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This review is from: Cooler Master Nepton 240M CPU Cooler Liquid Water Cooling System with 240mm Radiator and 2x Fans, Intel Socket LGA 2011-v3/2011/1366/1156/1155/1150, AMD Socket FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Pros: Easy install, fit right into the case and seated perfectly.
Computer never exceeded 42 deg C per the probe I have directly on the copper interface
Cons: - Pump failed after 6 months. Note this is the 3rd cooler master liquid cooling product (previously had 2 glacer 240's) that has suffered pump failure over less than a year of operation.
- Coolermaster has an issue with their pump wiring, and will not stand behind the product for more than 2 years on their stated warranty, despite their acknowledgement of pump wiring issues.
Other Thoughts: Coolermaster stated their pumps have a 5 year continuous life expectancy, but none of the 3 I owned exceeded a year. Buyer beware.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Mouse friendly bios, high quality transistors. Layout is cable management friendly.
Cons: Lost an egg due to disappointing troubleshooting service from Gigabyte when I needed some help setting up the Raid controllers. I have built arrays in all my previous set-up's, so I am familiar with the concept. Customer service took me on the incorrect path for a solution and ultimately asked me to RMA the board. I tinkered with almost every bios setting and eventually got it working, saving 2 weeks of frustration and 2 eggs for gigabyte.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Operate flawlessly on AMD FX990 chipset at advertised speeds. Low profile and matching color were the two reasons I chose these over the ripjaws.
Other Thoughts: I have used G.Skill ram in every computer I have built for the last 8 years, and I have never had a failure. They also have a lifetime warranty.READ FULL REVIEW