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Jeffrey B.

Jeffrey B.

Joined on 06/21/07

Product Reviews
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM2 125W Processor - ADX6400CZBOX
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM2 125W Processor - ADX6400CZBOX

Pros: Screaming fast, easy to overclock, suprisingly nice stock cooling.

Cons: Runs slightly hot, but then everything in my computer does right now.

Overall Review: Idling at 44, peak at 51 room temp is ~75F so these temps are just what i expected. Got it up to 3.43 GHZ easily. Just a warning, heatsink is kinda big on the sides, so make sure you have room.

Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: -Shiny -Blue light -Lots of cables -Is able to power 5 7200rpm SATA HDDS, 2 WD Raptors, 2 DVD burners, an overclocked q6600 at 1.45v, 10 fans, 4 cold cathodes, a 9800gx2, a razer sound card, and 4gb of RAM with no problem. i was told i would probably need over 1000w for all that :D

Cons: -not modular -no 8 pin pcie power connector

Overall Review: AMAZING power supply. Very high build quality, I'm putting close to 545W into it daily, and it doesn't stress at all.

ICY DOCK MB559US-1SMB Aluminum body w/ partial plastic 3.5" Mirror Black SATA I/II/III USB 2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
ICY DOCK MB559US-1SMB Aluminum body w/ partial plastic 3.5" Mirror Black SATA I/II/III USB 2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: Sleek, easy to install, looks very nice, easy access to hard drives

Cons: theoretically the hard drive could heat up easily, but i havent had a problem with this yet.

Overall Review: if you are on the fence, BUY IT you wont regret it

11/16/2008

amazing

Thermalright Ultra-120 CPU Cooling Heatsink
Thermalright Ultra-120 CPU Cooling Heatsink

Pros: WORKS Comes with really intuitive fan mount brackets Nice smooth finish on contact surface

Cons: Large bad instructions

Overall Review: Lowered my CPU temps by ~18C! People claiming you need an S clip for an AM2 board, its not all AM2 boards. I have an M2n32-sli and it faces the back of the case like normal. the included instructions went straight to the trash. Google yourself some guides.

Thermaltake A1926 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
Thermaltake A1926 120mm Blue LED Case Fan

Pros: moves tons of air

Cons: the light is dull compared to my other fans

Overall Review: i couldnt tell how loud it is because i installed a 9800 GX2 at the same time, and the fan from the 9800 pretty much drowned everything else out

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 ATSC/ClearQAM/NTSC TV Tuner MC-Kit 1183 PCI Interface
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 ATSC/ClearQAM/NTSC TV Tuner MC-Kit 1183 PCI Interface

Pros: Great card, works very smoothly with windows media center

Cons: bundled software isnt worth the CD its on

Overall Review: the bundled software is trash, but all the other tv programs work beautifully with this card.