Showing Results: Most Recent
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW/RF) Water Cooler Manufactured Recertified
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.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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 And try not slapping stickers on things after they've been on the shelve 12 months newegg, they may be outdated...READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
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!READ FULL REVIEW