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ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme 120mm CPU Cooler with Worlds first PWM Fan Speed Controller
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Buyer Beware - NOT COMPATIBLE with LGA 2011 03/07/2012

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme 120mm CPU Cooler with Worlds first PWM Fan Speed Controller

Pros: I'm sure this is a greak CPU fan for the boards it actually works on. Looks amazing - really disappointed I won't be able to use it.

Cons: While the brackets and screws fit fine into my brand new X79 Sabertooth board, the tabs that hold the fan down ended up being about 1/8" too high. This allowed the fan to float around and tip off the CPU. Despite both newegg and the Zalman website assuring that this fan is compatible with LGA 2011, the box and the instructions don't mention it at all. Furthermore, the instructions available at the Zalman website tell you to use special Intel brackets that aren't even included in the package!

Other Thoughts: Are you supposed to order special brackets separately for LGA 2011? If so, PLEASE state so before I purchase.

I waited 3 weeks for my new 3930k, and now I'm going to have to wait again for this fan to RMA while my new one is shipped.

Hopefully the next company I buy from (which I can assure you WILL NOT be Zalman) won't lie about compatibilities to sell a couple extra fans to suckers like me.

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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC WD-60738 60
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent TV - Compatible with nvidia 3D Vision 06/07/2011

This review is from: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC WD-60738 60" 16:9 Black DLP Technology 3D Ready 1080p 120Hz HDTV

Pros: For the price, you can't beat this television - ESPECIALLY if you're looking to set up a quality 3D home theater. I purchased this for my new apartment bedroom, planning on hooking it up to my desktop to watch 3D movies on with an Nvidia 3DVision kit.

Suffice it to say, the quality of the 3D image is far above that on my 23" 3D Asus LCD monitor. While the LCD screen tends to have images bleeding through to the wrong eye, this problem is literally nonexistent through the DLP optics.

Avatar 3D is every bit as spectacular on this screen as it was in IMAX.

Cons: Bulb life on these televisions is notoriously short. You'll just have to accept that fact that some day you'll have to spend another $200-$400 on a replacement lamp. But honestly - for under $1300, how could you justify this as a serious drawback?

Other Thoughts: The TV is very bottom / rear heavy - you're going to want a friend to help move it in. This wasn't a problem for me, as I have it set up on the dresser in front of my bed. The odd center of gravity equals less chance of a tumble if I end up getting a notable earthquake in my new CA apartment.

Also, beware - the box for this television is GARGANTUAN. Delivery people WILL NOT BE HAPPY having to move this up 3 flights of stairs to your apartment alone. Make sure to account for at least a foot over each dimension of the measured specs on Newegg. You don't want to move this beast up just to find out it can't fit in your door / room.

My fingers are crossed that the other mechanical bits inside this thing can outlive a few bulbs. I'll hopefully have time for a followup review in another year or two.

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Turtle Beach EarForce HPA2 Circumaural Multi-speaker 5.1 ch Surround Sound Amplified PC Gaming HeadSet
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Excellent sound whether it be from gaming, movies, or music.

Cons: I've used these on my desktop before, which didn't have a real sound card at the time, and it was nothing compared to what they sound like on my laptop's Creative SB card. Output can also sound kind of crowded when playing stereo audio, unless some tweaking is done.

Other Thoughts: Amazing for gaming in 5.1. You'll be able to hear people coming a mile away and be able to tell exactly where they are...seriously.

As far as the sound quality for music and movies, I suggest anyone having problems turn the rear and side channels down or off, and crank up the front and bass. It makes a hell of a difference. If you have a Creative sound card, you can also play around with the EAX settings to make it sound just right.

I currently own these and a set of logitech z-5300e 5.1 speakers, and I prefer to listen to music on these more often than on the speakers.

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Display Name: Benjamin M.

Date Joined: 07/10/07

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 02/24/08
  • Last Review: 03/07/12
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