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Andrew J.

Andrew J.

Joined on 04/16/07

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Just works

HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model KHX1866C9D3K4/16GX
HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model KHX1866C9D3K4/16GX

Pros: Looks cool. Also runs at 1333, 1600, and 1866mhz with no issues. Sadly my motherboard will only support up to 1600 (AMD FX issue), but the ram will post at 1866. I recommend it, and I'm not giving up on trying to get my full 1866 out of it!

Cons: None that I can see so far.

Awesome!

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PD256BW
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PD256BW

Pros: Tested the drive speed and it maxes out the SATA III standard. You literally can't get faster without going to PCIE. Also been using it as my primary drive for 9 months on my work computer without any issues.

Cons: None

They work!

GeIL EVO Leggara Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model GEL316GB1866C9DC
GeIL EVO Leggara Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model GEL316GB1866C9DC

Pros: Simple plug and play. Then just go into your BIOS and select the XMP profile for 1866 and everything is great! The low profile (~30mm tall) means that they fit under most large heat sinks, which was a big plus for me.

Cons: None so far.

Quality fan

Case Fans
Case Fans

Pros: Moves a lot of air and does it relatively quietly. I have 4 in my case and it generates a gentle hum. Comes with screws and those rubber mount things. Also comes with adapters so you can change the fan speed.

Cons: None

Huge!

Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler

Pros: Huge cooler with dual fans. Keeps my AMD FX-8120 running at room temp!! Easily brought my temperatures down 10*C from the stock fan and it isn't anywhere close to as loud. Also the mounting system for the cooler is very innovative and stable.

Cons: Just be aware of how big this cooler is. It fit my motherboard perfectly, but there is like 1mm of clearance between the top of the cooler and my case.

Overall Review: Again, check the dimensions.

Nice

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Pros: Looks much nicer than Windows XP. Also runs better. And it's 64 bit which is exciting for my first 64 bit setup. Also relatively cheap as an OEM disk.

Cons: None.