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This review is from: LEPA LPWAC120-HF AquaChanger 120 Liquid CPU Cooler 120mm
Pros: Switching from a sizable Zalman CNPS10X cooler, this dropped 12ºC off my max temperature using Prime95 for 30 minutes. It's very quiet in comparison to the fan setup I had before. So far, so good.
Cons: The hoses are a bit stiff, but if you have a roomy case, that shouldn't be an issue. The spring retention screws were a bit hard to get threaded, but other than that it was very easy.
Other Thoughts: Check the clearances on your computer case to make sure the radiator will fit...I didn't and had to do some quick and dirty case mods to get everything to go in (nothing a rasp and a few high speed steel drill bits couldn't handle).READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works as advertised, reads/writes 3.5" FDD disks, memory cards and has a front USB port, what more do you want?
Cons: Clearances a little tight (had a hard time getting it in the drive bay), seems lightly built.
Other Thoughts: This drive let me recover some archived files from some very old floppy disks after my old drive gave up the ghost. Having the integrated card readers and one extra front USB port is handy too.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 AM3 AMD 790FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Solidly made, lots of features, good compatibility
Cons: Sporadic BIOS and driver updates, sometimes erratic behaviour
Other Thoughts: I have this as the base for my system, with a Kingston SNV425 SSD drive as my boot volume and have had terrible issues with data corruption on the drive running Windows 7 64-bit. A partial solution that seems to work sometimes is to leave the system at the logon prompt and walk away for a while, but repeated reboots will slowly corrupt the drive. It appears to be a driver issue, but with slow driver releases I can't really tell.READ FULL REVIEW