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Pros: Keeps my CPU colder than the antarctic!!!
Cons: Kind of big, make sure you have room for it. Don't tighten screws too hard, you'll strip the holes in radiator.
Other Thoughts: I bought this cooler along with the Cooler Master HAF XB EVO, LAN/Test Bench Case to cool a AMD FX8370 8 Core, 4.0Ghz CPU, on a ASUS Sabertooth Motherboard. I'm running the radiator with 4 fans in push/pull mode.
I overclocked the CPU to 4.97Ghz stable, and temps are 30-32c at idle, and under full load running SISandra for a full system benchmark maximum CPU temp reached 52c!!!
Pros: Ease of Access, Roomy, High Air Circulation, Hi-Tech Look, Plenty of Fan Mounts, and HDD Slots.
Cons: It didn't build itself!!!
Other Thoughts: I bought this case for a new build along with the Cooler Master Seidon 240MM Liquid Cooling System mainly for it's high air flow cooling capabilities because I am going to be doing a lot of overclocking. The build went smoother than most of my others because it's so easy to move around in this case, plenty of room and easy access to everything. I'm very happy with this case, and plan to buy at least one more.
Cooler Master HAF XB EVO LAN Case
Cooler Master Seidon 240MM Liquid CPU Cooling System
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2 AMD Motherboard
AMD FX8370 AM3+ 8 Core CPU
24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 Memory
MSI R7780 HD PCIe Video Card (ATI Chipset)
Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD (OS)
Seagate 1TB 6gb/s HDD (Storage)
Antec 800 Watt Power Supply
LG DVD/RW DL Optical Drive
This review is from: Patriot Torqx 2 PT232GS25SSDR 2.5" 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Cons: *See other thoughts
Other Thoughts: This is a update of a prior review. I initially bought 2 of these drives and set them up in RAID 0 on a Intel D975XBX MB, using the Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID Controller. In that set-up they were blazing fast and scored a 7.7 on WEI.
A set them up on a Gigabyte G880-GM MoBo using the onboard RAID, AMD FX4100 Quad-Core CPU, and 8MB's of DDR3 1600Mhz. They are still running well but the WEI scored them at 5.9?
I'm not sure why that is, but it seems like they don't take well to certain hardware RAID systems, or Motherboards. I havent gotten around to doing a speed test, but they still seems like they are running better than a mechanical drive, and I havent had any burps, freezes, or BSOD.
Say be wary of the system you choose to run these in, I also do not recommend running these with Windows XP!
Windows 7 has trim support!
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