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This review is from: Logitech Z623 200 W 2.1 Speaker System, THX-Certified
Pros: Well Made speaker system, impressive sound. This system is so small and simple, it's almost portable.
Other Thoughts: To the reviewer that went through two of these; a friend of mine went through 4 different power supplies in 6 months time. I pointed out to him that that computer, a refrigerator, a stereo, and a 42 inch LCD TV were all plugged into the same outlet. The power supplies were the victim, not the problem. His problem was current starvation and electrical noise. There are many factors that effect the life of an electrical device.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: 1ST PC CORP. AFB1212SHE-PWM 120mm Case Fan
Pros: The 4 pin connector on this fan and a compatible main board will allow you to adjust the minimum RPM and the target temperature. This fan’s larger blade size lets it move lots of air at lower RPMs. Mounted on a NZXT-T40 cooler, at 37% RPM, on an overclocked i7 2600K, I set the target temperature at 114°F (40°C) and I never hear this fan. Almost all main boards will allow fans up to 2 amps, so this fan is perfect for drastically improving a single fan cooler. At higher RPMs, this fan can get loud, but does so only when the CPU is clocked high and ran hard. If kept under 120°F, my i7 will have a long life and run well. I like my computer to be quiet, but I don’t want to compromise the cooling; this fan gives me the best of both worlds. With this fan, my i7 will never see 140°F.
Cons: The good thing is also a bad thing; this is a big heavy fan. The fan is mounted in my computer to blow air toward my memory and also keep it cool. I had to do this because the heat sinks on the memory were too tall for me to mount the fan on the memory side of the cooler. I normally like to configure my fans to blow air out the back of my case, but to use this fan, I had to make a compromise. Not all compromises turn out bad.
Other Thoughts: Used correctly, use will probably never hear this fan, but under extreme use, it will fight hard to keep your CPU cool.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NZXT RC-RST40-01 120mm Sleeve Direct Touch 4 Heat Pipe CPU Cooler
Pros: This CPU cooler is huge. It has a very sturdy, easy to install mount. With the correct fans installed on it, the cooler is a great performer. A 4 pin, PWM, 90+CFM, 120mm Fan works better for me.
Cons: I strongly disagree with the engineer’s choice of this fan for this cooler. There are very few enthusiasts that will buy a cooler this large for a 65 watt CPU, yet this seems to be what it’s designed for. My QX6850 is a 130watt CPU, it is not overclocked. With the stock Fan installed, at idle, it runs at less than 105°F ( 40°C). With all 4 of this CPU’s cores working at a 60% load, it’s at 140°F (60°C). That’s a little too hot for my taste. The stock fan only has two speeds it will run at (slow and slower); it, of course, runs quietly at both of those speeds. At the fan’s fastest speed, you can barely feel any air moving through the cooler. For this fan, the low speed jumper is useless; it runs the fan way too slow.
One of the Crossbar Screws needed to be rethreaded; as is, it was unusable.
Other Thoughts: I bought two of these; they each came with a bad Crossbar Screw. NZXT tech support is slow; it took almost a month for me to receive the replacement parts. If the identical problem happened in two consecutive serial numbers, this would seem to be a consistent problem.
I gave this CPU Cooler 4 eggs because the bad part it came with can easily be fixed with a tap, people commonly replace the stock fan with one that better suits their particular computer, and for what I paid for it, this CPU cooler is a great value.