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Pros: Excellent performance, overclockability is really great to have when CPU power is required, powers down when the CPU doesn't need to do much. 4 cores. Runs stably and reliably for hours upon hours upon hours at 4.2 GHz.
Cons: No hyperthreading. Doesn't reliably overclock past 4.2 GHz using the airflow-based cooler bundled with it (non-Intel). Intel HD Graphics 4600.
Other Thoughts: It's a great Intel CPU when paired with a fast discrete GPU and other high quality components.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: XMP profile enables default 9-9-9-24 timing; low profile enables usage on mainboards that otherwise would not have enough room for RAM modules which use heat spreaders, lifetime warranty
Cons: none observed
Other Thoughts: Because these modules are identical (other than color; blue rather than orange) to the RAM included with the rest of the parts that comprise my PC and I've used them for over a year with excellent performance, stability, and zero errors, I foresee no problems in the future with these RAM modules in the heretofore-unoccupied pair of 240-pin slots in which they are now installed. I've noticed nothing yet, and because my BIOS allows me to enable channel and rank interleaving It's possible I'll notice greater performance and stability.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Pros: Great air-cooling solution! Fan speeds up only when the CPU heats up and slows down again rapidly when the CPU cools. It's relatively quiet. Four copper heat pipes directly in contact with the CPU.
Cons: This really stands tall on the motherboard. There might not be room in your case if your case is not sufficiently wide.READ FULL REVIEW