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Casey K.

Casey K.

Joined on 07/24/05

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Most Favorable Review

Great HS/FAN setup!

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Pros: CHEAP! Works very well...

Cons: Instructions, junk thermal compound.

Overall Review: The Vigor Monsoon III was sold out when I purchased this item, I'm glad I bought it. I used Zalman STG1 instead of the junk that came with this product and it keeps my i7 920 at 30 degrees celcius while idle. The instructions were a little funky, but the diagrams were dead on, this helped tremendously. Has great clearance on a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P, all memory slots are still useable. Buy this product and you won't regret it.

This is a GREAT product.

Rosewill RNX-N2X IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB2.0 Wireless-N 2.0 Dongle (2T2R) Up to 300Mbps Data Rates WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication).Cisco CCS V1.0, V2.0 and V3.0 compliant, Vista/ MAC 1.3/10.4/10.5/10.6 Ready
Rosewill RNX-N2X IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB2.0 Wireless-N 2.0 Dongle (2T2R) Up to 300Mbps Data Rates WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication).Cisco CCS V1.0, V2.0 and V3.0 compliant, Vista/ MAC 1.3/10.4/10.5/10.6 Ready

Pros: Cheap, FAST, worked great out of the box.

Cons: None!

Overall Review: In throughput tests I'm able to get ~15 MB/sec (yes, megabytes not megabits) from a computer with this device to a hard-wired pc with a gigabit ethernet connection. The wireless pc is about 15 feet away and the long way through a fireplace. No dropped connections, no installation issues with Windows 7 x64 (download driver from Rosewill's website and use the Windows wireless config tool.

What a great product!

ZALMAN ZM - STG1 Thermal Compound
ZALMAN ZM - STG1 Thermal Compound

Pros: EXTREMELY easy to apply, works great!!!!!

Cons: None at all.

Overall Review: This stuff is keeping my new i7 920 at 30 degrees celcius during idle, when paired with a Scythe Mugen 2 (SCMG-2000). Will continue to buy this product instead of the competition.

Awesome hard drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Excellent value for the price, VERY quiet and fast.

Cons: Wish I could afford 1.5TB drives in raid 0?

Overall Review: Set these drives up as a raid 0 array (~600GB available), they are VERY fast... glad I didn't waste my money on a Velociraptor.

Great memory!

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK

Pros: Good price (for DDR3), works as advertised and at specified timings and speed, overclocks well.

Cons: None!

Overall Review: Paired this with a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P and Core i7 920, booted up the first time... set memory timings and speed.... ready to rock and roll!

What else can I say?

Intel Core i7-920 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 1366 130W Processor - BX80601920
Intel Core i7-920 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 1366 130W Processor - BX80601920

Pros: FAST FAST FAST, Excellent bang for your buck...

Cons: None!

Overall Review: There isn't really anything else to add, this processor does it all and with ease. Overclocking is VERY easy to accomplish. I paired this with the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P, 6GB OCZ Gold DDR3 1600 and the Scythe Mugen 2 (SCMG-2000), everything worked great from first boot!