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This review is from: Scythe SCNJ-3100 120mm Ninja 3 Rev. B CPU Cooler
Pros: All of those pipes and fins ensure that heat is drawn away from the source. Scythe's fans are efficient and very quiet at low RPMs. Comes with a speed controller that you can stick in your case's expansion slot, but I don't use it. I don't think I've gone too far above 70C during very heavy processor use with an overclocked i7-3770k.
Cons: This is the biggest CPU cooler I have ever used. It barely fit into my case, a little over 2mm of clearance. Check your case's dimensions, they usually say what size heatsink it can accommodate. It also covers a RAM slot, but if you install the RAM first and don't have stupid heat spreaders on the RAM, it'll be fine. Installation was a freaking nightmare, there are lots of different parts, and since the heatsink itself is so heavy, it was both a mental challenge and physical challenge to install the thing.
Other Thoughts: Bought this a couple of years ago. Scythe's coolers and fans are great, but maybe look for another model unless you need something absurd like this.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Noctua NF-B9 PWM 92mm Case Fan
Pros: Bought for a silent mATX build. It preforms at a whisper, and exhausts air very well. So I bought a few 120mm later on.
Cons: The rubber grommets were insanely hard to put in. I'm not joking, I don't know if I was doing it wrong or what but it took like two hours.
Other Thoughts: Whatever size, I think it's safe to say Noctua fans are always welcome in my builds.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: With the GeForce 900 series out it's time we remember the greats, including the GTX 770, which is really sort of a GTX 680 but with slightly better everything.
And specifically, Gigabyte's WindForce GTX 770, with a huge honking heatsink and three fans.
I installed this in a micro ATX case and it's been keeping the card and by extension the entire case chill for over a year. It's actually very quiet unless you FORCE the fan to preform at high speeds.
As for the card itself, it runs nearly anything you throw out there at it, but now that the 900 series is out and the 970 seems to be the go-to for performance at that price range, if you're considering getting one of these, please get a second opinion.
But I originally upgraded to this from a GTX 460, and I was glad to say goodbye to Fermi. I was also glad to say hello to Shadowplay. I'm no YouTube personality but it's always great to take a few snippets and share them.
Cons: I'd say that being huge is a con, but it DOES make it look intimidating...
Also, it's not in production anymore, get a GTX 970.
Other Thoughts: This was one of the greatest purchases I ever made.READ FULL REVIEW