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David M.

David M.

Joined on 05/01/03

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Most Favorable Review

Works great

Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler,  free TX-2 Thermal Paste Included Inside
Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler, free TX-2 Thermal Paste Included Inside

Pros: Keeps a q6600 2.4ghz running cool under prime95 while oc'd to 3.0ghz (and above). Fits in an ancient Antec Performance Plus chassis (with modification, see cons).

Cons: HUGE. I had to remove the supporting brace in my old medium tower case.

12/19/2008
Most Critical Review

Incompatible with Noctua NH-D15

GIGABYTE GA-Z170-HD3 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z170-HD3 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Great board

Cons: Won't fit a Noctua NH-D15, videocard slot is too close

Overall Review: Try the GA-Z170XP-SLI if you have the Noctua Fan

Works great, and is tiny

G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C16D-16GISB
G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C16D-16GISB

Pros: Tiny (Fits under big coolers like Noctura) Cheap

Cons: No heat spreader

No, it won't make noise like a dentist drill

Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1
Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1

Pros: To the poster below that said: Cons: Although there are no moving parts, it does make a near-continuous high-pitched noise. It's not super loud, but I can consistently hear it above the fan noise in my new machine. It is similar in pitch to a dentist's drill, which I find irritating.

Cons: Immediately turn off your PC, open it back up, locate the cable that you inadvertently pushed into a fan (likely your CPU fan) and relocate it.

Overall Review: If your going to ignore a major tell-tale problem like this, perhaps you should take your PC to a more experienced friend/professional.

memory warning

SUPERMICRO SYS-5016I-MT 1U Rackmount Server Barebone LGA 1156 Intel 3400 DDR3 1333/1066/800
SUPERMICRO SYS-5016I-MT 1U Rackmount Server Barebone LGA 1156 Intel 3400 DDR3 1333/1066/800

Pros: Great server. I installed a X3430 2.40Ghz (quad core xeon) CPU, An intel 2.5" SSDs fit perfectly with an 'icy-dock' adapter (also sold on newegg). Server works with 4 sticks of the Kingston (KVR1333D3E9SK2/4G) ram as expresscoco stated below.

Cons: There are 6 memory slots, but you can not fill all 6 with the memory i listed in the 'Pros'. In order to use all 6 slots you must purchase RDIMM ram, and when you install it, the motherboard will limit the ram speed to 800MHZ (instead of 1333). There are tables in the motherboard manual that explain this, poorly.

Overall Review: Ignore the extra 2 memory slots, dropping from a ram speed of 1333 to 800 just is not worth it.

works greats

iStarUSA TC-24/20 5.5 in. 24 pin Power Supply connector to 20 pin M/B ATX Converter
iStarUSA TC-24/20 5.5 in. 24 pin Power Supply connector to 20 pin M/B ATX Converter

Comments: works perfectly on my intel server board (stl2).