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Pros: Fast. Stock cooler is quiet for most uses. Keeps temps low, especially for 3Ghz.
Cons: Fan is loud for the first two seconds on system startup, but spins back down.
Fastest RAM supported is 1366mhz but I knew this.
Other Thoughts: I have aggressive fan curves past 45C and I never hear the fan when gaming. I am using the integrated graphics for now, and when playing Bioshock Infinite on Low settings I hover around 53C. Medium settings begin to get too stuttery for my tastes, probably around 25FPS with lots of water and stuff moving around.
This CPU *will not* bottleneck you if you have a good GPU. A 760 would be the fastest I'd pair with this processor before jumping to quad core.
This review is from: Rosewill RDRD-11004 2.5" SSD / HDD Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay
Pros: My hard drive fit and the bracket did it's job. Came with all the needed screws, wasn't bent or an extremely tight fit. Doesn't scratch too easy and hey even the packaging was easy to open.
Other Thoughts: Other reviewers may give this a low rating because their case has special ways of mounting hard drives. This fit mine fine, but if it didn't a dremel could fix that.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Pushed it in and it worked fine. My processor only supports 1366 RAM so I haven't felt the full speed of this. CAS9 is plenty fast.
This stuff looks sharp in red, I'm glad I got this over the orange.
Cons: None that I can tell.
Other Thoughts: Will purchase again for other systems when it's on sale.READ FULL REVIEW