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This review is from: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System
Pros: My cpu temperature is now 41-43c at idle and 48c max under load. No variations from these two states.
Cons: Installation required some labor because my board is not accessible from behind while in the case. While the directions are not the best, here's a big hint: bolts and other small hard parts come in two baggies. Parts with interralated purposes come in the same baggy so don't just cut them open and empty them out. Look at the contents first and see if a couple answers present themselves.
If you lack patience at crucial moments, try reading the instructions from the Antec website while your kit is still on its way to you in the mail. You'll have them memorized by the time it arrives and several wrong ideas will have sorted themselves out.
Other Thoughts: If my original intel fan had been able to keep temps between 40c and 65c I probably would have been content to do nothing. But, my e8400's max temp is 72c and routine backup tasks were pegging the temperature at 78 degrees, often causing the machine to spontaneously shut off.
So I'm happy now, though I took one egg because so many people reported miracle temps in the 20s and 30s and I had hoped for that too. I'm only using the one supplied fan in the exhaust direction (pull). Maybe temps would drop with a second, pushing fan.
Pros: I'm developing a habit of using these as OS drives when tuning up my friends' computers. The difference in everyday quality of life is often astonishing; navigating through Windows and surfing the internet are pleasingly fast. I take the client's original c: drive and turn it into a file server for movies, music, and files.
The Raptor drives cannot be beat for performance and longevity; you won't regret owning one for three fifths the price of an SSD.
Cons: It's only a few bucks less than a 60-64GB solid state drive, but sometimes that's what the customer wants to pay.
Other Thoughts: In retrospect, for OS use only, I could have saved this customer $30-40 by using a 74GB VelociRaptor and instructing them to avoid saving or downloading anything to the Raptor. I'll do this in the future.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great G.Skill quality; delivers as advertised. I bought four of these to max out a Dell Inspiron 530. All four recognized immediately on start up.
Other Thoughts: Plug and play.READ FULL REVIEW