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John A.

John A.

Joined on 04/30/06

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Most Favorable Review

good drive 4 months out.

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: i've been using this for backups. quick, no problems so far.

Cons: none so far.

Most Critical Review

not worth it

ZOTAC FUSION350-A-E AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, Dual-Core) AMD Hudson M1 Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU Combo
ZOTAC FUSION350-A-E AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, Dual-Core) AMD Hudson M1 Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU Combo

Pros: if it did what it was supposed to, it would be pretty great. it's supposed to play 1080p video, have working usb 3, etc. wireless worked well.

Cons: HDMI out doesn't work. USB 3 ports won't work or will cut out partway thru file transfers, and 2 reinstalls of windows and attempts to reinstall drivers never corrected the problem. dropped a hard drive connection during a transfer. read and write is about half of what this SSD gets on other rigs. if it was just DOA, it would have saved a pile of time. Instead, it works, just very poorly.

Overall Review: unlikely to get your rebate as well.

good drive

CORSAIR Flash Voyager 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model CMFUSB2.0-8GB
CORSAIR Flash Voyager 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model CMFUSB2.0-8GB

Pros: the fastest 8gb drive i've used or seen. good price too!

Cons: none yet.

solid performer

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: i have 3 of these, all drive a dual core athlon, k9a2 motherboard and 4 overclocked 8800GS's running at 100% 24/7, this draws about 450w for the whole system. no problems, ever.

Cons: some reviews suggest that the voltage regultaion could be better. i've had no problems tho. not modular. just spend a little time tying the cables together and it'll be fine. i have these and pc power and cooling 750s. i bet these run at a hotter temp at the same wattage. that said, these are significantly cheaper.

Overall Review: would buy again

great

Tuniq Tower 120 Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Cooling Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink
Tuniq Tower 120 Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Cooling Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink

Pros: great cooler. easy to attach. both of mine cool 9950's overclocked to 3.0 that run at or near 100% usage. they don't get warm.

Cons: i have two, only got one from newegg. the fan died in the other one, but it was a 2 minute job to screw in another one. it's not the quietest fan ever that's included so if you wanted a really quiet system, maybe you could get a higher RPM fan that was still quiet. came with thermal paste, i used some artic silver instead. not sure how good their paste is, it's probably fine.

Overall Review: it's big. if you've got room, you'll like it. as for this vs a thermalright...dunno. this is cheaper and solid.

great!

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS750QBL 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified  Active PFC Power Supply
PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS750QBL 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: very very solid. i have 5 of these (2 blue/2 red / 1 black). all of them run at 450w or more, 2 run at ~600W 24/7 (these 2 each drive a k9a2 board, phenom 9950 overclocked and 2 9800gx2's everything running at 100%) all 5 worked right away. they get warm, not hot, the fans are audible but not loud even at higher power draws, and my guess is that most people's system fans are louder than this (comparable to the yate loon 120 low speed, the medium speeds i use drown this out) the finish is very nice as well.

Cons: Not modular. They claim that modular PSU's have several disadvantages, i don't know enough to assess those claims. if you plan ahead what cables you'll need, and spend a little time tying together the rest, it's not a big deal and doesn't bother me at all, but i don't have any small cases.

Overall Review: i have these and corsair 750w's. those have been good to me too, but the voltage reg on these is supposedly tighter. if i was going to drive a system hard-i'd want this. i've gotten all the rebates i submitted on time (was late for one, my fault) fold4life, team 50625