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Pros: GSkill has been my go to memory brand for my last 5 or 6 systems I've built. Never had a memory issue in any of these systems, with the oldest coming up on about 6yrs now.
Cons: none, nada
Other Thoughts: I bought two of these sticks as replacement sticks for the Corsair p00p that came with the last two combos I got from here. Used in AMD APU systems for light gaming and video streaming.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M1A1333C9
Pros: Came with the combo that had the processor I wanted.
Cons: Bought two of these in combos for two systems to be used for light gaming, Netflix, homework, ect. In both systems, these memory sticks went out in the exact same way on both systems about 45 days apart. Systems crashed with blue screen error, stop code indicated shut down to prevent damage. Ended up RMA'ing the processor in the first system thinking it was a heat problem, which put me past my 30 days on the memory, so I just had to eat another $50 on both systems.
Other Thoughts: Had never tried Corsair brand before, and never will again, I would probably go so far as to avoid items that had Corsair p00p as freebies.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nice and quiet, the rubber anti-vibration connectors used for attaching the fan to the heatsink are awesome. It is a large heatsink, mostly tall so it shouldn't block ram slots, ect. unless you have an extremely tight board. I had no problems on the microATX board listed below. I did have to remove a fan shroud from the case that was positioned right above the processor.
Cons: Installation is a bit more involved than other heatsinks I've had. You will need access to the back of the mobo to install properly. Not an issue for me since I was building the system from parts anyway, but if you're planning to upgrade a system that's in operation, you will need to extract the mobo to get it in.
Other Thoughts: Used on two systems I built for light gaming/Netflix/Facebook.
AMD A8-5600K Trinity
ASUS F2A55-M LE FM2 AMD (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard