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DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer V2 CPU Cooler 6 Heatpipes 140mm Silent PWM Fan Support LGA 2011-v3
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great Performance for the price

Great Build Quality

Great Low Acoustics, extremely quiet when in use.

Ability to Passively cool 100w or Less CPUs without a fan. (seeing an AMD A10-7800, and A10-7850k passively cooled without throttling is pretty cool)

With the included fan installed it has no problem keeping CPU temps very very low. Tried it on my FX-8350, and my Core i7-4790k and it did a much better job the the coolers I was using.

Cons: This thing is Huge!!!! But with the top tier air coolers this is nothing new if you used 120mm or 140mm fan heatsinks you know what I am talking about. most Micro ATX cases would have a hard time fitting this. But Micro ATX cases made by Deep Cool (same manufacturer as this CPU cooler it will fit) was able to test it in Steam Castle MicroATX case and it fit no problem.

Although this thing performs great there are a few CPU coolers that do out perform this, but they also cost $20-40 more.

Other Thoughts: Package arrived undamaged.
The all Black packaging looks sharp. Every Box inside is all black, simple yet looks very cool.
The build quality of the heat pipes, and fins is high. Extremely solid.

I tried this fan on few of my builds. I used it to passively cool an AMD A10-7800, and A10-7850k. Both ran run at max speed without throttling at stock speeds.
I never tried to passively cool any CPUs before and was hesitant at first to try but seeing how both CPU were under 100w I figured I would give it a try. Gaming without a Fan was cool, and a fun experience. Too be fair I did have 2 cases fan installed and running and ambient air temp was 65F so I don't know if during the summer if any throttling would occur in Fan-less Configuration.

Next I tried it on my FX-8350, the cooler out performed my Hyper 212 EVO by large margin 4c at idle 8c at load. too be fair the Cooler Master fan is about 20 dollars cheaper.

Next this also outperformed my Zalman CNPS10X Extreme by 1c at Idle and 4c at load. Which is in the same price range as The Lucifer V2.

Lastly I installed it on my Haswell Devil Canyon i7-4790k which was being cooled by a Noctau NH-D14 which most would agree is a top tier Air Cooler.

Much to my surprise this thing outperformed the Noctua which I was not expecting because 1) The Lucifer V2 is much cheaper 2) the Noctua NH-D14 has such a solid reputation, which is why I chose to use it on my i7-4790k.

At idle it outperformed the Noctua by 1c degree, at load stock it was 2c cooler. Overclocked to 4.85ghz it out performed my Noctua by 3c.

Now like all things depending on amount of Artic 5 applied and how well everything sits I always leave 1-2c degree margin of error. But after testing temps and swapping out coolers, a few times The Deep Cool Lucifer V2 out performed my other coolers in my house.

Being familiar with Deep Cool PC cases, i have to say on my first use of the Gamer Storm line of products I am very pleased with the Lucifer V2. This cooler goes for $50-$65 depending on sales and yet it can beat coolers that cost more.

The build quality is solid, and if you mounted numerous CPU coolers installation is easy. I have read that some people, have issues installing on LGA-1150, I myself didnt have any issues but I have installed everything from Generic Stock AMD/Intel Heat sinks, HTPC Low Profile Coolers, Zalmans, Cooler Master, Noctau, Water Cooling etc... so if you have any concerns there are Youtube Videos out there that can help Newbies get a better idea and learn tips for installation.

If you made it far, you can tell I recommend this product. At its price points its a great Product, and can outperform cheaper and more expensive coolers. It has great build quality. It is a great choice for any one wanting to keep their gaming build cool as well as quiet. If you have a low power CPU you can even go fanless if you dare!!!

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WD My Passport Wireless 1TB USB 3.0 / WIFI 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very small form factor. Very light for a wireless Hard Drive solution

2-Year Warranty

USB 3.0 compatible

Includes SD Slot, if you have a high res camera this makes backing up the SD to storage very easy.

Easy to understand power light system
Blue = Full, Green = 75%
Amber = 50% Red = 15% or less.

Android & iOS apps. Easy to install and use on wide array of devices.

Drive comes with ExFAT file system.This allows interchangeably with both Windows and Mac OS.

Fast speeds over USB 3.0 for a removable drive.

Drive remains cool even under long term load.

Cons: No car charger included. (The corsair Voyager came with a lot more cables/adapters).

Battery Life not as good as compared 1TB Corsair Voyager. After 10 charges and streaming from driving I was averaging roughly 5 HRs 30 Min. The voyager is still getting 6+ after a 6+ months of use. Keep in mind when I do battery tests I keep the drive busy streaming 2 movies to 2 different PCs and keep playing different movies till the drive dies from low power.

Too be fair the Voyager Model is thicker and weights more. So it could have a larger capacity battery.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a solid drive. When compared to the corsair voyager it does have slightly higher R/W speeds. On average is was 5MB faster on the read and 3 MB faster on the write over USB 3.0
The fastest sequential reads were 120+ MB/s.....on average I was looking at 113-116 for sequential reads. Which is faster then the Corsair Voyager which lately been averaging 108-
Over USB 2.0 this drive gets 30-35 MB/s.

The SD card feature is great and easy to use. Simply stick in a SD card and as long as the drive has power it automatically backs it up. For serious photographers, or video takers this can be a great feature. By backing it up imminently you have a secure backup in case you lose an SD card , or simply you say filled a few SD cards you now have it all backed up in one place making file accessing and editting easier. Instead of getting at home and backing up the data then.

Wireless range was pretty good. Even at 90ft+ away signal was strong and reliable.
This drives wireless works well it allows for maximum of 8 connections to the drive. It says you can have 4 clients streaming HD off the drive. But how far the devices are and what files are being accessed come into account. Realistically you can have 3 people streaming different HD Movie files at the same times without ever experiencing lag. Once you get to 4 Different HD movie accessed at the same time sometimes it can bog down the drive.....but to be fair all the mechanical USB drives I used suffer from this (too much random accessing for a non SSD drive to sometimes keep up with demand). If all 4 people are watching the same movies then there is no such problem or if 2 are watching one movie and 2 are watching the other.

Overall a great product, I only wish it came with a car charger out of the box.

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Cooler Master Hyper N520 - CPU Cooler with Copper Base and 5 Heatpipes
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great performance for the price.

Quiet.

Sturdy

Cons: Isn't free

Other Thoughts: I've been using this to keep my 4790k chip cool for past 2 months.

It keeps the chip cool and does not make alot of noise.

Installation was easy (installed plenty of Coolmaster CPU coolers, so I was familiar with the mounting/installation procedures for both intel and amd setups.

If you never install a cooler before skip the directions and just look up a few videos on you tube for your cooler. Much easier for a first timer that way.

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