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Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Fast drive - used it almost exclusively to store game installs.

Cons: Died a little more than a year and a half after purchase. Seagate RMA page tells me the drive is out of warranty. Had to email support directly and send them my receipt and the store page showing a 2 year warranty. Hopefully I'll get a replacement.

UPDATE: The RMA drive they sent me almost two years ago is now failing. Run from Seagate. Run far, far away.

Other Thoughts: The original drive had about 500 days of uptime and died. The RMA'd drive that is now failing has 1500+ power on days.

Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs 2nd unit now has coil whine 11/21/2014

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Works great, when it's working.

Cons: I RMA'd my initial unit just a month or two after I bought it for squealing/coil whine. I've had my second unit for just over 6 months and it just developed the exact same problem. I recently found a site that ranks certain power supplies and this one was in it - almost at the very bottom in terms of reliability. Run. Run far away.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs wow-appended 03/20/2014

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

Pros: HD Video encoding maxes all 8 cores of my AMD FX 8320. This made the stock cooler sound like a vacuum cleaner when it spun up. The Evo 212 is FAR quieter during that same process and temps never got above 47c. At idle (15-20c) I can barely hear it running.

Cons: BIG. Fit in my Redbone case, but just barely. The side panel ends up resting against the top of the heat pipe.

Other Thoughts: I was apprehensive that this thing would be loud or not cool good enough. Just get it. Pay attention to the airflow on the mounted fan though. It's oriented to push air through the heatsink instead of pulling out. You might be tempted to point the fan towards the back of your case, but you'd end up blowing hot air towards your drives if you did that. Clip the fan to the internal side of the heatsink or remove the brackets and flip it to pull.


Jason A.'s Profile

Display Name: Jason A.

Date Joined: 11/27/05

  • Reviews: 22
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  • First Review: 06/21/07
  • Last Review: 04/10/16
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