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Pros: I've had this RAM for almost a year and a half now, and kind of abused it over this time period. The stock timings were great, but I was able to reach 1.45 undervolt stable with my Phenom II 550BE OC'd to 3.5 on a GA970-UD3 board and a Corsair TX650 PSU.
So naturally I decided to see if I could overclock these guys. I reached a stable 1600 with ease at the stock timings 9-9-9-24 and stock voltage of 1.5v still at a 3.5Ghz OC on the Processor. Insane! I am now running my CPU at 3.81Ghz and the memory at 1413.4Mhz at stock timings and 1.5v.
I could probably achieve a 1600Mhz setting with 1.525-1.55v, but it is summer and I try to keep my rig cool. Also, I'll be upgrading my entire pc in a couple months so I don't feel the need to spend the time tweaking it to the absolute limit. I don't know if I just got a crazy good binned pair of sticks, but I'm sold on Mushkin's quality products.
I'll be getting Mushkin Redline 2x8GB 2133 or 1866 RAM depending on the deals I see on Newegg and how the rest of my budget pans out.
Cons: You can't go wrong with Mushkin, EVER.
Other Thoughts: Current build
Fractal Design Define R4
Phenom II 550BE (OC 3.81)
Gigabyte 6850OC edition (stock)
Sunbeam Core Contact CPU Cooler
Mushkin Silverline 1333 2x4GB (OC 1413.4, 9-9-9-24, 1.5v)
This review is from: GIGABYTE GM-M6880 Metal Black USB Wired Laser 1600 dpi Gaming Mouse
Pros: Smooth feel, good preset dpi settings, good firm clicks, good construction. I do enjoy the finger rests on the sides of the mouse.
Fine for FPS gaming. I've used this with BF3 (and many other games) since May 2012 with good success and a significant improvement in my accuracy from my previous OEM mouse. This mouse is good for most casual Palm grip and Claw grip gamers.
I very much enjoy the weight of this mouse. It is balanced extremely well.
Good cord length, and it doesn't tangle.
The finish has held up far beyond my expectations and still looks brand new.
Cons: I have very large hands, and wish the mouse was just a bit larger towards the back end. I also wish it had a little less steep of a slope at the back, so my palm could rest more on the mouse (I'm a Palm gripper during regular use and browsing, but Claw grip while gaming). The gloss finish is nice, but after using it for a long time, I think I may prefer a slightly more textured top. None of this is enough to deduct an egg, since these aren't really complaints about the mouse. Mouse deserves 4.5 Eggs. Remember when purchasing this mouse, it is great for daily use as a casual gamer mouse, or browser mouse, but it isn't that great for moderate to intense gaming.
Other Thoughts: Absolutely worth the money if you're using this as a daily driver. If you are a major gamer, get a proper gaming mouse.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
Pros: This case is pretty sweet. Massive amounts of space for everything. A full inch of space in the back for routing cables. Excellent build quality of all parts and everything feels very strong and reinforced.
Lots of room for customization. Do you want to fit in a massive video card? If it doesn't already fit, just remove the top drive bay. Do you want to have no HDD's showing? Just install a pair of big SSD's on the back of the motherboard tray. Do you want to have a sleek and silent case? Get the R4 without a window. Do you want to show off your bling parts? Get this case.
This case has plenty of airflow. I am running 2 140 front intake fans, 1 140 bottom intake, 1 140 back exhaust, and 2 140 top exhaust fans right now. It is like a wind tunnel inside the case. Because of this, I noticed temps drop 2-4 degrees everywhere on my motherboard and my CPU temps dropped 3 degrees, switching to this from my old case.
The case is also extremely silent like the name states. I have this case on my desk only 2 ft from my head, and the thing is almost inaudible. The loudest part is my fan on my CPU cooler, which I will soon be replacing with an H100 with a pair of Noctua NF-F12's when I get my new 8320 CPU. I'll write another review then comparing the sound difference.
Cons: I guess the only real con is that this case is pretty heavy. Each door weighs in around 10lbs. That alone is heavier than my entire old Mid Tower case.
Also, make sure you untie your front panel cables before you start moving stuff around and installing front fans, etc. The cables are routed fairly tight, and you could unplug or possibly even damage some items if you aren't careful.
Other Thoughts: Buy this case. Enjoy.READ FULL REVIEW