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William S.

William S.

Joined on 12/07/04

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Most Favorable Review

Good looking Mid range cooler

Thermaltake CLP0554 80mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
Thermaltake CLP0554 80mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Pros: This cooler is a real beauty, very subtle red glow to it. Keeps my older rig cool and good looking. Getting about 35-45c on my cores playing BF3 Beta at 100%

Cons: Yes it is big, and yes it does have a bit of a vibration problem (intel setup) but the Vibration problem was fixed for me when I removed and reattached the mounting brackets for intel processors. Don't be afraid to torque down on those screws( and a little bit of blue thread lock doesn't hurt either). some people say the red on the led isn't bright enough for them. I like it its not super ZOMG lights up the room bright. It is by no means something you should buy if your looking for an air cool alternative to liquid, definitely a midrange for normal processors.

Overall Review: looks cool fairly cheap and better than my cheapo oxidized dust covered heat sink. Some people might be leery of the plastic clips for intel chips but as my mobo is mounted horizontally its not a big deal. Kinda looks like HAL9000 (ask your parents) staring at me while I play.

Most Critical Review

Buy new

HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724030ALE641 (0F17731) 3TB 64MB Cache 7200 RPM SATA III 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive
HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724030ALE641 (0F17731) 3TB 64MB Cache 7200 RPM SATA III 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive

Pros: they were cheap, 1 of them still works 8 months later

Cons: 3 of the 4 I bought died within 6 months now the other one is on its way out

Overall Review: just save up and buy new

Beware

ATI Radeon X1900XTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support VIVO Video Card 100-435805
ATI Radeon X1900XTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support VIVO Video Card 100-435805

Pros: amazing benchmarks on 3dmark 05 and o6, very smooth video editing, hot chick on the fan cover.

Cons: doesnt run any of my games save guild wars, Cant even run Half Life! or cs 1.6! update drivers super fat system (fx-60,2gig corsair xms, dual raptor 10k rpm hdd in raid0)

Overall Review: goin on second rma gonna see if I can get my money back and get a better card. if not i could probably get it gold plated and use it as a paper weight.