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Pros: I'm running a z170 gigabyte board with a 6700k OCed to 4.6GHz using air, running a 256G 950 Pro pci-e 3.0 x 4 with 16g of Tridentz running at 3400 plus my gigabyte 1070, with the evga superNOVA 650G2 running the whow show in the background, I don't notice it. The best PSUs I've ever owned (like a 600W PC Power and Cooling I bought 10 year ago that still runs strong), I just don't notice them, that's the pro. They do their job and stay out of the way.
Other Thoughts: I really was not in the market for a new psu bu to run the 1070 on this system I needed more cables than I had on my old PSU. So I did a little research and found this, great price X quality point, and bought it. No regreats. Only the second modular psu I've owned and this one is much better, more solid, cords are plenty long. But it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Pros: I have an i7 6700k OCed to 4.6+ GHz using this hsf. I'm running vcore at 1.38 and under load the core temps max out in the mid-70s. The core temps idle in the upper 20s. Those are pretty good temps actually from reading other reviews of people OCing the 6700k, even using water cooling. So the Evo here is doing its job pretty well, holding its own.
Cons: Under even momentary load, the fan speeds up and it is loud. This is a bit annoying. If I had known it would make this much noise, I might have purchased a different hsf. However, these do have a very good history of reliability.
Other Thoughts: I suppose I could tweak the fan settings in my bios, but I want the fan to speed up when under load to keep my temps down. Now I do have my cpu OCed significantly, and I like that. So maybe the trade-off is that, for the OC I have, I'm going to have to live with the noise of this fan speeding up. I mean, this is an inexpensive hsf. At the same time, I have to give it credit for keeping my OCed 6700k fairly cool under load.
Also, I used Arctic Silver 5 for my thermal paste. I cover the cpu pretty thoroughly. I have tried that "rice size" method in the past and found it very ineffective.
Pros: With some tweaking, I am running this OCed at 4.6 GHz plus change on a Hyper Evo 212+ with vcore set at 1.38 and my 16G of Tridentz memory set at XMP and running at 3400, and when running a benchmark program, my temps stay in the mid 70s at full load. That is on air. I use lots of Arctic Silver 5, completely cover the cpu, always done it that way, always get pretty cool temps even on air.
So the pros are that this is very over-clockable (and stable BTW) without pushing huge voltage and heat. On the z170 mobo, with the ram running that fast, and with the samsung pci 3.0 X 4 m.2 drive (256G), this is just the fastest smoothest most awesome system I've ever had. BTW, the gigabyte Gaming 7 mobo. I'll be purchasing one of the new Nvidia video cards when they come out.
Cons: NOne. Just none. Knock on wood.
Other Thoughts: This was a little expensive, but I wanted an i7 that I could OC and that would last. I still have a Lynfield i7 that runs great OCed to 3.6 GHz and running well for 6 years. I hope this lasts as long.READ FULL REVIEW