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Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (with Orange/Blue Light) Model BLT4G3D1608DT2TXOB
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fantastic memory. Has some room for overclocking (XMP etc.) The real appeal of this is the visuals though. I ordered 3 of these, combining with my old RAM to total 18GB, and man is this a huge difference. Most computers won't need this much memory, but from the multitasking and editing I do, I was happy to break my old ceiling of 6GB straight into the sky. There are various light settings, and patterns to choose from, and it goes well with my set up. The lights generally are affected by access and RAM usage, which makes things interesting.

Cons: Not enough customization settings... I wish you could have different "scenarios" or triggers for the various color and pattern settings (such as utilization %s etc.)

Other Thoughts: This isn't Cruicial's fault, but why did my order take 15 (!!!!) DAYS TO GET HERE!!!! It's not like I live in Hawaii. I ordered some coolant from a nobody company and got it the next day, and for the same shipping price, yet from Newegg it took over two weeks for this purchase? I'm furious, and probably looking elsewhere in the future.

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APEVIA X-JUPITER G-Type X-JUPITERG-AL Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: *Big.
*Looks attractive.
*Comes with plenty of fans and possible fan spots.
*Includes temperature sensor and fan control.
*Really good airflow.
*Lockable window and front door.
*Thumb screws, and easy-slide in connectors for drives. (This seems to be the norm now.)

Cons: *To change temperature sensor to F you have to remove the front of the case (!). Fortunately this was not difficult. It comes default on C.
*Unable to change labels for temperature sensor on the screen.
*Two of the included fans don't light up. WHY MAKE THEM BLUE IF YOU AREN'T GOING TO PUT LEDS IN THEM?
*Cheap plastic part holder breaks easily.
*"Easy lock" for PCI/AGP/PCI-e expansions cards doesn't fit with anything I use. Fortunately it allows regular screws as well.
*Barely enough room for my water cooling kit's reservoir/pump.
*Top grill is WAY too close to power supply. Had to use a smaller fan as a result.

Other Thoughts: In general I'm really happy with this case, but a few of the problems really ticked me off. This is the United States of America, and we measure things in F. I don't care if C makes more sense, or if it's more scientific, I should not have to RIP OFF PART OF MY CASE to make it display in a normal temperature setting. This would have hurt the score a lot more if it wasn't at all changeable. Everything worked out, just had a struggle getting it together.

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MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: *Powerful video card.
*Relatively cheap for power.
*Looks great.
*Runs relatively cool with heat pipes and dual fan.
*Runs every game thrown at it.

Cons: *In dual monitor mode, the card seems unable to exist 3D mode, causing it to idle hotter than necessary.

Other Thoughts: Wow, what an awesome video card. For the price you get an absolute powerhouse. StarCraft II, Crysis 2, any game thrown at it can be maxed in ultra with insanely high forced settings from the drivers (such as 32x AA) without a single hitch in frame rate drop, even in SC2's hardware intensive Use Map Settings game modes (!). I was able to use MSi afterburner to set custom fan/temperature ratios without a problem, but the card does seem unable to exit 3D mode. Some research tells me that this is because I'm running in Dual Monitor mode, and I'm not sure why NVidia hasn't addressed this problem. The heatpipes keep the GPU cool enough, down to 116F (46C) idle when the fans are at 47%, and about 142F (62C) under extreme gaming (with the fans running about 60%). The cooling design also makes it easier to clean dust out of when compared to the regular enclosure on high end cards like this. Make sure you have enough room for this card, as it's fairly large.

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Date Joined: 11/02/08

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  • Last Review: 02/24/14
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