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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
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5 out of 5 eggs Excellent cooler for price 02/24/2013

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes

Pros: This cooler keeps my i5-2500k super cool. I have it overclocked to 4.3ghz. Running Prime95 all night, RealTemp never reported a temperature higher than 62 degrees celcius on any of the four cores. I'm using arctic silver 5 TIM with it. This cooler is 1000 times better than the stock cooler. It's held in by screws very securely unlike the stock cooler's pop in, twist, and hope, setup.

Cons: The one thing to be aware of with this is that it is HUGE. You will need a standard size case to fit it. You will also not be able to use any side mounted fans that are above the area where the CPU is. Well worth it for amount of cooling you get though.

Other Thoughts: I used a little more TIM for this than I normally would. There are a few cracks between the heat pipes and the aluminum block that holds them together. When the paste is being spread, some is going to into these cracks. They aren't huge, but you might not get good coverage of the processor. I wouldn't advise using too much more, only about the size of a small water drop extra.

Razer Naga Molten MMO PC Gaming Mouse
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4 out of 5 eggs Great but a few quirks 02/24/2013

This review is from: Razer Naga Molten MMO PC Gaming Mouse

Pros: It's a great mouse, and pretty accurate. If you're super twitchy you can really dial up the sensitivity on it. The 12 side buttons come in very handy, especially in MMOs. It allows me to use many hotkeys without taking my fingers off the movement keys. Very handy with modern MMOs since they require a lot of movement.

Cons: The thumb buttons are so easy to hit when moving the mouse. Often when moving the mouse around, my thumb will hit a button and trigger a hotkey, Usually the 1 or the 4 buttons. Really wish it had some sort of stud to put the thumb on to avoid this. I'd happily give up one of my hotkeys for something like that.

Other Thoughts: I was disappointed that the 12 additional keys are only remaps of your 1 to = or NumPad keys. But I'm pretty sure this is a limitation of Windows not recognizing more than 5 buttons from a mouse. It might be something besides windows, but I've yet to see a mouse that does have more than 5 buttons that are independant of all keyboard keys. If possible, being able to map the side buttons as JOY buttons (Joy1, Joy2, etc..) would have been nice since I never use a mouse and Joystick/Pad at the same time.

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5
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Pros: Fast and reliable hard drive. I've used it as my OS drive for several months now and Windows loads in about 6-7 secs if there are no updates to finish installing. It actually takes the BIOS longer to post and go through it's screens than it does to load into windows. Also have plenty of room to put my more heavily used games on that drive.

Cons: You run out of room fast, but if you manage things properly, that shouldn't be an issue.

Other Thoughts: If you're like me and you rotate between what games you're playing. I install them all to my D: drive which is a mechanical 1TB drive. When I start playing the game a lot or need faster load times, I copy the game folder to my SSD, then make a symbolic link between the new location and the old location using mklink commands. Make sure you know what you're doing before you start using this command though.


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Display Name: Sean K.

Date Joined: 07/08/04

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  • First Review: 09/22/10
  • Last Review: 02/24/13
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