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Pros: For my wife's new build.
Works great. The only LED fan in her Cooler Master 912 HAF. Really looks great, to my wife.
It is totally quiet. My wife's hearing is almost supernatural and she claims she doesn't hear it running and she's less than 5 ft from it.
Ease of installation - Once you align the holes, it's as easy as turning a screw driver.
4 mounting screws in a mini zip-lock bag came with mine.
Cons: I connected this fan to the motherboard. I do wish the 3 pin connector was 8 inches longer strictly for appearance reasons.
I'll buy an extension. Seen them here on Newegg for under $2...But later.
Other Thoughts: My wife's build has a Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5 board. According to the Gigabyte software, it says the fan is spinning around 280 rpm.
Bottom line...The Cooler Master fan appears to be a quality fan and I wouldn't hesitate 1 second if I needed to purchase another.
Pros: This was for my wife's build. Her computer has been up and going for 1 week as I type this. We have not encountered any problems of any kind.
My system has the i5 4440. In comparison, the 4790K does "seem" to run around 10*F warmer from the few times times I've checked it. I'm seeing anywhere from the low 90's to around 115*F, at idle. Yes, I purposely set the Gigabyte software to display temp readings in Fahrenheit.
Fan...We're using the stock Intel fan. The fallacy of Intel's factory fan being junk is nothing more than a myth. Intel's fans are more reliable as well as more durable than almost any 3rd party fan out there. Most who's been in the computer building business for any length of time, will attest to that.
Those considering this processor but are concerned about excessive heat, stop worrying. The factory fan will work fine.
If you overclock, then you are going beyond the design limits and you will need a better system. Example: the factory radiator on a Corvette won't adequately do the job if you modify the engine to 1000hp. The same goes with the factory CPU fan..
Other Thoughts: My wife's computer has been 100% stable. Stability, should be the #1 goal of any build. To get there, these are the main components we used.
1) Gigabyte G1 Gaming GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 motherboard.
2) 32GB G.Skills 1600 memory.
3) Samsung SDD.
4) Windows 7 Pro x64
5) Corsair 750W PSU.
5) EVGA GeForce GT 740 2GB 128-Bit
My wife is a lite gamer. That may change later. Until it does, this graphic card will, and has, served her well.
As you can see, there's nothing fancy about any of the components. What you should see, is, we took no shortcuts by buying components from any manufacturers who doesn't have a proven track record in regards to reliability.
The 4790K - bottom line. You will be making a good choice if you chose this processor.
Pros: This build is for my wife. I showed her my favorite 3 cases and she picked this one. Turns out, she made a good choice.
Very nice case. Looks great with plenty of room. Comes with 2x120mm fans.
2 days ago I ordered a Cooler Master 220mm for the big opening at top to exhaust the heat to help keep the inside as cool as possible.
I will probably buy another 120mm for the front, if I see it's necessary.
Cons: The 4 rubber pads where the PSU goes are fragile. All 4 were broken when adjusting the PSU for fit. No biggie. I installed the PSU without them. I can't deduct an egg for something that was probably my fault.
Other Thoughts: The HDD activity light connection...On the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 motherboard, I hooked it up as the instructions stated, or so I thought, but no HDD activity light. Finally, after a few hours, I realized that 1 connection had to be plugged in, upside down with the wire ID facing down while all the other front panel connection ID's, faced up. Again, no biggie as I should have spotted the HDD light - red = positive to motherboard positive connection sooner than I did.
My wife see's only 2 components, the Cooler Master case and her new Samsung 27" monitor. She doesn't see the $325 i7 CPU or the 32gb of G.Skills memory. But that's OK, I know.
Bottom line...She couldn't be happier and really loves her new build. She did say, the case really looked cool.