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This review is from: DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 300 CPU Cooler 3 Heatpipes 120mm PWM Fan
Pros: It fits like a glove - A lot of coolers block RAM slots, etc. This its right along side the RAM in two systems I installed them in
Nice fan - Fan is bigger than you'd think for a 120 MM, it's thicker, and has a tapered duct which improves airflow over the cooler
No need to pull MB - ok I'm lazy, but this was a nice one for me, the AMD mounts do not require removing the motherboard
Nice machining on the base/tubes - Fit and finish do count when it comes to contact surfaces
Helps keep case cooler too - This vents right at the rear case fan and works like a push/pull. Seems the whole case ventilates better
Keeps RAM cool too - The fan sits right next to the first RAM slot, and pulls air across the RAM very nicely
Price - got it on sale with a rebate (crossing fingers that goes smoothly
Cons: It is big - while it fit both systems I put it in. It did not leave a lot of excess space. I would not be surprised if some people have space issues.
Does pull on the MB a bit - it's not too heavy for its size, and does not use a back plate. For me that was a plus (see above laziness), but if you transport the PC much you might have issues.
Not quite enough for a big overclock - If you're looking for more much of an overclock you're probably looking at liquid cooling anyway right?
Other Thoughts: I put this in two FM2 based systems one with an a8 and one a10 @4.4GHz. Both ran hot on stock cooling. The a8 would lock up if the stock cooler got more than the tiniest amount of dust, and had been running case open to stay stable. The a10 was more stable despite the higher clock, but would have issues during video encoding if it was warmer, or clock raised a little. Both have been totally stable and much cooler since the upgrade. The a10 went through prime 95 and would not go above 48c the a8 was similar. Idle is around 30c for both (it's cool in the house, but this is still like 2c over case temp).READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: DD-WRT support, Gig-E, Dual band, signal is great, even has USB for storage/printer. There are some routers with similar features for less, but this was no hassle to flash, is well made comes with stand/wall mount, and the hardware transmitter and antenna amps make this an excellent option if you need range, or as in my case, have a lot of noise from nearby routers and just need the added power to improve the S/N ratio.
Cons: Not AC but I knew that
Other Thoughts: I have been running DD-WRT for a while on WRT54G family of routers, and knowing this had full support and even a manufacturer supplied version of DD-WRT was nice to know. The provided DD-WRT firmware had all the usual bells and whistles and didn't look to be stripped out, but from looking around I found that some owners had reported disabling WPS does not actually disable WPS in that firmware (a fairly common issue on routers). So I flashed to a recent community build and have been very happy with it so far. Flashing is as simple as flashing any other router which is already running open source firmware.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Price - Lets face it, it's a factor, more so if it is a secondary router/AP or as in my case a router for a family member with minimal needs.
Size/design - Small, but has external antennas
UI - Shows much more advanced features than I would normally expect in such an entry level device, would probably be good for some users needing more advanced features.
Cons: None so farREAD FULL REVIEW