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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The memory works, but that's about it.

Cons: Not happy with the Windows experience index I got (5.5).Everything else on the build was close to 8! BIOS even recognizes it at 1600. The weird thing is, I have same memory in a 4x2GB format in a different machine and I get a 7.5 index. Not sure how accurate these ratings are, but something to be aware of.

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready, Crossfire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply - Retail
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The last few builds I have done have been with the HIVE series PSUs and I really like the modular design so that I don't have wires and cables in the machine that are not needed.

Cons: No cons so far.

SilverStone Argon Series AR01 CPU Cooler with 120mm Fan for socket LGA775/1155/1156/1366/2011, AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Building a new machine for my parents. Keeps the A10 APU at 31 degrees Cel.

Cons: No Cons

Other Thoughts: If you are getting this for an FM2/A-Series build, make sure you have at least a mid tower case. There is about a half inch of clearance between the sink and the side panel (for my build). I wasn't paying enough attention that it was 120mm. Also, make sure you mount the fan high enough on the sink so that it does not touch the ram dims.


Bryan F.'s Profile

Display Name: Bryan F.

Date Joined: 12/03/07

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 08/05/09
  • Last Review: 12/17/13
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