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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Was a higher capacity than I had in the PC I was upgrading. Decent timings for 1600MHz memory these days (hard to find CL8 or lower anymore in 1600MHz RAM). Memory was immediately recognized by the motherboard and ran at it's rated speed and timings without need for manually setting everything in the BIOS. Memory seemed to have a faster response time than the old memory I was replacing. Decent price for the memory.

Cons: Timings not lower than 9-9-9-24. Would have been nice if 8-8-8-22 or tighter could have been found or was available. That's only a minor complaint though, and it's kind of difficult to think of even that one thing for a con. Really it's decent memory and it's working so far, so I have no major complaints at this time.

Other Thoughts: Almost time to get something for lunch, good thing too because I'm hungry.

CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Good liquid cooler 09/26/2015

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm

Pros: Good cooling performance for CPU's. Pump is quiet, I would say it's unnoticeable next to the fans in my case. Keeps my core temps under load 2-3°C cooler than my old heat sink. Keeps temps around 15-20°C cooler than a stock heat sink, under load. I've been using this liquid cooler in my PC for about two and-a-half years now with no problems.

Cons: Fans are unbearably loud at full speed. RPM needs to be reduced down to 1500-1600 RPM to be at a reasonable noise level, but then airflow becomes anemic or hardly noticeable (causing a different problem). The first unit I received failed immediately (fell apart upon installation resulting in the fluid leaking out), and I had to do an RMA to get a new (working) unit. So, some of the original units had quality issues in the assembly. Also, there are issues with the Corsair Link software not working occasionally.

Other Thoughts: Include more efficient fans that can provide similar airflow at a lower RPM and lower noise level. The fans on the H80, H80i and H100 were also similarly loud. Shouldn't need fans spinning at 2500-2800 rpm to produce reasonable airflow and temperatures, as this is not a thick radiator and does not have a high Fins Per Inch (FPI) count.

Western Digital Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I've been using one of these drives in my current PC for about a year and-a-half (have used it in more than one PC) now and it has never once failed me so far. Have got 16,449 hours (1.87 years) of power-on time on the drive with no bad or weak sectors detected on the disk.

Cons: None at this time, I've never had any problems or failures with the disk.

Other Thoughts: Newer models are now cheaper and easier to find.


Evan B.'s Profile

Display Name: Evan B.

Date Joined: 04/02/11

  • Reviews: 29
  • Helpfulness: 12
  • First Review: 04/26/11
  • Last Review: 10/09/15
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