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This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Pros: 8320 idle temp - 33 C
8320 load temp- ~63 C
Relatively quiet at low and medium load
Easy aftermarket fan install
Cons: Pretty big, barely fit in my budget Antec VSK-4000E case
Other Thoughts: Excellent cooler for the money. If you use it in your main rig (not like me) expect to have to replace the fan within a year of ownership.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
Pros: 4770k temp at idle is below 35 C, load temp is around 55 C.
Cons: Noisy fans. I replaced them with some Noctua's so I'm not going to -1 egg.
Other Thoughts: Bought this cooler to replace my dying Cooler Master V8. Very satisfied with the purchase. This cooler had originally cooled an AMD FX-8320 running at 4.2GHz and my temps were 32 C idle and 52 C load. I recently bought a 4770k and my temps at idle are around 34-36 C idle and 55-60 C load. Haswell is a HOT chip.
Would recommend to any of my friends.
Pros: Well Built, All-Black Interior, Excellent Airflow, CPU Cooler Backplate cut-out is extremely useful, lots of 5.25" drive bays
Cons: The front fan is a little noisy when its at maximum speed, but I don't generally have a problem with that because I never set that fan to go higher than 700 RPM in CorsairLink.
Other Thoughts: Great, solid, well built case. Would highly recommend it to a friend. Only thing I would like is a windowed side panel but I'm willing to deal with that for high airflow.READ FULL REVIEW