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This review is from: COOLMAX ThumbScrew SILV 10PK Thumb Screw (10 screws in a bag), SILVER Anodized
Pros: These are to your case what earrings are to a pretty girl... Only substitute "uniform" and "professional" for "cute."
All of them were threaded correctly.
Cons: They cost shipping!
Other Thoughts: Used them on an Ultra Grid to replace hard drive mounting screws and PCI expansion screws. They're very sturdy and easy to grip. They also lock into a Phillips head better than most flat screws I've used.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SilenX IXP-34-16 60mm Case Fan
Pros: Very quiet. If I unplug and replug it while my system is running, I can't tell the difference. The rest of my system fans are in the 20-25dBa-range. It feels like it moves as much as or more air than the stock 780i fan did. The quietness and air movement are likely due to the thickness of the fan.
Cons: Two matters of taste:
It's an odd color, sort've a mix between shiny bronze and silver. It looked fine in my system (looked dark gray against the chrome heatsink).
It does not light up like some of its competitors while costing slightly more.
Other Thoughts: I attached this to the stock 780i northbridge using rubber pads and adhesive to keep it as quiet as possible. Others have recommended zip ties for this purpose. I tucked the cable behind the SPP's heat pipe and plugged it into the stock fan's header.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: No stability problems.
They have headroom to overclock and match FSB on Intel Core 2 platforms -- for example, even at 2000MHz QDR these can still easily be set to sync (stock 1000MHz). I have mine running in sync at 800MHz 4-4-3-10-1T 2.25V. They get a bit warm at that voltage but even without any active cooling specifically directed at them they have remained stable at those timings for several months. Other low timings have also worked with different CPUs with no problems.
Cons: Blue coolers may not fit with some people's hardware. Personally, doesn't bother me, the chrome clips/trim help the look. Packaging/manuals need more editors to monitor English translation, although nothing was unintelligible. These do not seem to overclock quite as well as some of the Crucial kits with the special D9 modules, but they do reach great timings when underclocked and cost less.
Other Thoughts: Have them paired with a 780i and various Core 2 Duos.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Matt L.
Date Joined: 11/30/07
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