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Raspberry Pi

EDIMAX EW-7811Un 150 Mbps Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n Nano USB Adapter
EDIMAX EW-7811Un 150 Mbps Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n Nano USB Adapter

Pros: Raspbian likes it out of the box

Cons: N/A

Most Critical Review

BEST CPU HS, except rust

Thermalright U120eXtrem1366RT R-C 120mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
Thermalright U120eXtrem1366RT R-C 120mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

Pros: Can mount in either orientation, cools like a beast, easy to attach / setup

Cons: Both of the supplied mounting bars I received had spots of rust where the nut is welded into the main load bar. This is unacceptable for such a highly rated product.

Overall Review: Would have been five stars except for the rust -- I'm honestly shocked. SilentPCReview turned me on to this HSF.

12/30/2011

LGTM

EVGA 02G-P4-3751-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
EVGA 02G-P4-3751-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

Pros: Decent card for the price

Cons: Had trouble waking up a certain brand of monitor; appeared to successfully navigate EDID but HDCP between the two failed and the monitor stayed asleep on HDMI.

Overall Review: I don't have the test gear to find out how compliant either piece of equipment is with the EDID / HDCP / HDMI specs. Same GPU SVGA port, no problems; same GPU different HDMI monitor, no problems. Different GPU failed monitor, no problems.

Doesn't Fit Stock Intel IOH

XIGMATEK PTR-CN881 HDT Northbridge Aluminum alloy Heatsinks only
XIGMATEK PTR-CN881 HDT Northbridge Aluminum alloy Heatsinks only

Pros: The heatsink itself is exactly what I wanted; direct-contact heatpipe for a chipset. It fits snugly up against the 120mm fan on my CPU cooler.

Cons: No backplate, not enough screws / nuts to tie down all four corners, thermal paste is in a 'ketchup packet' style single-use applicator, supplied mounting arms aren't long enough to fit stock Intel IOH

Overall Review: I was attempting to replace the noisy IOH HSF on my Intel DX58SO -- ended up making several trips to the hardware store and raiding the parts bin to get this thing mounted.

12/30/2011

5830 performs adequately , price flails about wildly

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity Technology 100297L
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity Technology 100297L

Pros: aticonfig loves this card, easily obtained 900 core under linux

Cons: Price dropped by a third and then immediately sold out. I got what I paid for at one forty, but one oh five is a much better deal.

Overall Review: Was intending to benchmark the first card then possibly go back and buy a second; now I'm stuck with an unmatched half

Fastest Air Cooled 3870

PowerColor Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX3870512MD4-PH
PowerColor Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX3870512MD4-PH

Pros: Aftermarket Heat Sink Fan Fastest ATI card to date 512 MB DDR4 100% locked fan speed quieter than x1900xt

Cons: The product I was shipped was clocked at 800 / 1170. It's only 30 Mhz shy on the mem clock, but still not as advertised

Overall Review: It was an 073 bios -- the 075 from January 23rd has the correct 800 / 1200, as well as some stability and overclock improvements.

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