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ben b.

ben b.

Joined on 11/27/07

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ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler

Pros: keeps my amd 6400+ at 28 degrees idle and 45 degrees under a heavy load. This is a processor most people complain about running hot. very easy to install and the downward foils in the back blow over my mobo foils keeping it cool as well

Cons: fan shroud gets in the way of installing ram on the last two slots on asus m2n sli deluxe. I was still able to get it in because of the rubber gaskets that hold the fan on, so not a problem for me. I have mushkin ram which has a pretty low profile heat spreader if you have something with a big heat spreader this may be a problem for you. also it is a little on the noisy side (not too bad), but for the low price i can live with it.

Overall Review: 570, amd 64x2 6400+, 4 gigs of 800 mhz ddr2 mushkin ram, xfx 8600gt xxx video card, sata 320 gig western digital caviar hd, 750 watt cooler master sli psu, arctic cooling freezer 64 pro, windows vista 64

Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: fit and finish are much higher quality than i expected,very roomy, had no trouble installing any of my hardware. keeps everything cool. 3 120mm fans included. the 2 usb ports, firewire, sata, headphones and mic are right on top which works very well for my setup. overall this is a very good case and with the rebate it can't be beat

Cons: had no case speaker for mobo startup beep sequences. this turned out not to be a problem because the mobo started up with no errors. also the included fans are a little noisy, I will upgrade them later.

Overall Review: 570, amd 64x2 6400+, 4 gigs of 800 mhz ddr2 mushkin ram, xfx 8600gt xxx video card, sata 320 gig western digital caviar hd, 750 watt cooler master sli psu, arctic cooling freezer 64 pro, windows vista 64

XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card

Pros: able to run gears of war at almost max settings with no overclocking. quiet and runs cool. vista rates it at 5.6. price is really good for a card of this quality.

Cons: i don't care for company of heros game, but it was free

Overall Review: 570, amd 64x2 6400+, 4 gigs of 800 mhz ddr2 mushkin ram, xfx 8600gt xxx video card, sata 320 gig western digital caviar hd, 750 watt cooler master sli psu, arctic cooling freezer 64 pro, windows vista 64

Cooler Master Real Power Pro RS-750-ACAA-A1 750 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Cooler Master Real Power Pro RS-750-ACAA-A1 750 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: lots of power for a good price. easy to install. all voltages post at the correct level in my mobo monitor. runs quiet.

Cons: could be a pro if you need them but there are a lot!!!!! of cables on this thing. about half of them were useless to me and are all zip tied into a bundle in the bottom of my case. Modular would be a nice touch, but for this price and performance it is not a big deal.

Overall Review: 570, amd 64x2 6400+, 4 gigs of 800 mhz ddr2 mushkin ram, xfx 8600gt xxx video card, sata 320 gig western digital caviar hd, 750 watt cooler master sli psu, arctic cooling freezer 64 pro, windows vista 64

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996527
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996527

Pros: very fast, mobo recocnized these immediately(m2n sli deluxe is notorious for being picky about ram), bought 4 sticks and all of them posted at the correct settings with no need for adjustment, i had no problem with the heat spreaders coming loose like some others had

Cons: only wish i had bought four 2 gig sticks instead

Overall Review: 570, amd 64x2 6400+, 4 gigs of 800 mhz ddr2 mushkin ram, xfx 8600gt xxx video card, sata 320 gig western digital caviar hd, 750 watt cooler master sli psu, arctic cooling freezer 64 pro, windows vista 64

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM2 125W Processor - ADX6400CZWOF
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM2 125W Processor - ADX6400CZWOF

Pros: very fast and stable, easy to install. I have not had any problems with heat, with a artic cooling freezer pro 64 mine idles at 28 degrees and gets up to about 45 degrees under heavy gaming or rendering

Cons: no heatsink or fan, could be a pro, most likely runs better with an aftermarket fan anyways. the stock fan would have just been one more spare part collecting dust in my house.

Overall Review: asus m2n-sli deluxe am2 nforce 570, amd 64x2 6400+, 4 gigs of 800 mhz ddr2 mushkin ram, xfx 8600gt xxx video card, sata 320 gig western digital caviar hd, 750 watt cooler master sli psu, arctic cooling freezer 64 pro, windows vista 64