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SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Great Price
- 2TB, although formats to 1.81TB obviously.
- $80 on average at times.
- Excellent reputation.

Cons: - Needs a firmware update?
- 5400rpm, wait does that count as a Con? It's a storage drive after all, not a performance drive.
- Seagate now owns Samsung's HDD division. :(

Other Thoughts: I've had this drive since late October, never ran a firmware update on it and set up a couple of partitions on it on Windows 7. Never ran into issues whatsoever, most of the drive is filled up and everything so far is in working order for lasting nearly 6 months.

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SILVERSTONE AP121 120mm Case cooler
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Good but not Great 03/16/2011

This review is from: SILVERSTONE AP121 120mm Case cooler

Pros: - High static pressure
- Very quiet
- Got 2 during the 20% off all fans promo, so combined price was fairly cheap.
- Nice sleeving.

Cons: - A bit weak in airflow, I am aware it does 35CFM max, but still weaker than I expected it to be overall.
- Molex connector on the fan doesn't have both male/female connectors
- Tested it in an open air environment where I had a piece of paper a meter away and the fan barely moves the paper just to see the level of effectiveness it brought.

Other Thoughts: It's not a bad fan, but fulfills a certain niche for a case intake fan, some may try it on a heatsink or radiator due to it's static pressure (I've tried it on a Thermalright Silver Arrow) but I don't think it does enough to warrant usage there. I got 2 of these to basically put onto the side of my HAF 932's side panel to intake air to cool my video card, mobo and cpu a bit more, but results are probably 0.5-1c better than the stock 200/230mm CM fan that came with the case. A bit disappointing but it wasn't too bad. As long as these fans are used for intake even at 12v they're rather quiet. Don't expect much more from them though. I may try the AP181's some day and just use some ghetto zipties to help it stick onto the HAF 932 side panel, hopefully those yield better results.

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ARCTIC MX-4 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Non electrically conductive/capacitive.
Great thermal conductivity.
4g tube is enough for several applications on CPU's and/or GPU's.

Cons: Not cheap.

Other Thoughts: I got this at a different e-tailer for almost half the price the egg sells it. I have yet to try it on my CPU, but I will in due time. I did try it on a ASUS 4870 1gb card and temps in Furmark dropped noticably. I used Xigmatek's PTI-G3606 and my Furmark temps went as high as 75c on the 4870, with the MX-4, it dropped to mid-low 60's.

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Display Name: Paul C.

Date Joined: 11/09/06

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 02/14/11
  • Last Review: 04/22/11
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