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Caleb T.

Caleb T.

Joined on 10/23/07

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Most Favorable Review

Very Easy Installation - Works Great

CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC)
CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC)

Pros: Installation is extremely simple for this piece. The unit comes factory sealed and filled, so you don't have to worry about trying to add the coolant yourself or trying to seal the hoses. This is as "Plug-and-Play" as it gets as far as liquid cooling goes. Not only is it easy to install, but it works great. Here's an idea of how it performed on my system: CPU - Core i7 950 3.06GHz (LGA 1366) Suggested Temperature Range: 60C - 80C System Idle CPU Temp: ~47C System Load CPU Temp: ~60C (FFXIV Beta on full settings) Overclocked (~3.4GHz) - Idle: ~55C Overclocked (~3.4GHz) - Load: ~65C Overclocked (~3.7Ghz) - Idle: ~65C Overclocked (~3.7Ghz) - Load: ~73C The fan used to cool the radiator is extremely quite.

Cons: Tubing is somewhat stiff, but nothing to be concerned with really.

Most Critical Review

DOA

Hanns·G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(800:1) Built in Speakers
Hanns·G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(800:1) Built in Speakers

Pros: Giant.

Cons: Do some research before putting your money into this monitor. If you browse around Google, you'll quickly notice there's a very high number of people who have received a DOA, or worse, has had it go bad within a couple of months.

WOW - Did not expect that.

Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System
Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System

Pros: I can not put into words how amazing these speakers are. At 25% volume and 70% bass, my computer room was shaking. Imagine how it feels to be inside a car with an awesome sound system - and how the car vibrates when you hear the bass. Now imagine that car is your computer room, and that's what these speakers can do. I just spent ~$2500 on a new gaming computer - this is in my top 3 of all the parts I bought.

Cons: Might scare your dogs.

Overall Review: Comes with an adapter for attaching to your Xbox/PS3/etc. - If you have a monitor that you use for PC and Xbox, it's a simple switch of the plug to make your Xbox sounds come through these speakers. Now you have both amazing bass for songs, as well as amazing explosions in Halo. Worth every penny. Incredible.

Awesome - stable overclocked

Intel Core i7-950 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 3.06 GHz LGA 1366 130W Processor - BX80601950
Intel Core i7-950 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 3.06 GHz LGA 1366 130W Processor - BX80601950

Pros: Overclocked to ~3.7GHz with little problem.

Cons: The 'no-pin' arrangement threw me off.

Overall Review: I definitely recommend buying the CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling for this - they work great together.

Amazing Board

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: So many features. Runs smooth, and does everything I bought it for.

Cons: Typos everywhere - even in the BIOS! It's blatantly obvious the software was written in [a foreign country] or somewhere similar. The software that comes with it for "Easy Overclocking" is ridiculously unreliable. The only thing it's good for is monitoring temperatures.

Most comfortable mouse I've ever used

RAZER Naga Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming Mouse
RAZER Naga Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming Mouse

Pros: Obviously the buttons are going to be amazingly useful. What I didn't expect was how comfortable the mouse is. I'm a software developer, so I spend hours every day in front of a computer with my hand on the mouse. Take it from me - this is one of the most comfortable mice you can buy. The two primary buttons are curved to allow your fingers to rest quite easily, the scroll wheel has just enough resistance between clicks, and best of all there's a "lip" for your ring finger to rest on so your hand feels like it's in a more natural position - amazing.

Cons: No massage button.