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This review is from: Prolimatech PRO-GNSS-BK CPU Heatsink for both 12cm and 14cm Fans
Pros: first off I will say that prolimatech doesn't get the credit they deserve, that said this is an excellent cooler. no idea why it still doesn't get any attention!
built a friend a pc will this cooling an i5 haswell 4670k, not yet overclocked. this cooler keeps it below 20c on idle and small loads, 20-30 ish on moderate to heavy loads, AND THIS IS RUNNING WITH THE COOLER FANLESS.
Cons: this will have issues fitting in a number of cases, its huge, but with good reason.
because the cooler is so wide, theres a good chance that it can/will block the first slot on your board, luckily it was only blocking an x1 slot for me. so be weary of that.
Other Thoughts: like I said this cooler is working without any fans attached to it, just fans on the case and thats it. can't say enough about it, it a beautiful piece and if you do a little research on your board, have a roomy case along with a little patience for it, its more then worth it.
used to have this cooler on my pc (core 2 quad), but when I overhauled it and got a new build because of the socket placement (jump from 775 to 1150, yeah) I was out of luck because of my case being too cramped. need to get one when do I do another overhaul which is around the corner.
Pros: haven't had a single issue with it ever since I bought it, runs everything I throw at it on the highest setting and a single screen, bf4, hawken, and MW:O, not a single hiccup
stays fairly stable with the core clock at 1.2ghz, no overvolt. gets plenty of air to breath since I have an open air case (nzxt vulcan), 72mhz bump.
Cons: it can run a tad toasty if you don't have enough air moving in the case, other then that, none
Other Thoughts: I'm pretty happy that I got the 3gb variant of the 660, was a godsend for me since I needed alot of vram for skyrim mods, being the main reason I grabbed it.
I recently grabbed titanfall, and was VERY surprised that this card runs it completely maxed out! not a single stutter or anything (resolution 1920x1080). that made me smile big.
can't wait for maxwell cards to come out, thats gonna be a hit.
This review is from: ASUS GRYPHON Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: still running without any issues. been messing around with the fan configs, I'm pretty satisfied with this board. it should last me for awhile!
incendently, I DID grab the armor kit along with the board, though I forgot to mention in my first review. its pretty sweet, I find it a very nice convenience that I can hide away my ports with caps when their not in use. it really is the icing on the cake for this board imo.
Cons: only issue I really have at this point is the mb doesn't play too nice with my older Kingston ssd, its most likely due to it using kingstons proprietary controller on it instead of a sandforce, meh.
asus has been on the ball for releasing constant bios updates for this board, only issue I have though while in UEFI is I always have to go to save and reset option to leave the bios. if I try to go to the discard and restart option, upon exit, the board just boots back into the UEFI. the problem has persisted even though I've updated to the latest bios release.
Other Thoughts: grab this board, it won't disappoint.READ FULL REVIEW