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SENNHEISER CC 500 Series CC 550 Easy Disconnect Connector Binaural Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great sound quality, the microphone is extremely sensitive (had to turn down the gain on my amp to 2 because it was getting feedback). Comfortable to wear for extended periods, and the adjustments on the earpieces are the sturdiest that I've ever owned. They seem sturdy and well built, I expect a long service life.

Cons: Speaker ear cups are TINY! There is no way any normal person could have these fit around their ear. MAYBE a newborn, but my toddlers ears wouldn't even fit inside! The ear pieces rest on top of the ear, and the nice covers are comfortable, but they don't really block out background noise like a true around-the-ear (circumaural) headset would.

Other Thoughts: These shipped to me from back east somewhere. If you need them in a hurry, like i did, you might want to check into the stock location.

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Swiftech MCW60-R VGA Waterblock (Blister pack)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Fits 09/20/2007

This review is from: Swiftech MCW60-R VGA Waterblock (Blister pack)

Pros: The heatsink, with the included adapter, fits the G80 (8800GTX) like a glove. It cools really well, achieving temps below half of stock.

Cons: Doesn't fit well using 1/2" tubing and the swiftech memory heatsinks. a shame too because it would cost them pennys to angle the ports up a little bit. Thanks the only reason I took a star off. I expect companies to test their products!!

Other Thoughts: This was my first foray into water cooling, and it went pretty well. The stock temps on the G80 chip are ASININE, way too hot! The heat coming off of the card inside the case really hurt the processor, causing it to lock up on hot days (even not OC'd!) I seriously believe that you're pushing to expect a year out of a product that runs so hot, designed for it or not!

this brought the temps down to a much more comfortable level, and gave me alot more headroom for overclocking my processor.

If you have a G80 based card, this is the best out there to bring down temps!

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Swiftech MCW8800 M21: black anodized aluminum 
M14: Forged C110 copper Heatsinks only
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: No problems with adhesive. Excellent materials and workmanship. Correct dimensions for 8800GTX.

Cons: Black heat sinks don't do much, should have been much bigger!

Definitely too expensive for what you get.

Other Thoughts: to achieve the greatest bond with these things you must do three things:
1. Make the surface of the chip clean enough to eat off of (USE ALCOHOL AND SOME Q-TIPS!)
2. Heat up both the sink and the chip(a hair dryer works really well for this, just keep a hand close to the chip to make sure you don't get it too hot!)
3. Apply significant clamping pressure until the sink cools.

I haven't had a single one of these fall off, and I've gotten them pretty hot with overclocking and volt modding.

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Matthew C.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew C.

Date Joined: 07/29/05

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 11/05/06
  • Last Review: 07/28/10
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