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Pros: This is my third Arctic Freezer over the last six or seven years. This model was the easiest to install so far. I remember the first model I owned required a lot of force to get the push pins to engage. This one was way easier. My I7 4077-K runs in the low 40s under load. Very quiet and the fans is just loafing most of the time. I got it on sale for $25.00. a little steep at $40.00.
Cons: The instructions are a little cryptic. I had to do some research to feel comfortable on how tight to make the cooler retention screws.
Other Thoughts: Be careful when you unpack this think as the protective cover over the pre installed thermal grease will fall off. I stuck my finger in it first thing.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Great box ! This is as far as I am concerned all you need in a computer case. It has plenty of room and great cooling. I am running three fans the two that came with it and I added a side fan. Just moved my old built out and my new build in. My I7 4770-K runs in the low 40s under load (70 F ambient) using a Arctic Freezer 7 CPU cooler. I have my case fans on med. speed. Quiet and cool what more could you ask for. The price is right. I would rather put my money into the contents of the box. Some of the other cases available have pretty outrageous styling. If you were driving one of them on the boulevard the vice cops would probably pull you over and run you for warrants.
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Pros: I have at least 25 builds to my credit in the last 10 years (friends & family). This my third Gigabyte board for my personal use and is working as advertised. The other two builds 2006 & 2009 are still going strong with daily use. I have had problems with the boards from one of the other big outfits that were short lived and buggy. Watch out for boards with cheap capacitors, the board they will likely die young.These are heavy duty boards. I won't buy anything else at this point.
Cons: Had to RMA the first one I received as it had a bent pin on the CPU socket. Newegg as usual came thru.
Other Thoughts: I highly recommend that you keep all packaging when you purchase hardware at least until the warranty has expired. This is only common sense.READ FULL REVIEW