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Pros: * One of the cheaper Closed loop liquid cooling solutions available on newegg.
* Price/performance is exceptional. A prime95 Blend test would get my overclocked CPU up to 78*C with my old Cooler Master T4. The CPU reaches 62*C with this cooler.
* Fits very well in the rear 120mm fan slot in my mid tower Antec three hundred case.
Cons: *The pump is silent. I think the people who are hearing a loud noise from it forgot to properly configure their fan controller to supply a constant 12V rather than a varying voltage. Under volting the pump will cause it to be noisy and/or non-functional. I put this as a con because I think this problem could have been mitigated if the pumps power was supplied from a 12V molex rather than a 3 pin fan connector, or if they included an adapter. I actually have mine plugged into a molex via an adapter.
*Tricky to install. You will definitely have to remove your motherboard in order to install the back-plate for this unless you have a window under your CPU like I do :). The tubes are very stiff and a bit difficult to manage. I had to fight against them a bit in order to ensure my cpu block was seated correctly while I screwd it down.
Other Thoughts: I am very satisfied with this product especially considering its relatively low cost. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to enter the realm of liquid cooling.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: G.SKILL FTB-3500C5-D Fans
Pros: * Reduced my memory temps significantly on my overclocked/over-volt memory. Warm to the touch during a memtest when before it was moderately burning to the touch.
*Makes my case look awesome
*easy to install. I had no issues with mounting this in my case. The people who were having trouble must have been doing something seriously wrong.
Cons: *Takes up a bit of space. An oversized cpu cooler will prevent this from being perfectly centered on the RAM if it comes within about a half of an inch from it. But, the fans can be mounted slightly off center just fine to accomodate a CPU cooler that extends all the way to the memory modules (but no further) if you have to. This wasn't an issue for me since I use water cooling, but I thought it might help some people.
Other Thoughts: I didn't increase my memories overclock, but I am a lot more comfortable with the current operating temperatures considering the extra voltage I'm supplying to my memory. The reduced temperature will likely improve longevity and stability.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The base is copper for decent thermal conductivity.
Cons: The mounting points were seemingly designed to fail. They rely on the elasticity of small plastic clips to mount to the motherboard. If you are like me, and you routinely remove and clean your heat sinks, this product is not for you. Plastic deformation lead to the failure of one of the four mounting points, and i am honestly surprised it lasted as long as it did. Additionally, the mounting brackets are difficult to use. If you are trying to install this on a motherboard that is already inside the case, it is nearly impossible.
Other Thoughts: For $5 more you can get yourself a Cooler Master. I replaced my Arctic Freezer with the T4 and I couldn't be happier. My CPU is cooler, the build quality is better, and the brackets are much easier to use.READ FULL REVIEW