Date Joined: 05/06/03
Pros: Proper 4-pin PWM.
Very good airflow.
Cons: Mounting options can be inhibitive...you can not mount these in a case or on a heatsink that uses full pass-through bolts or rubber retaining pins. You can only use the included machine screws for mounting to a case or tension rods like on some heatsinks.
LEDs are dim. I was hoping they would be brighter. Subjective...they may be just right for you.
LOUD at higher speeds. Wow, these sound like a small vacuum cleaner, and I am not exaggerating. The POM bearing sure does throw out some noise!
I leave them in auto-RPM PWM mode running in my silent profile, so the noise never ramps up enough to cause an issue for me.
Overall Review: Two mounted on my Prolimatech Megahalems in a push-pull setup. This combination keeps my i7-3770K nice and cool....I don't see over 58-64C per core under full load with a test program like Linpack/IntelBurnTest.
Hindsight being 20/20, I would probably have chosen other 120mm Red LED PWM fans that are known to be much brighter, like the certain brand that includes 18 LEDs around the circumference in each fan.
Cons: None - never any problems.
Overall Review: Owned and used my 240GB HyperX 3K for over a year now and I am still amazed at how fast it is, even compared to most of the newer drives that have come out since.
Made my circa 2009 i5-430M 4GB laptop feel like a super-fast brand new machine after swapping out the factory installed 500GB 7200rpm HDD.
Boot time from full power off state to fully loaded and usable Win7 desktop went from about 3.5-4 minutes to around 25 seconds, and I have a lot of memory-resident programs loading!
This is the only Sandforce equipped SSD I would ever buy thanks to the trusty Kingston name, excellent support, and amazing performance.
I really wish Kingston would expand on their HyperX 3K lineup and give us larger than 480GB sizes (if possible), like a 960GB model. I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
Pros: Smaller 92mm form factor.
Direct touch heatpipes.
Push-Pull dual fan capable.
Even contact and pressure.
Cons: May be a little tricky to install for some people.
Overall Review: If you don't have a lot of experience installing non-OEM heatsinks, then please take your sweet time with this one or maybe even enlist the help of an experienced person.
The adhesive backed underside bracket is a nice touch during installation, so it helps get and keep things aligned when it's time to install the retention bolts. After that, it's completely smooth sailing.
Keeps my i7-3770K at 31C/66C idle/load in a microATX case with AS-5 paste and the following 120mm chassis fans:
1 - front intake
1- rear exhaust
2 - side intake
1 - PSU fan exhaust
I did not expect to get such great results out of a 92mm sized HSF with an Ivy Bridge i7, so I am very pleased.
Pros: Excellent price - unbeatable value.
Lots of external and internal drive mounts for the smaller size.
Front USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports.
5 rear expansion slots.
All four fan mounts are 120mm.
Cons: Thin materials make it a little flimsy.
No "modern" cable management capability.
...neither are not worth docking any eggs over because of the price point and included useful features.
Overall Review: Didn't use the chassis floor 2.5/3.5 combo mount since the chassis material is thinner and may flex a tiny bit - I did not want to risk damaging my pricey precious SSD, so I used a metal converter (dual 2.5 to single 3.5 mounting kit I bought from Newegg for about $5 shipped) to mount my SSD in one of the upper 3.5 HDD bays instead. Likely just severe paranoia on my part.
If I were installing a regular 3.5 HDD or a 2.5 SSD that was in a mounting hole compatible sturdy 2.5 to 3.5 convertor tray in that bottom-most spot, I would not have had any concerns.
Standard USB 3.0 port.
No AC adapter required.
Fast transfer speed whether it's a HDD or SDD inside.
Cons: The only weak spot might be the retention screws when closing it up after the drive is installed - be very careful to not torque them down too much, or you might strip out the holes. Has not happened to me, but I can foresee that happening to someone that takes zero care with a screwdriver. Go slow and use at least a little bit of common sense and caution.
Overall Review: Having owned two of these for over a year now, I can attest to the quality and durability. I upgraded both my laptops to SSD's and placed the factory installed HDD's in these enclosures. Recently reverted my oldest laptop back to the factory HDD and put the SDD in this enclosure. I think of it as making my own 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive in a nice durable aluminum housing that I can toss in my laptop bag and not worry about fragility.
Pros: Lower voltage.
Crucial is Micron's own consumer brand, so you know exactly what kind of quality memory components are on every DIMM PCB.
Except the collaborative greed of the memory manufacturers capitalizing on an intangible "incident" in the packaging department at one factory and using it as an excuse to raise prices on every brand and model memory, then claiming that it's because they are busy making DDR4 RAM (yeah, right :rolleyes) - Still kicking myself for not getting another set or two last year when they were on sale for $80 each.
Overall Review: Purchased about a year ago when I transitioned to a microATX form factor for my LGA1155 Ivy Bridge system.
Worried about your large heat sink and fan blocking some memory slots? No problem! These modules are so low profile that they are barely taller than the very DIMM sockets they are being installed in.
Pros: Works with almost any standard 2.5" HDD or SSD.
Fast - USB 3.0 gives 175+ MB/s sustained transfer speed.
Inexpensive - Great value whether or not you catch it with a coupon code and/or rebate.
Easy - the included software does its job well and I have never run into any cloning problems with around 50 uses so far and counting.
Robust build quality.
Cons: None. It's a vital tool for fast and simple drive cloning.
Overall Review: I have been using the Apricorn USB 3.0 SATA transfer cable for a year now (just received my second one in the mail from Newegg a couple days ago, so I can now work on more than 1 system simultaneously) and it has been flawless.
I use it and the included software for cloning when upgrading from a spindle HDD to an SSD, or a smaller SSD to a larger SSD, or reverting a laptop with an upgraded SSD back to it's original HDD (owner gets a newer laptop, wants to repurpose SSD, etc).
When using a USB 3.0 port, it only takes about 6-20 minutes to clone a drive. On USB 2.0, it will take up to 1.0-2.5 hours depending on amount of data on the source drive, but this is to be expected so, plan your time accordingly if you are using the older USB revision.
I just upgraded my system from a 128GB SSD boot drive (C:\ with around 95GB) and a 1TB spindle HDD (D:\ with about 190GB) to a larger 256GB SSD boot drive (C:\), a 480GB SSD (D:\), and repurposed the 1TB as a data backup drive in a 5.25" hot swap front bay. I cloned both drives in about 30 minutes total time. Zero complaints and everything works, and works faster than ever!
Pros: Solid build quality
Bottom mount PSU
5 expansion slots
Proper cable management
Proper USB 3.0 cable plug/header
Dedicated 2.5" drive bays
Can accept a 160mm tall CPU cooler
Can house longer GPU cards with ease
140mm front and top fan mount holes
Intake fan filters
Thumb screws for both side panels
Tons of internal room
Cons: Not taking any eggs off for these, but:
Would be nice to have additional front USB ports.
Longer 5.25" devices (optical drives or hot swap bays) may not fit, as the motherboard will interfere with installation.
Pictures show three 2.5" bays, but it comes with two (two is listed in the description). See Other Thoughts below...
Overall Review: After I received my 350D and remembering that I saw three 2.5" bays in the pictures vs the two listed in the description, I called Corsair and told them about the discrepancy between the description and the photos. Extra 2.5" bays are available directly from Corsair for a very reasonable and inexpensive purchase price.
I've built quite a few uATX systems in my 20+ years of PC building, and this is far and above the nicest and easiest small form factor case I have ever owned and worked with. Kudos to Corsair for yet another product that had thought and logic applied during the design stage.
Pros: Solid build quality
Can daisy-chain them
Good airflow throughout the speed range
Cons: None. Just BUY them NOW - you know you want to.
Overall Review: Arctic Cooling PWM+PST fans are my go-to choice when I need to order case or CPU cooler fans. Whenever I get a new case or CPU cooler, the factory included junk fans come out and these go in.
I've been using them in their various sizes (80mm, 92mm, 120mm, and now 140mm) since they've been on the market, and I have never had one fail...ever.
I have used them as intake, exhaust, CPU cooling, and even modded a GPU to use a 120mm model for cooling and they have always exceeded my expectations.
The only thing that could make these fans better is if AC put some red LEDs in the housing.
Awesome amount of LEDs
Ample cable length for almost any chassis
Cons: Just a pet-peeve of mine when it comes to LED PWM fans - the brightness depends on the fan speed...when lower voltages are being sent to the fan to throttle back the speed, most of them will severely dim the LEDs or shut them off completely due to the lower voltage (should be common sense to almost all of us). I wish there was some way to keep the LEDs going full bore while the fans are put in to idle or low RPM mode. It's a limitation of the technology, and not a fault with this fan, so I'm not taking away any eggs.
Overall Review: I have been using a pair of these fans for over a year now and have been running them in various case positions as I have changed cases/builds...side intake, front intake, rear exhaust. The PWM function is a must have for me, as it's the 21st century and I feel that all computer fans should be PWM capable by now. These fans work outstandingly no matter what duty I have assigned to them. At moderate to high RPM, they look pretty dang cool - blink blink blinkety blink. Solid red LED setting goes very well with the ROG theme.
Pros: Beautiful quality - built like a tank and the heatsink means business!
Very quiet and cool.
Overall Review: System Specs:
Athlon64 X2 6400+ BE
4GB DDR2 800
Biostar T-Force 570SLI
Thermaltake Shark ATX case
120mm intake and exhaust fans
Running ATItool for 45mins, max temp is only 58C.
Idles at a mere 35C.
Pros: - Small package makes for easy mobility.
- Sturdy metal construction.
- Fast read and write rates.
Cons: - 7.53GB usable. May not be a big deal to some, but almost half a gig lost to formatting is huge to me.
- After only three weeks of ownership and use, drive is completely shot. Windows can't even finish a full format or scan/repair.
- Casing around the contacts is wider than just about all other USB flash drives, so this drive WILL NOT fit in some USB receptacles. Bad design means very frustrating at times.
- Without some kind of cover over the contacts, I wonder if electro-static discharge was a contributing culprit for my drive's speedy failure.
Overall Review: I'd love to recommend this product solely on the small size and sturdy build (good for 1 egg rating), but I must implore that anyone considering such to stay away from it because it is not a dependable unit. Given the low price point, it's not really worth it to me to pay for return shipping for warranty work, only to get the same questionable drive in return.
Pros: As usually from Newegg, lightning fast shipping.
Very nice for my first LCD flat panel monitor. No dead/stuck pixels! Preset modes are actually worthwhile. ASCR is great for gaming.
Played Fallout 3 (which supports 1920x1080) for a little while and the video image seem like they jump off the screen compared to the 19" CRT that was replaced.
Started to watch a DVD and WOW! There are little details I've never seen before.
My next move will be to get a DVI to HDMI cable since I'm using pure DVI right now. Doubt it will make much difference, but the cables are certainly affordable enough.
I truly feel like I got way more monitor for my money.
Cons: None. Granted, I've only had it for 1 day, but I doubt there will be any issues long term.
Overall Review: Utilized a promo code and got a little bit of an instant rebate. Even at regular price, this is an amazing deal for what you get, in my opinion.
Way to go, Newegg!
Pros: Fast. Reliable. Built like a tank.
Overall Review: To counter the reviewer below: This is an OEM drive. It's not supposed to come with any cables, cd's, etc etc etc. Just the drive. Wrapped in plastic. Shipped to you. By Newegg. The best company to buy from.
Pros: The Price. The Performance. Received stepping of CCBBE 0610 DPMW! Numerous resources show these are o/c'ing anywhere from 2.7 to 3.0 GHz at default Vcore with air cooling.
Cons: Dual heatpipe heatsink with 70mm fan is not as robust and quiet as the former X2/Opteron quad heatpipe with 80mm fan model.
Overall Review: Would have really liked to see the quad heatpipe heatsink w/ 80mm fan still being shipped. Don't let this stop you from ordering, though....it runs very cool, regardless Remember, the default Vcore is only 1.35V and you could probably undervolt it if not o/c'ing to run even cooler.
Pros: Superb performance.
Low power draw.
Very cool operation.
Overall Review: Upgraded from dual 6600GTs in SLI and I was blown away by the performance advantage this single card has. Highly recommended product. eVGA + Newegg = no losers!
Comments: This is the one!! All the features, bells, and whistles that can be included are crammed onto this motherboard. GigaByte does it again! Can't wait to get my venice core (when they finally ship) installed with watercooling. SLI+Games=Weekends gone forever.
Comments: Very interesting color power supply. I have it in my see through chassis and it looks so cool.
It is quiet, and works fine with my xxx system. This baby is heavy. I think the price is ok plus, Newegg is fast, I chose 3 days saver but it came in two days. Good job!
Comments: The Sempron is NOT an improved version of the Athlon XP line. They use the old Thoroughbred core with 256k cache (except the Sempron 3000+ which uses the "newer" Barton core with 512k cache). None are available with 400MHz FSB, only 333MHz. Some overclocking might fix this, but make sure a superior HSF is used. I run a Barton 2500+ and can't get a completely stable overclock at 400MHz fsb with a pure copper HS and high speed fan.
Comments: I recently purchased this card to replace my GeForce 4 Ti4200 64MB. The installation and setup was a snap, as it is with most any graphics card this day and age. I ran a barrage of graphic-intensive games and was immediately impressed. I never thought Max Payne 2 could look so great! The new Far Cry demo ran very well with moderate quality settings. With the AA and AF turned up to maximum settings, the game engine is so advanced that it probably needs more muscle than even a GeForceFX5950 or Radeon 9800XT can grant. The GFFX5700Ultra provides visually stunning graphics quality and a level of performace that is bar-none for the price.