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Daniel M.

Daniel M.

Joined on 03/06/08

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Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664AA800
Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664AA800

Pros: First brand of ram I ever bought was Crucial. However, with this new computer I just built I was having problems with the ram. So I went to back to Crucial and the ram worked the second i turned the computer on.

Cons: none i actually like having no heat spreaders (see other thoughts)

Overall Review: i stuck a pair of thermalright HR07 type L and type H heatsinks to these sticks and theyre stable at 1000Mhz and 2.0 volts. Im sure they can go higher though i dont see the reason to do so. Dont let the high latency throw you off from buying this ram especially if youre using a 10k or 15k rpm hard drive for the latency doesnt even make much of a difference then. Crucial makes great ram

OCZ Flex XLC 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3FX16002GK
OCZ Flex XLC 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3FX16002GK

Pros: worked great just had to manually set timings to 6-6-6-18 1600 on an EVGA 790i. The EVP allows you to set the voltage to 2.1 and not void any warranty so i managed to further tighten the timings to 5-5-5-15, which i havent heard of any ddr3 reaching

Cons: i really wish water cooling blocks on this ram fit a 3/8 hose (theyre much smaller than 3/8), but i really didnt buy this ram for the water cooling. Instead, I bought it for the timings

Overall Review: ddr3 speeds ddr2 timings

ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler

Pros: keeps Q6600 OC to 3.6 Ghz at 38 to 40 C idle the LED is awesome if you want green installed easily on my 780i EVGA motherboard

Cons: none

Overall Review: wish i could get a bigger fan (120mm? maybe 140?) and get more cooling but 38 C is nothing to complain about when my processor is overclocked 1.2 GHz and it idles at the same temp as my roommates AMD 3.0 dual core stock.

Cooler Master COSMOS S RC-1100-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Cooler Master COSMOS S RC-1100-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Very nice case and great appearance too. The sliding port cover is a well placed design. Plenty of room for a SLI set up. Ready for water cooling, however this case has great air flow and there really isnt a purpose for water cooling except extreme cases of overclocking

Cons: The side panels can be a bit of a pain to put back on to start with however its not too hard to get used to. Unlike what some others have said i have had no problems with the latch on the back of the case used to remove the side panels. I wish it came with more than one top fan though

Overall Review: Itd be kind of nice to have a removable motherboard tray but I dont really mind much since there is plenty of space to work in. I have no idea how anyone could rate this case a 1,2, or even a 3 and probably did due to a bad experience at no fault to the case