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DAVID R.

DAVID R.

Joined on 05/05/13

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Most Favorable Review

Simple, Effective, low cost.

Rosewill ROCC-16002 High Performance Long Life Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler with Silent 92mm PWM Fan and 2 Direct Contact Heatpipes, Supports Intel & AMD CPU
Rosewill ROCC-16002 High Performance Long Life Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler with Silent 92mm PWM Fan and 2 Direct Contact Heatpipes, Supports Intel & AMD CPU

Pros: Time tested design. I have built 30+ desktop towers and this design is lightweight, compact and effective. Fits in Mini-ATX tower cases. Suitable for cooling dual/quad core CPUs unless you are really pushing it for extended periods of time. The fan is quiet on max speed.

Cons: If you want to attach a second fan, you basically need to buy it from them. The rubber mounting/ring means you cannot use standard screws to attach a fan to the heatsink.

Overall Review: worth it for the use case (small desktop)

Decently made, worth the price. moderately noisy

DEEPCOOL Multi Core X6 Laptop Cooling Pad 15.6" Metal Mesh Panel 2*100MM and 2*140mm Fans
DEEPCOOL Multi Core X6 Laptop Cooling Pad 15.6" Metal Mesh Panel 2*100MM and 2*140mm Fans

Pros: As advertised, works easily. Solid USB ports Speed selector

Cons: Kinda noisy, would be quieter with 1 or 2 large fans instead of 4 separate ones. Large, maybe oversized for modern, slim 15" laptops. This can support a monster of a laptop and provides good airflow.

Overall Review: solid, worth the price.

Beast of a Machine

MSI GT Series - 17.3" - Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3630QM (2.40GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX - 12 GB DDR3 - 750GB HDD - Windows 8 - Gaming Laptop (GT70 0NC-494US )
MSI GT Series - 17.3" - Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3630QM (2.40GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX - 12 GB DDR3 - 750GB HDD - Windows 8 - Gaming Laptop (GT70 0NC-494US )

Pros: Title says it all - This laptop runs anything on maxed graphics without a hitch (with the exception of an occasional stutter in TERA online on ultra settings). The quad core Ivy Bridge powers through anything Ive thrown at it so far. Plenty of ram. I havent overclocked the graphics card yet, I may if I keep seeing the slight stutters under heavily taxing situations in TERA. The 670MX's Kepler architecture supposedly allows for a 15% OC without any heat issues - which is pretty cool if that proves to be true. Should beat the 675M handily. SteelSeries keyboard is very nice. Great rebound on the keys, very cool, customizable backlighting, and no flex at all. Feels well made. While I normally use a headset, I did test out the speakers for a bit and they sounded pretty good. I doubt theyd fill a room - but its a laptop. Cant expect stellar audio from it. Screen is bright and sharp, games and videos look great with the 1920x1080. Blu-ray is always a plus- although i dont watch any of it. Maybe ill start now. Overall its a beast, runs everything but the most taxing games on ultra settings. TERA Online Kerbal Space Program (Even building a massive space station, I get no noticable FPS dips) PlanetSide 2 Far Cry 3 Starcraft 2 I dont care enough to do FPS benchmarks for all of them, but they run smooth except for the previously stated events.

Cons: Fans are barely audible at idle, but under load the noise picks up a little. The fan boost button makes it sound like a Jet taking off - but it moves a huge amount of air and is optional. Mousepad is a tad small, compared to the rest of it. If youre going to have a huge laptop, might as well go big on the mousepad as well. Windows 8. The screen is a little flexy, but I guess thats hard to avoid when its so big. Im assuming you understand the size of it if youre looking at it, but it is huge. I dont have any trouble carrying it, but I'm 6'1" - If you have a smaller frame it might be a little heavy/unwieldy.

Overall Review: Awesome laptop, great buy and well priced for its specs. MSi is a good brand, highly recommended. Also, I was comparing this to the model thats the exact same, except it has the 675M instead of the 670MX. Even though the 675 looks better on paper, the MX is probably the better choice, as the 675M is based off of old fermi architecture, which is less power efficient and can have heat issues. Better to get the new 670MX with the Kepler structure, In my opinion. It allows for a higher OC and will be supported further in the future.