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HP Pavilion dv6-3143us NoteBook Intel Core i3 370M (2.40GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 + Intel HD 15.6
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: It does somewhat work, and will play games nicely (only with the fan at complete full speed, SO LOUD).

Cons: Heat problems out the door. When I first got it, it had an annoying ringing (only when using a USB device) and the internal fans go crazy, anywhere from not being on, to it sounding like it's ready for takeoff.

-After 3 hours on the phone with HP, I returned it to HP twice. The first time they sent it back they replaced the motherboard. This fixed the high-pitch squealing but the fan/heat issues were never fixed.
-Sent back a 2nd time for the "crazy-fan" issue, not sure what they did, seemingly nothing, because I've lived with this problem for 3+ years now.
-I had to buy a laptop cooler or it would crash during gaming.
-Hard drive area where I place my hand during gaming gets incredibly hot (we're talking able to burn skin). Have to use a USB keyboard to avoid this.
-Came with a 1 year warranty.

Other Thoughts: -This laptop was a "Lemon", but never recalled by HP and I will never buy another HP product again.
-Replaced this with a MSI Gaming Laptop, couldn't be happier with the MSI.
-HP is a dead company to me.

NZXT FX-140LB 140mm Enthusiast 3 Speed Fluid Dynamic Bearing 2000RMP Fan
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -3 Speed, the lowest is very quiet, the next too, not so much, but a lot of air flow.
-Connected to my NZXT case fan control switch easily.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I just bought a NZXT case and got 2 more of these 140mm and they connected right to the on case speed control. Perfect.

NZXT Phantom 410 Series CA-PH410-W1 Black/White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: A great case with great and expandable cooling. The fans it came with are quiet and have 3 speeds. Easy to choose between the 3 speeds. The lowest you can barely hear the fans. Remarkable. The fans are so nice I'm getting 2 more 140 MM NZXT of the same model.

Cons: None so far.


Richard W.'s Profile

Display Name: Richard W.

Date Joined: 12/26/04

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 06/04/05
  • Last Review: 12/02/13
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