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Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: High Capacity. Good brand. High performance. 90$~ purchase price when I bought it 4 years ago.

Cons: The HDD finally died. This is after 4 years of use. To be fair, for the last 2 years I experienced BSODs and have spent the time since then replacing parts and troubleshooting the issue. BSODs were pointing to ntoskrnl.exe which usually indicates a hardware malfunction or drivers needing updated. Every piece of hardware has been replaced except the CPU and HDD. I imagine if it was the CPU then I would experience more issues, instead of BSODs every now and then. The hard drive does have a 5 year warranty and I am hoping it will be covered for a replacement. Even if they do not cover it, I will stick with WD because I know things like this happen, and the drive did work very well for the first few years.

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SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Since day 1 I have never had trouble out of this card, still running great over a year later. I play lots of different games and they all run great even on max settings. Never experienced FPS drop on Skyrim on high settings. Never had temp problems. Full load never goes above 50C, Idles around 36-38C.

Cons: I didn't buy 2 before they were discontinued =[, seriously thats the only problem I can think of.

Other Thoughts: A good way to keep your hardware running in optimal condition is to clean out your box at least once a month, I will take canned air or an air compressor and blow any bit of dust out that I can. Keep your box somewhere it can ventilate well, don't place it somewhere that the back of the box is right next to a wall. Keep mine sitting on top of my desk and if I place my hand at any fan port it feels very cool so I know I'm getting good ventilation.

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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb Quad-Core 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Had this processor since November 2010 and have not had any problems with it. Very easy to overclock and is very stable. Currently @ 3.85GHz with Thermaltake V1 cooler on ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3. Still room for more OC but I don't need that much frequency.

Cons: Really can't think of any cons. For the price you get way more than you expect. This CPU packs a punch...

Other Thoughts: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooler
ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770
OCZ AMD Black Edition DDR3 1600
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B
Raidmax Quantum Case
ASUS VE248H 24" HDMI LED LCD

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Elliott F.'s Profile

Display Name: Elliott F.

Date Joined: 07/28/10

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 09/15/11
  • Last Review: 08/14/14
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