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ZALMAN CNPS7000V(AL)-1-PWM 92mm FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing) Silent Pure Aluminum CPU Cooler with enhanced performance and silent operation
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice design
Good size
Low profile
Lightweight

Cons: Inadequately cools my AM2 processor
Base does not cover entire CPU heat spreader
Fan quite loud at top speed
No heatpipes, but that's why it's cheap
Base is not smooth, has some rough texture

Other Thoughts: I got this for my HTPC, which is using an old AM2 board with an Athlon 64 X2 5000+, which is 65 watts. Can't find anywhere that says what the max wattage this cooler can handle, but for the physical size 65 watts should be no problem. Watching 1080p youtube pushes the CPU temps into the high 60's. At that temp the fan is going at about 2700 RPM, and is quite loud, loud enough to hear over whatever I'm watching.

The only reason I can think of for the cooler not being able to keep temps down are either the base not covering the whole heat spreader, or it just can't handle the heat this old processor produces.

So, I'm going to have to find a better low profile cooler that can be silent and keep my processor cool. Maybe one with heatpipes. Or a larger fan.

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Polk Audio RM6750 Black 5.1 CH Home Theater Speaker System
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Quality - With One Exception 02/16/2014

This review is from: Polk Audio RM6750 Black 5.1 CH Home Theater Speaker System

Pros: Very good sound quality for both movies and music. Mids and highs sound nice. Lows aren't that great, but have punch. Nice small speakers, very unobtrusive.

Cons: The sub washes out occasionally. Usually happens when you have a very low, long note and the volume is cranked. Irritating but not worth an egg.

Other Thoughts: I've been using these as my main sound system for my TV and multimedia computer for the last FOUR years now. Speakers are still going strong. In fact, I think they have 'broken in' over the years, as they sound better then when they were new. They sound 'fuller'. I'm disappointed by the sub washing out whenever it does it, but it's so infrequent it isn't worth buying a better one. Been using a Yamaha RX-V565 with these since day one and couldn't be happier.

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SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Lots of space, quick, quiet. This is my first Samsung drive, and so far it's a good experience.

Cons: None.

Takes a very long time to do a full format of 1,863.01GB, but that's expected.

Other Thoughts: As long as I don't have any problems within the next month or so, I plan on getting at least one more of these. Eventually I'd like to get three more, but hard drive prices are still too high.

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Erick S.'s Profile

Display Name: Erick S.

Date Joined: 01/01/06

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 01/25/07
  • Last Review: 05/23/14
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