Date Joined: 07/25/06
Cons: Quite thin, but fine for the cost.
Overall Review: Make sure you know that this is NOT sized for 16:9 laptops.
Pros: Extremely fast. Gets ~140mb/s single drive, and ~280mb/s with 2 in RAID0, with the ext4 filesystem and linux software raid.
These drives are also thin; due to being single plattered.
Cons: Makes a couple odd noises, but I think seagate drives often do.
Overall Review: Would love to put 4 together in raid 0....
Pros: Has a bios so I can boot off of a cd drive attached to it. I also like how it is low profile and short. Works out of the box with linux, required drivers from a usb for vista to install.
Cons: This card was a bottleneck for my harddrives. I saw ~20mb/s DECREASE in speed for single drive performance and ~80mb/s DECREASE in RAID0 performance compared to the motherboard's native controller and linux software raid.
The onboard raid controller was not able to set up a raid0 properly. I used the onboard bios to make a 100gb raid0, and instead of making a 50gb partition on each drive and striping, it decided to make one partition on one drive, giving no performance gain.
Overall Review: Not impressed...would not buy another. I learned that if you want a good sata addin card, you're gonna need pci-e x4 not x1.
Pros: Amazing price. Plenty of options in the bios, accepted my G.Skill DDR2-1000 4x2gb fine, overclocks easily. It can hit 1600fsb with only +.1v to the mch. Works well with my e7200 (just make sure you have the f4 bios). I like that they've included a southbridge heatsink. Plenty of PCI slots.
Cons: Bad vdrop and vdroop. The vdrop is .03v, and the vdroop is also .03v, so under load my processor uses .06v less than what is set in the bios. No voltage regulator heatsinks. The sata ports are badly placed, tricky to get to a couple of the sata ports with an Accelero S1 on the gfx card. Furthermore, the right angle connector included blocks the sata port across from it.
Overall Review: Compatible with D-Tek FuZion V1 waterblock.
Pros: Awesome price for an amazing overclocker. Can hit 3.8ghz at 1.3v stable, 3.5 at 1.2v, 3.16 at 1.1v. The 9.5 multiplier makes overclocking a breeze. It's safe to run it up to 74°C too, so no worries about heat.
Cons: IHS was not very flat; it was depressed in the middle. Lapping helped for about 5°C off load temperature. At 1.3v it was getting mid to high 50°'s but after lapping high 40°'s to low 50°'s. Can only go up to 1.3625v without damage :*(
Overall Review: Works beautifully with Gigabyte EP35-DS3l. Just make sure you have the F4 bios.
Pros: Amazing cable managment, awesome quietude. Love the noise absorbtion materials all over it. The silicon feet on the case help too, and the side panels keep alot of the noise inside. HDD vibration absorption system is very effective, and I love the modular hdd bays. The included fans move a decent amount of air too, and the one in the lower section works wonders on hardrive and psu temps.
Cons: Awkward placement of watercooling tube holes on back. Horizontal placement would have been nicer imo.
It's very time consuming to manage the cables, but the results are nice.
The included fans do make some noise on low, but it's not very noticable.
Overall Review: I have a 360 radiator on a RadBox on the back of this. Removing the top hardrive bay made a nice spot for the pump also.
Pros: They were a very nice addition to my rig when they worked. Made my watercooling look even cooler.
Cons: Died after 30minutes of use. A great dissapointment, and to RMA shipping costs more than the product itself.
Overall Review: These typically die after a few months, but not less than an hour, I mean come on...
Pros: Moves lots of air, even when undervolted to be quiet.
Cons: Not a good radiator fan. If you're watercooling, you should definitely get 120x38mm fans for your radiator, as they have more pressure.
Extremely loud all the way up.
Overall Review: DON'T USE FOR WATERCOOLING
Pros: Extremely quiet, even at 100% fan speed.
Cons: Don't feel like they really move that much air...and a lower price would be nice.
Overall Review: Excellent for an HTPC.
Pros: Amazing addition to the Accero S1 for a bargain price. On my MSI Shader OC 8800GT my load temps dropped from 94°C (stock cooler) to 54°C with the Accelero S1+Turbo Module. It also gave me a more stable system I think because it is cooling the voltage regulators on the card, which didn't happen with passive cooling. Extremely easy installation, comes with adapter to plug it into power supply, quiet.
Overall Review: Definitely purchase to cool your voltage regulators if you have an 8800GT and an Accelero S1.
Pros: Excellent passive cooling. Dropped my MSI Shader OC 8800GT 512mb's load temps to 80, and idle to 55 Celcius. Much improved over the stock 94/64.
Cons: Included thermal tape on RAM heatsinks is extremely poor. One of them fell off 5 minutes after applied, and all the others were very wobbly. Instead I used Arctic Alumina Epoxy, which is much stronger. Also there are no included voltage regulator heatsinks.
Overall Review: Will be getting the Turbo Module soon to lower temps even more.
Pros: Plenty in tube, great thermal interface material.
Cons: Long break-in period.
Overall Review: Tube doesn't spontaneously squirt it out like another thermal grease I've used.
Pros: Excellent speed for low price. 4m of L2 cache is a must today. Cool operation.
Cons: Low multiplier of 7x. Stock fan is noisy and buzzes when speed goes up.
Overall Review: I replaced the stock fan with an Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7, which is nice and quiet.
Pros: Good features, quiet, feels nice to type on.
Cons: Only 4 blank customizable keys
Pros: Fast, 16m cache, SATA 3.0gb/s, 5 year warranty
Cons: Low capacity
Pros: Fast, decent latencies, stable, cool heatsinks, great price
Cons: heatsinks might touch if in slots next to next to each other?
Pros: Solid mobo. Stable, lots of BIOS options. Inexpensive SLI. No fans.
Cons: dual 8x in SLI mode, not x16
could use more pci slots
Pros: Fast!!! Low clock, but still fast.Lots of cache (4m). Inexpensive.
Cons: noisy cooler
Pros: Great response time, awesome price, sharp picture, high contrast, bright. Speakers hidden behind it. Large
Cons: no DVI cable included
Pros: Modular cables; less case clutter. Good aesthetics. Stable so far.
Cons: Not very high 12v rail amperage. Short sata power cable.
Pros: Great hardrive bay and tooless installation of drives. Nice blue, pretty lights.
Cons: Pci slot clips not strong enough to hold gfx card securely possibly.
Have to rip of front of case to install front fan.
Overall Review: Careful when removing covers on front of case for optical drives; SHARP!!
Pros: It does its job thus far.
Pros: Very fast for its low clock speed, lots of L2 Cache. Runs very cool even after sustained max load.
Cons: low clock speed
Pros: It works and is inexpensive.
Cons: No securing mechanism, but not many cables have those anyway.
Pros: Quiet, large, inexpensive, very good installer for windows.
Cons: Seems slow.