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Robert W.

Robert W.

Joined on 07/11/04

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Most Favorable Review

nice ram

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPQ
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPQ

Pros: over clock very well if you want to overclock ram I usually just turn ram overclocking off. wonderfully fast in dual channel mode. cheap and cool looking with all the leds i have in my case

Cons: have to tweak to get it to go to 1066 as it needs 2.0v instead of 1.8 it will run at 1.8 just at 800 not 1066.

Most Critical Review

junk

COOLMAX VL-600B 600 W ATX 12V V2.3 Power Supply
COOLMAX VL-600B 600 W ATX 12V V2.3 Power Supply

Pros: none

Cons: Lasted 6 months before it started powering off during intensive games killed one motherboard and two memory slots. Similar story to another one in a second machine do yourself a favor buy another brand. Put in a raidmax 530 and it seems to run quieter and my system is faster.

Love it

Panasonic SCHT40 800 Watt 5.1 Channel Home Theater System
Panasonic SCHT40 800 Watt 5.1 Channel Home Theater System

Pros: Killer sound. Bought this at best buy,almost went with the Sony that was similar but more expensive. My sister ended up getting the sony. In my Living room 16x22 hooked up to a 32" HDTV, an Xbox and My computer. You can get more expensive systems sure but very few will have the level of clarity this unit provides. If you want theater like sound you got it. It gets plenty loud except for some directv channels. I just hooked up a mini pre-amp to fix this.

Cons: needs extra ventilation make sure it has a hole in the back of the cabinet and some clearance on top.

cheap look elsewhere

ePOWER TVPS550 550 W ATX12V Power Supply
ePOWER TVPS550 550 W ATX12V Power Supply

Pros: none other than low price

Cons: rated at 550 on the supply itself says 585 which should make it an 85% eff, but tested out at 512 to start with now after almost a year the 12v rail quit now registers 1.2 volts. Have one in another machine that is showing same signs of the 12v going out, which makes it nearly impossible to play games with a pci-e card that needs power

ram sinks suck

ZALMAN VF1000 2 Ball VGA Cooler
ZALMAN VF1000 2 Ball VGA Cooler

Pros: really quiet 39c idle 47 load on a 4850 running at 720/993, combined with a zalman 7500 cpu cooler and i can hear my hard drive writing again

Cons: ramsinks dont stick had to replace with a scythe pack didn't like the blue color anyways and now mosfets are covered as well

Overall Review: pretty near silent without losing the cooling factor. Not worried about heat venting inside the case being a tech the side is off 99% of the time anyways

awesome

ZALMAN CNPS 7500 AlCu LED 2 Ball-Bearing CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS 7500 AlCu LED 2 Ball-Bearing CPU Cooler

Pros: I needed cheap cooling better than stock cooler for florida summers which can cause shutdown problems with the humidity factored in. I wasn't expecting much 5-10 degrees cooler but certainly not 25 c idle 29-31 load on and overclocked 5000 be

Cons: fins can be bent rather easily

Overall Review: even turned up all the way my power supply is louder. And wind noise like some review wrote.. come on...reallly