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Stephen T.

Stephen T.

Joined on 10/14/07

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Most Favorable Review

Good cooling, fans are quiet, pump a little noisy

MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror ARGB Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, Mirror ARGB Pump, 280 Radiator, Dual SickleFlow 140mm, 3rd Gen Dual Chamber Pump for AMD Ryzen/Intel 1200, 1151, LGA 1700 Compatible
MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror ARGB Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, Mirror ARGB Pump, 280 Radiator, Dual SickleFlow 140mm, 3rd Gen Dual Chamber Pump for AMD Ryzen/Intel 1200, 1151, LGA 1700 Compatible

Pros: Good cooling performance with fans changed. Easy install. OK lighting effects. Fits in NR200P Fans are quit. Nice build quality. Good quality screws

Cons: Fans cooling performance is poor. RGB on cpu block is only ok. AMD standard mounting clips used are an OK approach, but getting a good flat contact is slightly trickier. Pump noise is audible, but not loud. A 4 pin would be better for Pump speed control. The 3 pin makes it easy to connect to a hub in a SFF build with very limited fan connections.

Overall Review: I changed out the 140mm fans with Arctic P14 fans as I noticed the Temps were very lackluster on a 3900XT. 36C at idle before, and 28C with Arctic fans. Peak temp spikes dropped from 84C to 77C. All core 4.2 with under volt 57C. Plenty of headroom. The included fans are quiet, but just don't cut it. The Arctic P14s are cheap and perform much better. I wish it used a normal 4 screw/spring mounting format. The 2 clip connectors make getting a great fat fit slightly more difficult. It just barely fits into a cooler master nr200p. RGB is barebones on the cpu block. Adds only a little extra FPS. More RGB, FPS GO BRRRR. Overall, I am satisfied. Temps are great in the end, and that is what counts. If the fans were better, it would be 5 stars for the sale price.

Most Critical Review

Seems noisier than 15DB, pushes good amount of air.

SilenX EFX-12-15B Blue LED Effizio Quiet Case Fan
SilenX EFX-12-15B Blue LED Effizio Quiet Case Fan

Pros: Pushes a good amount of air. Blue LEDs look good in LanBoy Air Blue Easy install Helped drop CPU temp 3' when placed in back of case

Cons: It is the noisiest fan in the case by far. 6 other Antec fans are a lot quieter and they are meant to be 17db or quiter. The hum of the fan is a little annoying and will probably be replaced by a different fan.

Overall Review: After my H80i died, I'm looking to replace with air cooling. I like quiet, and so does everybody else. The hum of the fan is just not up to par. I've hooked it up to a four pin and to system fan connection. Both are noisy. It's cooling power is very good and I'm impressed with that. Maybe I got a dud. It got great reviews and that is why I chose it.

PS5 awesomeness

GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s M.2 2280 2TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4 3D TLC NAND GP-AG70S2TB
GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s M.2 2280 2TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4 3D TLC NAND GP-AG70S2TB

Pros: Stays cool. Low profile heat sink. Heat sink looks premium too. Works with PS5. Blazing fast.

Cons: None

Overall Review: It does what I need in the PS5 at fast speeds.

Solid card for SFF build

EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC GAMING, 12G-P5-3657-KR, 12GB GDDR6, Dual-Fan, Metal Backplate
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC GAMING, 12G-P5-3657-KR, 12GB GDDR6, Dual-Fan, Metal Backplate

Overall Review: Fits easily in an NR200 with bottom fans. Stays nice and cool. Quiet. Low power requirement. Good performance at a nice price by today's standards. 12GB is a little over kill. Thank you newegg for the fast shipping

Pretty Good Cooler

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm GABRIEL-CPU Cooler 4 soldered Heatpipes Low Profile Quiet 120X120X20mm PWM Fan Metal Mounting Kit
DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm GABRIEL-CPU Cooler 4 soldered Heatpipes Low Profile Quiet 120X120X20mm PWM Fan Metal Mounting Kit

Pros: Decent cooler for i7 2600K @ 3.8 (All are max temps out of all cores) Idle :34 Normal/light: 44 Max 79 Quiet during normal use, gets a little more noisy when gaming. I'd say a good cooler for everyday use. Very easy to install and comes with all that was needed. Looks good in my case (LanBoy Air Blue) Does a very good job of dropping temps after gaming session.

Cons: Gets a little noisy under load OC to 4.0 and temps reach 83 which is in the "still safe" range, but not great. Open air case with plenty of fans. It's not the greatest for gaming or pushing the cpu (OC). It's the only fan I can hear in the case, but not too loud or annoying.

Overall Review: I am fairly happy with this fan for what it is. Low Profile, quiet under normal circumstances, and no tricks or gimmicks to install. My corsair H80i started to leak after 2 years of use and almost set fire to my R9 290X and I am now hesitant to go back to water cooling. Something about burning down the house. I have plenty of ventilation and fans to create good air flow, but this little guy still seems to struggle to keep temps down, but does keep them well within acceptable ranges. I would recommend this to any one who wants a low profile cooler better than stock. I didn't want to go with a monstrous tower cooler or water cooler even though they are much better coolers. I like having a nice open and organized case.

Awesome look and Quality.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

Pros: Second lot of this ram. Unfortunately my liquid cooling blocks a slot, and so I am unable to install with other set. It works like a charm. Great price on Newegg. CL8 is nice and fast. Blue looks great from above or the side. XMP makes for an easy setup at full speed.

Cons: None. Cool Packaging????

Overall Review: I really do love the quality of G.SKill. The RipJaws X and Sniper series are excellent. Glad to get away from the Corsair brand. Their memory is good, warranty is not that of G.Skill and their colors/design??? No where near as good G.Skill Great for gaming and designing/modding games.