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Garrett S.

Garrett S.

Joined on 10/25/07

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Most Favorable Review

It's OK, I'd buy it again.

WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: High capacity, high speed for great price. Reads/writes fast. No issues yet so far. Fast shipping from Newegg, as usual. Quiet, don't know where everyone else is getting the noise from, mine is not loud at all.

Cons: Windows index rates at 5.9 even on 6.0gb/s... lowest score on my system, bringing it all down. :(

Overall Review: Only bought one, but I figure this would be good for a RAID setup as well.

Most Critical Review
Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1333ELK
Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1333ELK

Pros: Shipped fast. Price for speed is great.

Cons: Could not get the correct timings in my AMD Gigabyte mobo. Ended up RMA-ing. I think these are really meant for Intel builds.

Overall Review: Remember to set your timings in your BIOS to get the 9-9-9-24 and increase the voltage to 1.65. Also had to change it to 1333Mhz, it defaulted lower.

What are you waiting for - buy this case now!

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

Pros: GREAT cooling with all the fans. Keeps my case extremely cool. It's not as loud as others have claimed, but it is not silent either. Bought this case specifically to keep my gaming build very cold. Front panel ports are at the top, which I prefer. PSU goes in the bottom, which is great. Made more room for the huge Zalman heatsink I installed in the case. Blue LED's are cool too. Back panel has a hole to get to the back of your motherboard in case you need to get to the brackets for your cpu or whatever. Won't need to take entire motherboard out of the case to get to the back of it.

Cons: Sata inputs on my mobo were cramped and are a pain to plug in because of their close proximity to the drive casing. If your sata ports face a different direction than mine (mine point to the front of the case), I'm sure you'll be fine. There was plenty of room for everything else.

Overall Review: Would not only buy again, but would recommend to everyone! Great case.

Great mobo - love it

GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: 6.0 gb/s sata ports, USB 3.0. Overclocking my AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE easily from 3.4 to 3.9/4.0. Drivers all installed with no issue.

Cons: Couldn't get the correct timings out of some Patriot Sector 5 memory I bought to go with this. Tried to set it in BIOS, and still it wasn't working properly. Replaced with GSkill equivalent and now everything is fine, so it could have just been the RAM.

Overall Review: Would buy again. Features for price ratio is great. Installed Win 7 64bit Ultimate with no issue. Running like a champ. Make sure to get the latest chipset and drivers from Gigabyte's website!!!

Buy this now - you won't regret it.

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: Keeps my AMD Phenom II x4 3.4 Ghz at about 22C and hasn't gone above 35C even when OC'd to about 3.9/4.0. Working great.

Cons: Did slice myself on the sharp fins. This was because I got lazy and didn't remove my mobo from its case to install the heatsink. The zalman is big so my wrist got cut being pinned between the case and heatsink when installing.

Overall Review: For AMD boards, you have to push the bracket down REALLY hard to get it to set in place. Don't get lazy like me and take your mobo out of its case if you are upgrading so you will have plenty of room to work. Also make sure your case is big enough - this is a huge heatsink. I used an Antec Nine-hundred.