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Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good layout, nice features, light, cable management, three fans included.

Cons: The front fan and the audio panel don't work. Of course, I only found out after fully assembling the computer for my son on Christmas eve. The Rosewill RMA policies are horrible. If it doesn't work, you're stuck with it.

Other Thoughts: This is my second Rosewill Challenger U3 case. The first one had problems too, but I fixed it myself. This time I contacted Rosewill and their only solution is to send back the broken unit and they will then send me another one. The problem is I'm out of commission for 2-4 weeks during the exchange. They won't ship first, they have to receive the broken one first before they ship a replacement. I even offered my credit car to bill for the replacement until I return the bad one, but no, Rosewill's policy is to receive the broken one first before shipping a replacement. I think this does it for me with Rosewill, with this kind of policy I can't see buying any more Rosewill products. I can understand a DOA will happen from time to time, but to take such a stance with long-term customers is bad for business.

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XFX PVT84JUDF3 GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Decent card when it was released. Not the fastest, not the most memory, but respectable performance.

Cons: Uses cheap capacitors. 3 of the capacitors (2 x 6.3v 1500uF, and 1 x 6.3v 1000uF) popped and the card stopped working. I replaced the bad caps and it worked. This is an epidemic in the industry. XFX is using gray market, cheap parts.

Other Thoughts: When you find out about companies using inferior gray market parts you should boycott their products and show them that quality and reliability are not optional.

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs WOW - Fantastic Cooler 02/12/2012

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes

Pros: Quite, no LEDs, Direct Contact cooling pipes, fits in my mid-tower Rosewill Challenger case

Cons: A bit confusing to install with the universal adapters

Other Thoughts: What a difference this makes. My 2500K with OEM HSF at OEM power and speed ran at 29C idle, but overheated in 30 seconds using Prime95 torture test. With the CM Hyper 212 Plus, and the 2500K overclocked to 4.3GHz, it now runs at 24C idle and 55-57C after 2 hours on the torture test. It is a bargain for the performance. I had no issues with installation, but I watched the YouTube and Newegg videos a couple of times to make sure. I used the included Thermal paste, which looks a bit runny, but it seems to work fine. I used a pea-sized dollup of paste, not spread, and just pushed the cooler down on it. I highly recommend this cooler.

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Display Name: Phil C.

Date Joined: 11/27/07

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 12/18/11
  • Last Review: 12/24/12
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