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This review is from: Microsoft Lumia 535 Black Quad-Core 1.2GHz Unlocked Cell Phone
Pros: No complaints from gf.
Screen a little bigger than her last lumia.
Seems to be a bit snappier
Cons: She's on it all the time (for some guys, this may be a pro)
Costed me money.
Price lowered about 4 bucks a few weeks after I got it.
Other Thoughts: Haven't heard any serious complaints about this phone from her. The few times I messed with it have been pretty positive. I'm not a Windows phone guy tho as I much prefer Android.
She had some problems with foreign languages in her texting app, lol. So I had to go in and delete all the keyboards except English(US) and then she was fine.
This review is from: Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Arctic White Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Lots of goodies. Comes with a ton of screws, zip ties, 3 fans...
Biggish, lots of room in there. The cutout behind the motherboard mount is nice too.
Lots of fan mounts. I counted 10, 11 if you remove the bottom hd cage.
2 Radiator mount spots...see cons.
Front comes off easy. Maybe a little too easy? But coming from a case with those plastic clips that you just about have to break off it was nice.
The clamps on the side are nice, no more screws for me.
Handles. Gotta love a somewhat mobile box.
Cable management options. This should be nice for me as my current box is starting to look like some sort of animal nest.
I like the white, might get it detailed/painted, not sure yet.
Replaceable drive and slot covers!!! When you open up a slot in the front or the back, you aren't left with a gaping hole or shoving something in there to take up space if you decide to use a different port or something gets taken out.
Cons: The hard drive ?slips? feel a little flimsy? I haven't tested them yet though.
If you want two radiators, one of the hard drive cages needs to be removed. Then you're left with only 3 slots for drives. Not sure who needs two radiators but never know.
I'm not in love with the fans the case comes with, but for just over a hundred bucks for all that you get, I didn't even realize it came with fans, ha ha, so i'm not docking for it.
It's a tad bigger that I realized. Not docking for that either because it's my own fault for not measuring it out.
These are all really nit picking, as long as this thing don't fall apart, I don't think I'll have any problems.
Other Thoughts: I'm sure you're starting to get the picture on how long it's been since I've bought a new case, bout 2008ish. So many of the pros I have seen featured in other cases, I just haven't lived them yet.
This case and I are going to get along just fine...i feel it in my bones.
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper N520 - CPU Cooler with Copper Base and 5 Heatpipes
Pros: Fit great, did not take up any of my RAM slots
Reduced temps 10c on average
Solid mounting hardware
really slick little bit they give you for the nuts
looks super cool in there
hauls the snot out my old stock cooler
Seems pretty quiet, although its hard to much of anything else over the 2900rpm Delta i have for an exhaust fan, lol.
Very reasonable price
Cons: I don't really have any cons, I love this thing.
If I had to pick one, I would say installation can get a bit tricky. But the directions are ok and anyone that knows their computer shouldn't have a problem. You will have to take your mobo completely out of the case. But you want to so you can anchor this bad boy in there with the back bracket. Now that I'm thinking about it, I might put my box back on its side to alleviate any motherboard bowing risk.
One other small beef, I don't think this will be able to transfer to a different mobo. I have a socket AM3, was going to go up to an AM3+ but I'm not sure the cooler is compatible. Not the cooler's fault though.
Other Thoughts: I overclocked my Phenom II 965 BE from 3.4 to 4.2 and Speed Fan told me I was idling around 54C, under load jumping to almost 70c (core temp). After installing this cooler, I'm idling in the mid 40s and under load doesn't reach 60C while running a quick Windows Experience. I'll probably do more extensive testing but I don't do a whole lot of intensive computing so I'm really not worried about temps anymore.
I did some conversions on the measurements and this is 6.5 inches in height. I bought it because I was positive that it would fit as opposed to some of the other coolers that were much taller.
This thing does the job. Thank you NewEgg and Cooler Master. :)
Display Name: Eric H.
Date Joined: 08/11/09
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