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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL10D-16GBXL
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I was always a Crucial guy until my Ballistix RAM took a dump on me twice (thanks to RMA). I purchased some DDR2 a few years back and GSkill had a great price. I've loved that GSkill RAM as it has given me no issues in ~3 years so I decided to purchase some additional GSkill for my new build. I'm not sure how helpful this review will be but I wanted to point out that the RAM arrived working and has not given me any issues in the week I've owned them. I had to set the proper timings, speed and voltage on my Asus FX990 board for this RAM.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Second set of GSkill RAM I've purchased after moving form Crucial and I'm a GSkill fan still.

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CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Stock Fans LOUD AS SHI 11/24/2012

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Pros: According to the Asus "Thermal Radar" I'm at 32c on all cores running at 4.3 (AMD FX8350). I've got the H80 set on fan speed of 2 out of 3 on the block and it appears the two 120mm fans are not speed controlled and just blast 100% full time? Either way, they sound like jet engines and the girlfriend refuses to sleep when my computers on. I highly suggest you purchase new fans. I've just purchased these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181027 and a pair of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608004 I'm going to see which fans are more quiet. If the corsair fans can compete with the NF-P12's then I'm going to keep the corsairs just to have the rubber buffer and the nice color rings as I'm using a case that's open (Thermaltake 10GT). Do not tighten your bracket too tight if using AMD bracket, the tabs bend. I think another reviewer said this too.

TLDR; 32c medium load (GW2, XP VM..) FX8350. Stock fans are ungodly loud, it's a MUST to purchase quieter fans unless your rig is in your neighbors house then I guess it wont effect you in your bedroom.

Cons: AMD Bracket tabs can be tightened too tight and bend, don't tighten your bracket too much. Stock fans could propel a B52 bomber and sound like it too.

Other Thoughts: None.

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Patriot Pyro PP120GS25SSDR 2.5
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Cheap, good reviews on Newegg and it has a mail in rebate for 40$. I'm not sure about the comments on the review website being confusing, was very simple to fill out.

Cons: None, although I do not own this device "yet", it has been shipped and I will update my review after owning it for a few weeks.

Other Thoughts: Going to be placing this in my Alienware m11x R1 to go with the 8GB G-Skill I upgraded it with. If anyone has thoughts on best practices for adding this device or a similar device to an m11x R1, let me know. This will be my first SSD purchase.

Bcak to the comments about the site being confusing, when it says "choose your method" and your options "appear" to be "basic" OR "american express", if you look to the right, the site has made your choice for you. "basic processing of your american express pre-paid card", there is no "choice" needed via human interaction, it simplifies it for you.

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Mark W.'s Profile

Display Name: Mark W.

Date Joined: 06/26/06

  • Reviews: 17
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 09/14/07
  • Last Review: 11/24/12
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