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This review is from: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply & New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Pros: Great supply. Very nice wrapped cables, lots of cables. The bag is amusing. 2 PCI-e connectors. Cost.
Cons: Nothing so far, seems ok.
Other Thoughts: Runs this stuff fine-
Pros: Fast. EVGA provides great support when needed.
Cons: Could be too bulky in some situations.
High (?) temps, reading in forums that 70+ Deg C is acceptable for these cards but that is pretty dang hot for stock equipment IMHO. Even if the card is ok everything else in there is going to cook.
It's going to be fun when it's time to clean all the dust out of this brick. :/
Other Thoughts: The temp spooks me, I use the tuning utility to up the fan speed to 100% whenever I start playing something. I wish the higher fan speeds would kick in at lower temps. The stock setting is at 40% fan, auto. Stays there and the card gets to 70 deg C or more. From what I have read that is ok for the card but it is just too hot to even touch on the case. With the fan off auto (and howling loud) 100% the temps stay around 50 on load.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler I5 775 AMD compatible
Pros: Not expensive, Direct heat pipe contact. Snaps in easily for LGA 775. The extra bracket is supposed to work better, but the snaps seem to be fine/easy to use. Lighter design because of the direct pipe contacts, no cumbersome heavy copper block on the base. Fan attaches easily with rubber mounts.
Cons: Does not come with the screw-in bracket, but I don't think it is that necessary. If you want a stronger mount try using nylon hardware or standard hardware w/nylon washer on the back of the MB and forget the bracket.
Other Thoughts: Highly acclaimed heatsink/fan.READ FULL REVIEW