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Cooler Master Hyper N520 - CPU Cooler with Copper Base and 5 Heatpipes
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Not bad for a small tower HSF. 01/11/2013

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper N520 - CPU Cooler with Copper Base and 5 Heatpipes

Pros: Purchased on (06/27/2010)
It's size and dimensions makes sure it fits even in a Mid-ATX case. It's not the biggest or best tower HSF out there but it gets the job done even on a Hexa-Core Phenom II 1090T BE. In a Full size ATX case you won't have any clearance problems. I have it mounted in a Thermaltake Spedo case and still have lots of room. The Dual 92mm fans keep air flowing through the fins at a decent rate without making much noise. I'm not going to go over specifications since you should just look at the "Details" tab. It will keep your CPU temps manageable but there are much better solutions.

Cons: Mounting can be a hassle if your case doesn't have a opening for accessing the CPU mounting holes. The Spedo has one but the hole is not over the CPU so you still have to remove the motherboard to mount.

The thermal compound that's included is only enough for one installation. You might be able to get 2 out of it. Bottom line though: You're better off using IC Diamond or AS or whatever TIM you like as you'll most likely get more applications out of it. Cleaning ca be a bit of a pain. And no finger guards on the fans so make sure your system is off before cleaning.

Also if one fan dies (hasn't happened yet in the 3-4 years I've had it) there aren't many suitable replacements. Cooler Master does sell 92mm fans but they don't look nearly as nice as the ones on this cooler.

Other Thoughts: Ambient Room Temp (best scenario) 67F in the summer 75F in the winter.

Phenom II 1090T BE

86F ~ 96F Idle
99F ~ 110F Full bore.

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CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs The perfect Gift for any REAL hardcore computer nerd 01/20/2012

This review is from: CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10

Pros: *Received as a gift
*OH SNAP! 32GB! (8GB per stick)
*Fits and compatible with the ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme.
*Fast because they're 1600 with good timings
* You get your money's worth
*Can set up about half of it as a decent sized Ram Drive.

Cons: *Great geebus the price. I feel sorry for the person who bought these for me, their wallet must have a big hole in it now.

*Knuckleheads on the internet ask why I need 32GB of RAM in my 64-bit system not realizing that computers are used for more than just gaming. 3D Studio Max benefits from it, as does Photoshop and Maya not to mention countless video editing softwares. Plus RAM DRIVE!

Other Thoughts: If you have to question why someone would need 32GB in Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit then you're not using your computer at its full potential. Plus the beauty of having a self-built custom PC is the fact you get to built it "your way" not that knucklehead that made the stupid comment's (HURR THAT'S TOO MUCH RAM) way.

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CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model CMSX4GX3M1A1600C9
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Advertised and runs at 1600 on the right laptop.
Most of the low eggers here aren't aware that the memory speed is limited by the BIOS of their laptop. You can put a 1600 in a laptop that is only rated for 1333 but you will not get 1600, the laptop will automatically down-clock it to 1333.

Cons: The so called "Eggperts" who down-rated this memory don't know what memory speed their laptop is rated for.
You can put a 1600 in a laptop that is only rated for 1333 but you will not get 1600, the laptop will automatically down-clock it to 1333.

Other Thoughts: Sorry for this non-review but it ticks me off when people mis-represent a working product as "not working". They don't have enough technical knowledge or experience or know how memory works.

If they did they'd know that their laptop is down-clocking the memory because their laptop is NOT rated for 1600.

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Display Name: Bryan F.

Date Joined: 11/20/07

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 10/23/08
  • Last Review: 01/11/13
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