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Corsair Hydro Series H110i Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler Cooling. 280mm CW-9060026-WW
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5 out of 5 eggs Brings an Old Processor Back to Life! 02/24/2016

This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H110i Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler Cooling. 280mm CW-9060026-WW

Pros: i5-750. A sturdy processor, but almost 6 years old. This old Lynnfield processor is natively clocked at 2.67 GHz, but even at this speed still runs like a champ. So I decided to add the Corsair H110i and to replace my current Hyper 212 and push this processor to its limits.

Did it meet my expectations? Yes! A 4.25 GHz overclock (just under a 1.6 GHz bonus) never broke 61°C during stress testing. That’s 24°C less than a top-of-the-line air cooler!

The H110i completes the package with easy-to-follow instructions, less-than-30 minute install time, and great aesthetics. It truly is a beautiful cooler.

Cons: Corsair LINK, the advertised software package for interfacing with the cooler, didn’t work for me. Older releases didn’t detect my H110i, and the newest release wouldn’t install at all.

Other Thoughts: -Loud at full speed, but even during stress testing, I never came close to max RPM.
-The radiator and fans are massive, so be ready to heavily mod any case without dual-140mm attachments.
-Wide range of CPU compatibility for this cooler. Check the specs to see if yours is among them.
-Totally self-contained liquid (not water) cooler, so no hose routing or reservoir filling required.
-With i5-750 at 2.67 GHz, max temperatures were 44°C.
-With i5-750 at 4.25 GHz (Bus speed 202), idle temps at 36°C and Prime95 stress testing maxed at 61°C.

There’s not much more to say about this guy. One step below custom solutions, one step above the rest.

System:
MSI P55-GD85
i5-750 Lynnfield (LGA 1156)
MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti
16 GB AMD Radeon Performance DDR3 1600
120 GB OCZ Trion 100
750 GB Seagate 7200 HDD

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iRULU eXpro X1 7
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Coming in below the $60 point, I found the IRULU 7" eXpro Tablet to be pretty much what I expected - for better or worse.

Screen. Viewed head-on, the screen provides reasonable quality for its price point. As with a lot of the features, it reminds me of a three-generation old smartphone. Glare is not really an issue, but daytime does make it easier on the eyes, since it is not a full HD screen.

Charging Time. I had no issues getting a full charge in a reasonable amount of time on this device.

Cons: Viewing Angle. As other reviewers have noted, anything much different than "head-on" will invert the colors to your eyes. This doesn't seem to affect the brightness level of the screen, so you can still make things out, it's just the wrong color.

Boot Time. The speed on this tablet, once it is booted, is definitely manageable, but I feel like the bootup times are just a little on the slow side. It takes just about 1 minute to finish booting.

Documentation. Though there is a lot of information included with this tablet, it is so basic and badly written/translated that it would be easier to watch "how-to's" on the internet than to read through it.

Other Thoughts: Speed. Neither a positive or a negative, the tablet will open and navigate through apps like 3-generation old phone. I had no issue running small- to medium-sized games and apps.

I think this tablet would make a good Christmas present for a child who doesn't have a phone or tablet right now. The KitKat operating system, along with the bright pink color and size of the tablet, would make it a contender for wrapping under the tree this year.

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WD 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN Black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: No complaints on this drive. Fast, USB 3.0, 2TB, partitioned for a Mac TimeMachine backup, an Acronis Windows backup, and an external drive. All work without issue.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended.

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Display Name: Zacchari G.

Date Joined: 07/18/10

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 08/01/15
  • Last Review: 02/24/16
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