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Jeremy H.

Jeremy H.

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Very pleased user

ASUS V-60 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler
ASUS V-60 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler

Pros: Has kept my E6850 nice and chill for nearly 2 years now no issues. Very quiet fan. Not massively expensive. Looks very nice with no visible fan.

Cons: None as far as I'm concerned.

Overall Review: Specs of build: Intel Core2 Duo E6850 Asus P5N32-E Asus V60 cooler 4GB Corsair XMS2 640MB EVGA Geforce 8800GTS Thermaltake Armor Jr case Thermaltake Toughpower 750W

Good Fan

Corsair Air Series AF140 140mm Quiet Edition High Airflow Case Fan Single Pack(CO-9050009-WW)
Corsair Air Series AF140 140mm Quiet Edition High Airflow Case Fan Single Pack(CO-9050009-WW)

Pros: Quiet, moves quite a bit more than stock rear exhaust fan of my Thermaltake Element G case while simultaneously drawing less power, best type of fan bearing, color matching for those who care about such things.

Cons: The only issue with the fan was screwing it in was rather hard. I had decided to use the fan screws that came with the case that had what appeared to be identical threads and size and fit the case better. When screwing it in, one of the rubber corner bits rotated out of position and I couldn't get it back by unscrewing so that piece is currently flipped around backwards, but that isn't really an issue as it is impossible to see the fan's corners from outside the case.

Overall Review: Rear fan of Thermaltake Element G case started running really rough and causing about 48 decibels of noise all by itself after two years as the bearing started messing up. Bought this as a replacement and the case is back to being practically inaudible.

Fantastic processor

Intel Core i7-2600K - Core i7 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I72600K
Intel Core i7-2600K - Core i7 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I72600K

Pros: Stupid easy overclocking, low heat generation, low power consumption compared to older designs. Altogether it is more processor than just about anyone needs.

Cons: None thus far.

Overall Review: Upgraded to this from a C2D E6850. Needed a better system since the E6850 was seriously holding back my graphics cards and generally wanting more speed for the massive video encoding I do. I just quickly popped bclk to 100 and 47 multiplier to 47 to get a quick 4700 mhz OC first thing. Haven't tried any higher as this is more than high enough for the tasks at hand. Using a Zalman CNPS 9900MAX which is one of the best coolers and has the really big bonus of having a smaller footprint than a Noctua. No need for short ram coolers since no slots are blocked.

10/22/2011

All you really need for DDR3.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Pros: 1. Corsair reliability. 2. DDR3 1600 is the fastest speed anyone needs as higher speed DDR3 does not improve performance in anything but synthetic memory benchmarks. 3. Awesome blue color matches my Asus P8Z68 V-Pro nicely. 4. Price. Gotta love the low RAM prices these days.

Cons: Not the lowest latency ram available, but the difference is practically negligible.

Bottom mounts are fine.

Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850 W ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850 W ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Really just rating this to say there's nothing wrong with bottom mounting modular power supplies, as any bottom mount case worth its salt has a grille on the bottom of the case for the PSU to suck air in while it is still mounted in the regular orientation. There should be no PSU flipping. If your bottom mount case lacks a grille, cut a hole for the fan yourself and send a complaint to the case manufacturer to catch up with the competition.

Cons: It's a thermaltake, no cons.

WD is the only brand to buy hard drives from.

WD Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail kit
WD Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail kit

Pros: Does everything you should expect from a storage device. Western Digital does it right.

Cons: Absolutely nothing.