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Pros: Quiet, moves quite a bit more than stock rear exhaust fan of my Thermaltake Element G case while simultaneously drawing less power, best type of fan bearing, color matching for those who care about such things.
Cons: The only issue with the fan was screwing it in was rather hard. I had decided to use the fan screws that came with the case that had what appeared to be identical threads and size and fit the case better. When screwing it in, one of the rubber corner bits rotated out of position and I couldn't get it back by unscrewing so that piece is currently flipped around backwards, but that isn't really an issue as it is impossible to see the fan's corners from outside the case.
Other Thoughts: Rear fan of Thermaltake Element G case started running really rough and causing about 48 decibels of noise all by itself after two years as the bearing started messing up. Bought this as a replacement and the case is back to being practically inaudible.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Stupid easy overclocking, low heat generation, low power consumption compared to older designs. Altogether it is more processor than just about anyone needs.
Cons: None thus far.
Other Thoughts: Upgraded to this from a C2D E6850. Needed a better system since the E6850 was seriously holding back my graphics cards and generally wanting more speed for the massive video encoding I do. I just quickly popped bclk to 100 and 47 multiplier to 47 to get a quick 4700 mhz OC first thing. Haven't tried any higher as this is more than high enough for the tasks at hand. Using a Zalman CNPS 9900MAX which is one of the best coolers and has the really big bonus of having a smaller footprint than a Noctua. No need for short ram coolers since no slots are blocked.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 1. Corsair reliability.
2. DDR3 1600 is the fastest speed anyone needs as higher speed DDR3 does not improve performance in anything but synthetic memory benchmarks.
3. Awesome blue color matches my Asus P8Z68 V-Pro nicely.
4. Price. Gotta love the low RAM prices these days.
Cons: Not the lowest latency ram available, but the difference is practically negligible.READ FULL REVIEW