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Jeff P.

Jeff P.

Joined on 06/06/12

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent Z77 Board

MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Solid and durable construction. Clean layout with easy to use features. OC Genie makes overclocking a breeze. UEFI Bios is simple to use. Realtek 898 audio and Intel LAN

Cons: None so far...

Overall Review: This was my first build and it couldn't of gone smoother. Recognized all my hardware on the first boot and has been rock solid since. Overclocked my 3570k to 4.2GHz with one touch of the OC genie button. System performance is just grand and very stable. This board had all the features I was looking for. Couldn't of been happier with my decision. System: MSI Z77A-GD65 i5-3570k Samsung 8GB DDR3 Gigabyte GTX 670 LEPA G900W Cooler Master 212 Evo Samsung Spinpoint F3 Cooler Master Storm Trooper

Cavernous Behemoth!

CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock
CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock

Pros: Plenty of room Fan/LED controller Very cool temps Cable routing/management Handle Motherboard backplate cutout Sturdy materials w/ smooth finish LED fans can be rotated 90 degrees to face front Rubberized feet Small toolbox w/ plenty of building accessories

Cons: On the heavy side

Overall Review: Overall build went quite smoothly in this large and well made case. All the components fit well, though the cpu power connector can be a bit of a stretch for some power supplies...just made it! Cable management was nice and tidy; easily tucked away the excess. Added two more 120mm fans to the side and rotated the existing ones to the front for some serious air intake to keep my components frosty. It is as if you're investing in an Air Conditioning unit! System: MSI Z77 GD65 i5-3570k Samsung 8GB DDR3 Gigabyte GTX 670 LEPA 900W PSU CM Hyper 212 Evo CM Storm Trooper

Solid Drive

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good hard drive Performs well Plenty of space

Cons: None really

Great HSF

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151

Pros: Keeps my i5-3570k @4.2GHz nice and cool around 33 C idle and 51 C during a long gaming session Inexpensive Comes with a small tube of thermal grease

Cons: None

Overall Review: First time installing an aftermarket heatsink and everything went smoothly.

Great Fan

AeroCool Shark Fan 12cm Devil Red Edition 120 mm Case Fan
AeroCool Shark Fan 12cm Devil Red Edition 120 mm Case Fan

Pros: Quiet Moves a lot of air Vibrant LED Comes with optional cable to lower voltage/sound Rubber tabs to help reduce vibration

Cons: None

Overall Review: I have two of these on my CM Storm Trooper to pull a lot of cool air in from the side. Looks great and my temps are nice and frosty. A little more pricy then some other 120s but the quality of these is well worth it.

Good Burner

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

Pros: Does its job well. Comes with a software cd. Has worked quietly and quickly on every CD so far.

Cons: None