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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Great HS for i71/25/2009 10:37:21 PM

Pros: Great heatsink. Keeps idle temps at 30 - 40 and full load under 60 with an i7 OC'd to 3.6 ghz.

Cons: The fans add quite a bit of bulk. EVGA's x58 board doesn't have enough room for you to mount both fans on the heatsink.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Bad choice for i7 Overclock1/18/2009 12:51:47 PM

Pros: Pretty blue lights.

Cons: It fails to effectively do the one thing its supposed to. Reseated it twice with no changes in results. Idle temps are fine (30 - 40 c), light load temps are...acceptable ( 40 - 50 C), but if you load up the cpu with 8 threads of prime95 you will see the temps on all cores shoot up to 80-100C. Unacceptable. The i7 platform is great and most applications don't require anywhere near 100% load, but for those that do this heatsink will not be sufficient.

Overall Review: Go with a heatsink that has a backplate. From what I have seen all of the stock and other "snap in" style heatsinks are having similar results.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Customer, We are sorry to hear your experience. This CPU cooler should perform much better than what have described through our testing. Please contact us so we can help with the issue and the installation of the cooler. Thermaltake Support Team
Nice Board1/18/2009 12:46:34 PM

Pros: Great layout. Every port you could ever want.

Cons: One of my USB ports is acting up a bit. It drops whatever peripheral is plugged into it once every 2 minutes or so. Seeing as there are many others I don't think that this will be enough cause for me to rma it.

Overall Review: Great board for running gtx 280's in sli, just make sure your case has enough room.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi, We have a new BIOS that improves compatibility with some USB based devices. You can get it here: Thanks, Jacob
Great1/18/2009 12:43:13 PM

Pros: Great ram, running at the advertised 1600 with 8-8-8-24 timings. I've always gone with corsair and once again they didn't disappoint.

Cons: None

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Great CPU for Overclocking1/18/2009 12:39:14 PM

Pros: Got everything stable at 3.6. Very easy to overclock. Amazingly fast processor.

Cons: Hot. Very, very hot. Intel hasn't been very forthcoming with the TJmax however most temp applications will tell you its max is 100C.

Overall Review: Great performance to price ratio.

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