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Mark Y.

Mark Y.

Joined on 11/20/06

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Great Price/Performance

Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK
Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK

Pros: Installed with no issues or crowding from my CM V8 cpu cooler. Defaulted to 1333 on my Asus p67LE mobo, however a quick fix in bios got them running at the rated 1600.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Got these at 79$ after rebate, can't beat that! Used Patriot for my last two builds, no issues with DOA either times, great company and memory.

Excellent Case!

Fractal Design Define R5 Black Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case
Fractal Design Define R5 Black Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case

Pros: I prefer the plain/simplistic design. You can open up a lot of room for airflow or water cooling if you don't need the removable 3.5"/5.25" bays. Even with the moduvents installed and the front door closed my 2600k and 780 ti stay cool and quiet with 2 front intake and 1 exhaust 140mm fans.

Cons: Entirely a cosmetic complaint but the case does look a bit strange when you've got one or two moduvents removed but still have one or two installed.(I keep all of them on, so It's not a big deal to me)

Overall Review: I added another front 140mm prolimatech blue vortex fan and I actually like it better than the included fans, it's just as quiet but moves a bit more air.

Excellent Fan!

Prolimatech PRO-BV14 140mm Blue Vortex 14 Case Cooler
Prolimatech PRO-BV14 140mm Blue Vortex 14 Case Cooler

Pros: Very affordable considering the performance. Less noise and more airflow than the default fans in my Fractal Design R5.

Cons: No cons yet after a few months of use.

Overall Review: I like it so much I'm replacing the other two default fans in my Fractal R5 with these!

Just awesome!

MSI Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity R6950-2PM2D2GD5
MSI Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity R6950-2PM2D2GD5

Pros: A fantastic card, runs all the current games at 1920x1080 maxed, and with 2gb of Memory it gives the option of running higher quality textures without taking a performance hit in frame rate. Runs at 40C idle and about 60C at full load with stock cooling. At 244$ after rebate, this was the best deal out there at the time.

Cons: Nothing.

Overall Review: Keep in mind this card is very long (just at 11in) so if you have a mid tower you may not be able to fit it. I had to modify (cut out a square where the drive bay and HDD cage meet) my CM Storm Scout to get the card to fit in the case.

Raid

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Super fast, averaging 240MB/s in Raid 0. They're quiet as well. Setup was easy.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Got two of these for just over 100$, can't beat that. Samsung HDs are reliable. I would recommend these over a WD or Seagate any day.

Works Great!

COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2
COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2

Pros: Keep my 2500K running at 30C idle and never breaks 40C at load. Fits fine in my CM Scout Mid Tower (however the top 120mm side fan will not fit with this cooler, just the bottom)

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Installation on my P67LE (socket 1155) was a breeze, I strongly recommend this cooler!