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This review is from: Cooler Master HAF 912 - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Great for hiding cables to maximize air flow, paired this with a Silverstone 750w PSU with flat ribbon cables and the only cables taking up internal space are the 4 graphics card cables powering my 2 7950's, which tuck neatly up but the disk drive bay. 6 fan ports make keeping all components exceptionally cool, both my gfx cards stay at or under 68 degrees celsius in crisis/farcry with a 68 degree fahrenheit ambient room temp.
Cons: Water cooling gromets are set up for custom kits instead of all in one kits, however Cooler Master does support the mounting of some of their kits inside the case. The inside and back of the case are ugly gray and there is no internal cable gromets to protect cables, but that is what the 922 is for, so no loss in eggs for that.
Other Thoughts: Great case, absolutely love it. Even got the 10 visa card for the mail in rebate coupled with a 10 dollar off promo makes this case cost a whopping 49.99, well worth it at that price tag, don't think id want to pay more than 59.99 though as like I said its not really a "finished" case (922)READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: McAfee LiveSafe Unlimited Device - 1 Year
Cons: what a waste of plastic, paper and package printing.
Other Thoughts: it was free and I still threw it in the garbage, If I get a virus I cant get rid of its probably time for a fresh install of windows anyway. The only reason Im writing this review is because Newegg gave me no option to remove it from my cart, so id have to be the one to throw it away.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: *Running at 3.4Ghz its still fast enough to handle any game on the market now, with the chip I have easily reaching 4.2Ghz at a mild 1.26v (high compared to some chips, I know)
Cons: *The stock Intel cooler is a piece of garbage, so you automatically have to equate that into its cost.
*Only 4 threads may become an issue as AMD uses 8 core processors and game consoles are also 8 core. But not much utilizes true 8 threads yet and with ample room for overclocking it should be good for quite some time.
*"The silicon lottery" is a hit or miss. The chip I received ran extremely hot (4.2 @ 1.26v was impossible to run p95 as I would hit 105 degrees at about 75 watts with a CM hyper 212 evo) a delidding was necessary and after replacing the Intel TIM with cool labs ultra, I can now run p95 @4.2Ghz getting to 85 watts with temps never exceeding 68 degrees.
*The chip I have hits its voltage ceiling at 4.2 Ghz meaning after 4.2Ghz its starts requiring large voltage increases to run faster i.e. @ 4.4 it wants 1.4v to run stable. This is high compared to some chips I've seen, able to run close to 5Ghz at 1.4v.
Other Thoughts: As I already stated I was forced to delid the chip I have because of ridiculous temps, however for me personally it was right up my alley and I actually enjoyed it, however I doubt there is going to be very many people that feel the same way I did as it is an inherently dangerous process that will void your warranty. Although I have more cons than pros the fact that this processor is extremely fast out of box and has served me trouble free for 2 years is enough for 4 eggsREAD FULL REVIEW