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This review is from: Rosewill FBM-02 - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
works as a case
Cons: fp system wires just barely long enough
cannot route around mobo.
makes for a not so neat install
This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Pros: ordered two from the egg. Rebate on one...
First one worked great, dropped loaded cpu temp 30 degrees better than stock intel fan/sink.
Cons: As for the second unit the fan was off-center. Blades were hitting the cooling fins making an unbearable noise....vibration transfer to mobo, cpu, UGH!
Package was totally undamaged and none of the fins were bent.
It appears the fan mounting bracket is for another model...
Other Thoughts: I hate returns. It takes a while to get a label and two weeks later it arrives...
So I improvised with trusty prybar and needle nose pliers. It no longer hits the fins. not perfectly centered and cpu is 30 degrees cooler under load.
First time buying Zalmann, last time buying Zalmann. Only get one chance to make a first impression.
Pros: SCREAMS! When compiling or gaming framerates this beast struts.
3-4 times faster than my old 2.5 GHz i7 gen 1
it is apparent the stock COOLER is WHOLLY INADEQUATE.
If you buy this get a GOOD COOLER!
Cons: HOT HOT HOT
Mobo+ bios vendors need to get in the game.
Certain MOBO vendors need bios update...
stories when paired with this CPU.
Other Thoughts: Get a good cooler or prepare to buy another CPUREAD FULL REVIEW
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