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Chris E.

Chris E.

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Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1600ELK
Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1600ELK

Pros: They work at 1600 speed on my crosshair iv, even though i was told they wouldn't

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Going to buy another set for a total of 16gb, for this price why not.

12/13/2010

Nice

XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity
XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity

Pros: I bought two of these bad boys and recevie/installed them today. I used to have to overclock the heck out of my system to get 9900 on 3dmark06. My first run with these beasts, without anything overclocked was 23000. Not to shabby. I dont even think I will attempt any overclocking, whats the point.

Cons: Not really a con, because we all know these things are BIG and HEAVY.

Overall Review: Installation was a breeze. Just so happened new drivers came out from XFX yesterday, so I used them. I asked XFX if it was okay to open these up and apply some Artic Silver 5, and they said it was fine and wouldn't even void the warrenty, I didn't do it yet, and may not, unless I start to see temps increasing over time. I know alot of companies use cheapo thermal paste, so time will tell.

12/16/2010

Works as expected

ABS DARK BERET seriesDB1000-M-BRZ 1000W Continuous @50°C,80 PLUS BRONZE Certified,Modular Cable Design,Single 12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
ABS DARK BERET seriesDB1000-M-BRZ 1000W Continuous @50°C,80 PLUS BRONZE Certified,Modular Cable Design,Single 12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply

Pros: Works like it should

Cons: Dont know how a feel about a single 12v rail, but so far so good.

Overall Review: We will see how well i does when my 2 XFX 6870 BE's show up.

12/13/2010

Good Stuff

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: I have always bought ASUS motherboards, and after this one will continue to do so. Great board for the money.

Cons: The only issue I had with this board was NB temps. Took the cooler off, cleaned up the garbage paste used by ASUS and applied Artic silver 5, and directed a fan at it, now NB never see's more then 45C

Overall Review: Like I said I have bought probably my last ten or twelve boards from ASUS, and always had good luck, this just continues the trend. The feature set on this board is amazing. Can't wait to get my 2 new XFX 6870 BE's to really make this baby hum.

12/13/2010

WOW

CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC)
CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC)

Pros: WOW, I bought this thing at a different vendor after eye balling it on here. Kind of sceptical at first, but the price was right. Boy am I glad I did. Installed this on a ASUS crosshair iv with an application of Artic silver 5 with no problems. The Crosshair already has a back plate that worked perfect. I've got my 965 overclocked to 4.01Ghz and it idles at 29c and I have never seen it get past 38c. Best cooling I have ever used, and I've been build machines for 20 years.

Cons: This was a little tricky to install, but for me I had a new CPU and new motherboard to put this on, so I was starting with everything out of the case already. I managed to do this myself in about 20 minutes.

Overall Review: I reversed the fan so it is pulling outside air and pushing it through the radiator. Didn't even bother trying it the other way. How do you refill it if it needs it?

12/11/2010