center of the blades out so, the light is really strong in the middle and just sort of dissipates at the edges. Overall, though, I’m still really happy with the aesthetics they gave my case so, I’ll say a B for appearance.
QUALITY & INSTALL - I’m working on a GIGABYTE GA-AX370 in an H500. Everything was pretty straight forward for the install, but I ran into three concerns. 1) The supplied screws seemed almost like they didn’t want to fit into the fan’s screw holes. I really had to back up a few times to insure they were straight and try again. I feel like they don’t line up super straight and you have to use way too much force to get them all the way down. 2) the power wires seemed a little short, whereas the RGB cables were a good few inches longer. This had me scratching my head a few times to figure out how I was going to daisy chain everything and get it all to where it needed to go. I feel like for the most part I didn’t have a lot of cable to spare so, be wary if you have a large case. The supplied power hubs and RGB adapter gave me the proper amount to get the job done, though. 3) The RGB adapter that connects to the mobo feels very very loose. I even pushed on it gently a few times to see if it just wasn’t all the way seated, but it was. Works fine, just makes me nervous how loose it is just sitting on the four pins. I like a snug fit. One last issue that might bother some is the instructions. They are garbage. I don’t even know why there are any in the box. It’s a few outlines of the the product showing how it daisy chains and that’s about it. I pretty much just problem solved the install myself and threw them out the window. So, kind of a C+ for install and quality.
Bottom line, I’m super happy. Even if I only used them for a few months and moved up to something else, I feel like I got my money’s worth and they did more than I had even asked for. I had no idea they would help bring my case temp down so much and be so quiet all the while giving me some nice visuals in the case. I’m even considering holding off on doing more research on CPU fans and coolers because I’ve had great results with my temps! For my personal biased experience, I give them an overall 4 stars. Will report back if anything negative comes up.