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Pros: temps of my cpu at idle were around 30C now theyre around 28C, the big difference comes with gaming. when i was gaming with an AMD a8 cpu my temps were reaching 60C and climbing, with this cooler my temps didnt go above 50C. the fan is silent when set through my motherboard to spin slow, when set at full speed it does make a good amount of noise but thats to be expected
Cons: its big, barely fits in my cooler master 330 case, had to remove the side fan and even then, the side panel almost touches this cooler. i knew this was gonna be a tight fit when i bought it, its big for a reason, in this case bigger is better.
Other Thoughts: installing wasnt very difficult, but make sure to take your time, follow the directions and its pretty easy.i bought another T.B.Silence to put on this for a push pull config and it works great. the fan blades are removeable but it takes some effort. to install this heatsink i needed to remove the motherboard from the case, even so still only took around 20mins to install. totally worth it if you can fit it in your caseREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: StarTech FAN4SPLIT12 12" 4 Pin Fan Power Splitter Cable - F/M Female to Male
Pros: fans plugged right in, good length. works just as you would expect
Cons: as another reviewer stated, there are no sleeves on the wires. but i knew this when i bought it and doesnt change the function so no eggs off for that.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD120BW
Pros: fast, compared to a non ssd drive this thing is amazing. reasonable amount of storage space. low power consumption. my windows 7 performance rating under disk performance went from a 5.9 (mechanical drive) to a 7.9 (this samsung drive) and i really notice the difference. windows 7 now boots in seconds.
Cons: no 3.5" to 2.5" adaptor or screws, but if youre installing into a laptop to replace an old drive this wont be a problem. no usb to sata cable to copy the files off the old drive onto the new one, but doing a fresh os install is a good idea of going from a mechanical hdd to ssd, see other thoughts
Other Thoughts: if youre going to be installing this into a desktop, make sure you get a 3.5" to 2.5" adaptor, but beware of certain adaptors. the adaptor i purchased wasnt made correctly and the holes didnt line up, so read the reviews before you buy. when installing this in place of a mechanical drive, if your motherboard supports ahci, then enable it, it will improve the drives performance and enable trim support. if ahci isnt already enabled, when you enable it you either have to reinstall the os, or do a google seach for the workaround.READ FULL REVIEW