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Ethan C.

Ethan C.

Joined on 12/08/12

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Astounding!

Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition Black / Red SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition Black / Red SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: The case is well built. There is enough room in the case for just about everything you could ever want, minus a few things (see the cons). It holds my full ATX board perfectly, along with a full size ATX power supply. The back panel comes off, and there is enough room behind the mounting plate to run A LOT of extra cords so that your case is very air-flow friendly. Another pro that is nice is IT IS RED O_O.

Cons: There is only one con that this case has, and it is a rather large con that should be seriously looked into by Thermaltake. The 2 120mm fan slots at the top of the case, you can't mount the fans on the inside because there isn't enough clearance between the motherboard heatsinks and the top of the case. I even have some low profile fans that are 10mm thick. They don't even fit. Seriously a huge con, I had to drill a hole in the top of my case to feed the fan wires into the case because I mounted the two fans I bought on the outside.

Overall Review: It is so red.

12/26/2012

Never going back

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ASP900S3-64GM-C
ADATA Premier Pro SP900 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ASP900S3-64GM-C

Pros: These things are absolutely fast! There is no denying the performance improvement, and the benefit of having SSD's. They are top of the line, incredibly fast devices. Your HDD is the slowest thing in your computer? Why not replace it with the fastest SSD you can get for under 100$. -SSD Speed rated at 2.9 gigaBITS per second (not gigabytes) up from .8 gigabits per second. -Boot time dropped from 37 seconds to 12. -Load times in many games cut but an average of 20% -Everything I do is noticeably faster, from opening the start menu, to watching a movie, to loading a game.

Cons: It's blue, my entire setup is blood red with a blue SSD bay adapter. Nothing paint can't fix, but still kind of annoying.

Overall Review: I have two of these in a RAID0 configuration, as of right now, I couldn't be running them any faster without a new motherboard. These things are wicked sick amounts of fast. I will never go back to HDD's for gaming, they are WAY to slow.

Wicked!

Rosewill HIVE Series, HIVE-750S, 750W Fully Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & CrossFire Ready, Black
Rosewill HIVE Series, HIVE-750S, 750W Fully Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & CrossFire Ready, Black

Pros: Stunning design Modular Reasonably high wattage This power supply is an absolute truck! I plugged it in, and immediately started overvolting everything, stressing the PSU to the max, within the first hour that it was plugged in, it tanked through the abuse, and has given me no issues at all. The modular design is amazing, the inside of my case has never been so clean, and uninhibited. I absolutely love this thing, it's one of the better investments in my rig, and that's saying a lot.

Cons: None that I can find as of yet.

Overall Review: So stunningly beautiful!

Amazing goo!

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: Absolutely astounding, with the stock thermal paste on my H60 form Corsair, my FX-4170 idled at about 10 degrees. With the arctic silver, it idles at room temperature.

Cons: It's, incredibly sticky... beware of the goo....

Overall Review: I wish that I would have gotten a bit more for my money, but I guess that's what I get for buying such a high end product.

Egg-celent....

CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm

Pros: There are some obvious things that liquid cooling offers that need not be discussed. This particular setup is perfect for anyone looking to get a cheap cooling upgrade. It installs easily, fits in any standard 120mm fan slot, and is REALLY cheap for the performance that you get out of it. Before H60 : Blacklight Retribution, not overclocked, would run my processor at 45 degrees Celsius. My processor would idle at 18 degrees Celsiu. After h60 : Overclocked by 10% running Blacklight Retribution at 32 degrees celsius. Idles at ambient temperature +1 degree at some times.

Cons: The tubes are a bit stiff, nothing that you can't handle though.

Overall Review: The fan is GREAT for the money that you are spending. The radiator is really high quality, and the whole thing assembles REALLY easily.