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James W.

James W.

Joined on 04/29/06

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent and cheap!

COOLER MASTER CI5-9JDSB-0L 95mm Rifle CPU Cooling Fan with Heatsink
COOLER MASTER CI5-9JDSB-0L 95mm Rifle CPU Cooling Fan with Heatsink

Pros: First had a Freezer 7 Pro and my computer ran hotter! Bought this praying it would work, and it dropped my temps almost 10* right after installation. Also because the fan is so big it dropped my MOBO temps 10* too. I'd recommend this over all the fancy expensive ones any day.

Cons: Had to remove my motherboard to install it. There's only one fan speed, fast. I just hope the low price doesn't mean it won't last.

Most Critical Review

not too happy

DIAMOND Radeon X550 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card X550PCIE256SB
DIAMOND Radeon X550 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card X550PCIE256SB

Pros: Does okay for the price when it works.

Cons: Had this card a little over a year now, and for the past 6 months my computer constantly freezes, or the video just cuts out. I'm tired of screwing with this thing, and will have to buy a new one soon.

Overall Review: I guess it's time to try a new brand. A friend of mine runs a computer lab, and has had many problems with Diamond cards.

disappointed

ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro - Compact Multi-Compatible Tower CPU Cooler | 92 mm PWM Fan | for AMD AM4 and Intel 115x CPU | Recommended up to 115 W TDP
ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro - Compact Multi-Compatible Tower CPU Cooler | 92 mm PWM Fan | for AMD AM4 and Intel 115x CPU | Recommended up to 115 W TDP

Pros: none

Cons: After reading all the reviews and doing some research I was convinced this was the fan to buy. My system temps went HIGHER overall. My cpu idle temp went up about 3 or 4 degrees, and my motherboard temps went into the red. This was with the side of my case removed too.

Overall Review: Also a very large unit. Definately make sure you will have room. For me the Northbridge heatsink was in the way of the bottom fins. I also think some of the parts are cheaply made. I had a hell of a time getting the push clips to work properly. The Stock Intel one's just pop right in.

Good Deal

DIAMOND Radeon X550 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card X550PCIE256SB
DIAMOND Radeon X550 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card X550PCIE256SB

Pros: Very good card for the money. Can't complain at all. I'm a casual gamer, and this card does more than I would probably need it for.

Cons: As of now, none.

Hottie

Intel Pentium 4 630 - Pentium 4 Prescott Single-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 EM64T Processor - BX80547PG3000F
Intel Pentium 4 630 - Pentium 4 Prescott Single-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 EM64T Processor - BX80547PG3000F

Pros: Only had this cpu a few weeks, and so far it works nicely. I haven't really pushed it yet though, but it runs extremely hot in my case. I had to take off the side of my case , and that dropped it a few degrees. I will have to order another fan as others have suggested.

Cons: Runs very hot. Even under normal conditions.