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Gary G.

Gary G.

Joined on 01/29/10

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Most Favorable Review

Updated Review

COUGAR 14CM CFD Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1000RPM, 73.2CFM, 18dBA - Retail
COUGAR 14CM CFD Blue LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1000RPM, 73.2CFM, 18dBA - Retail

Pros: RMA went smooth after post of my original review. No problems with this fan now, the fan hub moved too freely back & forth on the old one causing vibration and hm-mm. This one doesn't move very much. Great color, cfm & quiet..

Cons: None

Overall Review: They can't be perfect all the time! I have 17 Cougar fans now!

Most Critical Review

not so good

GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Nice layout, super fast with right combo, colors. Newegg & UPS

Cons: Didn't unlock my 550 BE or 555 BE which the ASUS 790 evo & 890 did. Stated memory is wrong you CAN use 1600 it's a simple bios fix..Gigabyte you need to get out a bios fix for this..You advertise it so fix it!! Only 1 case fan header!!

Overall Review: Friend of mine bought the GA-890 had the same problem he brought his cpu over 560 BE & we installed it into the 790 EVO it unlocked the other 2 cores ran prime 95 for 3 hours passed with flying colors..Wished I would have bought ASUS 880 or 890..

What a bloody mess!

Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Arctic White Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Arctic White Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Good temps. Looks, quiet to a point see cons. Newegg Customer Service! NO restocking FEE, No having to pay to ship it back! Case arrived with no damage to box from UPS..

Cons: Ok lets start. 1. After installing everything the last piece to go in was GTX 680 holes in pcie slot cover was 1/8" too far out. Tweaked case. 2. Front fan control only worked when tied up not hanging down or it was intermittent. 3. Case had a hum & vibration to it. Checked everything was tight. If I unplugged my WD VelociRaptor it stopped. Install a WD Black 7200 rpm drive fine. Thought it was because case was tweaked, NOT my son bought the same case but black so we installed his Raptor in it same problem & his case wasn't tweaked everything went together well. 4. 2 strikes your out with me, but 3! 5. Poor packaging of the case, no tie down points for cables at the rear of the motherboard tray, top cable pass thru needs to be 1.5" longer for 24 pin. 6. Manufacturing & Packaging issue Not Neweggs problem! 7. RMA

Overall Review: Contacted Fractal per email Friday night or should I say early Saturday morning didn't expect a reply until Monday, Tuesday sent another email replied too. Offered to send me another fan control switch & they said they haven't heard of a problem with HD's well they have one with 2 different cases one tweaked & one not. He asked me the rpm of the drive, I emailed back 10,000 didn't hear anything back. Said they don't have cases just parts. I put toothpicks in from gpu to gpu mounting holes to test the case then modified golf tees. Better temps than my Silverstone FT02 with 2 cougar 140mm's in the front, took the stock front fan & put it on the bottom, took the rear stock fan mounted it to the back top, added cougar 140mm to the rear. all cougars were 70 cfm. Quite & cool with Raptor unplugged.

Green Niceness

COUGAR 12CM CFD Green LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail
COUGAR 12CM CFD Green LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA - Retail

Pros: Great quiet fan & it's green. Another win for Cougar! I own 16 Cougar fans!

Cons: None

Overall Review: Don't purchase the Blue 140mm there is something wrong with those!

Ripped Jaw Blue

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM

Pros: Set the timing & off to the speed! Worked right out of the package. Blue color match's my Asus Z68V Gen3 board. I have never had a problem with G Skill!

Cons: None!

Overall Review: Just go into your bios & set the timing 9-10-9-28. I use 1T. Got them on sale for $79.99 with promo code!

Customer Service update Review

ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Well I don't know what everyone says customer support & service is horrible! Stephanie in CS is just Awesome! Sent my board back freezing up. My RMA was approved in 2 days. She stated I would be receiving a new OEM board with updated bios & tested. They paid for shipping back the wrong board!

Cons: Had to pay to ship it! RMA dept was a little OFF. The first board I received was a used X79 Extreme 4-M. Emailed Stephanie she ask to send her a pic, which I did & she said sorry for the mistake. Stephanie doesn't work in the RMA Dept, she's customer service. Wasn't notified with tracking # when shipped it arrived in 2 days, arrived Saturday FedEx and I wasn't home. Had to wait until Tuesday to get it they don't deliver on Monday. Customer Support needs to read reviews & emails thoroughly before posting comments & sending emails!

Overall Review: The new board was shipped & it was new, bios updated and board had been tested. I changed my setup, board supports Xeon procs. Xeon i3-1270 v2 69w Silverstone FT02 case AsRock Z77 extreme 4-m NewEgg $120.00 w/prome code. GSkill ddr3 1600 sniper 4x4 Corsair 650w Professional Modular psu $93.69 after rebate & Newegg promo code. Intel 320 80gb x 2 raid 0 WD black 750gb hd Corsair A50 cpu cooler got it for $8.99 after rebate (Newegg)! Idle temps 24c, load prime 95 36c & load BF3 34c. Evga GTX 680 SC w/backplate. Been running great for 4 days. Playing BF3 with no probs & edited 2 videos. Ran prime 95 for 8 hours no probs! Hope this last! If it wasn't for Stephanie I wouldn't purchase another AsRock another product, I will now if it last. Board was 31 days old!