Friday, January 14, 2011
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Ahoy thar, maties!

I couldn't decide what Review to start off with, so after a few hours and some YouTube videos, I decided I should write about the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Heatsink with fan. I really, really like this Heatsink and Fan, in-fact, it's probably one of the best, if not the best, CPU Air Cooler you can come across.



If you're looking for a good Heatsink, I'd suggest getting this. The fan is completely silent and the Heatsink could mount on the following sockets: LGA 775, LGA 1156, LGA 1366, and AM3. So it's a very versatile heatsink.



It comes with everything shown, and as you can see, you get Cooler Master thermal paste; However, as most of us PC Elitest know, if you want real good temperatures for your CPU, get Arctic Silver 5 compound. It's only a few extra dollars, but it's worth it.



The CPU contactor of the heatsink is copper, so it keeps things real nice and cool.



It's good for those budget building, who want to Air Cool and OverClock, but don't want to put in that extra money for Water Cooling, this is definitely the Heatsink and fan for you.

My CPU is OverClocked at 3.7GHz, with 1.3V running through it and my temperatures are around 12c - 15c idle. Under stress tests, max celsius reached was 35c.



The only Con I have about this product is that it's massive. For those of you with a smaller case, DO NOT buy this product. It's far too big. If you have a pretty decent sized Mid-Tower Case, then feel free to purchase this Cooler; However, due to it's mass, I had to actually install my RAM (Memory) into the Motherboard, because the heatsink is so massive, that it overlaps the RAM slots, so be weary on buying this if you're worried about room.



That is my Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus mounted on my CPU, notice the heatsink and ALL of the fan over my first stick of RAM.

Another thing I'd like to add is that this Cooler was incredibly hard to install. I've had easier times with previous coolers, but this one was by far the hardest for me. All-in-all, I'd have to give this product a 10 out of 10. It's really amazing and does an outstanding job.

Until next time,
Jest.

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Jest was shot at 10:58 PM

2 Years and a Few Months Later.

Hai Gaiz,

That's right, I'm back and better than ever. It's been a while since I posted an entry here. I know, I know, I was supposed to show off some hardcore epic computer posts and all that, but guess what happened to me? I ended up joining the United States Air Force! Yeah, that happened and I ended up leaving Guam and now I'm living in the United States. w00t.

You know what that means, right? It means shopping at NewEgg! Bwahahaha! Anyway, I got my entire computer all set-up. It's epic. EPIC! It's pretty much a beast. Things are definitely looking up for me. I got a wifey. I got a two bedroom house. I got a brand new car, too!

Here's a picture:



Now, with no further adieu, here's my System Specs:


Motherboard: ASUS M4A87TD

Graphics Card: Sparkle GTX 460 1GB 256bit

Processor: AMD Phenom II x6 core 2.8ghz (Now OverClocked at 3.7GHz)


CPU Cooler:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Hard Drive: Seagate Barricuda 1TB

Optical Drive: Lite On DVD Burner

Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W Modular


Memory:
G. Skill Ripjaw 4GB

Computer Case: Cooler Master HAF 922

Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder x4

Mouse: Logitech g9x

Monitor: 42" Panasonic HDTV

And now for pictures. One of the things a lot of you know, is that I'm a huge PC Elitest, but I also game on the X-Box 360 and the PlayStation 3 (Although, PC's will always be more dominant that any console out there).

Here's pictures of my Case. It originally came in Silver and Black, but I decided to Mod it a bit and I ended up painting it, Black and Yellow. I also put my Gamer Name on the left side of the Case with one of my Team's ( [Full Metal Jacket] ) over it. Right side of my case just has the "FMJ". I painted everything on the inside, as well.

Right side of my case:



Left side of my case:



Front of my case:



Inside of my case:



Now for the cream of the crop.

Here's all the parts I ordered before unboxing them:



Here's everything after installation:



Here's my Computer Set-Up:



I'm not water cooling right now. I figured I'd stay Air Cooling since my case is a Cooler Master HAF 922 and HAF stands for "High Air Flow". I got a nice Heatsink with fan, which is one of the best, if not the best, for Air Cooling. It's the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus. It's a HUGE Heatsink, though. Here's some pictures.







Now, after my installation, about two days after I set this up, I ended up OverClocking my Graphics Card. Normal Clock Speed is 700MHz, I got it OverClocked at 900MHz. Feel free to check out my OverClocking on the Shader Clocks and what not. Here's a picture of its new specs.



Now, my CPU (Processor) is already bad ass enough, being a Six Core Processor and all, but it was running at 2.8GHz, sure it's fast, but I wanted faster, so instead of going out and buying a 300+ dollar Processor, I bought my Six Core Processor on sale for less than 200 dollars. So OverClocking it saved me a few hundred dollars. Best 6 Core out on the market right now is a 3.2GHz one. I've OverClocked mine to 3.7GHz. Here's a picture of my CPU Spec.



And here are my temperatures:



Pretty damn good for just Air Cooling, if I do say so myself.

Anyway, I'll be posting more about Games in future posts, I just wanted my Come Back Post to show of what I've gotten myself into. ANyway, you Jest-a-holics take care. I'm out.

The Infamous,
Jest oNe.

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Jest was shot at 3:33 PM


Monday, September 1, 2008
OMGADS!

Sorry, guys.

I know, I know. I've been gone for a while. I got a valuable explanation for this, though. It's a good explanation and it's legit. Well, I'm in the process of moving. I scored a condominium. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, top floor, balcony, large living room, dining room, and a large kitchen. I honestly can't wait to finish moving all my things into my new place. It's going to be epic. EPIC, I TELL YOU! I've got Power and Water hooked up already, but I still need to have Internet, Cable television, and telephone (Which are all included in a single package/bundle deal with the local internet company here). So once more money comes in, I'll be getting those installed.

My place looks empty, as well. In-fact, it looks SUPER empty. I'm going to need to save up for a dining room set, some balcony chairs, computer desks, a couch, a television stand, and I still need to save up cash for my uber computer (Which has been set back quite a bit, 'cause the money I saved for my uber computer, I had to use on getting my new place; But hey, a place to live is FAR MORE important than a computer. What good is a computer when you don't have a house to use it in?).

Once I get the whole place remodeled and done with, I'll continue saving up for my computer. Damn, I just realized that my car also need to be serviced. It's all good, though. It shouldn't cost too much cash (My car, that is). Damn, I'm excited about my new place. Well, the people I'll be living with are two other people. We're splitting the rent and utilities three ways. It's going to be Noir (Yes, the same Noir from FC2 BLOG; I know alot of you are familiar with her) and my cousin Matt.

If we need one more additional roommate, say if the rent and bills start getting a little too steep, I may end up inviting another friend along (Hopefully a girl; Haha). It's going to be odd, though, I think. But there's already two males, only one female. Too much testosterone. There needs to be more females. Haha. I have the perfect addition in mind, but the problem is I havn't seen her in a long, LONG time. She's a friend of Noir's, too; Actually, we're all friends, so I know we'd all get along- Just as long as the money keeps coming in.

This is exciting for me, because I've got so many plans for my new place. I'm definitely, DEFINITELY going to pimp the hell out of my new place. Man, just thinking about it is making me excited. I especially can't wait to set up my computer desks (Which I'm going for either a "futuristic" look, or maybe an "office" look. Either one). It's going to be fuckin' AMAZING! Seriously. GAH!

Well, since the place, along with the utilities, and all the additional furnitures I'm going to have to purchase, is going to cost alot, I decided to get an additional job. Just something part-time, to keep more money flowing. That job is at a local supermarket. The only position open was bagger, but as long as the hours are part-time, I'm all gravy. I don't care what position it is. I already had an interview for it (I used to work for the same supermarket back in High School) and guess who the boss is? The same boss I had YEARS ago in High School. Haha. I know he definitely wants me to work there, 'cause I'm a trustworthy person and I'm hard working; The only problem is I have a conflicting schedule. One, I have a full-time job, plus I have responsibilities with other things as well (Most are online; Important online things; Like being an administrator for FC2 and other websites; AND building, repairing, and modding computers for online customers- Which I get paid to do on my own personal time).

Oh, another additional thing that I can't wait for is, I'll be applying to be a Firefighter. I can't wait. It's a good job and a type of job I like to do. I like helping people, I like working as a team, I love the firefighter life. Think about it. 3 days of 24/7 work, then 4 days off. I could so accomplish alot of things in 4 days. Another thing that's awesome about this Firefighter job is it pays alot. It's about, well, I don't really want to say the pay grade/rate, but it's alot- And that's only base pay. Not including night differential, hazardous pay, etc. (Which all falls under the 3 full 24/7 days), and that "Additional Pay" is ALOT, as well. I can't wait. Plus, it comes with GOOD health and dental plans and amazing benefits (Retirement plans, etc).

Alright, well, that's all from me. I'm sorry, again, for not posting much, guy. I'll get to posting alot more once I get internet hooked up into my condo. Take care, guys. Laters.

Forever loved,
Jest.

Jest was shot at 2:23 AM


Monday, August 18, 2008
Pumpin' Iron!

I just got done lifting weights and doing crunches. I've been working out alot, even going running alot. I feel so healthy. Haha. I've been dieting. Not just to lose weight, but to be defined. I'm not fat or overweight in any way. I'm just dieting because I want my fat count to go away, so my lower abs start showing, again. Right now, more of my upper abs show, not so much my lower; Thus, I need to diet more and burn the "fat" off.

Anyways, I pumped alot of weights today, but my back is now hurting. I don't know what happened. I hope I didn't pull anything, or strain a muscle too much, 'cause that'll suck. I really need to stick to this routine of lifting weights. So yeah, I don't have anything really to say.

Well, I do. Remember folks, if you want any digital art done, for apparel, websites, whatever it may be. Let me know. I do charge, but it's a cheap fee. You must pay half up-front, other half when the project is finished. My fee goes by how difficult the "project" is that is granted upon me. Don't worry, I'm true to my word. If you don't like what I made, let me know, and I'll redo it free of charge (The redo is free, not the project. The project, I'll still charge for).

Just let me know.

Spanish and Nerdy,
Jest.

Jest was shot at 12:02 AM


Sunday, August 17, 2008
A real treat!

Here's a big treat for you all. I designed some shirts for friends of mine online. I decided to post up the designs and logos. Just remember, these are copyrighted material and all rights belong to me and [PLC] (who co-own the rights to the logos and designs). If you're interested in any of these shirts, please contact me and I'll direct you to order some.

If you want me to make clothing designs, or any digital artwork, let me know. I do charge money, but I'm pretty cheap compared to other digital artists out there. So let me know if you want me to design something for you. I accept Credit Card and PayPal payments only. Let me know what you want and I'll send you the designs or artwork. If you're not satisfied, I'll redo it free-of-charge 'till I've done it the way you want.

Now, onto the shirts:

First Logo:

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Second Logo:

(Note: This particular logo is for females.)
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First Shirt:

Front:
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Back:
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Second Shirt:

Front:
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Back:
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Third Shirt:

Front:
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Back:
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Fourth Shirt:

Front:
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Back:
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Fifth Shirt:

Front:
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Close-up Center Image:
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Back:
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That's all I've made so far. Anyways, that's all I wanted to post about.

The number one stunner,
Jest.

Jest was shot at 11:23 AM


Saturday, August 16, 2008
100 Grand.

Don't mind the title for this entry. I just saw the candy bar, so I put that as my title. Haha. Anyways, I'm not up to much. Just chatting with my friend Kella right now. I'm surprised my friend Tanis isn't on. She's my Counter-Strike: Source buddy. We always chat and play together. She's a crazy scene girl, but she's cool as fuck.

Yesterday, I didn't do much. Today, I was supposed to go skate (As in skateboard), but the area where me and my boys have been skating lately is at this church (It has alot of ramps, ledges, and rails), but today is Sunday here, so they're having service. My cousin went to go meet my friend Joe there, so they're skating right now. I want to go, but since there's service going on, I don't want to, 'cause the area I like skating at there is going to be filled with cars and people.

So here I sit, at home, doing nothing. I think I'm going to go make myself something to eat. It's fuckin' boring right now. Oh! I got myself some Green Tea. Gonna put some honey in it and drink it with my meal. There's ground beef, so I'm sure I'ma eat a beef patty. Probably a salad along with it, some cottage cheese, as well. Damn. They're showing some old school movie on television right now.

Speaking of old school movies. I have to say, some of my favorite 80's movies (Besides the whole Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th series of movies), is the Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. In-fact, I bought the Breakfast Club DVD a year or two ago. I've been looking for Sixteen Candles, but I can't find it here (Locally). I should really start ordering my DVD's and Games online, though.

As most of you that read my blog know, I've been saving up money for a new computer rig (Yes, I'm building it myself). I recently decided to fuck going air cooling (Heatsink and fans). Instead, I'm going to go water cooling (liquid cooling). I'm getting the Thermaltake Water Cooler Kit. I want to get a better kit, but it's too damn expensive. I really wanna get something that'll cool my Processor (CPU) really good, along with my Chipsets (North and South bridges).

The only problem I have is, the site I'm ordering my parts from, they have a small variety of water cooling parts; I'd have to order from another site, which means it'll be more expensive, 'cause there's going to be TWO "Shipping and Handling" fees, instead of one. If I order from one site, it'll be alot cheaper. Another thing stressing me out is my case. I was originally planning on getting the Tempest case, but it's a mid-tower case. I want to get a full-tower case, since I'm getting a large power supply and I'm also getting an entire water cooling kit (radiator, water pump, tubes, etc.). So I'm thinking of just settling with the Tempest (Cheapest, most affordable, with the best air cooling case system for mid-tower), then there's the Antec 1200 (Which I really, really, really want. This is an AWESOME full-tower case. Just the look of it is sexy, plus it cools really, really well), the Cooler Masters Cosmos (This is an easy to use full-tower case, but the air cooling system is average), and finally the Cooler Masters Black Stacker (This case is fuckin' amazing. It's a good full-tower case, easy installation with thumb screws, and has a pretty good cooling system; Although, it's not as good as the Antec 1200).

So I'm really stressed about this, 'cause I don't know what I should do. I really shouldn't stress about this, though. I mean, I don't even have the money for it yet. Well, actually, I already saved up half the money for it (The total is a bit above $2,000). It's so worth it, though. The machine I'm going to build is going to be fuckin' amazing. No joke. It's going to destroy games for years to come.

Well, that's enough about computers. I really don't know what to talk about. By the way, I'm a huge fan of Penelope Cruz. Like, a HUGE fan. The woman is gorgeous, she's a good actress, and she's funny. So, if any of you have any pictures of Penelope Cruz, or Wallpapers/Backgrounds of her, post 'em up here. Share the wealth! Haha!

Man, I've been making alot of image with Adobe Photoshop CS2. Lately, my friends that are part of PLC (Parking Lot Crew) have this thing going on with Logos. I've been making logos for them. I'll post some images of the logos later. I've also been making sprays, signature images, and avatars for alot of my friends lately. Man, I love Photoshop.

Shit, this reminds me, I really need to record some gameplay- Of anything, really! I don't care what I record. Exteel, Atlantica Online, Team Fortress 2, or Counter-Strike: Source. I don't know, but I really need to make use of my Sony Vegas Pro and Adobe After Effects. What do you guys suggest? Out of the games I mentioned, what should I make a video of?

Here's the list, again:

Team Fortress 2
Counter-Strike: Source
Atlantica Online
Exteel
Neverwinter Nights

I have more games, but currently they're not installed on my computer. One of my harddrives died, so now I'm stuck with my old junk 80gb HDD, so I'm a bit shit out of luck here. By the way, did I mention that my monitor died on me, as well? Luckily, I had a spare monitor lying around, so I'm currently using it. Anyways, once I get my new rig, I'll install all my games onto it, alot with new games like WarHammer Online and StarCraft 2.

Well, that's all from me. Take care, guys.

Spanish and Nerdy,
Jest.

Jest was shot at 10:07 PM


Friday, August 15, 2008
Bwaha!

Today was a boring day. I didn't do much. I'm tired. My eyes are beginning to water. I'm overlooking the system I'm building and I think I may end up making drastic changes to the rig I'm building. I'm not sure yet, but instead of getting the Tempest, I'm thinking about getting the Cosmos.

Also, instead of getting the Butterfly Heatsink CPU air cooler, I'm thinking about getting a Thermaltake Liquid Cooler. I know one thing I changed, though, for sure. Instead of getting the EVGA 9800 GTX, I'm getting the EVGA 9800 GTX+ SSC. I know FOR SURE, that part. Hell, if the EVGA 9800 GX2 drops in price, I'ma get that one instead.

Anyways, my new computer is gonna be based after how much I have saved up by the end of Oct or November. How much I have will depend if I'm getting a mid-tower case (The Tempest), which means I should just start off with an Air Cooler, since the cooling system on the Tempest case alone is pretty good. Plus, it's a mid-tower case, so it's pretty small. I don't wanna put a big liquid cooling system into it. It's going to look cluttered.

Now, if I have enough, I'll get a full-tower case (The Cosmos), which means I'll be getting the Liquid Cooling system, since it'll have enough room for it. I mean, if I do have the money, I might as well do it. Start off with the Liquid Cooling system, that is. Well, I watched both Harold and Kumar movies. They were okay. They wern't as good as I thought they'd be.

Anyways, laters, everyone.

The best,
Jest.

Jest was shot at 12:05 PM