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This review is from: EVERCOOL EC7025SH12BP 70mm Case Fan
Pros: The stock CPU fan on my FX-4100 was squealing, so it was time to replace it before it failed completely. I had to do a lot of searching to find a good 4 wire (PWM) replacement. I installed this one and its working a little better than the stock fan.
Cons: It is a little louder than the stock fan, you can hear the RPM's increase with the CPU load....(but hey at least I know its working) I am betting that's because its moving more air. I view this as very minor and it really doesn't bother me.
Other Thoughts: I ordered another one as a spare... I have built a lot of AMD's with stock CPU fans in the past year...it cant hurt to have a spare.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It's SeaSonic they are the standard against which others are measured. If you do some web searching you will discover that many of the top tier power supplies are indeed made for other companies by SeaSonic.
Cons: zip, zilch, nada
Other Thoughts: Don't skimp on your power supply it's the heart of your system.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
Pros: Incredible Value for the money. It's stable and reliable what more could you ask for.
Cons: Non sleeved cables, but that's expected at this price point. I prefer single rail models... but for low power systems it really doesn't matter.
Other Thoughts: I have purchased two of these so far. My first was for my son's lower end gaming rig. The second one I just dropped in my FeeeNAS server which runs 24/7/365. Check out the stellar review by Hardware Secrets...an non-biased, independent source. The CX-430 seems to get all the "fan fair" these days (the CX-430 is a good PS...and I own a couple of them too) but IMHO the VP-450 is equally as good and cost less. I highly recommend this power supplyREAD FULL REVIEW