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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
Pros: Really just rating this to say there's nothing wrong with bottom mounting modular power supplies, as any bottom mount case worth its salt has a grille on the bottom of the case for the PSU to suck air in while it is still mounted in the regular orientation. There should be no PSU flipping. If your bottom mount case lacks a grille, cut a hole for the fan yourself and send a complaint to the case manufacturer to catch up with the competition.
Cons: It's a thermaltake, no cons.READ FULL REVIEW