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Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I54690K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: While a bit pricier than some AMD offerings, this processor is a champ with gaming and single tasks. Best bang for the buck on a number of review sites, and probably one of the best CPUs I've owned in a while.

Plus, bonus, I can overclock when I start feeling lack of power for only a few dollars over the non-K version of the same processor.

Cons: I can't really think of any. It's a processor, and it does its job well. I might have gone a different direction with video editing or other tasks, but this CPU is pretty champ for gaming, web browsing, some minor multi-tasking.

Other Thoughts: None really.

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HyperX Fury White Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model HX318C10FWK2/8
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: * It's memory
* Low profile heat spreaders
* Nice black PCB on the memory, with a white heatsink cover.
* Goes well with my black and white build.
* Mobo immediately detected speed and adjusted the overclock for 1866.

Cons: Very, very slightly pricier than standard memory, but worth the couple of bucks difference.

Other Thoughts: It's RAM. It works, nicely, and has a unique appearance. Not insanely over priced, and... well, not much else to say about RAM.

I'm using this with an Intel 4690K and MSI Krait Edition LGA 1150 Motherboard.

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ARCTIC Alpine 11 Plus CPU Cooler - Intel, Supports Multiple Sockets, 92mm PWM Fan at 23dBA
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs It's better than a stock cooler, and quiet. 04/09/2015

This review is from: ARCTIC Alpine 11 Plus CPU Cooler - Intel, Supports Multiple Sockets, 92mm PWM Fan at 23dBA

Pros: * Quiet even under load
* Cheap
* Better than the stock cooler

Cons: * Doesn't lower temps from stock, but will keep them in an okay range under normal or slightly OC'd load.
* I'm used to some film over the thermal paste, or applying paste myself - but once out of the plastic, paste is right on the bottom of the cooler.

Other Thoughts: I bought this as I dislike Intel stock coolers - they are noisy, mostly cheap plastic, and the push-pins are a pain to get into the mother board. You feel like you're going to crack the mother board with that junk.

This cooler has a good weight to it, mostly metal, the fan is nice and quiet. Had to check that it was working a few times, because I couldn't hear the darn thing.

It will keep the CPU cooler than stock, but don't look to do more than a minor overclock with this cooler. Go for something a bit more expensive if that's in your immediate plan.

I plan on upgrading to a liquid cooler later, so I got this for the price of a Starbucks froo-froo coffee. The installation pins were easy to get in, and had screws to attach the frame to the main board. Took perhaps 2 minutes to install.

When removing it from the plastic shell, be careful - the paste is already applied and has no cover film, so I smudged it and had to re-apply aftermarket thermal paste.

I'm using this with an Intel 4690K and MSI Krait Edition LGA 1150 Motherboard. Unless you're installing it into a shoebox, this cooler will fit with no clipping on the RAM slots or anything else - it is slightly bigger square than stock, and perhaps an inch or so higher.

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Display Name: Jason H.

Date Joined: 06/12/06

  • Reviews: 26
  • Helpfulness: 11
  • First Review: 01/25/08
  • Last Review: 01/05/15
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