Originally Posted by mongoloid
Are Coolermaster R4's really that bad as for push/pull?
I thought the 3.05mm H20 static pressure would be sufficient enough.
I know it's not as important as load, but my idle temps avg. 4 degrees above ambient. (that's at stock clocks btw)
They are a little noisy at full spin.
I only speak for myself I would never use a R4 for anything unless they where free. Have had many over the years and they either have defects right away that make them click or make weird noises, not work at all or they soon develop problems after not much use. Also, they WAY overstate their specifications and fudge some of them. They list something like 19db for their noise but, that is when they are at the lowest voltage to make them run. They list 88CFM when they don't come close to that even if you over-volt them.
They are decent fans if you can't find anything better but nothing I would stake the life of my CPU on.