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This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H70 Core High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Pros: Dropped the temperature on my Sandy Bridge E by over 10C. Despite the bad installation instructions, once you figure it out, it is pretty easy to install.
Cons: Bad instructions is the first thing to notice, i.e. plastic knobs go on the screw holes on the bracket before you install it.
I am removing an egg because this unit comes with only a two pin connector. Effectively, this means that the fan will be blasting at full speed all the time, make sure to pick a quiet fan.
Other Thoughts: I am getting high 60s temperature on 6 core SBE at full load in a relatively warm room (maybe 77F). When I mean full load, I mean MATLAB with 12 threads working at 100%, this is a lot more than the regular games would do.
The radiator may not fit in all boxes, mine is pretty big, but you should read and measure for your box.
Pros: Big, heavy and stable, lots of air flow. Even without the back 102mm fan, it keeps my G/CPU as cool as the old small box with 4 fans.
Cons: Big and heavy. Biggest problem is that the 3.5'' trays should have been shifted 0.5 - 1'' to the side. As is, there is barely enough room for the HDD cables. The HDD are also not as stable as if you had used screws directly to attach directly to the box.
Other Thoughts: Make sure your cables are long, especially the ones for motherboard and CPU power. This is Mid-Tower, but it is only an inch shorted than a standard Full-Tower and the case is much bigger than most Mid-Tower cases.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case
Pros: Light and portable. Plenty of room for a micro ATX board. Everything fits perfectly. Fan gives good airflow.
Cons: Not too sturdy, but t wouldn't be light otherwise.
Other Thoughts: This is great for a small portable machine.READ FULL REVIEW