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Cooler Master Hyper TX3 - CPU Cooler with 3 Direct Contact Heatpipes
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs still works well after almost 2 years 11/15/2014

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 - CPU Cooler with 3 Direct Contact Heatpipes

Pros: i have bought 3 of these in the past because to put it nicely they do what they are supposed to. i happened to come back across these when snooping for something to finish off a build. one of those heat-sinks are actually with me today still chugging away. first review done 12/15/2011

Cons: out of 3 of these one had an occasional fan noise when started up. minor detail since it wasnt one of the original fans but rather a cheap one just to be on the other side as to run a push pull config. took the oddball fan and its still going strong

Other Thoughts: as for cpu temps im idling around 31*c or 82*f while writing this review (amd phenom 2 960t unlocked to 6core) after about 30 minutes of running 6 copies of cpu burn in its running at a whopping 40*c or 103*f room temp is 68*f you can convert the room temp if you feel it necesary, long story short
TLDR: cheap, reliable, works well.

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: my damaged PSU is still running strong even with a total of 8 hard drives two ATI 6870's and a custom loop water cooling solution.

Cons: still was shipped damaged...

Other Thoughts: this thing won't die lol but that's a good thing

ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: reliability, quality and awesomeness all seem to come to mind. overclocks a 960t zosma cpu without a problem (from 3ghz stock to 4.2ghz on air) came with ramdisk support which is always nice for video editing without having long quicksave times. always nice to be able to have my 8 core server sitting next to this board tied together thru the secondary lan so i can store all of my media on the server and use that for heavy rendering then switch to this board/system to keep working. dual lan is my savior. gigabit ethernet controller works very well for what i use it for

Cons: dual lan teaming function is sketchy at best. but dont care i typically only have about 8-15ms ping anyways.
have to buy a second to replace my aging 8core server...

Other Thoughts: been about a year since i originally purchased this mobo and at the same time i acquired a asus crosshair v for a buddy of mine both running amd 960t cpus 16gb of geil 1600mhz ram seagate 1.5tb hdd's an amd radeon 6870 and a corsair tx850m psu. to this day the asrock beats the asus hands down in reliability and performance im on my second install of windows 7 while my friend has to reinstall almost monthly due to driver and random failures caused by the crosshair. in 3dmark05 the asrock somehow scores about 1500 points higher than its sibling system (both running amd's fusion utility to help compensate for different users)... never was a fan of either brand personally i prefered gigabyte at the time of purchase but i wanted to try something new. still glad i tried asrock.


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Display Name: Cody G.

Date Joined: 07/11/08

  • Reviews: 33
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  • First Review: 10/06/09
  • Last Review: 11/15/14
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