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This review is from: GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound
Pros: I run a 4770K @ 4.6ghz 1.304Vcore, with a H105 water cooler, and I was just using the coolmaster thermal compound that came with my old Hyper 212 EVO. It worked, but I didn't realize how much of a difference a good thermal compound would make. So I did my research, and found that although this isn't the best on the market (apparently "Coollaboratory Liquid" apparently is, but its tricky to apply, more expensive, and a special order item), it was the best that was readily available from here.
Simple. It dropped my Prime 95 (large FFTs test) hottest core temp from 79c to 74c just like that, no hassle. 5c drop!
It dropped my idle temps from 31c to 24c too, 7c drop.
Very impressed, very happy.
Also put it on my MSI 980Ti Gaming 6G, dropped it a good 4c, sits around 71c max load instead of 75c while overclocked to 1484mhz core/ 4000mhz ram.
Cons: NONEREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW
Pros: Excellent cooling performance, it keeps my 4770k 4.5ghz 1.3vcore at about 74-78c Max while running prime 95, and that's with the fans limited to a maximum of 75%.
Fit in my case without any problems (thor V2), was pretty easy to install.
Very sturdy and well built. The swap-able accent ring made it an easy match to my black/red motherboard.
If your really picky about noise, the pump makes a tiny bit, but I personally cant hear it unless I stick my head in the case. Very happy.
Cons: The fans.... lol the fans... If you set them to 100% it literally sounds like a jet turbine spinning up. BUT, unless your running an even higher OC than I am, you don't need the fans running at 100%, which is why I limited them to 75%
Being that this is an easy fix, I'm not knocking off an egg.
Pros: The cable management is awesome, only the necessary wires are visible and the rest fit in between the motherboard plate and the outer shell.
Overall the case is well built, very sturdy, and very visually pleasing.
The excellent air flow has dropped my GPU temps a clean 5c.
Cons: The only issue I have with this case is that the fan controller buzzes....
I didn't realize that this is a pretty common thing, but regardless I think that should have been avoided in a $140 case.
And fan noise sometimes resonates through the case but only at random at just the right fan speeds...
For those reasons I'm dropping an Egg.
Other Thoughts: Reducing the amount of fans hooked up to the fan controller reduces the noise, so I have the 3 large fans running off the fan controller, and the 1 smaller fan connected to the motherboard. I also added the fan controller and fans from my old case, conveniently locating the speed switches in one of the wire grommet holes on the back panel.READ FULL REVIEW