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Srikanth V.

Srikanth V.

Joined on 01/11/08

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Most Favorable Review

Great Performance

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: Excellent cooling performance. q6600 at 3.2 Ghz 1.34v, max temp at 57c while running p95. Used to own a Coolermaster HyperTX2 and max temps used to be 68-71c at 3.0 Ghz running p95. Included fan is not that noisy even at high speed.Retention bracket feels secure.TIM included in the bundle (Tuniq tx2) is great. Fan speed controller included. Fan easy to mount with fan clips.Relatively light compared to other coolers its size (eg: TRUE 120, Z600 etc). Installation procedure is easy ( Do not have to remove motherboard, but if your power supply is top mounted or if u have big hands like i do, u might have to remove it for more space while installing).

Cons: The retention clip used for holding the heatsink to the bracket interferes with the Northbridge heatsink. I build computers for my friends and family and used this cooler quite a few times. At first i thought it was just mostly a problem with Gigabyte and Asus motherboards but turns out i was wrong. I had to bend some fins on my northbridge heatsink to allow for proper installation. U would think Sunbeamtech would do somethng about it since it is a common problem. Had to dock 1 egg for this problem.

Overall Review: If u are thinking about installing this onyour motherboard facing the rear fan, make sure your northbridge heatsink is not more than ~4.75 cm tall!! If it is u might have to bend some fins. If u are going to install it facing up, u would be fine. Also make sure your case width is >= 8". Performance is top notch if u can fit it onto the motherboard.

Most Critical Review

Disappointed

OCZ OALKBELX2US USB Wired Slim Alchemy Series Elixir II Keyboard
OCZ OALKBELX2US USB Wired Slim Alchemy Series Elixir II Keyboard

Pros: Really slim and compact. Blue LED indicator's are a nice touch. Almost no noise when typing.

Cons: I don't know if this is a problem with every keyboard or just mine, some of the keys have to be pressed really hard for them to register(R, N, \, SHIFT), especially R. This gets REALLY bad during gaming 'cause almost all FPS games use R as reload and we sort of get used to it. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to reload multiple times in the middle of a firefight and die 'cause your R key doesn't work. The whole point of gaming keyboard is lost if it hinders your performance severely in games and this keyboard does exactly that. That's why i gave it a 1 egg rating.

Overall Review: The worst part of all this is, I gave away my older keyboard to my friend as soon as i received this one. Now if i try and return it, i'll be left without a keyboard for quite sometime. Bad place to be stuck right now

Good product

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

Pros: Relatively small compared to other 750W supply's. Very quiet. I was using a BFG power supply until now and i cant believe how quiet this supply is compared to that one. Good cable length's for mid tower cases. Partially modular design.lot of modular cables supplies. 80 Plus Bronze is another perk.

Cons: Both the 4 pin and EPS 8 pin are not modular. You have to tuck one away. Would have liked it if the 8 pin cable was a little longer. It is fine for my coolermaster HAF922 but i'm pretty sure owners of full tower cases are going to face problems. But i'm not gonna knock out an egg for that. I was aware of this even before i bought it and i don't think i will need a bigger case than the HAF922 anyway. Would have liked it if the LED could have been switched off, but for the price (104.95) it's a steal!

Overall Review: This looks like a really good power supply. Shall update if i have any problems

Great case!

Cooler Master Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Cooler Master Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Good solid build. 2 120 mm fans with the option for an extra one. Classic look. Lot's of room inside to work considering it's a mid tower case. Really quiet when using the fan's that come with it. Tool-less drive cages.

Cons: The fans are quiet, but not really that effective, but that's not really a con. Also you can see finger prints on the front aluminum bezel, again not really a con.

Overall Review: This is one of those cases that doesn't look real special, but just grows on you as time passes. Great case.

11/28/2008

Wow!

EVGA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N801-AR
EVGA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N801-AR

Pros: Excellent performance in a lot of games upto 1600x1200. Can even crank up AA in some titles at that resolution. Single slot design doesn't block other expansion slots. Easy to control fan speed through EVGA Precision. Amazing bang for the buck ratio.

Cons: Not really. Bought it fo about 230 buck's and the 9800 GT sells for about 120 now. But it's been almost a year.

11/28/2008

B-

Thermaltake WingRS VG1000BNS Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Thermaltake WingRS VG1000BNS Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Really cheap(Had a mail in rebate when i bought it, so got it fo abt20 bucks, i guess). Ample space to wok inside.Looks decent. Tool-less drive cages.

Cons: Thin case, Expansion card slot locking mechanism sticks out from the back of the case and the killer.... Front headphone cable doesnt extend long enough fo some MicoATX mobo's.

Overall Review: Its a middle of the road case with not so many negatives. It doesn't have many good features eighter.

11/28/2008