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ARCTIC Freezer i30 Extreme CPU Cooler - Intel, 320W Ultimate Cooling Power,  Direct-Touch
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Keeps things cold I guess

Cons: Dented. The box the heatsink came in was perfectly fine but inside I came to see one side of the heatsink looked like it was dropped and the metal squished together and poking out. When you purchase cheap heatsinks this can happen but for $40-50 there is no excuse as to why this came dented badly like this.

Looks ugly due to dent.

Other Thoughts: Factory apparently assembles heatsinks via catapult.

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Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic LED Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink Rev.1 with 1156 Brackets, free TX-3 Thermal Paste Included Inside
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Solid setup. Decent instructions excluding on how to spread thermal paste correctly.

Cons: The fan has a high pitch whine at its highest level. The fan controller can't fit through the PCI slots due to the huge knob even if push apart the slots. Since you can't take off the knob it's worthless.

I can't get this thing to actually cool better than stock. I can get other heatsinks to cool better than this without much trouble. This with no OC does worse than stock with OC. I've removed, readded, reseated, different paste everything I can think of and just not get it to cool off my i7 better than stock.

Other Thoughts: Looks to be a great cooler for some other setups of procs but I'm not so sure for i7.

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GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Do not buy! 02/14/2010

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Supports i7...yeah that's pretty much it.

Cons: The motherboard seems to have serious memory issues even if you buy memory other people have had no problem with on the same mobo. I purchased this motherboard start of October 09 and everything seemed to be fine. After a month I started having weird memory issues, where the OS would just start crashing applications because memory "disappeared". While looking in the mobo, sure enough, even though 6GB was shown, it wasn't able to determine anything about them other than size(no lat, or speed). Then after a month of moving memory around, swapping in sticks, it just seem to get worse. If a stick is in slot 4, I'll get a few application crashes a day. So I pulled out one of the sticks and used only slots 1 and 3. This seems to clear pretty much everything up except once a few days I'll get a memory issue. Memory tests show nothing wrong with the sticks themselves. Just the mobo has weird issues. USB seems to have issues where at times it just disconnect for a second and then reconnect.

Other Thoughts: So I liked the mobo when it didn't have issues. I would send in the mobo for RMA however, Gigabyte does not have an advance replacement policy which screws you over from using your computer for possibly over 3 weeks! So while I've been purchasing/recommending Gigabyte for years, I think this will be the first time I have a reason to go with another manufacture.

Normally Gigabyte does a good job with their motherboard models, this one seems to have slipped through the cracks in quality control. Especially if you read the other reviews that have the same issues as myself.

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Date Joined: 02/06/03

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  • Last Review: 10/22/13
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