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Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great Performance LAcking in Durability 08/10/2009

This review is from: Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan

Pros: These babies move air. They are loud but hey if you are looking at these in the first place, you are not worried so much about that. 120mm Very high CFM, these are not for people that buy Compaq's in the first place :)

Also the price is very nice.

Cons: Great performance for the first year, after that I had 3 fail in a short time.

Purchase date was 10/17/2008 I noticed 3 not working at the same time when I noticed on 8/03/09 that my system temps went up 18c under full load because they were out.

Other Thoughts: Great fans, Great performance, Durability not as nice as I would like. I am not one to clean the fan blades every month, in fact I don't do anythign to them till I notice them not working, but still not the longest life. I know they are under $10.00 but I wish they had a long life version for $18.00 that would last a few years.

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ARCTIC COOLING ACCEL X8800 Fluid Dynamic VGA Cooler
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great Product 07/16/2009

This review is from: ARCTIC COOLING ACCEL X8800 Fluid Dynamic VGA Cooler

Pros: Great Product. Installation Instruction were easy to understand. Installation went Very smooth. Having the instructions tell you to use a pencil eraser to remove old Heat sink film, and explaining things well enough so you were not left wondering if you did this correctly was outstanding.

Performance. I was running benchmark programs, Stress Test programs. Futuremark, etc. and with the overclocking I was doing I was getting it to goto over 70 degrees Celcius and it would cause problems. Certain games ran my Stock Evga 8800 GTX card extremely Hot. Everquest 2, Oblivion, etc. I would sometimes have my machine lock the video up it ran so hot which is why I bought this cooler in the first place.

I was not expecti8ng miracle. But I got them. Stock Temps are now in the 40's MAX temps never go over 73 with the core clocked all the way to 636 from 576 stock. I never go over 60 degrees UNLESS I am benchmarking and even then it only goes to 64 max.

Impressive for air cooling.

Cons: the extra slot cover it comes with to add extra cooling was enough to let dust into your computer. I would have appreciated it more if it had been a slot with a cleanable filter.

Basically you get an extra PCI card slot cover with cutouts for extra air intake, but the slots are larege enough to let dust in.

You can modify this easily enough but I had to work hard to even come up with a con. this cooler is great. Better than Zalman for the 8800 GTX and Ultra because there is no extra item needed to use it. what you need is included. why pay for the extra cooler when this will do what the Zalman does for less cost. and actualy I am getting 4 degrees less temps at full load and 6 degree sless at idol. (Clecius reading of course) YES 6 degrees celcius less than the zalman at idol.

Other Thoughts: if you got the 8800 GTX or Ulta. Get this. you will be VERY Happy. Install time was less than 30 minutes. Easy to understand and perform. You get a full new set of screws, etc so you could actualy resell or reuse the stock cooler on some other card with all tyhe parts from it. this has a full new set of everything. nothing needed off the old cooler. Screws, or anything. this has it all.

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TDK 8.5GB 8X DVD+R DL 25 Packs Spindle Disc Model 48973
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Worked Great 06/08/2009

This review is from: TDK 8.5GB 8X DVD+R DL 25 Packs Spindle Disc Model 48973

Pros: Very good disks, I have used these in 2 different DVD DL Burners with great success.

I have a LG Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Combo LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L - OEM
* http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136154 *
and I also have a
SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM
* http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151154 *

I use these for Xbox360 backups and for general Data disks. I have never had a problem or made a disk that did not work *Coaster* I only wish I had bought more since I like the very plain look of these disks and the ability to write on the disks with a marker almost anywhere. Not much Logo to interfere.

Cons: None

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Brian B.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian B.

Date Joined: 05/20/06

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 01/04/08
  • Last Review: 08/10/09
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