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SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4850 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100273L
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4850 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100273L

Pros: great card for the money, excelent display output at all resolutions, able to run all my games at max settings without frame rate issues

Cons: Somewhat noisy fan when run at 100% insuficant cooling under heavy load without setting fan at 100%

Overall Review: I will use this card in any gaming or graphics editing machines where noise is not an issue

Super amd 2+/3 cooler

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes

Pros: Dropped my temps from 60 c and climing to 45 c steady under prime 95 tuture testing. As long as you have access to the back of your motherboard in your case install takes under half an hour

Cons: I was not impressed by the retaing bracket as it only put prsi on the center of the sink but it worked fine

Overall Review: msi 790x-g45 amd955 4g ripjaw 12800 mem nzxt case running at 3.6 o.c.

12/16/2010
Western Digital Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: High speed and large capacity saved $20 on each one while on sale RMA very easy

Cons: might not work well in RAID 1 5 or 10

Overall Review: One of the 2 recived was defective hence the 4 eggs not 5 However neweggs rma was easy HD Tune: AMD 2+0 Stripe/RAID0 Benchmark Transfer Rate Minimum : 101.8 MB/sec Transfer Rate Maximum : 213.3 MB/sec Transfer Rate Average : 163.1 MB/sec Access Time : 11.3 ms Burst Rate : 123.6 MB/sec CPU Usage : -1.0% These numbers where achived using the stock AMD RAID on my MB The performance in real life apps is excelent Wish I had bought four

Good MB

MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Good layout works well with ATI video cards

Cons: Manual is basic and full version must be downloaded (hard to do without a working computer)

Overall Review: This is my second MB from MSI the first is a 5 year old socket 939 which has now been relagated to web surfing and video/audio playback only becuase AMD stopped proding CPU for it and 2.6 mhz just isnt fast enough for high end gaming on higher graphics settings. Having built many machines in the past 5 years I have used many different company's motherboards but have almost always wished that something (layout,cooling,bios, ect ) was done slightly differenly an most of them. I will use MSI boards exclusively when using ATI video card as they work very well together

great memory

GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GV34GB1333C7DC
GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GV34GB1333C7DC

Pros: At 7-7-7-24 latency it is fast, this memory even under heavy load has been completly stable.

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: having never used Geil products before I am very pleased with its performance I have used Kingston, Patriot, Ocz and Corsair memory in the past and generaly speaking this seams to overclock, and withstand heat with better stability I look forward to using more GeIl memory in the future and hope it is all as stable