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This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Pros: - Quiet
- Low temps
- Easy to set up
- Software works great
Seeing maximum temps around 70c in pcmark stress tests, 40c idle. My 3570k is running comfortably at 4.5, lots more left in it I'm sure but need to do more research on voltages, etc.
Setup was super easy, I took much longer than I needed to. Basically plug and play. The backing plate will be loose until you tighten down the water block. Unlike what other reviews have mentioned, the Corsair Link software works great in Windows 10. full control of all parts of the cooler including lighting (even has nifty temp dependent lighting). I have a nice custom fan curve set up so it stays nearly silent most of the time and ramps up as needed.
Cons: Provided thermal pad isn't great, not seeing temps that match benchmarks online. Have arctic silver 5 on order, suspect that will improve performance quite a bit more.
Other Thoughts: Also purchased an NZXT Grid and mapped all of my case fans to either CPU or GPU temps, GREAT way to keep noise low and performance high when needed.
Installed in Corsair C70, fit is perfect.
Pros: - The benchmarks you've seen speak for themselves, everything looks amazing and silly smooth at 2560x1440.
- Card is silent until you start pushing it in a game, I love that the fans stay off until needed.
- Lighting is nifty.
Coming from dual Radeon HD 7870's I was expecting a little bump in frame rates and quality but this card really is crazy awesome, every setting all the way up. Anti-aliasing is really where you start to see the extra overhead pay off, things just look great. I wasn't expecting such a huge difference in noise either. This car is silent until you really start making it work, and even then I can hardly hear it over my case fans. The little side logo lighting is a nice touch too, you can actually program it to a ton of different stats (temp, load, etc.) so its more useful than just looking nifty.
Cons: - Will probably spend tons of time replaying every game I own with settings maxed out now.
Other Thoughts: I was pretty bummed to see the card was out of stock everywhere but I put my backorder in anyways here on newegg expecting a few weeks wait. The card showed up at my door 4 days later, amazing!!!
Running on a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH and i5 3570k and everything works perfectly together (as expected). Just got water for the processor so I can make sure I don't have any bottlenecks.
This review is from: Sennheiser HD280 Pro Around the Ear DJ Headphones
Pros: I honestly cannot recommend these headphones enough. There is nothing anywhere near them for the price in terms of build quality, wearability, and durability. Sound is excellent, I haven't tested many cans since buying these but sound is amazingly good and almost as good as anything I've ever heard (at much higher price points).
Cons: The first pair I received did have a dead ear cup but 6 years on with the replacement pair that Sennheiser sent I've had not a single disappointment despite daily use and tortuous conditions.READ FULL REVIEW