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Pros: Easy to mount, lightweight, very quiet, cools very good, low cost.
Other Thoughts: I mounted mine onto a 4th gen. Xeon and it has it running super cool and the fan is quiet. My temps are around 20 degrees C. The pre-applied thermal compound is the best. I have Arctic Silver 5 but decided not to use it and won't need to. The MX-2 that it comes with is sufficient. Also I've had these in the past before they were Rev. 2 and always liked how nice they make them and how good they work. I can see it lasting for a longtime. Make sure you tighten the screws that hold it down all the way.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Intel E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz 8MB L3 Cache 80W Server Processor BX80646E31231V3
Pros: Runs cool with a good cooler and super fast. Good value.
Other Thoughts: I have mine in a Gigabyte H97M-D3H and it is running great! This CPU is fast and costs less than a full fledged i7 yet performs just as good or maybe better in some cases. I chose this over an i5 and am glad I did. I have an Arctic Cooling 7 Pro Rev. 2 on it with the pre-applied thermal paste and that's all it takes!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: StarTech EPS8EXT 8" EPS 8 Pin Power Extension Cable
Pros: Basic CPU power extention cable. It works as described is high quality and low cost. Good for those with a tall case and not wanting to try to find a power supply with extra long cables.
Other Thoughts: Newegg shipped it fast and it didn't cost much. I needed this when upgrading my system with a motherboard that only uses a 4 pin CPU power connector. I also have the StarTech 8 pin extension from my last motherboard.READ FULL REVIEW