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Pros: Quiet, super efficient, like it meets Platinum standards efficient. Super cool, I never hear the fan run. Looks quite nice with my MSI MPower mobo and Fractal Define case.
Other Thoughts: Dirty power, bad for CPUs, GPUs, and unbeknownst to many, the silent killer of SSDs. (Along with allowing constant defrag and benchmarking the living daylights out of it, you crazy kids.) But in all seriousness, get a great PSU, and ventilate it well, your computer depends on it. This PSU provides exceptionally stable power, even though my current setup uses less than 50% at peak draw.
MSI MPower z77
Intel i5-3570K @ 4.0Ghz (Stable and cool at 4.6Ghz, but why?)
-Antec Kuhler 620 with NZXT 120mm PWM fan.
MSI nVidia GTX 660ti PE Twin Frozr
Mushkin Blackline 2x4Gb @ 1600Mhz/9-9-9-24
Samsung 830 256 Gb SSD
All wrapped up in Fractal Define R4, and it's all but silent.
Pros: This card tears through current gen engines with power to spare at 1080p and full specs. Stays under 65C at load in my setup.
Cons: Maybe one day someone will design a quiet, cool GPU cooler that doesn't just dump heat back into the case. I know ref designs are better about this, but they scream under load. None the less, a great card. Less TDP than previous generations.
Other Thoughts: This and an i5-3570K make a great pair. Coupled with a Samsung 830 SSD. settings and frame rates are high, noise, heat, and load times are low.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Looks like a great ITX tower.
Cons: Maybe don't use an example with a very obviously bent HDD mount for stock photo.
Other Thoughts: Nice layout, room for closed loop L.C. Dedi GPU, and more. Broken example.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Kyle H.
Date Joined: 05/15/08
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