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Value for money and does okay in benching.

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Pros: Price, performance, overclocking capability

Cons: Capacity, colour

been using these for the last few months and I'm actually quite happy with them. Under XMP (Stock) they work perfectly and don't have any issue's, for the price I got them, they're pretty decent. When I started overclocking them, that's when all the fun began. Stock - 1600mhz 7-8-7-27 1.5v Overclocked 1866mhz 8-9-8 24 1.6v Overclocked 2133mhz 9-10-9-27 1.65v Max stable overclock was 2133mhz with 1.65v 9-10-9-27 1T. I managed to squeeze a little more out of them: Not bad huh I'm sure that you could increase the speed or even tighten the timings a little more if you exceed the 1.65v range, however that's not recommended for 24/7 usage but for benching you never...
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Gainward has done quite well!!!

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Pros: Price, performance, Non reference PCB

Cons: VRAM, stock cooling, VRM cooling, only SLI

I have two of those in my sig rig running on 1080p monitor. These little cards are fantastic, non reference PCB which allows for water-cooling blocks to be attached, which in turn allows for higher overclocks. They're also quite cheap and the stock cooler is quite poor, there isn't any VRM cooling and that certainly does not help temperature's, however as I mentioned before, if you're looking at a non reference GTX460 to watercool then this is a great contender. The max overclock I could get out of both in SLI was 970/1940/2150 with 1.137v: Pretty impressive considering that it performs much better than a GTX 580. You can check this thread out, ignore the driver review and check out...
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Intel's SSD are not one to laugh at!!!

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Pros: Reliable fast and you get a bit more space

Cons: Expensive, old. sata II

I own the 80GB version and I must say I'm quite happy with it especially with the amount of space you get. Granted that SSD's are much more faster than HD, however one thing it does have in comparison to it's competitors is the amount of space it provides. That actual space you get is 74.4gb, I have installed windows 7 with Crysis 2 (DX11 and texture pack) and Battlefield Bad Company 2) with all my programs that I use (MS Office 2010, iTunes etc) and I still over 25gb of free space left. In comparison to the Crucial C300 64gb, it's slower in terms of read and write times because of the sata limitations, however the performance difference is not really noticeable in my honest opinion,...
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You get what you pay for!

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Pros: Fast read and write times.

Cons: Expensive

I've used this SSD for about 8 months and I'm very happy with it. The sequential read and write times are amazing, more importantly the 4k speeds are up there too. This drive is one of the best I've used. Perfect for an operating system and a few of games. Granted that SSD's are expensive and this one falls in to that category, however you certainly get what you pay for. Load up an OS onto the SSD and you'll see how fast it loads up and that goes for games as well. You won't have to wait around for a game to load!!!! It isn't just about how fast windows boots up or how fast a game loads, the entire windows experience is just more smoother and snappier and with this SSD it certainly...
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Good temps - Cheap cooler? this is the one!!!

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Pros: Cheap Cheap Cheap!!! GREAT TEMPS!!

Cons: TIM Application, Stock TIM

This is certainly one of those coolers that you have to look at twice, it may not look all that great and because it's cheap that may deter you, HOWEVER, this little cooler does a fantastic job!!! If your looking for a cheap cooler for lets say a Sandy Bridge rig and ain't looking for extreme overclocks then this is the one for you!! 4.5ghz for sandybridge shouldn't be a problem with that cooler. Here's an example of what the 212+ can do at 4.7ghz (your results may vary, TIM application and ambient temps): 2500k - http://www.overclock.net/15496849-post5039.html 2600k with Hyper threading - http://www.overclock.net/15236863-post4532.html One last thing, I did mention that it's not for...
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One of the best quads at that time!!

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Pros: Quad core, Overclocking capability, Bang for buck, durability

Cons: outdated, temps, TDP, max temps

It certainly seems like a long time since I let go of my 775 build. When I built it 4 years ago it was running like a dream, the temps were pretty decent and performance was great. You could usually hit between 3.2-3.6ghz depending on your motherboard, those P45 motherboards with this chip was a match made in heaven, obviously it required a SLACR (go) batch Q6600 and a low VID, but if you get lucky you could even hit 4ghz. Unfortunately because it is old and there have been many new releases, 1366 1156, 1155 and now 2011, it is quite hard to recommend it, however if you do own one already I would always say don't get rid of it, keep it as a backup rig, this was truly one of those...
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BEST gaming cpu hands down!!!

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Pros: temperature, performance, TDP, overclocking

Cons: None

This chip has been an absolute dream for overclocking, fairly easy to do and the performance boost you get in comparison with older platforms is mind blowing. The overclocking capability does vary amongst these chips, however even at an average 4.5ghz (give or take) it enables a vast improvement coming from a 775 socket. It's definitely bang for buck and pop in watercooling in the mix and you can really have some fun. At that price the performance boost is amazing. Not a bad thing to say about it, only thing I could probably say is about the 1155 platform and the lack of bclk overclocking and the ability for quad sli. Might not fall into the enthusiast market but boy does it pack a...
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Pretty decent considering the price.

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Pros: Semi modular. Seasonic Internals. quality build

Cons: Ticking fan, colour of connectors, poor sleeving.

This PSU has been running my sig rig quite well. Here is the what it's been powering: i5 2500k 5.1ghz 1.472v Asus P8P67 PRO 4GB DDR Ripjaw X 1600mhz CL7 RAM 1.5v GTX 460 SLI 1.1v 920/1840/4100 3x 500GB Samsung F3 HDD RAID 0 1TB WD HDD 80GB Intel X25-M Swiftech MCP655-B pump 6x 120mm fans on radiator 2x 80mm fans on GPU 4x 120mm case fans 2x optical drives This PSU handles my rig absolutely fine, I can game on it with no problems. Overall it has been a fantastic buy, however many user's have claimed that the clicking noise coming from the PSU is down to the fan, I have yet to come accross that problem and hopefully I don't. For the price I paid for it, this little PSU is a...
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One of the best blocks I've ever purchased BUT....

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Pros: Looks great, jet plates for restriction, build quality

Cons: No fittings, mounting mechanism, usability

Excellent performance, less restrictive than the Apogee XT, however the mounting mechanism could have been improved. Overall the block is a great performer and I would recommend it, however there better blocks to be had that also provide better results with a better mounting mechanism. I would give this block an 8/10

One of the best I've used.

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Pros: 45w per channel, reliable.

Cons: No fan splitters. little expensive

With 45w per channel this little beast can handle quite a few fans, only downside is that you'll have to get your self those splitters. I have used this controller with upto 4 fans connected to one channel and it was working as intended. It is an extremely well thought product. 10/10
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