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be quiet! Pure Rock Reviews

Jedson3614

be quiet! Pure Rock

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Pros: Great budget cooler

Cons: Parts of instructions are hard to follow

CPU coolers are constantly changing due to either CPU socket changes, or power efficiency improvements. Its more important than ever to keep these high end overclockable CPUs in check with their heat generation. A great CPU cooler will dissipate heat at a high rate. With AIO liquid coolers on the market it makes cooling your CPU even easier, but what if you have super tight budget ? Liquid cooling doesn't always mean better, unless your working with custom components and working with high end liquid cooling parts. I have seen some after market coolers even outperform the best AIO liquid cooling kits. I'm going to be looking at one solution from be quiet! for better cooling on a budget....
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Dan-H

A great budget cooler. If you still have a stock intel, and this fits you should consider this.

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Pros: Quiet. I mean really quiet. Performs well. Looks great. Plastic Push clips.

Cons: Plastic Push Clips... (what? Plastic Push clips are both a pro and a con??? )

I purchased this on sale for $15 as a slight upgrade for my low dollar overclocked G3258 linux minecraft server. The results were very good. The system is both quieter and cooler than when it had the stock intel HSF. G3258 4.2Ghz 1.2V vcore using linux stress -c 2 Temps were around 65 to 70 C after an hour Temps now max at 51C after an hour. System is running headless Ubuntu and does not have software controlled fan speed nor visibility to the fan speeds from the OS. ( on the someday / maybe list ). during the stress I can hear it or the case fan spinning up very slightly but it is still quiet. I hate the plastic push clips. They are a pain, getting it all lined up and installed was...
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