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Derek D.

Derek D.

Joined on 12/16/11

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Most Favorable Review

Great cooler

Thermaltake WATER2.0 Pro Closed-Loop All In One Liquid CPU Cooler Dual 120mm PWM Fans 120x49mm Radiator CLW0216
Thermaltake WATER2.0 Pro Closed-Loop All In One Liquid CPU Cooler Dual 120mm PWM Fans 120x49mm Radiator CLW0216

Pros: Super thick radiator = surface area = awesome cooling much cooler than the h100i, and even a kraken x40 if you want to get a lot better cooling out of it, adding a reservoir and a new pump looks fairly easy

Cons: Super loud stock fans, get sp 120 high performance static pressure fans and the difference is night and day, however temps go up a couple degrees

Overall Review: great 120mm closed loop, it's the same thing as the khuler 920, super thick for it's size and it has the performance to back it up

Most Critical Review

cm storm

Cooler Master SF-19 Strike Force Notebook Cooler SGA-6000-KKYF1
Cooler Master SF-19 Strike Force Notebook Cooler SGA-6000-KKYF1

Pros: cools laptop runs 60 degrees celsius when I overclock my quad core to 3 ghz awesome looking

Cons: two weeks after I got it, the usb 3.0 input came out, and it stopped receiving power the day after

Overall Review: sending in for replacement, will post other review couple weeks after I get replacement

quiet and powerful

Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm High Static Pressure Twin Pack Fan (CO-9050008-WW)
Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm High Static Pressure Twin Pack Fan (CO-9050008-WW)

Pros: if you have a closed loop liquid cooler, but the fans are just way too loud, these are a great replacement for you without sacrificing performance. nice looking

Cons: If you don't care about how loud your cooler is, then look elsewhere, because these don't perform quite as well as stock fans on high end closed loops like the kraken x40-60, or water 2.0/3.0's, if you need more performance out of those, get noctuas.

crossfire

BIOSTAR H77MU3 LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
BIOSTAR H77MU3 LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: needed a cheap motherboard capable of running an ivy bridge i5 and to crossfire 2 hd 7870's, so far so good, haven't run into any major problems

Cons: you have to have an optical drive to install drivers, because you can't connect to internet until you use the disk, so i had to borrow a friends optical drive

Overall Review: cool looking

11/13/2012

seasonic

Antec NeoECO C NeoECO 520C 520W ATX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Antec NeoECO C NeoECO 520C 520W ATX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: very efficient, much nicer looking in person if you are looking for a budget psu definitely get this one, because it's made by seasonic! the best psu manufacturer! just branded by antec to keep cost down

Cons: don't cheap out on the psu, it is the one thing in your build that HAS to be reliable, otherwise it could ruin your computer and possibly catch on fire

11/13/2012

viper

Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV38G160C9K
Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV38G160C9K

Pros: Fast(enough) ram, cool looking. Nice price.

Cons: if you are running an amd apu system, i'd recommend getting 1866 mhz ram, but in almost every other scenario this is perfect

11/13/2012