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This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
Pros: - Easy to install, both the heatsink on your board and to mount fans on the heatsink
- Works very well
- Great price, especially with a $10 rebate
Cons: - Instructions are a little confusing so ignore them
- Screws for the 2nd fan might not fit well, use whatever comes with the 2nd fan you bought
Other Thoughts: I put this on my i5-2500K replacing the stock Intel HSF. Idle temps are 1-2C lower while load temps are 10C lower. This fits on an ASRock Z68 Gen3 Extreme3 board just fine without bumping into the memory modules (and I have Ripjaws which stick up). Fits inside an Antec 900 case with plenty of room to spare.
A few tips. Remove the fan from the heatsink before you install it so you can actually get to the screws to mount it to the motherboard. I purchased a Rosewill fan to put in a push-pull combo on the heatsink. The CM screws were a little too big to put into the fan so I used the Rosewill ones instead.
Overall a great cooler.
This review is from: IOGEAR - 3-Port HDMI Switch w/ Remote (GHDSW3)
Pros: Can hook up to 3 devices in through this device.
Cons: Might be a little tricky to get working (as the above story shows).
Other Thoughts: It works well but a lot of the "doesn't work" reviews are probably due to people's lack of knowledge. The device is powered through the HDMI connection to your BR player/Xbox/cable box. If this HDMI cable is subpar then the device will not be powered. At first I thought mine was also broken or that certain devices didn't put out enough to power the HDMI switch. My Samsung BR player that's 1.5 years old and brand new cable box wouldn't power the switch but my XBox 360 did. So I swapped out the Monster HDMI (lol GF bought it not me) with the HDMI plugged into the Xbox 360 and the BR player now powered the switch.
At least one device needs to be turned on for this HDMI switch to be powered.
Pros: - Lots of great features at an affordable price
- Board layout is well done
- I love the CMOS reset switch located on the back panel
- BIOS GUI is easy to navigate and informative.
All around a great board for an enthusiast looking to buy on a budget.
Running this with an i5-2500K, 8GB GSkill 1866 RAM, Corsair Force 3 90GB SSD.
Cons: - Just an annoyance, but the fact that the board isn't a full sized ATX. Just means you have to be a little careful on the right edge of the board when plugging in cables.
Other Thoughts: Highly recommended for the computer enthusiast and gamer that wants to get a taste of what the higher end boards will offer.READ FULL REVIEW