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OCZ Solid 2 Series 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Installed Windows 7 Pro 64 on this SSD in less than 10 minutes from a flash drive. Reads are around 220 MB/S in HD Tune, ATTO, and Crystal Disk mark. This drive is giving better results than advertised. Check out Bjorn3D's review on this drive. OCZ has links to reviews on this drive from their website.

Boot times are incredible - I wrote a batch file that is executed at Windows launch that opens 15 programs and they all fire up almost instantly at boot.

Cons: No TRIM support for XP or Vista. TRIM only works in WIndows 7.

OCZ does have a tool on their site for XP and Vista users to provide gabrabe collection.

Help @ OCZ forums is kinda iffy - Staff doesn't seem to respond to many threads there for some reason.

Other Thoughts: I can't believe I went this long without an SSD for my desktop.

This SSD right now is the best alternative to an Intel drive for the money. Many companies have released the Sanforce SSDs recently and they perform better but come at a higher price. For the money, I don't think you'll get something better than this.

Things everyone should (& shouldn't) do with their SSD -
*Don't defrag your SSD
*Take Window$ page file off your SSD
*Disable preftech, superfetch, & indexing
*Disable hibernate & system restore

XIGMATEK XSF-F1251 120mm Case Fan PSU Molex Adapter/extender included
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Loud - Buy Something Else 04/23/2010

This review is from: XIGMATEK XSF-F1251 120mm Case Fan PSU Molex Adapter/extender included

Pros: Spins at rated speed, long 3 pin connector. Used this fan for a Push/Pull on a Xigmatek Dark Knight. I rigged it on using Zip ties. It hasn't done anything for idle temps, but has decreased load temps by 1-2 C. Has worked out great thus far.

Cons: There is definitely something wrong with the fan's motor or bearings. This single 120MM fan is louder than every other fan in my case combined (and I have 4x 140MM case fans, plus a GTX 260 with an aggressive fan profile I set on it).

Other Thoughts: I don't know if I got a bad one or what. I value Xigmatek products but I can't recommend this one.

Buy a better fan with fluid dynamic bearings.

Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale Dual-Core 2.5 GHz LGA 775 65W BX80571E5200 Desktop Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Best CPU for your money if you're on a budget. Mine does 266 x 12.5 = 3333 Mhz @ 1.24375v prime & Intel burn test stable. Runs Crysis like a champ with my HD 3850. (Yes, I know, not the greatest, but its the greatest I can get with my budget)

Cons: None, but it if you are on a budget.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you buy an aftermarket cooler. I recommend the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro for the poor boys like me. Read the reviews on it. You can't get a better LGA 775 heatsink for the $$$.


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Date Joined: 05/27/03

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