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Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer (CLW0222) Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 120MM
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works very well on my FX-8120 overclocked to 4.2ghz (originally 3.1ghz). I replaced my ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED that just couldn't keep up. As soon as I installed it, I turned around and burned it in for 30 minutes with Prime95, then tested it with a few games. The temp just barely broke 37C in a really warm room. To ensure stability, I then ran it at 100% on Prime95 for 5 hours. After 5 hours, still sitting right at 100F in a 75 degree room.

This is even more impressive because this time, rather than using an expensive tube of thermal paste like I usually do, I just used the included thermal compound. I can probably drop the temp further changing it out, but I'll let it run for another 6 months of testing before I look to try to optimize further.

Cons: It's a little complex to install because of all the different configuration options (just need to throw away all the unused brackets up front).

The screws to hold the fan to the case and radiator are JUST long enough. If you are going through busing or fan grill, they will be short. If they had another a threads worth of length I could have reused my grills.

Other Thoughts: This is a really good setup for the price. This system uses softer tubes than some of the other systems, but this can be a good thing as they don't get permanently kinked easily.

Drift HD170 Stealth High Definition Action Camera
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Great Helmet Cam 09/09/2011

This review is from: Drift HD170 Stealth High Definition Action Camera

Pros: Very light, accepts an external mic, has a psudo-viewfinder, etc. I have a GoPro Hero HD as well and tested it side by side. The GoPro generally has a better picture, but the Drift is very good for the price (at around $179.99). I have found that I prefer this as a helmet cam for 2 reasons. First, it's much more aerodynamic than a GoPro. Second, it's light and looks far less weird than a GoPro on my helmet.

Cons: Bigger than it needs to be. I took it a part when I got it, checked out the guts, and traced some circuits (looking to add my own normal 3.5m jack to the case). It looks like they could make the body of the camera much smaller by just repackaging and reorienting components. Smaller is always better in the world of helmet cams.

Other Thoughts: GoPro: Wins in any hostile conditions or vehicle mounted uses. Better low light without changing modes.

Drift: Wins as my day to day helmet cam riding into work.

LIAN LI PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Case 02/04/2011

This review is from: LIAN LI PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Very easy installations, good amount of room, very well constructed. Almost everything about the case is very high quality. Can fit very tall heatsinks, specifically used COOLER MASTER Hyper 212.

Cons: No major cons.

Other Thoughts: Used then when building my newest office machine:

AMD 1090T x6 (OC@4.2ghz)
16GB GSKILL DDR3 1600 F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3
SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 (Flashed to 6970)
Crucial RealSSD C300 (boot drive)


Casper L.'s Profile

Display Name: Casper L.

Date Joined: 02/17/06

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 02/09/08
  • Last Review: 12/04/13
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