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Pros: Wanted an SSD that I could also put my main video games on, not the small 60GB boot drive. Over a year after I bought it, still puts up the same numbers it did when it was new. All I did was flash the firmware via corsairs website. Connected to sate 6Gbps port,
Cons: Price, while I'm sure they are cheaper now. when released this was about a $ a gig, corsair always makes quality, so I always buy corsair, PSU, Cooling solution, SSD.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I have these fans paired to an H60, they work very well, and manage to move a lot of air at good pressure and low noise level. Easy install, comes with built in shock absorbers. Interchangeable snap rings.
Cons: my sticker isn't centered so it looks off to me.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: UNLOCKED, Overclocked to 4.6 out of the box, bought it day one release. Under an H60 with corsair sp120's stays around 32 idle 45 load. replaced an older i7 920 and I still thought the 920 was fast until this beast booted.
Cons: Intel used tim instead of flux less solder to lid the cpu, not an issue for most but power users may be angry, and power users won't need to be told by a review that the 4770k is not soldered.
Other Thoughts: Everyone says you only need an I5 for gaming, well I built my gaming PC with this chip in mind, I build to my budget, not what I need, and this CPU has worked flawlessly since day one.READ FULL REVIEW