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This review is from: DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 CPU Cooler 4 Heatpipes 120mm PWM Fan with Blue LED
Pros: So, the reason I accepted this heatsink as an item to review as a part of the Eggxpert Review team was due to me wanting to replace my current heatsink which was the Corsair Hydro Series H80i Liquid CPU cooler. Out of the box, this heatsink feels super light compared to other heatsinks I have worked with in the past making it a bit easier to install compared to other heatsinks (granted there were a few complications on install…see cons). I have an LGA 1150 motherboard I was installing this onto and using the pushpin options made it a bit easier also. It did come with its own thermal paste compound, so if you forget to order some, you’ll be fine if you want to use it while waiting on a better thermal paste to arrive. Performance wise after install, overall doing simple tasks kept the CPU around 32C. Playing Diablo the CPU reached the up into the 40C to 50C marks. Of course I do not over-clock my PC’s as I am not a major PC gamer, but overall it is doing well. Noise wise, during idle and simple computer use, I barely hear the fan…getting into the games you start to hear it more, but thankfully it was less noisy than my previous Corsair CPU Cooler.
Cons: Being lightweight, the heatsink feels a bit cheap. The push-pin method of it connecting to the motherboard concerns me as the plastic pushpins feel like they can easily break when making modifications to your system. I somehow got this to fit inside my mini-itx build, but I would not recommend that for others as it was a tight fit and hard to get the push-pins to work. The instructions on the back of the box are not that informative (no words, just pictures), so you kind-of have to figure this out yourself. The size of the heatsink may interfere with your RAM depending on your motherboard. It almost did with my build, but luckily I had some low profile ram in my system. To get the fan to stay on the heatsink, they have these flimsy “connectors” (really feel like wires molded in a certain shape). The biggest issue I had with it was once I got it connected and booted my computer; it gave me a “CPU Fan error” at boot-up even though the fan was running just fine. I researched it a bit and from what I read online it happens to certain heatsink fans and motherboards. If it does happen to you, to have the motherboard ignore the error you need to go into your BIOS settings and go to the section about the CPU temperature and turn off the setting for it to monitor the status of the fan. (Or lower the rpm setting of the fan from what other blogs have said)
Other Thoughts: Overall, this heatsink is just a bit better of a cooling solution than the stock heatsink that came with your CPU. The good points to this heatsink: it is cheaper than others, the fan is quiet, and install is easier than others. The bad points of it can be: it feels cheap, interferes with RAM for some builds (not all), and may give you a CPU fan error depending on your board. Overall, I gave this a 3 out of 5 eggs based on my experience. I will be replacing it later, but for now it seems to work just fine with my build until I start gaming hardcore.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE1T0BW 2.5" 1TB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Pros: I went with this SSD as I did not want an HDD to supplement a lower capacity SSD. Overall from install this thing has been great. Boot times have been less than 10 seconds. The space to have the freedom of putting a lot of movies/music/games on and get the same speed for everything is awesome.
Cons: The only small issue I had with this was installing Windows...it took a couple of times to get it to install but it finally did (Windows 8.1). Not the SSD's fault...more than likely some issue with the initial install.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend for anyone looking to get rid of their HDD and would want everything super fast.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Overall, from install to now I have had no issues with this RAM. It sits perfectly in my Mini-ITX build and keeps things smooth while working or gaming. My motherboard had no issues picking these up from boot.
Cons: I have no cons about these.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend to anyone needing 8 to 16 to more GB of RAM in their computer.READ FULL REVIEW