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This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
Pros: Great cooling performance for the cost.
Runs very quiet.
Weight is fair - not too heavy.
Thermal compound comes in a syringe instead of just a clear ketchup packet like some other ones.
Cons: Mounting is a bit of a pain, could be better.
Have been using this for 3+ years, be warned plastic fan clips wear away if taken on/off heatsink a few times - my fan can move up and down freely - no problem in my case, but if you have a case where the motherboard is mounted flat instead of on its side the fan would drop off onto the motherboard. Wish the fan clips were made of metal or something to prevent this.
Other Thoughts: Overall satisfied for the price. IncludedREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit
Pros: Demagnetized - extremely important to not damage any parts.
Price is great and quality is much better than expected - have been using to build/repair and such for 3+ years and every tool is still in great shape, they do not feel cheap at all.
Even comes with an anti-static wrist strap which I love since I prefer to not have to remember to touch a case every now and then to discharge myself.
Leather-like case it comes in looks professional and feels like good quality, no problems with zip or anything.
Cons: None for the price - doesn't include a flashlight and a few other things, but for the price the amount and quality of things this kit comes with is amazing.
Other Thoughts: One of the very few toolkits I feel are perfect and am not disappointed with, would highly recommend!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus Quad-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 95W ADX630WFGIBOX Processor
Pros: Amazing price for a quad-core at the time.
3+ years of use and this CPU is still a solid performer - still more than enough for what the build is used for, can compete with some more recent CPUs and should last quite a few years more. Great gaming performance even to this day.
Still useable in AM3+ socket.
Cons: No L3 cache but doesn't impact performance too much (comparable to a 2.6GHz Phenom 2 Quad).
Stock cooler it comes with isn't the best (loud) but good enough for stock.
Other Thoughts: One of my favorite CPUs i've used in a build - solid price to performance ratio at the time of purchase.READ FULL REVIEW