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Brendan C.

Brendan C.

Joined on 12/26/06

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

nice & quite

Noctua NH-U9DX 1366 Dual Heat-pipe SSO Bearing Quiet CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U9DX 1366 Dual Heat-pipe SSO Bearing Quiet CPU Cooler

Pros: - super quiet - came with thermal paste!

Cons: - no back plate - fan blocks ram slot

Overall Review: I don't own a Xeon, but I have an i7 980 which came with a stock fan that used a back plate. success! I had originally tried to put the fan on one side to avoid issues with the RAM - but when the system started rebooting I swapped it back to the other side so it pushes air into the rear 120mm fan outtake. so far so good! But I'm now 12gb short on ram. Possible low profile memory could fit under the fan...

Most Critical Review

eh.

NETGEAR R7500-100NAS Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Smart Router
NETGEAR R7500-100NAS Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Smart Router

Pros: - looks cool - pretty looking login for tweaking settings - ability to turn off bright blinking lights - wall mountable

Cons: - random drop outs of wifi AND hardwired devices, requiring router reboot. was using latest firmware... - had to replace since the instability was driving me crazy

Overall Review: I picked up a TP-LINK Archer C7, no more internet drop-outs!

Same issue as Jake R

COUGAR CF-V14HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 14CM Silent Cooling Fan (Black)
COUGAR CF-V14HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 14CM Silent Cooling Fan (Black)

Pros: It's a case fan.

Cons: Started making a pulsating sound similar to what Jake R mentions in his review. I tried to reach out to the manufacturer and they asked for pictures... and then said it looked like nothing was wrong. What a joke.

Overall Review: All the positive reviews about these fans had me try them out - but after having this one fail after only a few months. I'll look elsewhere for future fans.

all about zune pass

Microsoft - 16GB Zune HD (BLACK)
Microsoft - 16GB Zune HD (BLACK)

Pros: small, feels great in hand, has radio, great screen

Cons: dependent on zune software for syncing

Overall Review: returned this after realizing I didn't have the budget to pay for zune pass. Because of this the zune felt useless to me because the zunes best feature is the zune pass. so if you don't get it then I'd recommend looking for another mp3 player.