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ERIC L.

ERIC L.

Joined on 07/13/09

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent

AMD Phenom II X4 945 - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM3 95W Processor - HDX945WFGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 945 - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM3 95W Processor - HDX945WFGIBOX

Pros: Fast and relatively inexpensive. Great processor for the money! Very happy with this purchase.

Cons: Not a con, just a note: consider getting a good cooler for this if you do cpu-intensive tasks. this processor runs hot at full load and the stock cooler is noisy at high rpm.

Overall Review: Almost didn't buy this 95w version because it wasn't on my motherboard's supported list (Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H). Dropped it in and ran with no problems. Had previously purchased the 125w version and RMA'd it for this 95w version. Excellent RMA service from Newegg.

Most Critical Review

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CPU Mag Gift - 6 issues of CPU Magazine
CPU Mag Gift - 6 issues of CPU Magazine

Pros: none

Cons: Anything would be better than free magazines: cash, free case fan, even a small screwdriver. Oh well, it's the thought that counts right?

Works like a champ

Western Digital Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Great hard drive, works like a champ. Whisper quiet. Plugged in as a secondary drive on Win 7 x64 machine and worked with no problems whatsoever.

Cons: None

Overall Review: As with most hardware, make sure you have plenty of air flow/ventilation to keep this thing cool if it is reading & writing frequently.

Excellent fan

Scythe GentleTyphoon D1225C12B4AP-14 Case cooler
Scythe GentleTyphoon D1225C12B4AP-14 Case cooler

Pros: Very quiet and moves a good amount of air. Double ball bearing so should last a long time. Easily the best fan I've purchased from Newegg.

Cons: Even though this fan is very quiet it does emit a slight, somewhat high-pitched noise. It is barely noticable, but if you are sensitive to noise then you might want to look for something more quiet.

Excellent

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620 W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620 W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Pros: Rock solid, modular, works great and looks great. Excellent PSU from a reputable company.

Cons: None

Excellent

AMD Phenom II X4 945 - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDX945FBGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 945 - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDX945FBGIBOX

Pros: Very fast, chews through anything you throw at it. Good value for the price.

Cons: Can get hot under load but not a problem with a decent aftermarket cooler. Stock cooler gets noisy at high rpm's.

Overall Review: Look for this in the 95 watt version