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This review is from: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-12G - OEM
Pros: Arctic Silver 5 is great. Follow the instructions and don't put on too much and you'll have great heat transfer between the proc and the heat sink.
Cons: Newegg's packaging was awful!!!! The tube of Arctic Silver was just tossed in the box (box also contained motherboard, proc, ram, etc). Never did find the cap for the Arctic Silver and there were globs of the stuff all over everything. Even the "OEM" products should have all the parts (the cap) and should be in a zip-lock or other type of baggie!
Other Thoughts: Newegg is normally great, but you have to wonder about some of their packaging practices.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Running Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 with this in a system built for video rendering and it's been great! Used the motherboard's auto overclocking to 4.2 GHz on air without any special tweaks.
Full HD AVCHD video plays very smoothly and Premiere's GPU integrated effects are smooth as silk. Transcoding takes less than 1:1, which is screaming for AVCHD.
I'm thrilled with this proc and would recommend it to anyone needing the horsepower. Just make sure to toss the OEM heat sink and get a real one!
Cons: Factory heat sink/fan, but if you're building a monster machine, you should never consider keeping the OEM fan.
Other Thoughts: Antec Three Hundred Case
Zalman CNPS11X CPU Fan
Corsair Vengeance 4x4G DDR3 1600
Windows 7 64-Bit
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 Motherboard
EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR nVidia GeForce GTX 480
Corsair CMPSU-750TX Power Supply
DVD/RW and BluRay RW Drives
2 - Western Digital RE3 2T Drives (Mirrored)
1 - Seagate Barracude XT ST33000651AS (3T used as backup)
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 - 64G SSD for Intel SRT caching
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
The RE3s are only used for Windows and applications. All the video and temp files are located on an external array (8 1T SATA - 6 @ RAID 5 with 2 hot spares, attached via Dell PERC/6e).
Pros: This is a great printer, both for text and photos. it is quick, but produces very sharp output. Contrary to Adam's comment about only supporting WEP, it fully supports WPA and WPA2. Mine's configured as WPA2 with AES encryption.
It has a rear paper tray for photo paper or even letter size stock.
Cons: The only "Con" is also a "Pro". The rear paper tray provides a straight through path, but it does increase the depth of the footprint some.READ FULL REVIEW
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