Date Joined: 12/21/06
Pros: It has broken the 2 year barrier.
Cons: Price when I bought it.
I spent $196.01 at the time. As you can see the price has dropped significantly.
Wish I bought it sooner.
It's not modular. <-- Very big con for the amount of wires on this thing. No reason to drop an egg though.
Overall Review: I've owned this power supply for 2 years, 2 months, and it is holding up like a champ. It currently runs my system without a hitch.
i7 920 2.66GHz - @3.4 Air
6gb GSkill Trident 2000MHz - @1600 (QPI voltage was TOO high running 2000)
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 - @ 900/1225
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) - @775/1125
128GB Corsair SSD
WD 400GB HDD
6 case fans + PSU fan
Pros: It's easier than it SEEMS to setup, trust me. Not many settings to fool with.
Runs at rated O.C. speeds.
7.9 Windows Index Experience(that was at 1600MHz, before I bumped it to 2000).
Provides an X.M.P. profile to start from in BIOS.
Cons: I originally payed $300 because it was one of the only ones on the market... :(
Took me a lot of time of fooling with them and some help from online forums to get the voltages right. Not a Con, just my lack of knowledge in the O.C. sector. See other thoughts.
The support on G.Skills website is horrible, I'm not going to lie. The numbers they have you use to get this memory to run at the rated speeds are completely wrong. For instance, they tell you to overclock your RAM(note that we are ONLY talking about memory here) that you have to set the CPU Voltage to X volts. They give you plenty of extra useless information that is utterly useless and only makes overclocking seem much harder.
You should only need to fool with DRAM voltage, DPI Voltage and Baseclock(don't forget the memory timings). That is the minimum you will need to overclock your memory to rated speeds. Also, may need to change CPU voltage is you can't keep it at around stock speeds.
Overall Review: Currently running them at ~2000.
At a 2:12 ratio.
This only applies with a i7 920 - CPU voltage - 1.23125
This only applies with a i7 920 - Multiplier - 19
BCLK - 166
DRAM Voltage - 1.66(P6T Deluxe V2 doesn't allow 1.65, so I was stuck with bumping it up slightly).
QPI Voltage (May also be known as 'QPI/DRAM Voltage') - 1.65v
The two above voltages are the most important if your using them at their rated speeds. All the above settings should have you running at 2000MHz in no time.
2 x [Sapphire Radeon 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5]
Bloomfield Core i7 920 @ O.C. 3150
Asus P6T Deluxe V2
G.SKILL Trident 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 PC16000
128GB Corsair SSD
Win 7 Ult x64 OEM
Hopefully I didn't forget any information in this review and also I hope it helps some people with overclocking.
Pros: I can't say much that others haven't said, but they push a decent amount of air for being in a 4 inch hole I made in my case and having a grill over them. The hole in my case is about 3/4 of an inch smaller than the fan diameter.
Cons: None, as of now.
Although if you don't like spotlights in your case, then don't get these. EXTREMELY bright! Before I installed them I couldn't see my room in the dark very well, with these its entirely lit.
On a side note, if you site your case on your desk or something and want to install them pointing in your general direction, DONT!
Overall Review: System Specs:
These fans! 3 of them...
Nvidia Geforce 9600GT
Gigabyte P35_DS3L MoBo
Conroe 3.0 GHz Dual Core
Zalman 110mm CPU cooler
3 GB DDR2 800 -> soon the be upgraded by next paycheck
My old dell DVDROM drive -> epic fast compared to all the ones I've seen.
300GB external, 80GB internal, 400GB internal
RAIDMAX ICEBERG ATX-012WB Mid-Tower
LG L1953S-BF Black 19" 5ms LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 5000:1
Logitech G11 Keyboard
Logitech MX310 mouse -> its great for all kinds of things, video editting, gaming and everyday internet surfing.
Pros: This case is Gigantic for a Mid-Tower, absolutely huge, just shy of a Full-Tower, few inches. The fins act as heatsinks on the top and front of the case, my case stays extremely cool!
Not running dual SLI, but I have a clear 4-5inches between the back on the video card and my HDD infront of the case fan.
Big on the inside, would recommend to any and everyone.
Fairly cheap when I bought it.
Has 1.5 inches of space between the side panel and my Zalman 110mm CPU cooler.
3mm thick metal, feels like steel. The denser the metal the better it transfers heat, for example from inside the case to the outside fins.
HUGE, HUGE, and... HUGE!
Cons: Extremely hard to remove face plates for the front bays, see below.
Heavy, but that's to be expected in a heatsink.
Legs on the bottom come loose easily with a little force put on them sideways, such as leaning the case on its side. Also don't drag the case as the legs unscrew themselves sometimes.
Face plates for the expansion bays in the back of the case by the MoBo are irreplaceable, unless you buy covers for them.
Overall Review: Newegg is AWESOME! I get ALL my computer parts from them!
Owned the case - 10 months
When I took off the face plates for the bays in the front I didn't know that I could have taken the entire front plate off which would have made it extremely easy to unscrew the screws.
If you don't mind carrying a 40+ lb case, with basic hardware inside, to LAN parties than this case is for you. Theres always the choice to not go to LANS.
I go to LANS every chance I get to show off this BEASTLY case!
Extra note: Looks great with blue lighting.
LoL > Newegg! = Lots of Love to Newegg!
Pros: Keeps CPU nice and cool, at lowest setting, 1250 RPM.
Cheap, for the amount of cooling it puts out.
Some people say its 7.5 inches at the widest part, its not, more around 5-6 inches. Although if you have a wide case it shouldn't be a problem.
Overall Review: I don't know my full load, yet.
This is on the lowest fan speed, 1250 RPM:
Before Purchase: Idle: 25-26C | Load(Crysis on High) 48C
After Purchase: Idle 24-25C | Load(Crysis on High) 32-33C
This is on highest fan speed, 2500 RPM:
Before purchase: Idle Idle: 24-25C | Load(Crysis on High) 45C
After Purchase: Idle 23-24C | Load(Crysis on High) 28-29C
NOTE: I have excellent air cooling for my case, if you don't, you may not get the same results.
I was running Crysis on Single-player, so the temps will be a little less than when your in Multi-player.
For you that think that 2-3C isn't that much, well it is. When I was already running that cool, it takes "A LOT" to make it any cooler. Also I was using stock HSF before, with copper base and aluminum fins.
Remember to point the fan in the direction of an exhaust fan, perhaps the PSU fan or back case fan(s), and for some of you, the top case fan(s).
Recommended to all that have a decent size case with good airflow.
Pros: Worked great, very speedy at everything I can throw at it.
Cons: I didn't use it for about 2-3 weeks. Then the day I try to use it again the light doesn't turn on. Turns out The in line power supply loosened at the end... No fix, returning cable...
Overall Review: Be VERY gentle with the power cables they send to you, they aren't worth dealing with.
Pros: I've owned this headset for up to 2 years now, and its absolutely great. Sound quality, comfort, and the length of the cord are all a plus. (length of the cord only in some cases)
Cons: Cord is extremely weak at the connectors at the end and inside the headset. Only takes a few mistakes until you get a bad connection inside the headset(happened to 1 of mine). It does what is expected for a cheap headset, Great Sound Quality while lacking the overall security of knowing your cable wont get a bad wire inside the headset.
Overall Review: This is my 4th headset I've bought, and will continue to buy more. One got a bad connection after a small tug on that cord by the headset and the other 2 got bitten through by my dog, the thin cord makes it easy for the dog to bit through. Took the dog all of 5 seconds to cut the cord... Also, for you people out there that don't use a headset very often then don't worry, but for you gamers that game 5+ hours minimum a day then prepare for disaster if you snag the cord or get it pulled on. If the cord was more secure and stronger I would give it 5 eggs, but it will take a 4 until then.