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David G.

David G.

Joined on 01/27/06

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Cutting edge

Intel X25-M Mainstream 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2MH080G2R5
Intel X25-M Mainstream 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2MH080G2R5

Pros: Read speeds pushing the 270 [mb/s] mark on my standalone drive. Trim is now in firmware. Photoshop opens in 2 seconds. I took the leap and glad I did.

Cons: Not really a con, but price is high for the casual user.

Overall Review: As this posting, Intel has not yet implemented Trim in drivers for raid arrays. If you just use your system to surf the web or email, this isn't a must have. Win7 & Vista detect and support proper alignment on ssds. If you are using this as a boot drive for XP, you need to jump thru some hoops, as XP doesn't align correctly to ssds. Just google "xp ssd alignment" and this will direct you to the proper procedure for installing xp on a ssd.

Free

Intel Gift - INTEL LYNNFIELD KIT
Intel Gift - INTEL LYNNFIELD KIT

Pros: It was free!

Cons: It was free, there shouldn't be any complaints.

470 TIM

ARCTIC MX-2 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive
ARCTIC MX-2 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive

Pros: Used to replace the TIM on my GTX 470. Temps dropped 5c more. Compound is safer for gpu applications.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Now I know there is great debate concerning TIM application. Concerning Fermi is where I'll focus this statement. I tried 3 methods, pea, X and thin layer with credit card. After each application, I ran my system for 1 day, then removed heatsink. Which one gave the best coverage? Credit card, due to the contact surface of the default 470 heatsink. If used with a WB consult your supplier for best application.

Does the job

Cooler Master Silent Pro M - 1000W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Bronze Certification and Semi-Modular Cables
Cooler Master Silent Pro M - 1000W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Bronze Certification and Semi-Modular Cables

Pros: 1000W SLI ready Textured black unit (simple and classy) Very generous cable lengths Japanese Cappys Silicon noise dampening ends Enough juice and then some for my OC i7 and 470s.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Some other insights of note, the unit uses proprietary flat modular inputs on the psu itself. The 6 pin PCIe cables are actually 8 pin hybrids, the extra 2 pins hang off. Sort of messy looking, but I will use sleeved extensions to correct this.

Beauty eh

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Black interior Roomy Well constructed Quiet, till I ramp up my fan mods. ;7) No cracks in window Plenty of room behind motherboard panel to hide psu cables.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Glad I bought it

We like freebies

EVGA Gift Shirt
EVGA Gift Shirt

Pros: Cool free shirt with EVGA GTX 400 series GPUs.

Cons: none