cover
Eddie B.

Eddie B.

Joined on 02/28/05

0
0

Product Reviews
product reviews
  • 7
Most Favorable Review

good memory, good price

Wintec AMPX 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-2048K
Wintec AMPX 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-2048K

Pros: Good memory, and for the price, cannot be beat. Was kind of skeptical at first, but runs fine on my Asus P5L-VM motherboard.

Cons: None

Overall Review: haven't tried overclocking, but memory runs good as spec'ed.

Nice micro ATX board

ASUS P5L-VM 1394 LGA 775 Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P5L-VM 1394 LGA 775 Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Booted up first time with C2D E6420. No problems whatsoever. Firewire port is a plus (using this with my Presonus Firebox), since I do music recording.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Recommend this board if you are building a nice m-ATX based computer. I plan to upgrade my video card to either nvidia 8600 or 8800 level, still undecided.

I'm glad I bought it

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6600
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6600

Pros: Runs cool! Very fast....running this processor @ 3.2 GHZ on air!! Core temps never get above 45C full load (Orthos).

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Intel is back!

Nice board for the money

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Not as nice as the DQ6, but just as fast. Stable out of the box. Great overclocking board for enthusiasts.

Cons: Put a 50mm fan on the NB cooler, you will thank me later. Wish it was SLI.

Overall Review: There are helpful web links that will help you get the most out of this board. So you won't be lost if you need help from other enthusiasts.

Ice cold

COOLER MASTER RR-PCH-S9U1-GP 92mm CPU Cooler
COOLER MASTER RR-PCH-S9U1-GP 92mm CPU Cooler

Pros: Keeps my E6600 nice and cool @ 3ghz. 20C idle and 33C load (1.45V). Gonna try higher

Cons: Big. Make sure you have room.

Overall Review: Best cooler for the money.

I can't believe it...

COOLER MASTER RR-DCH-S9U1-GP 92mm CPU Cooler
COOLER MASTER RR-DCH-S9U1-GP 92mm CPU Cooler

Pros: I have this installed on an Core2 Duo E6600 GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) F10 motherboard, with some Artic Silver 5. This thing keeps my CPU temps at 19-20C at idle and I have not even seen more than 30C when playing games (Company of Heroes, Supreme Commander) when stock. Upped the voltage to 1.45 and overclocked to 3GHZ. Still, 22C idle/32C load (according to Easy Tune 5). I have this in an Antec 900 case. Wow. Easy to install as well.

Cons: Kinda big? But who cares, get a bigger case.

Overall Review: For the money you cannot get a better CPU air cooler. Who needs water-cooling when you have temps like this??