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Cooler Master V8 GTS - High Performance CPU Cooler with Horizontal Vapor Chamber and 8 Heatpipes
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Big, Flashy, Cools Efficiently, Pleasing End Result.

Cons: Annoyingly hard to install, Comes in stereotypical red/black LED configuration, Big (I like it better then say a Noctua NH-D14 but it is still a little too big).

Had to take the fans off to even get it mounted and then ran into clearance issues trying to re-install the fan once it was mounted. (This is an Corsair 750D).

Needless to say this cooler is beyond ridiculously hard to install. Pretty sure you must have the hands of a child to be able to manipulate the small spaces that the provided installation instructions ask you to work with.

I feel it would be much better with some sort of quick release system as opposed to its current mounting approach because the rear retention points on the Intel bracket are impossible to get to if you have any kind of heat sinks around the socket on your Mobo.

I literally had to get a pair of tweezers to thread the retention nut on the back right side because of a heat sink. Needless to say by the time I finally got the thing mounted I felt like I ran a marathon. Some of these issues could be avoided by mounting this cooler on the motherboard while it is outside of the case. Even still its a pain then too unless you are building a completely new computer from scratch instead of swapping out a part for a new one.

Other Thoughts: Overall I really like the product but I had to take away two eggs because the LED lighting is stereotypical and the installation process is beyond frustrating.

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AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 8-Core 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs One of the greatest processors I've ever owned 08/16/2012

This review is from: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 8-Core 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX

Pros: Fast, Overclockable to the Max, and simply comes in a cool box.

Cons: It doesn't cook me breakfast. Seriously its been almost a year since I picked up this CPU and now that the price has come down from when I got it, its an unbelievable deal. I run this CPU on an Saberthooth 990Fx. Great combination

Other Thoughts: Whats next, 16 cores?

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Star Wars: Old Republic Online PC Game
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Your really buying a Beta 01/17/2012

This review is from: Star Wars: Old Republic Online PC Game

Pros: Fully Integrated Speech into quests makes it more engaging.

Cons: This game has many many bugs, with high end computers receiving low frame rates, as low as 14 on an AMD FX 8 Core build with GTX 560 slied. The quests are repetitive, and the PVP has no brackets, allowing only level 50 toons to have decent pvp gear. There is no content really after you get level 50, its really a game that was released too early. Don't buy this if you think its a WoW alternative, because it isn't. Bioware hasn't vetted this game as well as blizzard does in its sleep for its maintenance patches. The company isn't very responsive to the community, Patches are scheduled and delayed and then delayed again... planets are huge confusing lands with a lot of phasing, quests are just annoying with large travel distances. Classes aren't balanced, the game requires polish. The subscription is too much for a game of this quality, and its not worth 60$ a copy.

Other Thoughts: Give it time, let EA put its money where its mouth is and fix its beta. Id say atleast 6 months to a year.

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Christopher B.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher B.

Date Joined: 07/02/10

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 08/20/10
  • Last Review: 05/08/14
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