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Thermaltake Toughpower XT W0229RU 750W ATX12V V2.3 80PLUS BRONZE ATI CrossFireX Certified AMD GAME READY FanDelayCool Modular Power Supply
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Modular cables
Bronze 80 = efficient
12v rail gives 60 amps!
Ball bearing 140mm cooling fan
5 year warranty

Cons: Cables are rather stiff as some have said.

Other Thoughts: While the cables are a little stiff, you get all the cables you need. The fan keeps spinning after system shut down to help with cooling, then turns off once at a safe temp. This helps the life of the unit a lot.

I guess some people got duds but that does happen with any mass production item. The one I'm using is 4+ years old and going strong. It lived a life sipping from an under powered battery back up unit, then NO unit (was broke for a time), and now a nice 1500 unit. It's survived our houses cruddy (wow newegg really? cra double-p y is a bad word??? what are we all toddlers?), circuits and the neighborhood's horrid power grid. Brown outs, near miss lightning strikes, you name it this thing is rock solid. I feel bad for those who've had troubles with it because for me it's the best PSU I've owned to date. While my system isn't a turbo power hog by some high end standards, it's a fair setup as of 2013.

Intel i5 3750K
16GB of RAM
MSI mobo
Asus 7700
Antec 90 cooler and a lot of large case fans plus one or two smaller ones. Not to mention the traditional HDD (no SSD yet), optical drive, etc.

I think I'm creeping up on needing a larger supply but this one should do for a while yet!

I would and have suggested this product to others. The engineering of this PSU is excellent and it is rock solid!

NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: * Very roomy inside
* Built with liquid cooling in mind, even a double length radiator will fit up top
* Bottom mounted PSU
* Lots of bays
* LOTS of air flow
* Easy to clean!!!
* Great combination of form and function
* Best of all, no silly swinging front plate!
* Bottom intake, if a bit small.

Cons: Little on the large side. While for me this isn't so much of a problem I can see how it might be for some.

With all the air this thing draws through it, it can mean having to clean it a bit more often. This is especially true for me as for some reason our house has a ton of dust......sigh, and a LOT of pet hair :(

The biggest CON is that apparently I got the last one in stock as it's now on the discontinued list!!!

Other Thoughts: My cons aren't really so much cons as just the down sides of the pros IMO. The case really is a well done model considering the price. IMO it's the best bang for the buck out there.....but I also freely admit I've not tried a bunch of the more modern cases.

It's a nice, roomy case with a TON of airflow. It's liquid cooling ready for almost any configuration. I especially like that the top is ready to mount the longer radiators. I personally also like the fact that the front grill work is easy to clean and not bogged down with the "fluff" accent work so many other manufacturers put on their cases.

It has a bottom draw vent for chimney draw and it even has a filter in place there too. The only problem with this is that it doesn't sit very high off the ground on the foot pegs. So this means that unless you have a hardwood floor or something similar (i.e. smooth and flat), then it's moot. I have carpet so, the vent hole is not going to be functional. I have to just find a board or something to sit it on.

This is the second of these cases for me. My first one is the older model with the unpainted insides that I have my file server running on upstairs. I was very impressed with it and so when it came time to finally upgrade my gaming rig I looked around a lot, but eventually came back to this case.

I really hope that NewEgg picks these up again.

I would, and have, suggested this product to others. I think it's a great product for the price.

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Amazing product 06/19/2012

This review is from: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler

Pros: Easy to install (compared to some others I've had)
Keeps my CPU cool
Easy to clean (important)
Low noise
Seems to last for-freak'n-ever!
Fan pops off heatsink easily when you want to clean things

Cons: A little large
Could interfear with RAM slots
Base isn't polished!@#*)!@#_!^&$@#(!!!1!1111!!!!!!

Other Thoughts: I'm using this on my Phenom II x4 955 running at stock speed of 3.2GHz. At idle it runs around 45° and under full load (read as, 4+ hrs of ArmAII), it gets up to about 50°, maybe a bit over.

The biggest problem I've had with this product is that the base on mine wasn't polished at all. It was a machine finished surface. I need to sand and lap it but I've been too lazy lol. THIS is the reason mine runs a bit warm. My lazy fault, not the product! But, it DOES knock a star off for me because the surface is quite rough. I've done machine tool and die work and trust me, this thing came right off the fly cutter.

I have to also clean mine rather often because of the redonkulas ammounts of dust in this house. This is made much easier because the fan unit simply clicks on and is easy to pop off to allow me to get at the HS unit with a can of air and shop vac....a small shop fac :P


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Display Name: Timothy B.

Date Joined: 05/20/07

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  • Last Review: 07/13/13
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