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Pros: What a great CPU fan this is! I watched a few reviews and tutorials on Youtube and was sold on it by its good looks, efficiency, and ease of installation. There was no need to remove the mobo since there is a large cut out in the case that made removing the old one a two second job. I really have to hand it to Enermax for the very solid mounting system they use. My previous fan was a Cooler Master and even with the screws snugged down, the base to CPU interface slipped and slid a bit. Not so with Enermax. Once you snug down the hefty aluminum bar, the connection is really tight! Not only that, but mounting the cooler was 1-2-3 and went flawlessly. My idle temperature is about 30-34 degrees (C) which is a few degrees cooler that my previous setup. Since I'm not a gamer, I'm not worried about the upper limit temps. I also used the included thermal grease made by Dow-Corning. Also, I used the pea-sized method of application as opposed to slathering grease all over the CPU as I've seen people do on YouTube.
Cons: None at all. I'm a happy camper.
Other Thoughts: If you're in the market for a CPU cooler, I highly recommend this one from Enermax. They come in various flavors (LED lights, etc) but I chose the plain one w/o lights. All of their coolers are the same except for the lighting feature.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT128M4SSD2
Pros: Easy to install
Price came down significantly
Fast shipping from Newegg
Cons: long term dependability
prone to freeze up or crash
Other Thoughts: I have owned my Crucial M4 exactly one year to the day as I write this. About a week ago, my computer freezing after whice a message appeared stating: Boot mgr. not found. After some research, found this problem could be fixed by booting from my Windows 7 CD, which I did. Still, the problem persisted. It seemed to me that the computer wouldn't stay on for more than an hour at a time. Typically, I would get the BSOD after only about 30 minutes. Not wanting to wait until the M4 went completely dead, I tried to clone a small HDD until a newly ordered Samsung SSD arrived from Newegg. Luckily, I read what Simikon wrote on 10/23/12 about the M4. After about 5000 hours of use, the M4 would freeze, crash, or do other weird things. My M4 had firmware 009 when I bought it last year which was their latest at the time. Until I read Simikon's review, I had no idea Crucial had a new firmware update which supposedly fixed the crashing, freezing, BSOD problem. So, since I had nothing to lose, went to Crucial's website, downloaded and installed the latest firmware: 040H. Since doing that last night (12/19/12), I haven't had one problem, glitch, or other weird occurance with my M4! Whew! I'm not saying this will work for everyone having issues with their M4 but it sure is worth a try! At any rate, I have a clone of my SSD, I have my entire system backed up with an off site service, so will keep using the M4 till it fails, if that's in the cards. It's too bad that the owners of hardware prone to problems, available fixes, etc., can't be directly notified by the company, seller, etc. to save a lot of time and worry.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Newegg was kind enough to RMA the first Samsung SSD I received which was DOA. The new one arrived today and installation went without a hitch. I didn't use any of the included software but instead used Acronis Migrate Easy to clone the new drive. The cloned SSD fired right up without a burp or hiccup. Startup to desktop took only about 18 seconds!
Cons: None so far!
Other Thoughts: I have two Crucial M4 SSD's and am extremely happy with them. This is my first Samsung and feel it's a winner, too. Boot times are incredibly fast and my computers feel like they've had a heft dose of caffeine when opening programs or files. You can't go wrong with this SSD so what are you waiting for?READ FULL REVIEW