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Pros: Cheap and effective. Hasn't given me any issues yet.
Cons: Noticeable speed difference from say, a WD Black series drive. Speeds are lower than advertised.
Other Thoughts: Overall great for the money, but knocked an egg off for the misinforming speed labeled on this product.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Pros: - Superb performance, especially for the price. Using the stock fan and stock thermal paste, my CPU (i5 3570k) idles at around 29-30° C and never goes past 40° C while torture testing (100% load). I have already ordered an aftermarket 120MM fan and aftermarket thermal paste (Noctua NT-H1) so the temps will decrease even more, which makes me a VERY happy camper. Thermal paste is relatively cheap so just go ahead and get the best out there (Noctua NT-H1), you won't regret it.
- Includes brackets, sound-dampening foam pads, and screws to install a second 120MM fan onto the heatsink tower, or to just replace the stock one.
- Easy installation.
Cons: - Not a con for me, but this thing is gigantic. Be sure it will fit in your case.
- Instructions were horrible, but again, not a problem. There are many in-depth tutorials on YouTube.
Other Thoughts: If you don't plan on doing some extreme overclocking, you're looking at the best CPU cooling option for the price right here. Even 4.4GHz should be fine on this cooler.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Good amount of airflow
- LEDs are very nice, not blinding bright and not too dim
- Cheap! Picked it up for $7
Cons: - Loud, but hey, at the price I don't even care. Plus the fan speed can be controlled in the BIOS
Other Thoughts: Replaced the stock fan on my Hyper 212 EVO with this, noticeable temperature improvements and it looks REALLY cool in my case with the blue LEDs. Great buy.READ FULL REVIEW