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This review is from: EVGA 100-WC-S201-BR Watercooling Kit for Hadron Hydro
Pros: Does a good job working with the matching ITX case. Haven't tested it's thermal performance yet (see other). Kit includes a fair amount of extra cooling line if you make a mistake on the install or want to add other water blocks.
Cons: While I appreciate water fittings have to be tight so there are no leaks, these fittings can be VERY difficult to get the line into. You also must use the line that comes it the kits or find something exactly the same. I have some very good line from a previous custom water build and the wall thickness of the line was just big enough it wouldn't go on the fittings. You get enough line in the kit but if you are thinking of using colored line from a third party be prepared for it to not fit.
Other Thoughts: I've had various water cooling systems. Some kits. some custom build. The "Hydro" setup with the case and cooling kit is really very well done for going into an ITX form factor. Things are a little tight here and there but that should be expected given the size of the case.
My only complain is that while test running the system I found it had a leak. I wasn't in a hurry to use this computer so I left it in my garage for about a week with the pump running. I noticed the fluid level in the reservoir had gone down. I didn't notice any obvious water in the case but there was dried up coolant on the bench under the computer. Best I can tell there is a leak in the gasket or o-ring that seals between the pump and the reservoir. Which means I pretty much have to disassemble the entire unit.
Since I took my time on the build I am passed being able to return it so I'm off to find out how easy the EVGA RMA system is. I know products can be defective on occasion, just this time it's going to cost me hours to fully R & R the system.
This review is from: ACP J4859C-AO ProCurve Gigabit LX-LC Mini GBIC 1x 1000BLX SFP F/HP
Pros: Same performance as OEM without the big $$
Other Thoughts: My only problem was that I completed my order for quantity 5 and Newegg revised the order down to quantity 2. This totally hosed me since I was running new fiber across my campus and you can't do that without enough modules. I think more and more items on Newegg are drop shipped from the manufacturer so you're at the mercy of their inventory once you place an order
Also, it's worth mentioning that fiber modules are picky about talking to each other even if installed in the proper brand switch. This is a "C" model so it wouldn't communicate with some of my older "A" models.
This review is from: Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard RK-9000I with Cherry MX Blue Switch
Pros: Good solid mechanical keyboard. Cables are heavy duty
Cons: While the keyboard and the cord are very sturdy the usb connection on the keyboard is not. It's not likely to be a problem at a typical workstation where the keyboard isn't moved a lot. I put one of these in service in a warehouse situation where the keyboard had to be moved on top of and below a work bench. Before long it intermittently stopped working and progressively got worse to where I replaced it with a keyboard with a permanently attached cable. The cable fits in the connection very loosely and the keyboard only works if I manually press the cable in one direction of another.READ FULL REVIEW