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Pros: This cooler installed easily and does its job. It keeps my i7-4790K 4 GHz (88 TDP) processor around 43 degrees Celsius during full load and around 35 when the PC is idle. Well within normal operating temps.
Other Thoughts: I would not hesitate to purchase this in the future for my next build.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: RAIDMAX Viper GX ATX-512WBG Black/Green Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: I was pleasantly surprised when this case came and I started building my new rig. Based on the price, I was expecting cheap, thin plastic, but the main case itself is metal and very durable. The top and front parts of the case are, indeed, plastic, but much more durable than I expected.
The top comes off, allowing access to the double liquid cooler mount, which worked perfectly for the Cooler Master Seidon 240M - All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 240mm Radiator and 2 Fans that I purchased for this build. The 5.25" optical drive bays are concealed by a swinging door on the front of the case. I personally like this but others may not. It doesn't come off easily for anyone who doesn't like such access doors.
There are two sound jacks (earphone and mic) and two USB 3.0 ports on the top front of the case, and they even come with dust protectors, as does the 2.5" SATA hot swap port on the front.
Cons: The only thing negative I can say about this case is that the power and reset buttons are made of very cheap, thin plastic. I fully expect them to break eventually - maybe in a few years after thousands of power ons. Not bad enough to knock off an egg though.
Other Thoughts: This case is very well designed for the DIY system builder. I had absolutely no problems building my new system. There is plenty of room to work in, more than enough drive bays for my needs, and I especially like the no-screws-required drive bays with runners that snap right into the screw holes of my drives. Each side panel of the case has a folding handle in the back offering more leverage when removing them, as well as hand-tightening grip screws that hold the side panels in place. More nice features of this well designed case.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I don't know what people are complaining about with the stock fan. It does the job just fine. The 4 corner posts that mount to the motherboard -are- made out of cheap plastic I must admit, but the heat sink and fan itself are fine, and my system idles at 30 degrees C at 3.4 GHz right out of the box in the Rosewill Challenger U3 case which has great air flow. I haven't played around with the over clocking yet, but I will do that this weekend and write another review. I should mention that in addition to the thermal paste included on the stock fan, I added a small drop of Arctic Silver myself before affixing to the CPU.
Cons: The Corsair H90 does NOT work with this socket/CPU. I purchased this by mistake and will be returning it. I just wanted to let anyone know who might be thinking they can make this work because their case has a 140mm fan on top that it does not work. The connector is just too big for the socket since the LGA 1150 CPU is so small compared to other Intel sockets like the LGA2011. Not taking off an egg because that was my fault. That's why I ended up using the stock fan which seems fine so far. Played Diablo III and the stock fan kept the processor cool without issue.
Other Thoughts: I almost went with an AMD. I'm glad I stayed with Intel.READ FULL REVIEW