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Pros: reading the other reviews helped me make a decision on using this particular cpu cooler. Thanks reviewers! Situation of not wanting to take out motherboard in order to change stock intel cooler. I did have clear access to underside if I needed. Install went fairly well, except that I had a square device in the way of the cooler clip I needed to go under the round support mount that was provided. My solution was to loosen, raise up top side, slip clip under, push pins back down on both side of top plate and that worked. Was very nervous about that plastic support plate not being able to hold the cooler but once I tightened the two screws (one top and one bottom) slowly, seemed fairly secure. The round plastic mounting clip allows 8 different directions to mount the cooler but my application and layout allowed only two and I did not want to mount it blowing into the corner instead of out the back directly. (thats why I had to pull my round mounting plate up a little to cheat the clip underneath )
Anyway, I went slow, did a lot of thinking and was able to mount the cooler the way I originally wanted. Temps: thats the proof I suppose: Artic Silver used: Idle 22C-25C avg. 100 percent load: 55C-63C max. this was an improvement of 20 C over the stock cooler which was often hitting 79-80C and worrying me.
Cons: pins seemed a bit too thin to expand supports under motherboard but they did work!
Intel Cooler : it broke upon removal in three places it was so brittle and was glad to be rid of it.
Other Thoughts: For the money I paid and the performance I am getting with my particular system H81 Asrock board, Happy about the install!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Hard drive arrived within a week and packaging was done well. Installed hard drive and was recognized by bios first time. Did some reading online and given instructions how to help Windows 7 recognize, initialize and partition new drive. Another Terrabyte added to a great PC. Satisfied customer.
Cons: It did not come with any free gifts! Bummer.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: arrived in less than two weeks! Hard drive was detected by motherboard and accepted OS. Working well so far will see how it does in the next two weeks. This was purchased for the price at the time and the size and brand.
Cons: none so far, was looking for this type hard drive for older motherboard.READ FULL REVIEW