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Peter P.

Peter P.

Joined on 08/16/06

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Most Favorable Review

Sexy

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-1200M 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-1200M 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: *Sexy looking *Lots of cables *Nice packaging and cases *Did I mention its sexy?

Cons: *Not quite fully modular, but I knew that going into it *Too sexy to not look at... distracts me from gaming

Overall Review: Powerful PSU, good looks, a cool sticker to go with it, and it has lots of goodies as well. Cable lengths are good, but I needed an extension for the CPU with my case - Level 10 GT

Most Critical Review

Great cooler, but beware...

Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid Cooling System
Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid Cooling System

Pros: *Looks amazing *Performs amazingly - brought my idle temps from 40'C to ~27'C, and my full load temp doesn't get above 60'C when OC'ing at 4.5GHz

Cons: *Instructions suck - hardcore *Blew out my CPU fan controller! See below

Overall Review: When I hooked this Kuhler in, I had no problems installing it, despite the bad instructions, but I had a more interesting problem. When I first started it, it killed my fan controller! Burned it up, smoke, everything - the trace leads are now burned up and you can see where it burned... Oddly, I am not the only one with this problem. Another friend of mine bought this same cooler, hooked it up, and it burned out his CPU fan controller on first boot. Two different board, different setups, but similar outcomes. Something isn't right here... Luckily, the cooler's fan controller can go in any system fan, so it works fine - but no CPU fan controller is just a tad annoying.

Good keyboard, takes some adjusting

Tt eSPORTS  CHALLENGER ULTIMATE Gaming Keyboard Black KB-CHU003US
Tt eSPORTS CHALLENGER ULTIMATE Gaming Keyboard Black KB-CHU003US

Pros: *Smooth and flat *Adjustable colors *Quiet typing *Braided cable! *Carrying case!

Cons: *Fan is kinda useless, but funny none the less.

Overall Review: Its taking some getting used to, coming from a Razer Tarantula. Its good, but like I said, its different for me.

Inexpensive, fast, and it works

LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM
LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM

Pros: *Its a good drive - no problems, haven't ever had any with LG drives.

Cons: *None

Overall Review: It works, its cheap, and its good quality. If you just need a DVD/CD combo drive, you cant beat $18 with free shipping.

Wow - Just Wow

Intel Core i5-2500K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52500K
Intel Core i5-2500K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52500K

Pros: I don't really even know what to say - This is the processor that I hoped would gracefully welcome me to Intel, coming from AMD, and it did that plus more! Out of box, I ramped this thing up to 4.6GHz on stock air, just to see if it could - and it was easily doing that on stock voltage! Prime95 tested for about 20 minutes before heat became an issue, and it didn't fault.

Cons: The stock heatsink sucks - end of story. Even for general use, this thing is horrid. There are plenty of cheap heatsinks that do a much better job of cooling than this thing...

Overall Review: If you are going to OC, get a good cooler. My H100 is still on its way, but this processor has amazing potential!

Great Value, Amazing RAM

HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X1K2/8GX
HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X1K2/8GX

Pros: Love the RAM - OC'ed it to 1600 like advertised without a hitch. The black heatsink is a nice touch for my system, which is part of the reason I got it.

Cons: None I can find so far.

Overall Review: They may clip with low heat sinks, but they are not that tall by any measure - these replaced my older OCZ Reaper HPC modules, and those were TALL.