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Christopher C.

Christopher C.

Joined on 05/23/03

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 433 (PC 3500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC2G3500LLK
Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 433 (PC 3500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC2G3500LLK

Pros: Great memory. Slightly overclocked to 220 MHz at default timings 2-3-2-5, running smoothly with no problems to report.

Cons: None.

Most Critical Review

Decent product, non-existant customer service

NZXT APERTURE M All-in-one 5.25 Bay Multi-Media Mesh Style Card Reader  w. Dual USB 3.0
NZXT APERTURE M All-in-one 5.25 Bay Multi-Media Mesh Style Card Reader w. Dual USB 3.0

Pros: Looks nice and fills entire 5.25" drive bay. Matches mesh design on Corsair D series cases. Easy to use when it works.

Cons: Card reader died in just over 13 months. NZXT never responded to my support ticket. I had previously contacted NZXT regarding another product and they didn't reply to that ticket either. Calling it terrible customer service would be disingenuous because there is no customer service at all.

Excellent fan, poor instructions

ARCTIC COOLING AVC-NV5R3 ARCTIC Ceramic NV Silencer Rev.3
ARCTIC COOLING AVC-NV5R3 ARCTIC Ceramic NV Silencer Rev.3

Pros: Decreased load temps by almost 20 C and also decreased idle temps. Extremely quiet.

Cons: The instructions are very poor, so if you have never replaced a video card fan before you may run into some problems. I ended up having to order replacement thermal pads because I didn't install the fan properly the first time.

Overall Review: I removed the pre-applied thermal paste and used Arctic Silver 5 on the GPU. The memory heatspreader on the back of the card is somewhat cheap, so I replaced it with Thermaltake BGA heatsinks.