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CORSAIR CX series CX750 750W 80 PLUS BRONZE Haswell Ready ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: none

Cons: Lasted me exactly 1 year, random reboot started and then random shutdown, and then I pulled it out before I fry my motherboard. Tested all other components, PSU came as the main problem.

Other Thoughts: now serves as a paper weight.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 DirectX 11.1 (feature level 11_0) ZT-60904-10M 2GB 192-Bit DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Synergy Edition Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Bought this card to replace my venerable Zotac GTS 450 which served me quite well and still working fine. I couldn't find a better deal right now, this was the deal.

Playing only WoW everything cranked at Ultra @ 1600x900 resolution on a Workstation, cpu is Xeon E3-1275v3 with 32gb ECC 1600 mhz ram and motherboard is Supermicro X10SAE.

On Windows 8.1, i'm getting between 55-100 fps on the outside world in Draenor, average fps is 65.
In raids, i'm getting 45-75 fps, stable average is 55.
In pvp battlegrounds i'm getting 90 fps stable.

On Arch Linux with wine patched with csmt, everything cranked to ultra, wine can't handle Dx11, so under Dx9, i'm getting average 90 fps stable everywhere in Draenor and in raids, yes this is faster than windows, but sometimes a little bit choppy since it translate the DirectX calls to OpenGL. With the csmt patch, performance is incredible, at least 2x times faster than the official Wine release.

In either case, temperature never goes above 65c and the fan speed adjust automatically under Windows and Linux without a problem.

Cons: None, perfect card for my needs.

Other Thoughts: I love Zotac video cards.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Awesome cooler 02/18/2014

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

Pros: This replaced the Intel stock cooling of the E3-1275v3 on my Workstation server motherboard SuperMicro X10SAE0, it fits perfectly and the installation took less than 15 minutes. I was topping 90c with the Intel stock cooling while using all 8 threads intensively, now the temperature never gets above 50-60c on full load and stay at 30c on idle.

Cons: None. I should have bought this kit on my initial build order.

Other Thoughts: If you run on Linux, make sure to take profits of the utility named fancontrol, this help regulate the fan speed adjusting properly the rpm of the fan depending on the load/temp of the cpu, your motherboard, however, has to be supported.


Nicolas S.'s Profile

Display Name: Nicolas S.

Date Joined: 10/29/10

  • Reviews: 35
  • Helpfulness: 12
  • First Review: 01/07/11
  • Last Review: 02/01/15
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