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Sight Holder Diamonds 2.50CTW Created Tanzanite Sterling Silver Earrings Set
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I realize these are created Tanzanite, but I don't care. The stones are a nice shade of blue, and have the signature Tanzanite look. In fact, I would say they are better looking than the lower-end true Tanzanite you can buy for around the same price.

Solid sterling silver settings and nice backers (backers are tiny...don't drop one if you ever hope to find it).

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I wear them every day. I get complimented often on them.

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Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Corsair Carbide, but you might mistake it for Obsidian level quality!

1. Extremely easy to work with (but, larger and cube shaped)
2. Power supply is completely separated from the rest of the system--the mobo goes in one compartment and the PSU in another. Other than the two hot-swap bays at the bottom of the mobo compartment, all drives mount in the PSU compartment as well.
3. Lots of spots to tie down cables and rubber grommets everywhere. I had no difficulty with getting a really neat build.
4. Side panels are easy to get on and off. They do not feel flimsy.
5. Extremely good air flow.
6. Easily removed top vent cover for maintenance access to your AIO top mount water cooler if that is where you put it, like me.
7. Removable PSU dust filter. Rest of the filters are fixed and not exactly filters...they will filter out pet hair and big dust but not fine particles so you get high air flow but at the expense of needing to vacuum out the inside a little more often.
8. Hot swap bays present.
9. All LEDs glow white, which matches my AIO cooler LED.
10. Case fans are quiet at full speed, and when regulated via DC by my motherboard (they are 3 pin affairs) they are silent.
11. Tinted case window to show off your build if you are into that sort of thing...I did not really care either way.

Cons: Only one...the PSU intake vent on the right side of the case is not filtered at all. I think this was a pretty big oversight since this is an area that should be kept relatively clean as well. I did not knock off an egg for this. You should be aware of it, though. After market filter material would work well here.

A possible con for some is that this is NOT a small case by any stretch. Yes, it is standard depth and a little shorter than most mid-ATX cases, but double wide! Plan ahead if you are tight on space.

Other Thoughts: My rig:

ASUS X99-A/USB 3.1
G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4-2400, CL 14, 16 GB (4 X 4GB sticks), 1.2V
Intel Core i7-5820K
Corsair H105 All-in-One Liquid Cooler
Samsung SM951 AHCI 512GB PCI-E 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD as primary/OS
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB SATA III SSD as secondary
ASUS Strix OC GeForce GTX 970
Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI-E sound card
EVGA (Super Flower) Super Nova 750G2 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Active PFC Power Supply
SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse
Ducky Zone illuminated Cherry MX Brown switch mechanical keyboard
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system and Steel Series Siberia V2 cans
BenQ XL2420G G-SYNC 144Hz 1ms 24" via Display Port
Corsair Carbide AIR 540 cube case
Windows 10 x64 bit

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CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Best AIO water cooler I have ever used 08/24/2015

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW

Pros: Well, Corsair outdid themselves. This AIO cooler actually matches the H110 quite handily. So, if you are looking for the best AIO cooler but don't really have the space for a 280MM radiator, then you just found it.

1. Excellent cooling...my i7-5820K will not get past 60 deg C even under Prime95 Blend Torture Test, and the cores all idle in the low 20s.
2. Thicker radiator, which certainly helps with the temps.
3. Uses the new mounting scheme (metal back plate, separate bolt mounts for the thumb screws) which is easier to work with and far sturdier. Not only that, but the new mounting scheme allows remounts to different motherboards easily since the old plastic back plate used double-sided foam tape that would only work one time and was really difficult to remove.
4. Very quiet, since my cores don't get past 60 deg C even under a 4 hour Prime95 load I never do hear the fans.
5. Hoses are pretty flexible and pivot at the pump head.
6. Interchangeable "rings" at the top of the pump head with blue, read, or the default color if you want to customize the look. I just used the default.
7. Corsair logo glows white, and I do like that. Classy.

Cons: The thicker radiator might cause you some clearance issues with some motherboards and some cases in a top mount setup especially...so do your homework. This is not really a con, but I thought it good to mention.

Other Thoughts: My rig:

ASUS X99-A/USB 3.1
G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4-2400, CL 14, 16 GB (4 X 4GB sticks), 1.2V
Intel Core i7-5820K
Corsair H105 All-in-One Liquid Cooler
Samsung SM951 AHCI 512GB PCI-E 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD as primary/OS
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB SATA III SSD as secondary
ASUS Strix OC GeForce GTX 970
Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI-E sound card
EVGA (Super Flower) Super Nova 750G2 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Active PFC Power Supply
SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse
Ducky Zone illuminated Cherry MX Brown switch mechanical keyboard
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system and Steel Series Siberia V2 cans
BenQ XL2420G G-SYNC 144Hz 1ms 24" via Display Port
Corsair Carbide AIR 540 cube case
Windows 10 x64 bit

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