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CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW/RF) Water Cooler Manufactured Recertified
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It's a dirt cheap AIO liquid cooler. It's able to keep my cousins 8 core at decent temperatures while he plays games.

Cons: Mine on the other hand is awful. I just had coretemp running while I was playing minecraft and it's reporting 198F on a 3770k clocked at 4.5GHz...it wasn't even maxing out. This is sad even in comparison to the old hyper 212 that I may be switching back to. I have a Zalman attached to my GPU with an NZXT Kraken G10 and I sincerely think it does a ton better being that it never goes above 64C, and it's a GRAPHICS CARD being cooled. A 290 reference watercooled by a Zalman is better than this H60.

Other Thoughts: Maybe I just got a faulty model, maybe I'll just take corsair up on this one year warranty of theirs. I just really have a hard time grasping that this unit hits near it's max temperature with an H60 sitting on top of it. That'll be the last time I place my trust in corsair.

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BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This motherboard was cheap and is effective for the most part.

Cons: Didn't come ready for 22nm CPU as it stated on the box, had to order an older generation sandy bridge to flash the bios and use it. Not only that but I dont see any support for the IVB integrated 4000 graphics (not a big thing) or overclocking past 39 on IVB. If you want any of these features go z77.

Other Thoughts: Thanks for the board, and hopefully you'll have a more effective bios update next time. And try not slapping stickers on things after they've been on the shelve 12 months newegg, they may be outdated...

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This fan is the best fan I've ever seen with a computer and its the next best thing to water cooling! It keeps my Core 2 Quad Q6600 around 80 degrees Fahrenheit idle and 100-110 under load! What more could you ask for?

Cons: The only con is the size and no eggs taken because I had measured before I ordered. It IS 5 inches tall and I did have to move a fan to the outside of my case but it was worth it all the way.

Other Thoughts: If they could get this kind of cooling in micro sizing then It would be even better and I'd probably implement it in micro atx cases as well. But I'm a very happy camper overall!

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Display Name: Alexander S.

Date Joined: 01/14/11

  • Reviews: 10
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  • First Review: 01/21/11
  • Last Review: 09/25/14
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