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Kevin P.

Kevin P.

Joined on 07/28/10

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

quiet

APEVIA CF8S 80mm Case cooler
APEVIA CF8S 80mm Case cooler

Pros: Nice and quiet, great for a HTPC

Cons: doesn't move as much air as others, but that is expected with a fan as quiet as this one.

Overall Review: works for what I use it for.

Most Critical Review

a "just okay" mobo

ZOTAC G41ITX-A-E LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
ZOTAC G41ITX-A-E LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: cheap, PCI-E x16

Cons: wouldn't let me run my Pentium D because it's a 90w cpu...even though my older zotac itx board did, talked to a guy at zotac and they said it's a new safety feature.... WiFi won't work very well with the included antenna. It has the ability to overclock the cpu, however whenever I try to just slightly overclock my cpu (intel e8400 3.O ghz) to 3.1ghz, it won't boot...It could be something I'm doing wrong, but I doubt it.

Overall Review: if you are trying to build just a simple pc, this mobo would be okay, but if you are looking to build a good pc look elsewhere...

great little fan!

Thermaltake Slim X3 CLP0534 80mm CPU Cooler
Thermaltake Slim X3 CLP0534 80mm CPU Cooler

Pros: not too loud, great for a HTPC build. My brother has one on a OC'd core i5 (3.33 up to a 3.75) and it keeps the temps low. I have one on a e8400 core 2 duo and it stays at or below 100F idle.

Cons: barely clears some caps on my itx board, not really a problem.