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G.SKILL TridentX Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Beatiful RAM. Heat spreaders make the ASUS Maximus Hero board look like a million bucks. Very tall, but installed these in a Thermaltake Chaser MK1 case with an H80i in the top of the case. These are tall, but I had pretty good hose clearance after all was said and done. You must enable XMP overclocking on your board to get to 2400. I started at 1333, but one click in BIOS and bam, 2400 solid and stable. I've always used GSkill memory, and have never been unstatisfied.

Cons: None whatsoever so far.

Other Thoughts: Best bang for buck out there.

Cooler Master V700 - 700W Power Supply with Fully Modular Cables and 80 PLUS Gold Certification
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: As soon as you open the box, you know you made the right choice. It's high quality all the way around. From the feel of the unit itself, to the high quality, logoed, drawstring bag. I chose Cooler Master again for my new build, because the 430W unit in my old one is still kicking without a hiccup in 11 years. The v700 is absolutely beautiful too. Looks very sexy in my Thermaltake Chaser MK1 case. Yes the cables are a little stiff, but they are new, so what do you expect? I have no doubt this will keep my rig juiced for the next 10 years.

Cons: There are no cons with this unit. Even if it were free, I'd have insisted on paying for it.

Other Thoughts: Cooler Master is a very trustworthy brand, if you don't already know.

Thermaltake Chaser Series Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Waiting for it to turn into Optimus Prime. Big, beautiful case with lots of room (ATX max) and plenty of air flow. I just put an ASUS MAX Hero board in mine with a 4770k and 2 sticks of 8Gb Trident X 2400. Also installed an H80i in the top with no problem. The bottom of the case includes a removable dust filter and the side and front grille also have filters (non-removable), yet the back of the case has no filtering (strange). The "Breathe lighting effect is only on the little Transformer looking logo on the top of the computer. The light blue trim you see on the case and feet is just trim, not lighted. Feet fold in too. The two large fans (one in top rear and one in front grille) light up in blue, red, green, disco, or off. Fans are very, very quiet. But the best feature of this case, which I wasn't even aware of, is the 2.5/3.25' hot swappable SATA drive slot on top of the case. So on this new build, I was able to just pop out my old hard drives, pop em in the top of this case, and transfer all my files over to the new SSD drive. Incredible.I have a giant 2TB hard drive just sticking out of the top of the case right now. Lovin it. I could go on and on about this case, but suffice it to say there's no way you'll be dissatisfied with it.

Cons: The only way this case could be better, is with slightly more cable room on the back side, and also the 5.25" drive locking mechanisms aren't as tight as I'd like, but you can put a screw in the other side, so no worries.

Other Thoughts: So glad I got this one over the NZXT Phantom!


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Display Name: Gary L.

Date Joined: 05/02/12

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 02/24/14
  • Last Review: 03/01/14
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