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 Post subject: thermaltake thunderblade
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:42 pm 
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I hate to state the obvious about thermaltake case fans, but I am still quite peeved by this, and this is a good place to post this kinda thing 8]

I got 2 Thermaltake Thunderblade 1926A fans a week ago after seeing their decently rated cfm/dbA rating. The company rates them at 21 dbA and 78 CFM. They are easily double that at 12V. Even at 7V they are horrendously loud.

Oh well. There goes some of my meager Americorps stipend for the month. :(


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:54 pm 
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Sue/threaten to sue them for false advertising?

Maybe at least write them an email to let them know you don't appreciate being treated like that.

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 Post subject: what now?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:12 pm 
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I just tried to submit a complaint to them via their website, but the "submit" button doesn't seem to be sending the message. Great. This is the only contact method listed on the site. And I, unfortunately, threw out the packaging which probably had the address of the company on it.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:41 pm 
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the only Thermaltake fans that can hope to live up to the cfm/dB ratings on the website are the Hong Sheng 80/92/120mm A9225L12S, A8025AL12S and F129025SH (92mm Everflow) fans

You would be hard pushed to find them in any retail outlets cos all of the above fans are oem only and ship with Tt cases.

The thunderblade fans seem like a waste of money imho. just cos they are normal led fans.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:58 am 
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At least now you know why Thermaltake have such a bad rep on this site. You're not the first to fall for their marketing spiel and you won't be the last.

BTW, how do they come up with the names for their products? "Thermaltake Thunderblade"! Sounds more like a motorbike than a PC fan. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:28 am 
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What do you expect from a 2000 rpm fan? You should at least try it at 5v.


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qviri wrote:
Sue/threaten to sue them for false advertising?

Maybe at least write them an email to let them know you don't appreciate being treated like that.
While he's at it, he could sue the whole industry. They all lie...
But he would lose. I bet the specs didn't say 21db from 1 meter, so they weren't actually lying.

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Remember the saying: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice..."


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:01 am 
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Erssa wrote:
qviri wrote:
Sue/threaten to sue them for false advertising?

Maybe at least write them an email to let them know you don't appreciate being treated like that.
While he's at it, he could sue the whole industry. They all lie...
But he would lose. I bet the specs didn't say 21db from 1 meter, so they weren't actually lying.

OP: Welcome to the world of marketing. Remember the saying: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice..."


Yep, just said 21db. Drat!


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