I've had no issues with it in 4 years and I have not noticed the fan making any noise. The only negative I have found is the cables are ugly.
As long as it gives good performance I will keep it so I am expecting that to be a while yet especially if Direct X 12 has a meaningful impact. It's incredible that it is still competitive after so long and the positive comments here are testament to it. What a great CPU.
When the time comes for a new processor this PC will make it's way to my wife and I will put together a new one. She is looking forward to the beautiful white case and some purple LED's.
Thank you :)
After over 4 years of use I don't have much to complain about on the Asrock Extreme 4. The fan headers could have been placed better but other then that it's done a good job. Good to hear your friend has fine taste.
It was whatever the factory used but they put on way too much. I included a picture but it's a little blurry. My phone isn't so good unfortunately. HIS have a really good cooler for the card with some huge heat pipes. I was very surprised by the result as well and I wish I had done it sooner.
Thanks. The 2500k is a great cpu, it could be a while until I upgrade from that.