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Chris L.

Chris L.

Joined on 05/11/06

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Most Favorable Review

Great Block

Swiftech MCW60-R VGA Waterblock (Blister pack)
Swiftech MCW60-R VGA Waterblock (Blister pack)

Pros: This water block works great dropped my EVGA 9800GTX SSC temps down from 60-62c idle to 37c.. I have yet to see it go over 43c under load. I also have a Swiftech CPU block and is just the same... killer!

Cons: None

Overall Review: Wish it had steel barbs instead of plastic.

Most Critical Review

A little dissapointed

Cooler Master Seidon 120V - Compact All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 120mm Radiator and Fan
Cooler Master Seidon 120V - Compact All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 120mm Radiator and Fan

Pros: Cheep, self contained, easy to install.

Cons: Ok, so the surface of the cooling block was extremely rough. So much so that it was like this thing was cut with a bandsaw and slapped onto the pump and shipped. All I had laying around was some 120 grit sand paper, which is not that smooth to lap the surface with, but hell it was a hell of a lot better than what it was. I am a huge CM fan, I have 4 of their high end cases and cpu cooling blocks and all have been top quality. Not sure what happened here. Would I buy again? Probably with the expectation that I will need to sand the block.

Overall Review: After sanding with 120 grit I went ahead and installed it. Installation was easy and all the hardware was supplied even to mount the radiator. Temps are around 37c which is very acceptable. G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-D3H FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X AMD Athlon X4 750K Trinity Quad-Core 3.4GHz Socket FM2 ASUS R7260-1GD5 Radeon R7 260 1GB Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD10EFRX 1TB

Very nice cable

FosPower 6 Feet (6ft) LED Micro USB Sync and Charge Cable
- Black
FosPower 6 Feet (6ft) LED Micro USB Sync and Charge Cable - Black

Pros: Cable has a nice look and the LED on the charge end has a nice soft glow instead of a bright light. The LED is blue when not plugged in and turns red once charging starts. Once The phone is fully charged the LED goes back to blue. Also comes in a nice zip-lock bag with minimal packaging. I like this over the huge waste of near impossible to get into plastic.

Cons: None

Wonderfull heating blanket

Sunbeam Microtec Ultra-Soft Heated Electric Throw Blanket - Sage Green
Sunbeam Microtec Ultra-Soft Heated Electric Throw Blanket - Sage Green

Pros: I bought this to use at work to keep my legs warm under the desk and it works great. I ended up throwing it over my chair and sitting on it. keeps my buns and back warm.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I've never had to use it on anything but low setting and even that sometimes gets too warm.

You want quiet? You got it.

Case Fans
Case Fans

Pros: These move a good amount of air and is supper quiet. I have used these for more than 4 years and still have not found another that compares to these.

Cons: Color? Not really a con for me but some may not like the color. Not worth dropping an Egg for

10/16/2014

WOW

SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TE500BW
SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TE500BW

Pros: Lots of space, fast, looks nice if that matters since it is going to be inside of your case. Did I mention it is fast?

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: Going from a standard HDD to this is just amazing. I was skeptical about the performance gain that this would give me but I am sold. I will never buy a standard HDD again for the operating system drive again. My boot time before the SSD was around 90 seconds. That included all the background programs finishing launching. Now once I hear the windows music and my desktop is up its done. About 15-20 seconds max from cold boot. When the price comes down on the terabyte size drives I am going to replace the HDD in my computer wit one of those. If you have been on the fence about getting one of these, get down and get one. You will not regret it.