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MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Looks pretty

Cons: Either does not support haswell or the video was damaged before it got to me. Tried it with a G3250 and got no video which could be a bios problem. Plugged in a 4560k and still no video. Verified that the motherboard is the issue here. Will be trying to return for a different non-MSI board.

Other Thoughts: Called customer support and the guy tells me "oh yeah that could be a bios issue. Read me the serial number that is located on the back". Then proceeds to tell me that he cant wait for me to pull the motherboard out of the case (5 minutes probably)...

ARCTIC Accelero Twin Turbo III VGA Cooler for nVidia & AMD, Dual 92mm PWM Fans, Patented Backside Heatsink, SLI/CrossFire
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The temperatures have dropped from being maxed at 80C to 52C which is an amazing decrease. Much more than expected

Cons: The design..... oh man
First off, following the instructions picture for picture (no words are included) the spacers kept the heatsink from even making contact with the gpu. After removing that, I got it all back together and realized that it would not fit on my motherboard with my other gpu with the backplate. So i had to rearrange my entire case around this only to realize that the heatsink backplate is blocking the sli connector port on my video card. I had to shave down the connector to make it fit. After all this, their bracket connector is completely useless because i have the other gpu which it would not allow me to put in. In the end i got it working, but it was a nightmarish three hour reconfiguration of my case instead of a simple half hour swap out of heatsinks.

Other Thoughts: I ONLY recommend this to people with a LARGE case and using a single gpu. SLI is extremely difficult to set up and it blocks my hard drive slots in antec 300.

Cooler Master Hyper N520 - CPU Cooler with Copper Base and 5 Heatpipes
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Keeps CPU below 50C

Cons: I originally rated this cooler a 5 egg because of its ability to cool. It was rattling very softly when I first got it, but it now makes this noise consistently. It irritates me to no end and makes me wish i had bought an all in one water cooler.

Other Thoughts: I recommend going with a different cooler. It is so loud that I dont want to turn on my computer anymore.


Amy B.'s Profile

Display Name: Amy B.

Date Joined: 01/07/08

  • Reviews: 27
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 04/09/08
  • Last Review: 10/23/15
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