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This review is from: MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Cooling Fan
Pros: -Moves a good amount of air
Cons: -Loud: these fans are noticeable louder than my radiator fans.
-They produce a noticeable high pitched whining noise, (coil whine)
Other Thoughts: I purchased two of these fans for $12 and for the price they're not bad. If coil whine is something that annoys you, I would recommend a different brand.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: After running some benchmarks, I find the performance-to-cost is fantastic!
-Witcher 3: on High runs 60-55 FPS; there're certain areas where the FPS drops to 45, but in all major areas, (cities, etc.) the game runs perfectly.
-Shadows of Mordor: on high is a constant 60-58 FPS (with HD Textures DLC).
-CS:GO: with settings maxed I get over 80 FPS on a zombie survival server with over 32 players on screen at once.
-Power consumption is very efficient considering the performance. Also, the fans are not active until the GPU is actually being used, which is a neat trick to reduce fan noise and power consumption on idle.
Other Thoughts: I feel that $350 is a great price to pay for this GPU. IMO, it's a much better value then the GTX 980, which offers a very minor boost in FPS, (like maybe 10) for $200 more.
CPU: Intel i7-4790K @ stock speed
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 @ stock speed
Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM @ stock speed
PSU: Corsair 600w
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
Pros: -Keeps my i7-4790k @ 60-75 Celsius on %100 load
(34-45 with %10-20 load)
-Corsair link software is great and easy to use
Cons: There's one BIG problem with this product: The backplate. Even when the backplate was installed properly, I was getting temps of upward 90 Celsius on %100 load!
After some googling I found that on some mobos the backplate doesn't fit tightly enough and requires washers to create a more tight connection so that the cooler actually sets on the CPU. Apparently, this is a common issue.
I'm disappointed that Corsair didn't start including washers with this product and document this problem in the manual; if they did, then this really wouldn't be an issue.
Other Thoughts: Before installing, I recommend watching "H100i Backplate Fix" on YouTube (Uploaded by bleedinsixcolours) just to get a better overview of this problem.READ FULL REVIEW