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Chase H.

Chase H.

Joined on 07/30/06

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent case!

NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Well, lets start with the cooling system. If you put me in a quiet padded room with this thing, blind folded me and turned on all of the fans (4x120's/2-140's) I would probably tell you it had 2 80mm fans. Cant believe how quiet it is. As for the amount of space and functional room, I have never seen anything like it in a mid-sized case. I am trying to find more components so I can fill it up! Rolled edges, quick clips where they are needed not where they break, and the added features make water cooling a breeze! A+++

Cons: When I installed the ABS Tegan PS, I though all the fans were broken, I just couldn't hear them. I was also hoping with all the fans the case might levitate but it does not, what a disappointment.

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this case to anyone who is thinking about upgrading to a full-sized case either for room or cooling but doesn't want to take up all that space.

Great CPU

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HDZ940XCJ4DGI
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HDZ940XCJ4DGI

Pros: Excellent processor, runs very fast.

Cons: This processor runs pretty hot and when you start to OC it the temperatures really jump. I would highly recommend a quality aftermarket cooler for this. Not really a con, just a heads up!

Excellent CPU for the cost

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2 125W Processor - ADX6000CZBOX
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2 125W Processor - ADX6000CZBOX

Pros: Chip runs a cool 32c idle oc'd to 3.225ghz and after running orthos for 24hrs max temp was only 47c with no errors using the Zalman 110mm cooler. If you don't plan on overclocking much or at all this is a great chip for the $. Super PI ran the 1m test in 27 seconds when I was done with the build. I have seen a stock Core2Duo at 3ghz run it in 26 seconds and they will OC to 3.5+.

Cons: Does not OC as well as comparable Intels and is a tad slower even at stock speeds but for the price being almost half thats not much of a con.

Overall Review: NZXT Tempest case, Zalman 110mm cooler w/fan, MSI 8800 GT OC, 4G OCZ SLI ram, MSI K9A2 Platinum board, ABS 700w PS, AMD 6000+ @3.225ghz / 47c under full load in 80f weather.

Great board

MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This board has been working great. Not much of an OC board, especially with the fact that it can't seem to run my OCZ ram any higher than 1.9v but have the AMD 6000+ oc'd to just over 3.2 and runs steady as a rock. No complaints here, best bang for your buck easy.

Cons: None

Whats all the fuss?

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders

Pros: Not a single one so far. I installed vista, installed all my favorite games and programs, and I have not had a single hick-up with anything yet. I got all worried with everyone saying Vista was bad, then jumping to 64 was just a death wish...Not true. Everything runs smooth and flawless, excellent buy!

Cons: Uses ALOT of system resources. Not completely a bad thing if you know that and build your system for it. With everything booted up, just sitting in Vista with no other porgrams running its using almost 1g of ram. Plan on having at least 4g of ram for Vista.

Great!

ABS Gift 2GB USB Flash Drive
ABS Gift 2GB USB Flash Drive

Pros: Free 2g stick with my PS. That pretty much sums it up!

Cons: None