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Pros: Overall for CPU is awesome
Cons: - but I knew this heatsink/fan was scrap when I first laid eyes on it. Though I did manage to get it in and tight, I knew that once the heat dried it out, it would only be good for one install. Intel seems to ignore the fact that some people clean their computers or like to change thermal paste at least once a year or so. So the first time I removed it, the whole thing fell apart. Pieces designed to hold the heatsink in and tight broke off and viola, no computer for a week while you wait for another heatsink.
If your temps are high, this could be your problem. The snap holders break off and then your heatsink ends up just sitting on your cpu and not cooling it. This is the worst heatsink and fastener design Ive ever encountered installing heatsinks. It certainly seems to be designed with failure and a new purchase in mind. Very sad that intel uses such tactics.
Other Thoughts: This is the worst heatsink and fastener design Ive ever encountered installing heatsinks. It certainly seems to be designed with failure and a new purchase in mind. Very sad that intel uses such tactics.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Mad Catz XBOX 360 Wireless Force Feedback Wheel
Pros: PROS???? - its MadCatz!
Cons: Have you all been brainwashed!!?? I understand that XBOX only has Forza, and I understand that most of you arent Sim Racers, just gaming racers. But C'mon! this wheel is more expensive than the Logitech G27! and as a (very) long time Sim Racer I can tell you that the G25 and G27 are at the bottom of the pile for wheels - if you go lower youre gonna miss out on some real quality. This wheel doesnt have a clutch - The shifter doesnt come away from the wheel - the shifter is sequential only - The plastics are cheap and thin and wont last, especially once you start using the FF - A G27's FFeedback will move a desk to the point of knocking a can drink over - the chassis of the unit needs to be able to handle that for YEARS! this isnt going to do that.
I would have given this 2 stars except that its obviously a scam. MadCatz thinks if they charge as much as a high quality wheel you will believe it is one - its obviously working on some of you.
Other Thoughts: My only advice to anyone looking to purchase a wheel? Dont listen to anyone who hasnt played in a Full Simulation Environment (and NO, thats not GT5 - or any other game that comes on a console, sorry. If youre serious and really want to race? - RACE07 series is at the very bottom. RFactor, RF2, and iRacing are at the top. There are very few in between those that equal up). Back to wheels - Do the research and you'll find that $250 is the bare minimal for a good wheel/shifter/pedal setup. And along with the modifications that you can now make to the nicer setups and some of the after market add-ons that are being made these days, your not going to be able to get away cheaply. I would hate for anyone to spend this kind of money FIRST, only to learn a very hard lesson later: that this isnt even in the same ball park of GOOD racing wheels. If this is your maximum allowance for a wheel, trust me and go get a Logitech.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: NONE - There are no pros if I cant use the card for all of its purposes
Cons: Re-certified? for what, this card is still broken! It crashes my computer daily, usually multiple times! Someone on here mentioned crashing to a pink screen on youtube only, I WISH!
I cant play video in media player, I cant play video on youtube, Flash, HD, AVI's - I am so sick of this.
I work for a church recording and editing their VIDEO for television and I can barely get it done. I wish I hadnt bought this card.
The only thing the card will do without crashing is play games, but I just built an intel 2500k system and I need to do more than play games!
Other Thoughts: Im wondering if Im even going to be able to do anything about this since it was re-certified. I just want a good card that will play games on high AND will let me watch my TV and MOVIES without crashing!READ FULL REVIEW