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CRYORIG R1 Ultimate Dual Tower Heatsink for AMD/Intel CPU - Black
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Beats phtc14pe and is smaller=FTW 12/31/2014

This review is from: CRYORIG R1 Ultimate Dual Tower Heatsink for AMD/Intel CPU - Black

Pros: 1. Beats the nd d15, phtc14pe and MAYBE the rightThermal silver arrow extreme in cpu load performance.
2. Is a little shorter in height than all three of those coolers.
3. Is VERY silent even when the fans are in full speed.
4. Price considering the performance if you don't want to go the liquid cooling route.
5. Looks great unlike the depressing barf color of a certain Austrian company who makes EXCELLENTLY performing cpu coolers.
6. fans are 4 pin pwm controllable and it comes with a two fan into- one splitter as all dual tower dual fan included-air cpu coolers should.
7. 6 year warranty.
8. Unit arrived in perfect condition as a result of EXCELLENT packing by the manufacture AND newegg!
9. Is compatible with pretty much EVERY amd and intel socket known to man in the past 11 years.
10. Fits pretty much every high end motherboard ( some have tall mosfet heatsinks that could prevent installing hardcore air cpu coolers) out there.
11. It's NOT sold out everywhere and thus fairly easy to get one!

At room temp of 70 F, and under prime 95 small ffts, my cpu maxes out at no higher than 40 even adding 2c degrees ( to fit the margin of possible error of software temp reading) to what Hardware Monitor and CoreTemp claim in real time.

This versus my zalman 9500a ( red heatsink with blue led fan also purchased from newegg eons ago) who couldn't keep this cpu's temps below 50 under the same exact variables and scenario.

Cons: Vital piece of installation instructions were missing.

Thus for the manufacturer *( not newegg) instead of 10/10..you get 8.5 out of 10 for the total experience.

NO WHERE, ...( I have read the instruction manual 4 times over)...does it mention ANYTHING of HOW to get the two spring loaded screws, that MOUNT this massive beast of a cooler on top of your cpu, to actually start "grabbing" thread with the female screw-in screws that are mounted to the cpu-side of the motherboard mounting system...WITHOUT trying to literally break the black rectangular shaped plate.

I KNOW I read this somewhere on the net, but I forgot who to give credit to. Regardless, I'll save some buyers some headache here.

When you get to the point to where you're ready to finally mount this on your cpu and try screwing in the two screws..STOP.

1st. remove the fan that covers your view of the black plate with the two large screws and the small center screws ( all phillips headed btw)

2nd. UNscrew the small center screw in the center of that rectangular plate right ontop where the heatpipes meet the block.
This allow it to flex enough within reason on both ends to FINALLy let you put a sensible amount of force while screwing down the two larger springloaded screws to get them to " grab" into the female screw-in screws on the mount itself TO mount the cooler to the base properly.

3rd. NOW after screwing in the two large spring screws all the way ( it will be obvious when they are tight enough, trust me..DON'T go beyond that as another newegg reviewer warned you)..THEN you can retighten the small center screw.

It took me an hour to realize I had to do this after literally straining to put enough down pressure onto the spring screws with a hardcore giant phillips head screw driver. Needless to say I about died laughing at what could be a silly case of cerebral flatulence in my own humble humor.

Other Thoughts: No regrets and can't wait to see how well this thing cools my 4790k for the wife's future build, and MY final build this year involving a 5960x and 8GB vram gtx 980TI with a Asrock matx x99m motherboard inside a thermaltake core v21 cube case.

My current rig and ALL parts purchased from newegg:
cpu=phenom II x6 at 3625mhz ( yes..old but still VERY snappy..especially at 250 ish front side bus)
cpu cooler= this cooler
ram= ddr3 1600mhz ram running at 1332mhz 1t 9-9-9-24 timings.
case=corsair 550d-.
YES this cryorig r1 ultimate fits my case barely. It just BARELY bows out the side panel by literally less than 1/8th inch if that, not enough to worry as the 550d has a solid closing/latching system.
The phtc14pe will bow out my side panel and thus why I'm glad my friend allowed me to test fit it FIRST before mistakenly choosing that cpu cooler.

Attention Cryorig!!!.

You should have included the info I did in the --Cons:-- section as a VITAL part of the installation instructions.

" 5 minute install" ...Um. NOT unless you're lucky enough to know the info that took me an hour to figure out...AHEAD of time.lol.

Not quite worth deducting an egg, but this IS required information in order to mount this BOSS of a cooler.

Thanks for your patience with this review. I'm thorough and I care.

Clock on fellow geeks!

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Ignore the low eggers. It's just negative hype. 12/06/2014

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: It is slightly faster than 7
It handles dpi scaling slightly better than 7.
It is build to deal with ssd's, completely, UNLIKE 7.
(I've already written a review of Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on here long ago specifying the rest. Find it. It's under the same nick name " Libertarian "

Cons: People that keep Low -egging this item when it's obvious they're just repeating the same non-sensible negative hype because " waaaa metro screen. waaa apps"

Wait. You must must right click and left click on " uninstall" to remove the app that I can't stand? That's too much effort, waaaaaaaa. I hate win8. waaaa" -_-

*facepalm*

These are probably the same people who would complain about getting oil changed in a REGULAR gasoline combustion automobile ( something that has BEEN a normal regularly scheduled maintenance tasks for the everyday car, pickup, and bigrig diesel truck for the past 100 years) after buying the car brand new thinking that just because it's new that THAT task shouldn't be necessary.

These people don't seem to understand the concept of critical thinking and common sense.

It's Microsoft Windows. There WILL be at least ONE or a few things that the individual pc user MUST adjust or tweak to his or her preference. Microsoft can't read anyone's mind on this planet at a moments notice to program a CERTAIN tweak to THAT individual's future liking into a mass production software of an Operating System. Get real.

Other Thoughts: If you're too lazy to UNINSTALL something that is EASY to uninstall and too ignorant or lazy to internet search for " classic shell", download it and install it, then you have NO RIGHT low egging a product that you OBVIOUSLY knew ahead of time had the " metro screen" that you all can't stand. I"m willing to bet that over half the reviews on windows 8 and 8.1 on here AREN'T by any owners who let alone owners who PAID for it. If you didn't even pay for it, you haven't the right to complain.

I had SENSE enough to test the tech preview with classic shell, start8, and other coherent software to ensure for myself that I WILL NEVER have to deal with the modernui aka metro screen when I finally chose to buy Windows 8's full official version.

Why is this even a debate or problem again? Classic shell has BEEN available since at least January 2013 when I was able to buy Win 8 pro 64 bit via direct download from Microsoft's official website for 39 dollars and 99 cents. This is OLD info now. Children love to harp on silly things.

I say children because it MUST be children that just get on newegg to get noticed trying to keep adding lighter fluid to a pointless argument that was defeated before it even began.

Yes Windows M.E. was horrible and should have never been released. Yes Vista was trash also, but Windows 8 isn't either.

Fact= EVERY version of Windows must be tweaked to some extent, depending on THE INDIVIDUAL user's preferences. It's like buying or renting a new home. Just because the previous owner hated navy blue walls and all white colored bathroom design DOESN'T mean the home needs nuking. It's called visit a paint store and get to work. Nothing in life is free and PERFECTLY ready for your enjoyment.

A mediocre life is always ready for you, but a GREAT life takes work.

" Anything worth doing won't always be easy". Get over it. Not the cars you buy, not the food preparations you prefer, and certainly not doing your yearly taxes will be headache-free.

Grow up people. Stop hating on a good product just because you think you're cool.

The POINT of uploading a review of a product is to give honest, sincere, but most of all an INFORMATIVE review of the product and what to expect.
It's beyond OBVIOUS more than half the reviews about Windows 8 and 8.1 on here are just ignorant children who have nothing better to do than to bash a good product that they are too lazy to just internet search for classic shell or the like. People who are that lazy or ignorant or both really shouldn't be allowed to upload reviews since their reviews are so obviously biased to such an UNeducated extent that it will give the wrong impression of the product.

Don't you particular reviewers realize this MAY hurt newegg's sales? Do you even care? Newegg is made up of human beings too. Try stopping, thinking, and realizing that instead of uploading useless and just ignorantly negative content, do your research, try things and THE

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Durable USB 3.0 HDD Hard Drive External Enclosure 2.5 Inch SATA HDD Case Box USA
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: You get what you paid for:
1. It's well build especially considering the price.
2. It fits and works with any 2.5 inch laptop hard drive and ssd's.
3a. The usb 3.0 cable is a NORMAL usb cable. If you hate that stupid cable that looks like someone took pliers and literally BENT INWARD the center part of one side of the usb 3.0 cable connection end-piece (like one included with the wd my book 3tb that every etailer sells-for example), you'll appreciate this.
3b. The cable is about the perfect length. It is 2 feet and 1 inch fully stretch to a perfect line. Yes most people buying this enclosure, no exception here, buy this for converting an internal laptop hdd to an external one to use with their laptop and the usb ports are MORE easily accessible obvious versus most desktop pc's.
Thus they often don't need nor want a super long usb cable requiring them to set their external hdd 4 to 6 feet away from the laptop when using it.
4. Both " quick removal" and " enable disk write caching" work flawlessly with this unit in Windows operating systems.
5. It looks good. Yes I agree, looks really isn't a big deal, but it's a nice distant bonus.

Cons: It's not worth subtracting an egg, but given this enclosure's physical dimension's design, it doesn't appear to have any dampening material ( rubber, foam, etc) at all inside and doesn't have any on the outside.

Thus play it safe and be gentle. ANY spinning disc hard drive while turned on ( and yes even completely powered off) is not immune to shock damage causing data loss and even hard drive failure even inside this enclosure. It's metal on metal. Remember that.

Other Thoughts: 10 bucks USD for an easy solid way to turn either a internal ssd or laptop 2.5" hdd into an external plug n play storage device without requiring separate a/c power is a win/win.
** useful tip****
Want an easy way to get your pc back to normal when major problems arise? System Image Restoration is your friend and HUGE time-saver.

If you're using a regular spinning disc hard drive for Windows, just buy a ssd from newegg ( sandisk ultra II 240GB as if the time of writing this review is on sale for around 90 ish bucks USD. This is an EGGcellent deal!!), perform a fresh Windows installation into the ssd- after UNinstalling Windows from the current hdd when you load the disc and delete all partitions on it to DEactivate it, then put your old harddrive into this enclosure and use it for System Image Backups and restoration as needed.
Each laptop/motherboard has a different Fkey for accessing Windows Recovery ( usually a blue screen with multiple options). Windows 7 and 8 make this process fairly easy, but Vista is a little more of a headache I hear.

Cheers

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Display Name: RAYMOND T.

Date Joined: 01/08/14

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