Joined on 12/13/11
Massive without being a brick
Pros: Very large and efficient cooler. The fan is only audible in my rig @ full blast which reads a little over 2000rpm. Easiest installation for a cooler this size.
Cons: The bracket is only tight once you tighten the cooler, and takes some finesse and precision to get perfectly lined up for correct mounting to the cpu.
Overall Review: This cooler is huge! Make sure your case can fit it, and your cpu socket isn't super close to your first X16 slot for your gpu. I almost thought it wasn't going to fit in mine honestly, but it does. There's only 2mm of clearance between the glass and this cooler, but it fits without touching the glass lol! If anything was different it wouldn't fit, but it does. Then I was looking and it sits very close to the first X16 slot on my board, but even with a gpu that has a thick back plate there is 1/4 of an inch in-between this cooler and my gpu. Cooling has been great, max temp has been after 2 hours of aida64 is 72c (in an airflow oriented case, but not meant for a cooler this style) max temp while gaming has been 59c. Super efficient amazing cooler, would definitely recommend if you like it's aesthetics and have the space!
Pros: Very well built, low profile, and Corsair. What more is there to say?
Cons: One stick came bad... BSOD'd like every 10 minutes, so I fiddled with it and found only one of the 2 brand new sticks I got were actually functional.
Overall Review: I'm reading very conflicting things about memory timing.. some people say your board will adjust it to the lower speed automatically, and some people say you NEED the right timing. The sticks that came with my machine are 9-9-9-24, I didn't even know you had to watch out for that. I thought it was just the mhz, size, and voltage the sticks came in but rookie mistake! Since 1 stick was bad I got a refund and purchased some Corsair Vengeance just to be safe on matching the timings..
Uber attractive board
Pros: 10 true phase VRM Awesome design Not too much obnoxious RGB or GAMER aesthetics Easy AF BIOS Dragon Center is awesome
Cons: Very little comes in the box No Wi-Fi
Overall Review: This is the second time Ive bought a board with no Wi-Fi after the fact, its my fault and the board is really worth it I luckily still had a wireless pcie adapter to use with this board so it was no biggie I love MSI!!!
More cores for more scores!!!
Pros: Insane speed and performance, easily %30 faster in multithreaded workloads over my 3700X
Cons: It is not as power hungry as you might think, under 200W under heavy loads, but the heat spikes are frequent and reach about 73C with a 280MM AIO
Overall Review: Thank you AMD for becoming extremely competitive again and making the market flush with amazing products!!!