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XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler  I5 775 AMD compatible
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs make sure you know what you're doing 06/07/2008

This review is from: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler I5 775 AMD compatible

Pros: -If you want to choose air cooling, it's either this or the Ther*******t U***a-120, and this is cheaper. so WIN

-Quiet
-Fan is attached with rubber pegs to eliminate vibration
-Fan is easy to remove and upgrade if necessary.

-Cool to the touch even with my e8400 oc'd from 3.0 to 4.0. THAT IS WHY I BOUGHT THIS

Cons: -Possibly insufficient instructions (more on that in "other thoughts")
-If you prefer more cfm at the cost of noise, maybe you wish xigmatek chose a beefier fan, i dunno.

Other Thoughts: Judging from the other reviews, it seems common for people to:
-Install it wrong (more on that below)
-Assume it fits in their current setup without taking measurements and then find it doesn't fit (whose fault is that?)
- Get all fussy about the pegs (that's lga775 for ya, so choose a different socket type or deal with it)
-Not know how to set their cpu fan throttle
Installation will be unsuccessful if the following are steps are not followed:
-MAKE SURE ALL THREE HEAT PIPES CROSS THE CPU DIE. Dual-core Intels, for example, have the die running lengthwise such that installing the heatsink the wrong way results in only one heatpipe actually being on the chip.
-Make sure the fan is blowing air across the fins of the heatsink, not blowing it away.
-Make sure the heatsink/fan are oriented along with the flow direction of your case fans.

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Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA1065
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - MICRON D9s!!! AWESOME!
- These puppies have been stable for a while at 1112Mhz, stock voltage. I'm sure I could get more if I needed it.
- DDR3 speed for DDR2 price
- Seriously, D9s OC like crazy.

Cons: - Compared to other DDR2 this is pretty expensive
- All the negative reviews on here have convinced me that these are going to burst into flames at any moment.

Other Thoughts: I bought this along with an e8400 and I wanted to go with d9 memory so that I could just start overclocking like hell and not have to worry about my memory holding me back. And this memory delivered, 100%. (my e8400 is at 4.0 no problem w00t) If this stuff holds up for another month, I'm buying another 2 gigs!!

At this point, seeing as I haven't been running it for more than two weeks, I'm only giving it a hesitant 4/5 stars until I'm sure it'll hold up.

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ADATA 8GB Class 6 Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model TurboSD SDHC 8G
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -It's just about as cheap as you can get an 8GB SDHC card right now.

-Tripled the storage space on my lovely new Eee PC 4G! Worked right away with no problems.

-slightly faster than most 8GB USB thumb drives of the same price, besides being smaller.

Cons: -It says class 6 on the label but I benched it at a maximum transfer of 4.27 MB/s (29.13x) read/write which makes it a solid Class 4 card but not Class 6 by any means. I could be wrong, so post a reply if you can actually get 6MB/s out of this card.

Other Thoughts: -if you don't need HC, you can get a lower capacity with greater speed for the same price.

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Date Joined: 09/08/05

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  • Last Review: 06/07/08
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