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Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EZRX 1.50 TB 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs dead already... 01/31/2013

This review is from: Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EZRX 1.50 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Price. Bought it during a sale at the end of November.

Cons: Dead already. I have seen that others have had the same experience with this drive, too.

Other Thoughts: Still a WD drive fan, but won't buy anymore "GREEN" drives.

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ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great mATX board that includes extra features and tools usually reserved for full ATX-only boards. Quality: Part of ASUS's ROG line of higher-end boards designed for gamers and overclockers. Easy three-step overclock to 4.6GHz (stable). Qfan controls all case fans speeds (quiet). ROC Connect allows overclocking and analysis of boot sequence from my laptop, too.

Cons: Minor issues when resuming from sleep, but updating to BIOS 0902 fixed the problem.

Other Thoughts: Bought from another source (before it was available on Newegg). Once you get your build running, be sure to update the BIOS if it is still the original version.

HINT: Join the OCN Owners Club for this board when you buy it and visit the ROG site for more detailed overclocking info direct from ASUS.

System:
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
Intel i2600k CPU
Corsair H60 cooler, with push/pull fan set-up
Fractal Arc Mini case with a few extra fans
Vertex 3 120GB SSD
Saphire HD 6950 Toxic graphics card
Corsair AX850 PSU

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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Work as expected (typical Corsair!)

Cons: Taller than I expected, but not an issue for my build

Other Thoughts: Wanted the Dominator GTs in red (not blue), but 1600 speed was all I needed, so I got these. One pair in black and one pair in red.

Intel 2600k
Corsair H60 (push/pull fans)
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
Corsair AX850 PSU
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic
OCZ Vertex 3, 120GB
Windows 7, 64-bit
Fractal Arc Mini

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Display Name: S J.

Date Joined: 09/23/01

  • Reviews: 25
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  • First Review: 04/17/05
  • Last Review: 01/31/13
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