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This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Pros: I have an i7 6700k OCed to 4.6+ GHz using this hsf. I'm running vcore at 1.38 and under load the core temps max out in the mid-70s. The core temps idle in the upper 20s. Those are pretty good temps actually from reading other reviews of people OCing the 6700k, even using water cooling. So the Evo here is doing its job pretty well, holding its own.
Cons: Under even momentary load, the fan speeds up and it is loud. This is a bit annoying. If I had known it would make this much noise, I might have purchased a different hsf. However, these do have a very good history of reliability.
Other Thoughts: I suppose I could tweak the fan settings in my bios, but I want the fan to speed up when under load to keep my temps down. Now I do have my cpu OCed significantly, and I like that. So maybe the trade-off is that, for the OC I have, I'm going to have to live with the noise of this fan speeding up. I mean, this is an inexpensive hsf. At the same time, I have to give it credit for keeping my OCed 6700k fairly cool under load.
Also, I used Arctic Silver 5 for my thermal paste. I cover the cpu pretty thoroughly. I have tried that "rice size" method in the past and found it very ineffective.
Pros: With some tweaking, I am running this OCed at 4.6 GHz plus change on a Hyper Evo 212+ with vcore set at 1.38 and my 16G of Tridentz memory set at XMP and running at 3400, and when running a benchmark program, my temps stay in the mid 70s at full load. That is on air. I use lots of Arctic Silver 5, completely cover the cpu, always done it that way, always get pretty cool temps even on air.
So the pros are that this is very over-clockable (and stable BTW) without pushing huge voltage and heat. On the z170 mobo, with the ram running that fast, and with the samsung pci 3.0 X 4 m.2 drive (256G), this is just the fastest smoothest most awesome system I've ever had. BTW, the gigabyte Gaming 7 mobo. I'll be purchasing one of the new Nvidia video cards when they come out.
Cons: NOne. Just none. Knock on wood.
Other Thoughts: This was a little expensive, but I wanted an i7 that I could OC and that would last. I still have a Lynfield i7 that runs great OCed to 3.6 GHz and running well for 6 years. I hope this lasts as long.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fast, faster, fastest. There's not much to add. Put into an i7 6700K system, I noticed that I click my mouse on something, and before my finger has had a chance to bounce to its original position, whatever I clicked is already open. It is just freaky fast. I remember my first raptorr, my first ssd, and this creates the same awe factor, if not more so. The speed of this thing in such a small package, it is just stunning.
Cons: None. Maybe the 512 is a bit faster, but this was all I needed
Other Thoughts: Pay the money and have a product that is way ahead of the curve. There are SSDs and there are m2 drives, and then there's this drive.READ FULL REVIEW