Date Joined: 07/03/09
Pros: did what it was designed for, i am happy that it has dropped my GPU temp down 10 degrees, but i think my case has a lot to do with that.
Cons: not good with dual vga cards
but otherwise fine
Overall Review: if your looking for cheap cooling and have a spare pci slot, then its a no brainer, otherwise if you go dual vga cards your outta luck. good if your looking to overclock on a single card. don't expect a huge gain,
im running a nvidia 9600gt from gigabyte, it has a massive heatsink and fins, but no fan, so this is my fans for now till i upgrade.
Pros: What an amazing chip.
handles everything i throw at it with minimal effort!
Blu-ray movies are like eating cake for this chip. in all attempt to max this chip out have failed. it take it all and keeps going. i had fear running on max, watching a blu-ray movie and installing programs at the same time and only used about 48% of the total cpu computing power.
Overall Review: Have it on a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P board and works flawlessly
Pros: Literally handles everything i throw at it. high end google sketch up drawings and renderings, Blu-Ray movies, HD content online, Fear at maximum( the only game i have to test) and works great with windows 7
a great card, no exceptions
Cons: make sure to have good airlfow, and have high positive or negitive pressure to allow air to pass through fins otherwise pointless.
Overall Review: i have it in a raidmax iceberg case and the positive pressure keeps it very cool!
Pros: what doesn't it work with!
Overall Review: i had originally bought OCZ memory and it failed me, put this in and worked flawlessly all 8 gigs of it.
i put this in a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P board.
Pros: works as proposed! lots of space of a great price!
Cons: had to rma it due to a defective unit, but Newegg pulled through!
Overall Review: for the price its a good deal
Pros: Lots of Sata connections, 2 pci 2.0 slots, 8 usb connections
very easy to setup! works very well with gskill 1066 4x2gb sticks!
Cons: my first board was defective, would boot with one stick in the second position and would randomly do software shutdowns (bsod)
Rma'd and the second one worked flawlessly! NEWEGG YOU ROCK!
Overall Review: a great mother board for the price and you can't beat the ease of install!
Pros: Looks beautiful and has a very solid contruction.
does exactly as described and is very easy to use.
good easy instructions
a cinch to setup.
matches my case like it was meant for it (Raidmax Iceberg)
Overall Review: i'm using this with four of the "Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fans" and works like a dream!
it is a bit on the more pricey side of controllers but is well worth it!!
Pros: love the ability to take out cables that are not used due to the cable management system that is offered with this product. makes it so much easier to use and make my case so clean looking with out all the cables not used.
supports sli and high power hardware!
Cons: fan blows into case....
Blue led...no led is better
these are not a biggie, nothing to not buy over!
Overall Review: this is a great PSU for the price, the cable management system is really nice
Pros: performs great
Overall Review: get it now!!!
Pros: Keeps my Q6600 super cool at 24-27C at idle!!! but it gets alot of help from my case (raidmax iceberg)
looks cool and feels solid
Cons: the fan mount is a bit weak. feels flimsy and doesn't slide out very well nor does it slide in easy either. had to use some screws to keep the fan mount from coming out due to vibrations and noise
Overall Review: this thing is huge, make sure your case is at least 8" external width to accommodate it.
get a good case with good airflow to help this badboy cool more effectively
Pros: does exactly as described. moves a ton of air!!!
Cons: they are a tad thicker that normal 120mm fans, can be an issue for some cases, do your research to see if they can fit.
they can get loud, but you pay for moving air.
Overall Review: DO NOT BUY UNLESS YOU PLAN ON GETTING A FAN CONTROLLER TO GO WITH IT!!!!
they are loud,but you can control the noise factor with a fan controller, its worth it...trust me, my case has an ambient temp of 24-28C inside
Pros: Sturdy construction, screw less design, Four 120mm fans, removable hdd bay, stays very cool (28C), sturdy faceplate, easy to open side doors, feet are stable and haven't come off due to raidmax finally getting the idea and fixing them.
mobo sits strait and true ( again raidmax getting the idea),
feels good. lots of extra screws and such
overall one of the best cases i've ever owned.
Cons: the hhd rails are a tad narrow, had to modify to get a wd caviar black 1tb to fit. the rails on the 5.25 bays are not consistent, some are narrow and some are perfect, had trouble mounting my "kaze server fan controller".
the stock fans suck! HORRIBLE but can do the job, i replaced each one with the "ultra kaze 3000 fans"
did not come with longer screws to fit the aftermarket fans.
the springs that hold the front face plate can pop off, one of mine did, by accident only, easy to fix with extra screws provided by raidmax.
non removable mobo tray(would have been nice, but not a biggie)
overall all minor things!
Overall Review: if you like this case its a nice one at that, just be warned that it can get noisy, i recommend a fan controller to keep the noise in check. I would also recommend aftermarket fans that support the voltages from fan controllers like the "ultra kaze 3000 fans". remember these fans are deeper that the stock fans and take some modifying to work, use some of the extra thumb screws to attach and use a jewelers screwdriver to tighten them down. easy mod.
This case will fit cpu coolers like the Tuniq tower with plenty of space.
i am really pleased with this case, it flows well, it can get heavy but i like that since it doesn't move. i would only like to see raidmax fix the above issues and it would be a perfect 5 egger. good case for the money, its a great product.
Pros: Looks great, stays cool, good solid feel to it
Cons: will run at 1066 but is unstable, at random times it will BSOD which made it difficult to install windows and i could only get one 2gb stick to work out of the 4 i purchased
Overall Review: do not use with the GA-EP45-UD3P mobo, it recognizes it at 1066 off the bat but will not post with more than one stick unless you underclock it to 800