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Pros: Moves a lot of air, quiet considering the amount of air that's moving, attractive design, bonus parts added to the product, screws attached without any trouble at all (unlike brand X) and the product is packaged very well.
Cons: At full speed, the noise level is understandably high.
Other Thoughts: These fans are thin. My experience with thinner fans is that they don't move much air. Not the case with these fans! There will be no complaints from me about the amount of air that's moving. They approach the performance of my, much thicker/more powerful Sanyo Denki aluminum fan. Incredible fans! If you're running hot, these fans should be the proper solution!
I will attempt to slow the fans down in the BIOS. Right now, they are pushing and pulling a huge amount of air into and out of the PC case! Why did I only buy three?!
This is the perfect fan from a company that has sold me nothing but excellent products for the past 5-10 years.
Pros: This CPU is fast and well supported in Linux and marginally in Windows. My Linux works extremely well with this CPU. I can force the CPU to only run up to the second or third speed tier and yet the system is still extremely fast! I think I'm maxed at 2.4 Ghz but my CPU cores RARELY go above 90%. As long as I'm running Linux, this CPU is excellent.
Games all run maxed with this CPU + Nvidia 750 TI 2Gb
Cons: It runs hot and you can't throttle it, as far as I can tell, without turning off the APM. I wanted to slow it down and drop the voltage so it would run cooler but that forces it into staying at the max core speed- thus defeating the whole purpose of using less power and overheating less! NOTE: This is just the 6-core and lowest wattage FX. I wanted the 8-core but can you imagine the heat nightmare there- not to mention the electric bill?
AMD really needs to pick up the pace and produce an FX on the 20nm wafer process while also adding some additional cores and speeding up the RAM. Honestly, I think this is what people really want and the other CPUs are not so useful to us gamers.
Just imagine this CPU with 2x the cores and about 50% increase in Ghz while running about 30 watts less. That's about where AMD would be with a 20nm fabbed wafer. I think it would slam dunk the I7s. #missopportunity
Other Thoughts: I owned the 6-core Zambezi also. This was my "upgrade" but honestly, I waited around for AMD's new FX killer that never arrived. I waited for about 2 years and ended up paying the same amount much later for some outdated CPU that's still stuck on the 32nm fabrication process. It runs hot, uses a lot of power and the motherboards are a bit flaky.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CM Storm Devastator - LED Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Bundle (Blue Edition)
Pros: THIS IS A REVISED REVIEW. Newegg doesn't allow us to edit our reviews or delete them. So sorry!
Great look and feel. Solid material. Came with a free mouse. The free mouse is pretty nice. No complaints about the wheel unlike some reviewers. I'll keep my Logitech one but the CM Mouse LEDs stay on all the time- even when the PC is off. Sort of cool, but not in a small bedroom.
The keys are nice but I'd argue that the key letters could be sharper and maybe use a different font. These fonts are a modern, almost TRON style.
Yes, I have two O keys side-by-side. If you look below, Coolermaster IMMEDIATELY replied. Customer service seems pretty awesome. I haven't even contacted them and already they're asking to fix it! If you complain about that level of service, you're crazy. ;-)
Keyboard is heavy too. It doesn't move around on my desk. I love that.
Keys are not mechanical and loud. They require a little extra pressure to type but I'm more use to a flatter keyboard, somewhere between this and a laptop keyboard.
LED DOES WORK
I mistakenly said it didn't in the review below. As it turns out, Linux people need to pass one extra command for the LED to work. To turn on:
xset led 3
and to turn it off:
xset -led 3
The keyboard also didn't cost much. Did I mention the free mouse?
Cons: The Linux support is typical: You have to Google the right question to get the solution on how to turn the LEDs on and off.
An O key was put when my I key belongs. However, as you see in my first review that Coolermaster was right on that asking to help!
Other Thoughts: I've liked every Coolermaster product I've ever used. Frustrated, I hastily reviewed the keyboard. True, some keys weren't working when I first plugged it in but flawless ever since. True, I have two O keys but Coolermaster said they would send the I key to me. Overall, I'm going to continue to purchase Coolermaster products.READ FULL REVIEW