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This review is from: SilenX IXN-40C Copper Chipset Cooler
Pros: Full copper
Seems to have a wide mounting array
Comes with a silent fan
Cons: Can't find any measurements so may not fit some applications
Other Thoughts: Wouldn't fit on my board. The cooling fan for the chipset on my EVGA SLI board went out and one does not simply replace their "innovative blower-type chipset fan." I figured that I could replace the heatsink with these but I was mistaken. It kind of fits on my southbridge and somewhat fits there, after I moved my GPU and soundcard around. The northbridge doesn't fit at all and I had to improvise using zipties.
On the plus side even though it's on there using make-shift methods the temps did drop a little bit so they must be good. I'm going to try something else to get better cooling for me but will be holding onto these, may come in handy for something else someday.
This review is from: StarTech TX3SPLIT12 12" TX3 Fan Power Splitter Cable
Pros: Splits one fan header into two
Long, could be used as an extension
Seems durable enough, despite lack of sleeving
Cons: Not really pretty
Long, could be hard to route on some cases
Other Thoughts: If you want it to look good you can go get a cable sleeving kit for yourself. For the price you can't go wrong and if you're really desperate for it to look good use my method of wrapping the cable in electrical tape.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Creative Inspire T6160 50 Watts 5.1 Speakers
Pros: Great bass response, real 5.1 surround, Sounds amazing at every range. The subwoofer is pointed downwards so if it's on a solid surface then things will shake, I have it tuned perfectly at about 1/4 volume, to find your perfect subwoofer volume read my other thoughts.
Cons: The middle speaker doesn't have a way to be put on an lcd monitor and the rear speakers can't be mounted on a wall and their cords are a bit short and proprietary. Other then that they made me have to buy a new sound card because my Realtek couldn't show me their full potential.
Other Thoughts: These make even Realtek sound good, that's saying alot. I'm gonna give some advice on how to set up the bass volume to get the best experience possible in gaming and movies. Turn the bass volume about half then adjust til you can just barely hear it over the speakers then lower it a little. What you want to do is make the subwoofer disappear so you'll think the bass is coming from the speakers. Don't put it on carpet because it will absorb the bass, if you have to then get a metal tray or something so the sound will bounce off it.READ FULL REVIEW