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Jason T.

Jason T.

Joined on 02/25/03

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Simply Awesome

APEVIA X-JUPITER G-Type X-JUPITERG-BK Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
APEVIA X-JUPITER G-Type X-JUPITERG-BK Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Huge amounts of room to work. HD4870's have plenty of room and these are long cards at 10.5 inches. The rail system for hard drives and optical drives makes life very easy since it is toolless. Even the biggest heatsinks will fit this case. My Zalman 9700 is perfect in it. The LCD is awesome and the built in fan controller rocks!

Cons: Cables from the top panel for the USB/Audio/1394 ports are not quite long enough depending on motherboard. They need another 3-4 inches to allow for optimal cable management. Bigger PSU's like the Corsair HX1000 prevent you from using a 120mm fan on the top vent of the case because of their length. I need another half inch of clearance to use a 120mm fan. Minor issue since you can still mount an 80mm fan like a SilenX but would rather have been able to mount my Scythe S-Flex...

Overall Review: This is my second Apevia case. Love my original one as well. Keep up the good work Apevia!!!

Awesome

OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK
OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK

Pros: Dropped 8 gigs of this RAM into my new Intel C2Q with X48 system. Runs at spec no problem. Love the look. Running at 8x400 right now with plenty of headroom left to push even further.

Cons: nada

Amazing

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: Keeps your CPU nice and chilly. My Q9450 @ 3.2ghz idles around 38c and full load 51c. If I push the CPU a bit more with extra voltage I only get a 1-2degree difference in temps. Very quiet with fan on low. Even at high it is hard to hear.

Cons: Very heavy.

Great chip

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 - Core 2 Quad Yorkfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 775 95W Processor - BX80569Q9450
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 - Core 2 Quad Yorkfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 775 95W Processor - BX80569Q9450

Pros: 45nm tech. Runs nice and cool. Large L2 cache. Runs nice and cool. Good OCer. Mine's at 3.2GHz at stock voltage. Haven't tried to go higher.

Cons: none

Great PSU

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000 W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000 W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Pros: Great power supply from Corsair. Good solid power along all the rails. Powers my Intel C2Q system with Crossfired HD4870's without a hiccup.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Very long PSU so could cause space issues in some cases.

VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 900244
VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 900244

Pros: I have two of these Crossfired and they just obliterate my old HD3870 Crossfire setup. Games like Assassin's Creed and Rainbox 6 Vegas 2 I can run maxed out at 1680x1050 with all the eye candy turned on. Fast is not the word for these cards.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Love Visiontek's lifetime warranty. Oh and be sure your case can fit a 10.5 inch video card. ;)