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Erik H.

Erik H.

Joined on 03/03/07

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Most Favorable Review

Lovely Fans!

COUGAR CF-V14H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 14CM Silent Cooling Fan
COUGAR CF-V14H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 14CM Silent Cooling Fan

Pros: These are incredibly constructed fans! I bought 4 for the Corsair 400R case and they took my system temps from 45C under load to 28C under load! I have two pulling air in from the side and two exhausting out the top!.

Cons: I'm not sure this is a con, or just because I got 4 of them, but they are slightly louder than I expected on Max RPM... Didn't take off an egg for it, but judging from all the other reviews I was expecting them to be whisper quiet.

Overall Review: They are orange but have no LED's. Me likey!

11/19/2011

Makes me blush

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6950 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R695OC-1GD
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6950 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R695OC-1GD

Pros: Excellent graphics! Plays Skyrim maxed out paired with a Phenom 2 965! Excellent price! Quiet operation!

Cons: Gets a tad hot... Does tend to sag towards the end... Makes me blush with her hot and sexy words...

Overall Review: This is probably the best Video Card you can buy right now for the money. The Price / Performance ratio is excellent. The card runs slightly hotter than I thought it would... about 38C idle and 68C playing Skyrim on Ultra with the fan speed set at a constant 60%. I was expecting better temps in my case which is a full tower and has plenty of airflow, but these temps are not unheard of. Noise levels with a 60% fan speed setting are still tollerable, but any higher and it might get annoying.

12/30/2011

Buy this case for a lifetime!

Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite Grey and Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite Grey and Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

Pros: Excellent case with some incredible features! Solid Construction and plenty of room inside! Cable Management is a refreshing change!

Cons: Only a slight con... Pair this with a Corsair 650W Professional PSU and two of the screw mounting holes for it do not line up... just kinda an annoyance really, but it is a corsair case and PSU... they should line up. Also kinda ugly... but that is a matter of personal opinion. No eggs knocked off!

Overall Review: Definitely the best price to performance ratio right now! 100 bucks is a steal for this case!

11/19/2011

Crazy Temps

CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler - Intel Only (CW-9060006-WW)
CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler - Intel Only (CW-9060006-WW)

Pros: This is a great little cooler! I paired it with a AMD Phenom 2 965 X4 and my temps.... ok ready for this! My CPU temp Idle is 25C! Under load it never goes over 40C!

Cons: I have only one con for this and is the 120MM CPU fan that came with the cooler was DOA out of the box. Didn't spin past 200 RPM and was not sufficient enough to cool the CPU.

Overall Review: I paired this cooler with the Corsair 400R case pulling cool air in from the outside, and an Ultra Kaze 3000 RPM Fan! I don't run the fan on max and it keeps my CPU super cool! Get on if they ever come back in stock!

11/19/2011

Wow, So Stable

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I got Rev. 3.3. Overclocking software is really nice. Posted first boot and have had no problems since.

Cons: Colors don't really go with any theme. No Firewire.

Overall Review: I am using OCZ memory and it posted first shot no tweaking.

Nice Cooling

Sunbeam Freezing-Storm IC-FS-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Sunbeam Freezing-Storm IC-FS-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Doesn't look like an Alien uses it for transportation. 3 120mm Fans are quite nice, keeps my system temp right at 30 degrees centigrade. Side window is not too big. Tool less drive design is easy and works well.

Cons: I also had trouble mounting the motherboard as different sizes of screws come with the mounting hardware. I just used all of the same size to combat this problem. Also the SunbeamTech.com decal on the front is annoying.

Overall Review: I needed a case that looked both professional and had excellent cooling and that is what I got. I am very pleased with this case.