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This review is from: XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler LGA1150 Haswell Compatible
Pros: I had been running the stock cooler on my Phenom 9950 quad B.E. for close to 4 years (way too long i know) and kept getting temps btwn 49C - 65C depending on running games/applications. Now with the Xigmatek cooler installed, temps range from 29C - 49C max! (See other thoughts)
Cons: It doesn't have built in dust repellant?
Other Thoughts: To avoid being misleading there are a few caveats to my personal lower temps. One, I installed a spare 120mm fan i had on the other side of the heatsink (1 intake, 1 out). Second, I use the CPU power feature of AMD CCC to lower the freq. & multiplier until needed (even @ 100% the temp is around 37C when idle). Lastly, i have the front door and side panels off of my CMS 830 Evo. Bottom line, this cooler definately can't hurt as an upgrade from a stock/compatible amd cooler. I have absolutely no idea about intel and won't assume. I have read the horror stories of installation for both chips but so long as you have a grasp on what you're doing and *all the parts come with the packaging* you should give this cooler a try. Btw, these temps are with some dynex thermal paste i had to settle for @ a brick & mortor b/c i ran out of arctic silver. So again, results will vary.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Aliens Vs Predator PC Game
Pros: It's AvP. Everything i ever ordered from newegg WORKS! Yet i may have just jinxed myself.
Cons: Saw price less on the day i recieved my copy, but really....that's hardly a con. Middle of road egg rating is due to other thoughts below.
Other Thoughts: Unless I overlooked something, i saw (nor do i currently see) no mention of this being a S.T.E.A.M. enabled game. I do have a steam account but i try to avoid the retail/download/login hassle of the platform. That said, the game is finally installing from disc (after 3 hrs of unnecessary headache). Had i known it was a steam game i probably wouldn't have orded from anywhere, even if it was given away for free.READ FULL REVIEW