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Cooler Master Blade Master 92 - Sleeve Bearing 92mm PWM Cooling Fan for Computer Cases and CPU Coolers
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: High quality. This fan came off a CPU cooler I was using in 2004-2005~ and is still spinning just fine. Does move a good bit of air for its size.

Cons: There are a few reasons why this only gets 3 stars:
-No molex connector
-the 4-pin wire is pretty short. Be cautious on ordering this if you have a big case.
-Almost any 120mm is better than this fan if you can fit it.

I have two 120mm fans that each push about 20-30% more air and are WAY more quiet. This fan is LOUD at full tilt. It compares to a fat ps3 fan at full blast, with a bit more whine than the ps3. Be sure you can control the PWM on your motherboard or via fan controller before you order this..

Other Thoughts: If you don't have a fan controller, you can run this fan with the 7 volt trick. (do a search for 7 volt fan mod, it's really simple.) This is how I have mine currently running. Much more tolerable at 7 volts and still moves a decent amount of air. I'm going to hook it to my fan controller soon to see if there is a sweet spot between 7-12volts.

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ARCTIC COOLING Accelero L2 Pro Fluid Dynamic VGA Cooler for nVIDIA and ATI
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Best cooler for the price. 01/07/2012

This review is from: ARCTIC COOLING Accelero L2 Pro Fluid Dynamic VGA Cooler for nVIDIA and ATI

Pros: Mainly got this cooler to quiet down my PC. I have had arctic coolers on older video cards before and loved them. This thing does the job perfectly. Even at 12v, you will not hear it running. The RAM and VR mini-heatsinks are a cool bonus as well. Allowed me to push my memory clock even further. Installation is pretty straight forward and took about 30 minutes. Lowered my temps 10C~ across the board.

Cons: Bulky! I'm glad my PSU is top mounted. I'm not sure if it would fit with an upside down psu right below it. It really does take up 3 slots as other reviews have said.. If you have a micro-ATX mobo (like I do) You will only have 1 slot left. If you run a network card and a sound card, be prepared to part with one of them.

Other Thoughts: Put it on backwards the first time..it will only fit into the picex16 slot one way. Not really a con since it was my fault. Also, the pre-applied mx-5 covers a large area on the heatsink. It covers a bigger area than my actual 65nm die. (9800gt) Not a big deal though, it is non-conductive to electricity. The mx-5 requires around 200 hours of heating cycles to reach its peak potential. Don't be disappointed if your temps aren't significantly lower when you first put it on...give it time.

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Gran Turismo 5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs The best driving simulator, period. 08/25/2011

This review is from: Gran Turismo 5

Pros: As a long time racing game fan, this one is amazing. Nearly all the real world race tracks are in this game. The graphics are beautifully done. The sound is not the greatest on all the cars, but most are original and done well. The physics make this game for me. They are a HUGE improvement over the last gt game on the ps2. With vibration on and a keen eye, you can feel every bump, every burnout, every drift, every turn seems like you are really driving a car..even with the regular controller! The races are just as challenging as ever and it will take a LOT of time to get 100%...Even then, the online play really adds another element to the game for endless hours of racing. If you want to street race...don't. Take it to the ps3. Chances are, you can find your personal car in the 1000+ car list to whoop up on your friends.

Cons: There are premium cars you can win and buy out of the new car dealership and standard cars you buy from the used car lot (which make up most of the list). The premium cars are HD scans of real cars inside and out. They are the only cars you can drive inside the cockpit with. The "standard" cars are basically re-mapped versions from older gt games. The internet lobbies can get pretty laggy when you reach 16 people or you don't have a good connection as well.

Other Thoughts: The new physics engine and engine sounds make up for the lack of realism in the "standard" cars. If you like Forza for the 360, you will LOVE this game. It's more realistic and you can customize just about every aspect of the cars performance.

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Display Name: Lisa Y.

Date Joined: 09/30/10

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 05/09/11
  • Last Review: 01/09/12
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