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Chad E.

Chad E.

Joined on 06/07/02

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Most Favorable Review

Great Cooler

Accelero Twin Turbo Pro VGA Cooler
Accelero Twin Turbo Pro VGA Cooler

Pros: Awesome cooler, purchased this for my 4870 to replace the obnoxiously loud stock cooler. With the stock cooler I had to run it at 75%+ which would drown out any game, music or movie i was enjoying. My temps under load with this cooler are now lower than my idle temps with the stock cooler.

Cons: No thermal adhesive for the memory chips BUT the chips do come with this cooler so I won't dock it an egg.

Most Critical Review
SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum front panel, 1.0mm SECC body LASCALA 10 CS-SST-LC10B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum front panel, 1.0mm SECC body LASCALA 10 CS-SST-LC10B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: A sharp looking Home Theater case.

Cons: Rather cramped and somewhat difficult to work with depending on the hardware you are placing into it but this is most likely true of most HT style cases.

Overall Review: Airflow wasn't quite as good as i had hoped, I did have to purchase a better heat sink for the Athlon 3000 series CPU which was running in my Media Center PC.

Awesome cooler

ARCTIC COOLING Accelero XTREME Plus Fluid Dynamic VGA Cooler for nVIDIA and ATI
ARCTIC COOLING Accelero XTREME Plus Fluid Dynamic VGA Cooler for nVIDIA and ATI

Pros: Another Awesome cooler from Arctic Cooling. I run this on my MSI6950 Reference card and with it flashed with 6970 bios and overclocked it runs at 43C under full load.

Cons: Only complaint is you have to buy the memory cooling chips separate. There are 5 different sets so make sure you get the right set for your card. If the cooler came with even some chip coolers i might have given it 5 eggs but with none requiring a separate order it must get 4. Again i am down rating the card because you have to get the memory chip coolers separate, the performance of the cooler itself is a solid 5 eggs.

Overall Review: I purchased my cooler and memory cooler chips from a site named for a certain south american jungle which Newegg won't let me post (Really? Seriously?) because Newegg didn't sell both and I didn't care to track two orders. Had those been available at Newegg i would have bought from my old reliable friend Newegg.

WD Caviar SE16

Western Digital Blue WD6400AAKS 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Western Digital Blue WD6400AAKS 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Very Fast and quite drives - Bought 2 for a new PC i was building

Cons: Had to RMA one of the drives for being DOA but that is hardly Neweggs fault and they handled it in the swift professional manner one would expect of them.

10/29/2008

VisionTek HD4870

VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 900244
VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 900244

Pros: Very fast, high performance card for a price that isn't wallet busting. The ATI Control Center tools make managing custom settings profiles on the card and tweaking a breeze to set up and switch between.

Cons: Very long, make sure you have a spacious case or are not using whatever bays line up with the card. The fan on this thing is loud, very very loud even at 50%. if considering this card I would give consideration to an aftermarket cooling solution.

10/17/2008

Vantec 92mm Fan

Vantec Thermoflow 92mm Double Ball BearingTemperature Controlled Case Fan - Model TF9225L
Vantec Thermoflow 92mm Double Ball BearingTemperature Controlled Case Fan - Model TF9225L

Pros: Reasonably quiet and good airflow. Bought several to replace failed fans, all work beautifully.

Cons: None to date

Overall Review: It's a fan, so long as it is quiet and efficiently moving air what more can you ask of it?

10/16/2008