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AMD FX-9370 Vishera 8-Core 4.4GHz Socket AM3+ 220W Desktop Processor - Black Edition FD9370FHHKWOF
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast

Cons: Needs good cooling, high power cpu not supported by too many motherboards yet, price

Other Thoughts: The air/fan cooler necessary to keep this happy will be expensive and really large. If I had it to do over again I would probably buy the version that includes the liquid cooling. Be sure the case you want to put this in can handle the liquid cooler radiator. Mine runs around 40c all the time and higher in the hot weather in my house with no ac. Under 70c is safe but why push it? This thing runs everything I toss at it and no issues under windows 7 or 8

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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9R
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast and stable, corsair name

Cons: price a little high

Other Thoughts: Corsair makes great memory and has a lifetime guarantee, I have never had a problem with their products in any of my builds and I highly recommend them. These come with a heat sink jacket. Popped them in motherboard adjusted properly and away it went. have been running these for nearly a year and not one problem. I have returned memory to these folks in the past and got fast and easy replacement no griping.

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ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB992SK-B Full Metal 2 x 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: All metal construction, ahci support, supports 2.5 notebook hard drives and ssd drives.

Cons: None really, few cases have the small bays anymore they're all full size openings so you'll need a bezel of some type. Bays do not have their own locks, one lock for both bays.

Other Thoughts: I just rebuilt my system using a SSD for the OS drive and my older hard drives for just about everything except the operating system. This unit has two separate data cables and one single sata power connector. Most mobile racks you see these days are mostly all plastic, been there, when something breaks you pretty much throw it away. My new case still has one of the smaller front access bays, in the old days it was pretty much exclusively for floppy drives but no one uses those anymore so they've morphed into bays for notebook hard drives or lately for SSD drives. This thing is great there are two doors and you can have two drives installed at once, and the bay uses the same type of key that most other mobil racks I've owned uses so you aren't toting multiple keys. If your motherboard supports ahci and the drives do as well you can hot swap. This unit will support any thickness 2.5 drive, the fattest is 12.5 mm which I'm not sure is even made anymore, the typical ssd is also sort of fat as these things go. Setup was really easy, slide it in the bay, connect the cables, unlock the door pull out the tray install the drive, slide it back in lock it and away you go. No problems loading the OS to a drive in this bay and the dual setup will make it really easy to transfer the OS for that future time when the larger units are getting cheaper.

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Susan M.'s Profile

Display Name: Susan M.

Date Joined: 09/22/05

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 04/22/13
  • Last Review: 11/14/14
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