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Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Quick, well priced.

Cons: Incompatible with two motherboards in a row. First motherboard wouldn't always recognize the drive unless powered off first. Second motherboard, the drive keeps spiking to 100% activity for, locking up the computer. This thing actually sat as a paperweight for quite a while while I used a mechanical drive due to the issues I was having. I just didn't want to deal with this drive's issues.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because of the good reviews, but it seems like there's a lot of people having issues with this drive. I wish I would have purchased a SSD from a different manufacturer.

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LEPA VORTEX 14 PWM (LPVX14P) 140mm Case Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Not as advertised 06/07/2013

This review is from: LEPA VORTEX 14 PWM (LPVX14P) 140mm Case Fan

Pros: Rather quiet and fairly stylish. The whole vortex thing they advertise seems to work. Point it at someone across the room and they'll feel it.

Cons: Overview tab claims "The LEPA LPVX14P delivers up to 106.65CFM of air flow to speed up the air circulation inside the chassis for better cooling." This is not the case. The box says 106.65 m3/h (cubic meters per hour). The overview also claims 1600 RPM, but the box says 1200. This is not the fan I was expecting. Much weaker. Probably shouldn't be used for anything more than a case fan.

Other Thoughts: I see the "details" tab seems to have everything correct. ~65 CFM is much more believable, but ridiculously low for a 140mm fan. I bought it for a front intake so high CFM isn't critical, but I expected much more.

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XIGMATEK Crossbow Ack Ati775 Mounting Kit for AMD AM2 / AM3 / K8 and Intel Socket 775
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs One wrong screw = Useless 07/01/2011

This review is from: XIGMATEK Crossbow Ack Ati775 Mounting Kit for AMD AM2 / AM3 / K8 and Intel Socket 775

Pros: Will theoretically allow you to mount any Socket 775 capable cooler to an AM2/AM3/K8 socket (not just Xiggys) and should help get more even pressure on the processor which should lead to better temps.

Cons: One of the four screws was the wrong thickness and the wrong thread (which is enough to render the entire thing useless). The plastic bracket's K8 mounting hole is machined so close to the edge of the bracket, you can see light go through the side (you can almost see this in Newegg's product photos).

Other Thoughts: When you pull this out of the box, you'll wonder why you paid $10 for a couple pieces of plastic and some screws. If the proper orientation of the cooler drops case temps and the even pressure of the bracket drops processor temps, the functionality alone might make this worth its price.

Someone has been selling a home-made mounting bracket for these Ziggys that they've machined out of brass and they've been doing so way, WAY before Xigmatek even started talking about making an official kit. If you can find one of those, they'll look much better, probably perform better and be of much, MUCH higher quality than what's included in the Xigmatek Crossbow kit.

This kit absolutely should have been included with my Xigmatek S1283. In hindsight, I probably should have spent $10 more on a better cooler.

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Kyle E.'s Profile

Display Name: Kyle E.

Date Joined: 12/18/05

  • Reviews: 29
  • Helpfulness: 14
  • First Review: 01/13/06
  • Last Review: 03/01/14
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