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Enermax Liqmax 120S Aluminum All-in-One Liquid Cooler With 120mm High Static Pressure Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: So far this cooler is doing a good job. I like the fact that you can switch the speed of the fan. I had to mount the fan to the case due to the design of my case so by using a small screwdriver or bent paper clip I’m able to switch the speed without opening the case. I have a 125W AMD processor and at 80% load while burning a Blue-ray disc the Fan switch was set on the medium setting, the motherboard fan control was at 70% of full speed, my processor temp did not get over 55C. So by adding an extra fan, setting the fan switch to the high setting, and adjusting my motherboard fan load curve setting I have plenty of room to increase my heat dissipation capability. The fan is quiet at low to medium load. The processor block pump is quiet and the blue led logo is nice. I did not use the thermal paste that came with it; instead I used Artic Silver 5.

Cons: The AMD clips to mount the block to the motherboard are quite tight. You definitely want to use the thicker backing plate for the motherboard that comes with the unit. You want to brace it from the back as you start the screws. The speed of the block pump shows up running at 675,000RPM’s which I know is not correct.

RAIDMAX Super Hurricane ATX-248NWU Black/Blue Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very well built case. I needed one with a closed top and this was the one. The blue LED’s are not too bright. It has a red HDD activity LED within the left blue accent lighting on the front which was not in the description.
It has in it:

ASUS AMD M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard
AMD FX-6350 Vishera 3.9GHz 125W processor
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X memory
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000W G1 power supply
PNY VCGGTX660XPB GeForce GTX 660 video card
2-3.5” HDD’s
2-Opitical drives
Enermax Liqmax 120S Aluminum All-in-One Liquid Cooler With 120mm High Static Pressure Fan

All of this was a tight fit but with proper cable management there is still enough room for another video card if needed. So far with the unit running at about 80% load I have not had any overheating issues. I did not use the fan in back due to the liquid cooler so I have a spare.

Cons: if you are using a liquid cooler you can not put a fan on the side opening due to its location.

Other Thoughts: I didn't need a widow on the side.

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: good price, quiet

Cons: lasted 2 months and died

Other Thoughts: i have bought a few of these and have had 2 go bad.
I installed the latest one for someone and it had major errors and won't even get past a quick test. It lasted less than 2 months. I'm returning it to WD and hope for the best. Hard drives are suppost to last for years....!!!! Western digital is loosing there reputation. Back to hitachi.


Michael R.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael R.

Date Joined: 05/16/06

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 11/03/10
  • Last Review: 05/04/14
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