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Pros: The card kept temps around 50=55c on 60-75% load (Diablo 3, LoL, WoW...) without having to adjust fan curve or fan RPM.
Kept extremely clean spite living in a smoking environment, cyclone fan I think helped rather than a traditional fan.
Dual DVi, HDMI and Display Port... yeah, that's nice.
Had to remove the card for my GTX 690. This is a sad,sad day.
Other Thoughts: This is a great card, look for one used if you need an upgrade, I'm sure you'll find the used prices fit for an older card but it sure keeps up.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I was always a Crucial guy until my Ballistix RAM took a dump on me twice (thanks to RMA). I purchased some DDR2 a few years back and GSkill had a great price. I've loved that GSkill RAM as it has given me no issues in ~3 years so I decided to purchase some additional GSkill for my new build. I'm not sure how helpful this review will be but I wanted to point out that the RAM arrived working and has not given me any issues in the week I've owned them. I had to set the proper timings, speed and voltage on my Asus FX990 board for this RAM.
Other Thoughts: Second set of GSkill RAM I've purchased after moving form Crucial and I'm a GSkill fan still.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Pros: According to the Asus "Thermal Radar" I'm at 32c on all cores running at 4.3 (AMD FX8350). I've got the H80 set on fan speed of 2 out of 3 on the block and it appears the two 120mm fans are not speed controlled and just blast 100% full time? Either way, they sound like jet engines and the girlfriend refuses to sleep when my computers on. I highly suggest you purchase new fans. I've just purchased these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181027 and a pair of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608004 I'm going to see which fans are more quiet. If the corsair fans can compete with the NF-P12's then I'm going to keep the corsairs just to have the rubber buffer and the nice color rings as I'm using a case that's open (Thermaltake 10GT). Do not tighten your bracket too tight if using AMD bracket, the tabs bend. I think another reviewer said this too.
TLDR; 32c medium load (GW2, XP VM..) FX8350. Stock fans are ungodly loud, it's a MUST to purchase quieter fans unless your rig is in your neighbors house then I guess it wont effect you in your bedroom.
Cons: AMD Bracket tabs can be tightened too tight and bend, don't tighten your bracket too much. Stock fans could propel a B52 bomber and sound like it too.
Other Thoughts: None.READ FULL REVIEW