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This review is from: Noctua NH-D15 SSO2 D-Type Premium CPU Cooler, NF-A15 x 2 PWM Fans
Pros: - my 8350 now idles cooler than room temperature and hasn't climbed about 55C
- the included thermal paste is better than what I had on hand.
Cons: - This this is truly massive, I currently can only fit the middle fan on there because of the RAM.
- I would honestly pay 5-10 more dollars for one of those black noctua fans instead.
Other Thoughts: - I've already had another friend buy this after I showed him my temps.
- Might have bought the smaller version, or the one with the 120mm and 140mm if I had known the second 140 wasn't going to fit.
Pros: does its job and well
doesn't take up a USB slot completely
Cons: at first it was perfectly quiet, but after a week there is a slight coil whine from one of the fans. Honestly I don't hear it unless it is dead quiet in my dorm room.
There's this tab on the USB plug that to me has no purpose, maybe it's to help pull it out, but it just blocks other USB ports so I cut it off.
Pros: Blazing fast components
fast boot times with windows 10
I regularly play GTA5, CS:GO, and DotA 2 with no frame rate issues.
A couple of months ago in the summer I left it in the car, it overheated and wouldn't boot. MSI was quick to RMA and the tech support member was quick in diagnosing the issue and telling me what to do next. The whole process took 2 weeks and they returned the CD I left in the drive and updated the BIOs for me. Very professional support and would buy and recommend this brand again.
Cons: This baby gets HOT quick. I would redo the thermal paste and buy a cooling pad if you play any seriously taxing games, for me GTA5 I have to have the cooling pad on.
The build quality seems a bit on the low side ,but that was what I expected for the price and components inside.