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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
Pros: The small form factor makes for an easy install in a case crowded with wires. I have a mid tower case, so I was concerned with the amount of room.
It's temps are good, the fan isn't limited to 80% or something, and its not any louder than my other second card by EVGA.
All in all, it performs as it should: like a GTX 670, as long as you don't like to overclock.
Cons: This version is limited by its power output. To achieve the overclock I had set on both cards, I had to up the power limit on this one. on full load I noticed my EVGA card sits around 95-110% power output, but this card hits its limit at 115-125% power output, causing the clock to drop down occasionally.
In other words, there is not very much OC headroom on this card due to its power limitation, which I assume is from the small form factor.