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Cooler Master Hyper T4 - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Not sure where this fits in the market 08/03/2014

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper T4 - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes

Pros: Decent cooling performance, very low cost, supports push pull configuration, install on AMD is pretty straightforward.

Cons: Horizontal on AMD CPU only, no Motherboard mount for AMD CPU included, CPU block bottom not flush, see other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: Considering its size, the performance does not meet expectations. Considering the price, it does. However, many other smaller CPU coolers do as well. If you have an AMD CPU you have to get low profile ram (no extended heatsinks) or only install two sticks. To be honest this doesn't open up any real overclocking room, but likely at this price point your not thinking of doing that any way. Get a smaller cooler if this is what your looking at. They cost the same, sound the same, and most importantly, they do the job and are easier to install with out worrying about the size. Also, be sure your case vent out the top as well for AMD CPU's or this cant do the job right. Which brings me to my point, why so big if not for overclocking, sure is quiet, but so is my Zalman that works just as well, costs the same, and is 5x smaller. Go with the Hyper 212 evo for 5 dollars more, it fits better, installs the same, and has far better performance.

NZXT Phantom 410 Series CA-PH410-B1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Like any case, not perfect. But very good. 08/03/2014

This review is from: NZXT Phantom 410 Series CA-PH410-B1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Spacious, Good cable management, Internal fan controller for up to 6 fans, stock fans pretty quiet but still effective, good for SLI/Crossfire with side fan mount, has a good window for CPU RAM view, screwless drive mounts for 3.5/2.5/5.25 drives, fairly finger smudge resistant, and allows for large CPU coolers and fits even the largest GPU's. Power Supply mount has rubber feet to reduce noise as well. Sturdy build material.

Cons: The cable hole grommets are very flexible, not really an issue but they come out pretty easy when routing cables. Could use a better dust filtration system on the bottom and side, on the bottom only the power supply gets one by default. If you put an LED fan or stirps on the front of the case the light will bleed out the side and bottom (the bottoms fine it looks like underglow but it shows poor craftsmanship coming out the side.

Other Thoughts: Put an old build in this case and combined it with a cooler master tx4 CPU cooler and the view through the window is fantastic. I did remove the extended HDD cage because it gives the GPU a lot more air. I really like this case and really like how it isn't oversized like many others with the same features. Make no mistake, it is a fairly big case that will fit most components.

MSI N770-2GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Stays cool, performs, full HDMI slot (I don't like the mini HDMI on a lot of GPU's), runs very quiet.

Cons: Full plastic shroud, sticker decal, power connections facing the side panel.

Other Thoughts: When I first looked at the card, I didn't want to like it much. the front side looks plain, and a decal sticker on the shroud. This isn't the late 90's or early 2000's MSI. But none the less 300+ fps in a lot of low end games, and 70-80 in most high demand games. This cooler needs to be provided with fresh air, and needs you to not put your case against something. For me, I have it in a corsair air series 540 and it stays well under 70c. And as a hobby I work on indie games with crydev and udk. This card makes that and 3-d modeling pretty smooth without having to get a workstation GPU. All in all, this card is great for gamers, but if thats all you do and you only play at 1080 I recommend going with the 760. And this guy in a 4GB model for 2k resolution, 2 in SLI for multi-monitor.


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Display Name: David W.

Date Joined: 10/05/13

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  • Last Review: 08/03/14
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