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Western Digital Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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3 out of 5 eggs TLER issues if you are running Windows 7/64 03/14/2011

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast drives
Relatively cheap
Easy installation

Cons: Not saying this is the reason why I'm getting momentary random freezes, even when I do Alt+Ctrl+Del (something that has never happened before), or when system is left idle for a while, or finished playing a movie. . .but from posts and comments throughout webland, it may be a strong factor. . .IF YOU ARE GOING TO RAID these drives, and you have a Windows 7 64 bit operating system. . .I recommend you do NOT buy these drives(buy Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS instead). Due to some firmware that is enabled in the enterprise editions of the WD drives, yes not enabled in these versions - you will not be able to download and use the WDTLER.exe to enable these drives because it only works on Windows 32 bit versions. It is very ungentlemanly on WD's part if this is truly the case(two egg demerits for WD not making it more public).

Other Thoughts: I'd be more than happy to turn these drives back to a RAID 1 configuration, so if what I'm saying is not true - would love to know. Will have to save up to buy the RAID appropriate WD drives.

CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler
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4 out of 5 eggs Keeps PC cool - Hard install 02/02/2011

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

Pros: - temperatures for my i7-950 went from 45 - 47 with stock cooler to about 36 - 42 Celcius.

- self contained

- quiet!

Cons: installation can be done by one person, but so much easier with two people. The corsair installation youtube video(H50) helped a lot in the sense that one should loosely mount the bracket over the chip FIRST, hold it up, and while the bracket is still lifted, then insert the pump, so as not to disturb the thermalpaste.

Other Thoughts: As everyone else has mentioned, installation of the pump isfairly difficult(especially if you have very little room to work with, or if the fan power connectors lie underneath the fans. Unfortunately, my Lian-li 1020v case with the slide out motherboard tray is rendered inoperable as the fans "lock it in" somewhat. Fans are fairly quiet In any case, PC is now nice and cool.

ASUS 6x58dP
24 gb ram
lian li 2010v
2x veloceraptors
2x caviars (RAID0)
gtx 460 (temporary)
128 gb ssd card

Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold - 1000W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Gold Certification and Semi-Modular Cables
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Pros: - very nice looking
- quiet as hell!
- lots of cables
- smaller than expected

Cons: - which ALL the cables could be plugged/unplugged
- using this with the lian li 1020v case - of the four face mounts, only the bottom screws lined up; wish they all lined up. . .


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Display Name: zachary s.

Date Joined: 02/26/08

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 01/03/11
  • Last Review: 03/14/11
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