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Pros: Build quality is amazing and they look great.
Cons: Does not move air. Bought 3 of them to add as intakes to my new case and my CPU temps went up by 3c.
When I say they don't move air, I don't mean it literally. They move air, just not in the right direction. Put your hand in front of it, you will feel absolutely nothing. Put your hand around the sides of the fan, and that's where all the air is going.
They do not move air in front of them, they move air around them. Wish I would have known before I wasted $50 on them because these hurt my temps.
I got cooler temps with only two very old 120mm fans from a previous case. Removed those and added these three JetFlo's and my temps increased, it's not user error, they're pointing the right direction, and even at 100% they just don't work. They just chop up the air and throw it any direction except in front of them. Did they even test these? QC anybody?
Also insanely loud for the lack of air they move.
Other Thoughts: I guess they might be good for a watercooler radiator, or for a heatsink, but these do not work as case fans, not even a little bit.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
Pros: Works good
Looks like decent build quality
Fans a little bit loud
Other Thoughts: I bought this from the store so I could take it back if it didn't fit. I had to remove the rear exhaust fan to make it fit, but I got her in.
Performance is great. I have this on an AMD FX8320 and my temps dropped pretty drastically. I haven't had a chance to overclock it as far as I want yet, but I will make another review when I do figure out what it's really capable of.
FX8320 @ 3.5ghz stock clock:
I'm going to shoot for 5ghz if I can get it stable. Sitting at 4.6ghz right now but I don't have time to test stability or temps.
Don't over-tighten the clips on the AMD bracket. I thought I bricked something as everything would turn on but it wouldn't post. I removed the CPU and reseated it, this time not going nearly as tight, and it worked fine. Also tighten each screw a little at a time as not to force too much pressure on one side of the CPU (I didn't do this and it caused the CPU to come unplugged halfway, which gave me no boot, no bios, no post)
Pros: 8 cores
Cons: HEAT HEAT HEAT
I complained about bad temperatures in my first review. I still haven't bought a water cooler, but I plan on ordering one today because my temps are not acceptable to me. My house is very dusty and temperatures go straight to hell, literally and figuratively, when my case gets dusty, which doesn't take long because I have a ton of fans.
I just cleaned it 3 days ago and my temps were somewhat acceptable, around 30c idle and 56c gaming. After just 3 days my temps are back to around 35c idle and the cpu is throttling now as it hits 62c while gaming. Underclocked to 3.2ghz and I'm back down to 56c while gaming. Unacceptable and my case is not even close to as dirty as it was before, and has better than excellent air flow.
Bottom line, if you can't sell a processor with sufficient cooling, don't sell it. It's basically false advertising to say the stock heatsink and fan sufficiently cool the processor, because it does not. Mind you, my temps are from gaming. I don't even want to see the insane temps I would get had the processor been running at 100%.
Absolutely unacceptable cooling. Barely even good for everyday web browsing and video. This should knock 4 eggs off the rating because it does not work right out of the box, like it should, but I'm a nice guy and minus the EXTREMELY poor heatsink, it performs well.
Other Thoughts: This is my second review as I feel it needed an update after owning for a longer period of time.
I originally had it paired with an XFX HD7850 1gb video card which was actually a huge bottleneck and I had very sub-par performance with gaming. I have since upgraded to an XFX R9 290X DD and the difference was night and day, handles any game I throw at it, maxed out. I achieved 50fps average with Tomb Raider maxed out at 4k with TressFX enabled, impressive.
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