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Jason W.

Jason W.

Joined on 04/21/04

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

fits NB and SB of EVGA 680i motherboard perfectly

Swiftech MCW30 Chipset Cooling Water-block
Swiftech MCW30 Chipset Cooling Water-block

Pros: Used on my EVGA 680i A1 motherboard. Fit just fine with no modifications at all. Was able to remove all the stock heatsinks/pipes/fans.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Probably overkill for SB, but I think the NB can use the extra cooling if you're running very high memory overclocks

Most Critical Review

worked good for a couple of weeks then died

OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N1066SR2GK
OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N1066SR2GK

Pros: Mine worked fine at 1150mhz and 2.3v for a few weeks, then bit the dust. Will not even POST with BIOS reset/stock speeds (using other ram to get into BIOS). I'll RMA to OCZ and sell the replacements, I'm going back to Corsair dominators.

Cons: died after 5 weeks with stock voltages and timings.

Overall Review: Many people have had failures. I should have heeded the warnings. Buyer beware.

excellent performance, quiet hard drive

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Runs quiet, excellent performance, plenty of storage. Will get warm if you don't have good cooling.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Was deciding between this drive and a RAID0 pair of raptor 150's, decided to give this drive a try and I'm happy with my decision.

excellent CPU

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - Core 2 Quad Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 105W Processor - BX80562Q6600
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - Core 2 Quad Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 105W Processor - BX80562Q6600

Pros: replaced an OC'd P4 3.4ghz (OC'd to roughly 4ghz) CPU with this quad-core 2.4ghz on watercooling (currently OC'd to 3.23ghz). Runs circles around the old setup. superpi runs in half the time, even with four instances running. Hard to compare framerates etc because of new video cards etc, but overall windows XP and vista is much much faster and I have yet to max all 4 CPU's (except with four instances of a testing program). Running on EVGA 680i A1 motherboard.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Great performance for the price. Overclocks like a champ with watercooling. Mine idles at 40C, under full load after a few hours it's at only 53C. Air-cooling gets very hot very fast. Ran about 40C idle and 53C full load at stock speeds. Temps went ballistic (65-70C) at even moderate overclock with stock air cooling.

great motherboard for OC enthusiast

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I used this MB and water-cooled everything I could think of. CPU, GPU, NB, SB, CPU voltage regulator. No issues, excellent independant BIOS control over CPU and memory clocks, you can run them "unlinked" and set the clocks to whatever you want (within some limits, but they are very generous limits). Excellent high resolution voltage control of cpu core, ram, and other things I don't even know what they are.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Be careful if you run watercooling on the CPU not to over-tighten. I ran the screws down hard on mine and noticed significant warpage on the motherboard. Luckily it didn't permanently damage it and I released the pressure and everything is still working fine.

works great on EVGA 8800gtx, dropped 18C from factory air cooling

Swiftech MCW60-R VGA Waterblock (Blister pack)
Swiftech MCW60-R VGA Waterblock (Blister pack)

Pros: Fits main G80 chip perfectly with included parts. Dropped full-load GPU temps to below idle temps with factory air cooling. Runs about 45C at full load, idles at 34C. Make sure you order the 8800 kit to handle the memory and voltage regulator chips, and I highly recommend artic silver epoxy compound for these smaller heatsinks (not for this kit however) http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835100013

Cons: none

Overall Review: Be sure to use good heatsink compound and get the 8800gtx memory/voltage regulator passive heatsink kit from Swiftech.