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Pros: Runs very well with an adequate cooler, has plenty of processing power for far less than an Intel equivalent (considering there is no consumer-grade Intel 8-core currently).
Cons: Some people want you to think it runs uncontrollably hot.
Other Thoughts: Computer specs:
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
16 GB Ripjaws X 1866MHz
128 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
3 TB WD Black HDD
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC w/ ACX Cooler
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition
The CPU didn't get over 45C while running a Prime95 stress test.
This review is from: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition (VN10006W2N) White and Black SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Four Fans - 1 x 200mm side, 1 x 200mm top, 1 x 200mm front, 1 x 140mm rear
Pros: Beautiful case, included fans move more than enough air. Almost perfectly silent, the only noise comes from my H80i.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Other Thoughts: This isn't the case for someone who wants a lot of liquid cooling, though a smaller loop is definitely possible in it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
Pros: I'm using this on an AMD FX-9590 in a Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition, and it's working beautifully. The fans spun up to maximum while running Prime95, but it managed to keep the CPU under 45C the entire time.
Cons: A bit difficult to mount in the case, I have it in the rear fan mount. The coolant tubes were the issue, probably, but I eventually got it situated.
Other Thoughts: If this is installed correctly, it's definitely going to keep your CPU cool. My 9590 has never been above 50C because of how well the H80i manages temperature.READ FULL REVIEW