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Pros: There is no way to overstate how amazing an SSD is. There was a time when I would keep my computer on 24/7, putting off important updates for weeks or months just to avoid restarting. Those horrible long boot times, and then after windows is up comes the even worse standstill waiting for startup programs to finish loading.
Now I turn my computer on and off all the time, and when something wants a restart, I just sit back, pick my nose for 5 seconds, and contemplate running to fetch a snack from the fridge - but I never get to, because by then everything is already back up and running. SSDs make for a great diet, because your computer will never give you free time to go get food again!
Cons: The same drive everyone gets is a tiny little box that can fit in laptops along with everything else. I wanted a Big Manly drive to fit with my giant monolithic desktop tower!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Really amazing cooling performance, like having a giant block of ice sitting on your processor. Makes me wonder why I ever considered liquid cooling.
Cons: A bit pricey- can get a basically identical non-LED version for nearly half the price. But for a showcase computer (such as in my blue HAF 932 case) it looks absolutely beautiful.
Could potentially block RAM slots on some boards. It puts the squeeze on one of the 8 slots in my sabertooth x79, but luckily I'm only using 4 sticks currently and the blocked slot is among the last that should be filled, only a problem for when I eventually upgrade to 32GB.
Pros: Incredibly spacious including behind-the-motherboard space for routing cables completely out of the way.
I was absolutely flabbergasted at how quietly my system runs with a whopping 9 fans running between the case itself and everything inside. My old computer acted like a space heater, but with all the intake fans on every side this thing feels more like an air conditioner when I put my hand by it. Looks absolutely beautiful, especially with a matching blue heatsink fan.
Cons: Had to knock an egg for the price. A pointless mark-up over the red LED version for nothing more than a palette swap is really in poor taste. I was also disappointed somewhat because I had wanted to mount my PSU at the top. You can mount on top or bottom as advertised, but it didn't mention that the top fan needs to be removed for the former. But, a PSU at the bottom isn't so bad.
Also no dust filters, I guess. I'd say all this airflow is at least as good a defense, though. It's hard to imagine much dust settling amidst the windstorm in there.