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timothy s.

timothy s.

Joined on 10/12/06

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Good stuff

MASSCOOL Fanner-420 Thermal Grease
MASSCOOL Fanner-420 Thermal Grease

Pros: Lowered the temps on 3 different CPUs.There is more than what you need for one and even 3.I have used it 3 times and still have more than half left.Doesn't stick to CPU.So your CPU HSF comes off with out sticking to the CPU. Price

Cons: none but the cost of shipping.Put this in with other stuff to save on shipping.

Overall Review: I have used it on a Intel P3 1ghz and a Intel Celeron 950mhz OCed to 1137mhz also have used it on an AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+.I have seen about 3-6c lower temps than the stock stuff on the heatsink.

Most Critical Review

its ok

OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR1066A2GK
OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR1066A2GK

Pros: It keeps cool. Price isn't bad.Its black

Cons: won't run at rated speed. Doesn't run stable below 2.2v even at 800@5-5-5-15@2T

Overall Review: I have read many reviews on this ram that people have got it to 1200mhz+ I can't even get mine to run at specs.Maybe i just got a bad batch i will be getting new ram from another brand and this will be going in another rig that won't be overclocking

Good cheap psu

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible

Pros: Cheap,stable,heavy,runs cool,80+ bronze,quiet all the cables it needs to run everything it can support cables are right length for a mid-tower

Cons: cables could be slightly longer to allow it to fit in the bigger mid-towers.

Overall Review: would be nice if they included a cord. Overall its a fine PSU that i would recommend for anyone looking for this watt range.

great!

AMD Athlon X2 4850e - Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2 45W Processor - ADH4850DOBOX
AMD Athlon X2 4850e - Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2 45W Processor - ADH4850DOBOX

Pros: its a great chip runs vary cool. (even on the not so great stock HSF) not a bad price. Alot of head room ;) low watt and low voltage.

Cons: kinda slow stock speed but easily taken care of.Stock heatsink isn't the best when running 24/7 load when running 3ghz.

Overall Review: Its a vary nice chip can clock extremely high for an athlon (3.5ghz) is a cool running ship even at a slightly higher 3ghz.can play most games with out a problem with a 9800GT scores over 11k in 3dmark06 with a 9800gt

fast

Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK
Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK

Pros: cheap, stable,overclockable ,runs lower volts then rated for completely stable. run 1040(520mhz) 5-5-5-12 at 2.1v 24/7 stable

Cons: The Micron chips are VARY rare now.The chips i got are Hynix.doesn't like to run much above 800 at 4-4-4-12 but does GREAT at 5-5-5-12. runs alittle warm at 2.2v or higher so recommend a fan over them.

Overall Review: not bad i bought this ram to replace my 0*z ram that couldn't run the rated speed.This doesn't disappoint me. It scores ~9k mb/s write/read in Everest ram/ cache bandwidth benchmark at my 24/7 settings. I recommend this ram if your looking for cheap stable ram and want slight OCs.

not bad

BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Cheap , 790GX,Crossfire support,fast IGP (fast for an IGP),overclocks good,CPU voltage can go to ~2v ram voltage ~2.65-2.7v bus speed goes over 300mhz.Chipset runs cooler then my Nforce chipset. RAID support, decent layout,South bridge heatsink doesn't block video card.onboard power and restart switches, LEDs for error codes. Phenom II support AFTER bios flash.BIOS updating utility is vary easy to use and works great.Stable at overclocked speeds (after putting heatsink on mosfets) Xigmatek HDT S1283 and Tt V1 both fit without a problem.should be able to use any heatsink you want

Cons: Only 4 phase power not sure how stable it would be with overclocking quad cores at above stock voltage. mosfets are going to need some kind of cooling if clocking quad cores or running high voltage.DOESN'T come with a heatsink on mosfets. bottom PCI-E slot is master.have read that it doesn't support 3870x2 or 4850/4870x2 (but will support 2 3870s or 2 4850/4870s in crossfire) Biostar's website isn't vary good. there overclocking software isn't vary good.The automatic V6 V8 V12 ISN'T stable on V8 or V12 but is on V6 so your better off tweaking it yourself

Overall Review: Have been running it for months now with a 9800GT, AMD 2gb(1gbx2) patriot DDR2 800 at 1000 Dual core 4850e 45w running 3ghz 24/7 100% stable. have got it up to 3.5ghz! has worked great with a 5000+BE and a 4850e. 2gb OCZ Reapers,1gb(512mbx2) Geil Ultra and 2gb of patriot extreme I WOULD recommend this board to someone that wants to run a DUAL core overclocked or if they want to run a quad core at stock or SLIGHTLY overclocked speed.I would recommend if you are looking for killed OCs on quads then look someplace else.