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ANTHONY S.

ANTHONY S.

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Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2x NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2x NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)

Pros: -DEAD , DEAD , DEAD SILENT. -Corsair H100i (AIO LIQUID COOLER) performance, really , it's replacing one that died! -Best installation hardware of the industry , period. -Sexy ! No blemishes on the aluminium or bent fins , really nice. - 6 YEARS Warranty. 6! -Comes with handy accessories , like and included screwdriver , a resistor cable ( Low Noise Adaptor) (L.N.A) , a 4-pin Y-Cable , another fan (wich is like 28$) and a darn good thermal paste (A big tube! ). - Those fans GEE-ZEUS... Best ones on the market by far. - Very well-packaged , actually harder to get out of the foam cell than to install. - Cutout under the fins stacks makes room for high-performance RAM. -Nice black and sleeved cables for all components, even the accessories.

Cons: -Very, very tall, check your case manufacturer to make sure you can close your side panel (e.i : Maximum CPU Cooler height : xxxmm). -Make sure your case have proper airflow and airflow pattern , you will need it. -Not a fan (no pun intended) of the the Beige/Brown colour ? Be proud of it ! It's a Noctua product , the very best out there darn it !

Overall Review: Cooling a FX-8350 @ 4.9Ghz @ 25C idle and 55C maxed out. -Not even a 240M achieved under 62C load and under 33C idle. -Not even a H100i achieved under 65C load and under 35C idle. -Not even a 120M achieved under 71C load and under 41C idle. -This one did , at half the price , at half the noise , at half the hassle, go for it , click that darn "Add to cart" button darn it !

A classic

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SV300S37A/240G
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SV300S37A/240G

Pros: Reasonably fast. Great price. Reliable.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: I've been using these for years , none failed. More than 15 in the years in many builds. Never had one fail on me !

High-End Power

CORSAIR RM Series RM750 750 W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
CORSAIR RM Series RM750 750 W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: -Black cables. -Dead, dead, dead, dead silent. -Really nice high quality finish. -No "coil whine" or electrical static "white noise" even when heavy benchmarking. -It's a Corsair product, top of the line service and products.

Cons: -Price is steep but you do get what you pay for. -Cables can be hard to route if you have a sub-par case that is poorly designed for cable management, get a proper case! -Active fan will not spin under a light load , do not worry when testing if the fan does not spin , it's normal.

Overall Review: Corsair 750D Corsair RM750 Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 8GB Corsair SP140 Quiet Edition (6X) Corsair K70 Vengeance (MX Blue) ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 Noctua NH-D15 FX-8350 @ 4.8 GHz ASUS DCUII GTX 780 @ 1105 Mhz Kingston SSD Now 300V 120GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB Some old Toshiba 1TB LG 24M45 Monitor Razer Marface Pad Logitech G502

12/21/2014

Perfect for Budget Builds

MSI A58M-E33 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A58 (Bolton D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI A58M-E33 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A58 (Bolton D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Love the Dark brown/ Black PCB , fairly easy to build with , reliable , military class hardware and BIOS splash logo, BIOS is easy to work with and includes a very nice OC interface and hardware monitor that is very easy to navigate, has plenty of SATA ports. I would certainly recommand this product if you were to build a micro-ATX OC monster (I want to see this !). I always loved MSI products and this one is amongst my favorites.

Cons: No USB 3 Support.

Good Starter PSU

CORSAIR CX Series CX430 430W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply
CORSAIR CX Series CX430 430W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply

Pros: Affordable , it is a Corsair Product , has a fairly nice look/feel to it (As all Corsair Products). Suits budget build with low power needed , like AMD'S APU budget PCs , HTPCs and general light web browsing PCs.

Cons: The green color might not suit every system, is not modular (if you have a very small case, will cause a big bundle of un-used wires) , is not sleeved all the way (if your side panel is windowed, will make multi-colorcoded wires show). I won't recommand this PSU to budget gamers , I recommand the CS/RM line instead.

Perfect for Budget Builds

AMD A8-7600 - A8 Series Kaveri Quad-Core 3.1 GHz Socket FM2+ 65W AMD Radeon R7 Desktop Processor - AD7600YBJABOX
AMD A8-7600 - A8 Series Kaveri Quad-Core 3.1 GHz Socket FM2+ 65W AMD Radeon R7 Desktop Processor - AD7600YBJABOX

Pros: Superb Quad-Core with a nice clock speed and affordable pricetag ! Perfect for web browsing , (Light) gaming , and general media consumption like the play button tube , the book of faces and the flix of the net (Not sure if I can use the proper names XD) The GPU side of it prevents having to buy a dedicated GPU for a budget-friendly first custom PC, and is powerful enough for blu-ray content, streaming and general 1080P content. Heatsink with pre-applied thermal paste and fan is included, wich is a nice touch.

Cons: The inculded heatsink is very small and will not sustain even small overclocks , it's OK at best for normal use and stock speed operation but I recommand swaping it for a bigger CPU cooler for longer lifespan or at least swap the included fan (wich is OK but pretty noisy) with a Noctua or any other fan manufacturer that you like. Do not expect stellar gaming prowesses with this APU, it is sufficient for a light load , like LOL , minecraft and other non-demanding games but for 1080P AAA titles like BF4, COD and Arma (just to name a few) , get a dedicated graphics card to work with it.

Overall Review: Perfect for budget builds and web browsers.