Update5/22/2012 6:45:10 PM

Pros: Runs cold, runs fast.

Cons: Was only showing 6 cores after initial install.

Overall Review: I noticed a few days after the upgrade that only 6 cores were showing. But that was because the previous cpu was a 6 core. After going to msconfig/boot/advanced options and unchecking the number of processors and rebooting it showed the option for 8 cores. Simple fix for those of you whining about not having all 8 cores.

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Slightly let down, but still ecstatic5/17/2012 6:33:58 PM

Pros: Does what I need it to do with power to spare.

Cons: It's not what I was expecting from a "modular" PSU. My last PSU was from OC* and I liked it but it only had 500 watts to give and I needed more after this upgrade. This thing was not what I expected at all. There are a few short, stubby cords hanging out of it that you connect the cables to rather than sockets on the rear of the unit like my last one. A bit ugly but I break stuff for a living so being pretty isn't a very important factor for me.

Overall Review: A few more molex connectors would be nice and maybe some 3/4 pin fan plugs as well.

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Nice!!!5/17/2012 6:30:29 PM

Pros: All I can say is amazing!!! But then again I'm stepping up from a 5670 card...

Cons: It doesn't make me coffee in the morning.

Overall Review: Came with a DVI to HDMI adapter for my TV. Love it.

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Had a few speedbumps, but love it!5/17/2012 6:22:23 PM

Pros: Dead silent! Looks great. Plenty of room and great ventilation.

Cons: User manual served no purpose other than extra paper to wipe my brown eye with. You have to use common sense when assembling this one. But still an awesome case.

Overall Review: Came with cable ties. That shocked the hell out of me. Never had a case come with those.

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Worked out OK5/17/2012 6:19:31 PM

Pros: Does what I need it to do. End of story.

Cons: Not really a con since it was my fault for overlooking a minor detail but at least one IDE channel would be a good idea. Luckily I had an old junker with a SATA DVD drive.

Overall Review: Love the new BIOS. Visually pleasing and noob friendly. I'm not used to being able to use a mouse in BIOS.

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Fast... end of story7/15/2011 3:47:33 AM

Pros: SATA III, sandforce controller, good price, insanely fast. Performs almost exactly at advertised speeds. ATTO results were 525-Read and 425-Write. Which is still plenty fast for me.

Cons: Didn't come with mounting brackets or cables like the last SSD I bought. Luckily my case and the old SSD both came with brackets and cables that I still had on hand. Also, there was no rebate card with this one but I'm not to concerned about that because the last rebate I sent into OCZ wasn't honored. So far OCZ is 3 for 3 with not paying up on their rebates.

Overall Review: System specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T CPU MSI 870A-G54 ATX motherboard Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 GPU 2x4GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill Sniper RAM 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Geil Black Dragon RAM 60GB SATA III OCZ Agility 3 SSD 1TB SATA II 7200 RPM Hitachi HDD 500W OCZ ModXStream PSU 22x Lite-On DVD-RW Rosewill Challenger ATX mid-tower case

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Can't Complain7/15/2011 3:34:13 AM

Pros: High speed, high capacity, low price. Includes heat spreaders. Matches my board and case.

Cons: Egg saver shipping... ordered on July 5th and didn't arrive until the 12th.

Overall Review: System specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T MSI 870A-G54 ATX motherboard Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 video card 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Geil Black Dragon RAM 2x4GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill Sniper RAM 60GB SATA III OCZ Agility 3 SSD 500W OCZ ModXStream PSU 1TB SATA II 7200 RPM Hitachi HDD 22X IDE Lite-On DVD-RW Rosewill Challenger ATX Mid-tower case

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<3 Newegg3/11/2011 5:30:08 PM

Pros: Price, performance, quality!!! Got exactly what I ordered and it arrived within the time frame specified. Popped it in and booted right up without needing any tweaks (my board is already configured to run 1600MHz RAM)

Cons: Price dropped the day after I ordered, only $2 but I could've went to Taco Bell with that LOL.

Overall Review: Would buy again if I had any other memory slots available but all four are currently filled after this purchase. System specs: Phenom II X6 1055T 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Geil Black Dragon RAM 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Patriot Signature RAM 512MB GDDR5 Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 64B Kingston SSD Now V-Series 1TB Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 3.0 HDD 22x IDE Lite-on DVD-RW w/ LightScribe MSI 870A-G54 ATX Mobo 500W OCZ ModXStream PSU Rosewill Challenger ATX Mid-tower case Added 40mm fan to Mobo NB heatsink and 2x80mm fans to side panel of case. She screams like a jet but moves as fast as one also.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Silence Nooblets!!!7/24/2010 1:12:38 AM

Pros: See other thoughts

Cons: See other thoughts

Overall Review: Disregard the garbage about "not able to overclock". If you go into the cell menu in bios and change the FSB:DRAM ration, voltage and latency settings you will successfully post and load your OS with your RAM @ 1600MHz. I know this because that is exactly what I did last night. If you've never overclocked before then please visit a forum. Find the correct latency timings and voltage for your RAM, set it manually in the BIOS. Also set to 2T timing and DRAM timing mode to "both"

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Amazing!!!7/23/2010 10:49:46 AM

Pros: SATA 6, USB 3.0, 2xPCI-X16, DDR3 RAM, Phenom X6 compatible out of the box, OC Genie actually works. Best PC I've ever built. MSI's site is easy to navigate to find your drivers and it's not a painfully slow download like some other manufacturer's I've used in the past.

Cons: Required a little bit of configuration to get the RAM to run at 1600MHz but no biggie, took about 45 seconds, most of which was waiting on the system to reboot/post.

Overall Review: Rig Specs: Phenom II x6 1055t MSI 870A-G54 motherboard 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Geil Black Dragon RAM Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 64GB Kingston SSDNow V-Series 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 500 Watt OCZ ModXStream PSU Lite-on 22x IDE DVD Writer Rosewill challenger RT Case

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1st Modular PSU, 4th OCZ PSU7/23/2010 10:43:42 AM

Pros: Silent fan, plenty of cables and they're long enough for a bottom mounted PSU (except for the 8-pin).

Cons: The 8-pin CPU power cable is barely long enough to reach. Using an MSI 870A-G54 board and Rosewill Challenger RT case. The 8-pin is the only wire I couldn't run behind the board. It barely had enough room to reach and is currently resting on top of my GPU.

Overall Review: This is my first modular PSU and my 4th OCZ PSU. They stiffed me on the rebate with the last one, hopefully this one won't be the same. Either way, they make a great product that performs exceedingly well and they last for the long haul. In fact, only one of the 4 that I've purchased is no longer operational. And the reason for that is the woman I sold the PC to dropped it down a flight of stairs. So as long as you don't take a sledge to this thing it will keep you powered for 3-5 years. Rig Specs: Phenom II x6 1055t MSI 870A-G54 motherboard 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Geil Black Dragon RAM Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 64GB Kingston SSDNow V-Series 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 500 Watt OCZ ModXStream PSU Lite-on 22x IDE DVD Writer Rosewill Challenger RT Case

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Works as it should7/23/2010 10:36:23 AM

Pros: It reads and writes DVD's ... ???

Cons: I would say that it's a bit slow in comparison to my old SATA DVD drive. But, I can't really complain since I don't really burn stuff often. Also I bought it as a combo and it only ended up costing $7. Who on Earth would complain about a brand new DVD writer for $7???

Overall Review: Rig Specs: Phenom II x6 1055t MSI 870A-G54 motherboard 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Geil Black Dragon RAM Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 64GB Kingston SSDNow V-Series 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 500 Watt OCZ ModXStream PSU Lite-on 22x IDE DVD Writer Rosewill Challenger RT Case

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It is what it is...???7/23/2010 10:31:56 AM

Pros: It holds lots of data... Can't really comment on performance since I'm only using it for storage but I'm sure it would score 5.8 or 5.9 on the Windows index like my last HDD did. I have my OS installed on an SSD (if you don't have one, get one, best computer related investment I've ever made)

Cons: It's not free??

Overall Review: Rig Specs: Phenom II x6 1055t MSI 870A-G54 motherboard 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Geil Black Dragon RAM Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 64GB Kingston SSDNow V-Series 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 500 Watt OCZ ModXStream PSU Lite-on 22x IDE DVD Writer Rosewill Challenger RT Case

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Marvelous7/23/2010 10:27:42 AM

Pros: Runs at rated speed (requires minor configuration changes in BIOS with the motherboard I'm using), LED's are a nice touch and they're not too dim or too bright. Black PCB's are nice for a change and they match my motherboard.

Cons: No heat spreaders. If I didn't plan on reselling machine I would gladly spend the extra $10 to buy some. But, since I'm putting this beast on craigslist in about twenty minutes I'll let it slide.

Overall Review: Set FSB:DRAM ration in bios to 1:4, bumped voltage from 1.5 to 1.6, manually set latency times and they were up and running at 1600MHz. Currently running at 1680 stable (testing out the OC Genie on my board) Rig Specs: Phenom II x6 1055t MSI 870A-G54 motherboard 2x2GB DDR3 Geil Black Dragon RAM Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 64GB Kingston SSDNow V-Series 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 500 Watt OCZ ModXStream PSU Lite-on 22x IDE DVD Writer Rosewill Challenger RT Case

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Insane!!!7/23/2010 10:21:33 AM

Pros: Flat out phenomenal. By far the best pc component I've ever purchased. I literally blinked during the Windows 7 install and the files were done copying. Ran 3 benchmarks on this so far and the results seem to get better every time. First result was almost exactly at the rated speed. The next 2 tests the write speed got higher each time. Scores 6.7 in Windows

Cons: It doesn't mount itself???

Overall Review: Just make sure you do some research before start using this thing. There are plenty of hardware forums that have instructions on how to get these drives running at top speed for years to come. Just take your time don't overlook any details. Rig Specs: Phenom II x6 1055t MSI 870A-G54 motherboard 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Geil Black Dragon RAM Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 64GB Kingston SSDNow V-Series 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 500 Watt OCZ ModXStream PSU Lite-on 22x IDE DVD Writer Rosewill Challenger RT Case

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BOOM!!! for your buck7/23/2010 10:14:42 AM

Pros: No CPU in this price range even comes close, bottom line. Runs surprisingly cool on the stock heatsink. Hasn't gone any higher than 29c (with a light overclock @ 2.95). And the ambient temps in here are 90F.

Cons: Heatsink took a little "gentle persuasion" to latch in but once it's on you know it's on there nice and firm.

Overall Review: Rig Specs: Phenom II x6 1055t MSI 870A-G54 motherboard 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Geil Black Dragon RAM Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 64GB Kingston SSDNow V-series 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 500 Watt OCZ ModXStream PSU Lite-on 22x IDE DVD Writer with LightScribe Rosewill Challenger RT Case

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Gotta Love It7/23/2010 10:10:14 AM

Pros: Not over-sized, DX11 support, crossfire support, doesn't need auxiliary power, and let's not forget the biggest pro .... PERFORMANCE!!! Put this thing in my girlfriend's computer, just to run benchmarks, the day before the rest of my parts arrived and WOW!!! Benchmark scores doubled just by adding this card.

Cons: It wasn't free???

Overall Review: Rig Specs: MSI 870A-G54 motherboard Phenom II x6 1055t 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Geil Black Dragon RAM Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 64GB Kingston SSDNow V-Series 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 500 Watt OCZ ModXStream PSU Lite-on 22x IDE DVD Writer with LightScribe Rosewill Challenger RT Case

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Price is Right7/23/2010 10:05:08 AM

Pros: 3 fans, bottom mounted psu, filters on front bezel, no tools need to mount drives, SSD bracket, decent amount of space for cable management, very spacious, hard drives face side so they won't interfere with longer graphics cards. And of course... PRICE!!!

Cons: The metal seems a tiny bit flimsy but not enough to take an egg off. Just don't try to play hockey around it (for those of you who are a bit slow, that was meant to be sarcastic). And it could use a tiny bit more room to run cables behind everything but not much more. Maybe 2 more millimeters would be perfect.

Overall Review: The cooling in this thing is great. Running a Phenom x6 at 25c on the stock heatsink. Rig Specs: Rosewill Challenger RT case MSI 870A-G54 motherboard Phenom II x6 1055t 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Geil Black Dragon RAM Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 64GB Kingston SSDNow V Series 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 500 Watt OCZ ModXStream PSU Lite-on 22x IDE DVD Writer with LightScribe

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Unbelievable!!!7/19/2010 12:59:57 PM

Pros: Ordered one of these last year to replace a busted AC Freezer 7 Pro. Incredible performance. Temps in my system never went higher than 35 while under load and overclocked to 4GHz. I sold my CPU and this heatsink and the performance for the next guy was even better. 19c @ idle in a crowded HP microATX case. Had to bend some of the fins to fit it in the case but it was worth it.

Cons: Requires a bit of work to mount but I'll gladly take apart my entire system to mount a heatsink rather than worry about plastic pins breaking rendering my pc unusable until I can find a QUALITY heatsink.

Overall Review: The fins are a little flimsy. Handle it with an open palm or hold it by the bottom. The flimsy fins come in handy if you need to "modify" (aka mangle and bend) in order to fit into your case like I had to.

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Ok, but flawed7/19/2010 12:50:40 PM

Pros: Cools ok, better than intel's original but not what I'd recommend for overclocking or systems in rooms with high ambient temps. Spend another $5-10 and get something that performs better and mounts more firmly without having to worry about breaking cheap plastic.

Cons: Plastic push pins have some issues. They don't seem to like having all four pins firmly in place. If you don't have patience, don't buy this one. 3 out of 4 go in easy, the last one will be stubborn. The terribly designed push-pin mounts are easy to break. I was lucky to get almost 3 years out of mine. For the price you're paying this should be more durable and have better performance. Idle temps were around 35 with arctic silver 5 in a well designed and well ventilated case (5 x 120m m fans)

Overall Review: After this piece of sheet broke I used the intel original I had sitting in the closet which ran only about 3 degrees hotter. I upgraded to a CNPS 9500 AT a week later and wow... what a difference. Temps were never higher than 30 at stock voltage/clocks. Managed to hit 4GHz with a C2D E6850. Was lucky to hit 3.6 with the AC Freezer and the temps were 45 @ idle. I sold the cpu and cnps on craigslist and the temps were 19c in the system.

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Solid and Cheap7/14/2010 5:21:55 PM

Pros: Bought one of these about two years ago for a custom build for a friend. Perfect PSU for an entry level, budget quad system. Still firing on all cylinders today.

Cons: Not really a con, more of a concern. The exhaust coming from this thing is noticeably hotter than the output of any other PSU I've ever used. Until the unit dies I'll take it as a good sign. At least I know the fans are doing their job of expelling as much heat as they can.

Overall Review: Made the mistake of shipping via USPS after assembling the system. They took the liberty of taking out the screws keeping the motherboard and video card in place and they added a nice cinder block sized dent to the case. After all the abuse from the post office and from my buddy the PSU is one of the few parts that haven't been replaced in the last two years. Hard drive, video card, dvd drive, and RAM have all needed to be replaced. The rest are going. Rig Specs Phenom 9650 - Stock HSF w/ AS 5 2x2GB DDR2 1066 RAM WD Cav Blue 320GB 7200 RPM SATA Sony DVD-RW HEC 585W PSU Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 <Great board for people who like stability and aren't interested in OC'ing HEC 6C28BB8S Case + 2 x 80mm fans XFX 8600GT 256MB

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6/5/2010 5:23:41 AM

Pros: Does what it's supposed to, Windows 7 compatible, and the price is right.

Cons: Shipping took longer than expected due to holiday but I expected that. Foxconn's support page takes forever to load and even longer to download the drivers for this thing.

Overall Review: For anyone buying this board it's in your best interest to download the drivers from Nvidia unless you have the patience of a buddhist monk.

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Mom Likes It5/19/2010 3:23:19 PM

Pros: Bought this and a matching keyboard for my mother. She likes it. Free shipping, good price. No annoying red light underneath like an optical mouse.

Cons: Cursor is a bit too quick, nothing that can't be fixed by taking a few seconds to change a setting in control panel. It's a little small but I'm not the one who will be using it. Mom's hands are a whole lot smaller than mine so it doesn't bother her.

Overall Review: Blue light in the middle looks nice. If it was black or blue rather than pink I'd get one for myself.

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Mom Loves It5/19/2010 3:19:18 PM

Pros: Free shipping, good price. Slim and quiet.

Cons: Keys are spaced a bit further apart than I'm used to but I'm not the one who will be using it. Keys also seem to be a bit more resistant than my keyboard. But I think that is just because I prefer a broken in keyboard.

Overall Review: Got this and a matching laser mouse for my mother. She likes it.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Works Like It Should5/19/2010 3:15:48 PM

Pros: Cheap, works, shipped in 2 days.

Cons: Desktop and monitor are black, cable is white. But who cares??? The cord is behind the desk and out of sight.

Overall Review: Bought a monitor and desktop from cr@igslist for my mother. Desktop had a VGA plug, monitor only came with a DVI cord. Went to r@dioshack and got a defective DVI to VGA adapter for the twice the price of this cable. Newegg can't be beaten. Shipping was a day quicker than expected.

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