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Changrui L.

Changrui L.

Joined on 10/25/01

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Most Favorable Review

Good drive

Seagate Momentus 5400.3 ST980815A 80GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Momentus 5400.3 ST980815A 80GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Price, warranty, low noise, low heat, 5400rpm.

Cons: none so far.

Overall Review: Running without glitch for 2 years now as a replacement hdd for an ancient sony laptop.

Most Critical Review

Decent card for the money

Rosewill RNX-G300LX - Wireless WRT54 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b/g, Up to 54 Mbps Data Rate, PCI Interface with 2 dBi Antenna
Rosewill RNX-G300LX - Wireless WRT54 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b/g, Up to 54 Mbps Data Rate, PCI Interface with 2 dBi Antenna

Pros: Reasonable priced.

Cons: Signal strength is not great. Complete interruption whenever microwave is on (no other wireless computers in the house has same problem). Good for light internet usage, not for streaming multimedia content.

11/24/2009

Great Thermal Compound

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: Great thermal conductibility. 2-3 degree C improvement over AS3, which is already impressive. Coupled with H60 dual fan intake cooling 3.7G phenom 2 X4 to 30 C above ambient.

Cons: 1. I have to say the official "dot method" for spreading thermal paste is not optimum for my setup. I used a sharp razor blade to spread the paste over both surfaces and achieved 4 degrees C improvement over the "dot method" 2. The 200 hour break in period is a bit annoying because it was hard to gauge the performance immediately after application.

So far not broken yet

APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply
APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply

Pros: Very reasonably priced 500 watt supply. Powering a C2D system with a GTX280 without giving up.

Cons: An 8-pin PCIe power connector would be nice.

11/30/2011

Good cooler for a budget

CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Pros: Easy installation on AMD system. Beats any air cooling with a double fan intake setup. Price is very reasonable.

Cons: Tubes could be a little longer. The fan mounts on the radiator is a bit awkward and hard to take off for cleaning purposes.

11/30/2011

Great Card for the money

MSI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N460GTX Hawk
MSI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N460GTX Hawk

Pros: Very Overclockable, low noise. Currently running at 910 core / 2050 Mem with stock cooling.

Cons: Side power connectors is highly desired.

11/30/2011