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Pros: Going to lead off by saying I'm coming from a Radeon 7900. This card crushes. Anything and everything gets a minimum of 120 FPS @ 2k. It doesn't over heat whatsoever. It reaches about 65c and stops there. This is all with out modifying any settings. I have not overclocked it, as there has not been a need. Witcher 3, World of Tanks, whatever, it smashes it with graphics that amaze.
Packaging was top notch
Cons: There was some coil whine. I didn't even know what that was until I heard it. Not real sure about the cause, but it went away after a day or so.
Wish that they included smaller stickers. Don't get me wrong, my rig is HUGE so it didn't take up too much real-estate, but would of preferred a smaller badge vs square sticker.
Clearly none of these things are worth docking an egg over.
Other Thoughts: Very impressed with the product. I will only be doing intel/nivida for the foreseeable future. Just was not impressed with my amd/radeon build this last go around.
CM Cosmos II
Crazy MOBO - z170 MSI Titanium.
Custom water loop - blue tubes everywhere.
3200 ddr4 mem (16gigs)
I7-6700 Skylake goodness.
Random Seagate HDDs in raid 0 to store games and such.
Pros: Packaging: Came well protected, Newegg and their partner retailers have yet to let me down in this department.
Installed to the mobo without any issues.
Cons: For the record, this is the only time I have docked an egg.
First, i'm not a techhead by any means, but i'm also not a complete moron. I did do my homework - and it just did not pan out. I purchased a MSI Z170A Titanium mobo - and everything I read said that XMP would work with this kit (says it on the dang box). Suffice to say, it did not work out for me.
Once installed, XMP enabled would crash the system, and had to default. I figured it was a voltage issue or timing - I have no clue. So I mucked about and was able to get it up to 3100 stable. Just could not get it to the advertised 3200. Still not sure what the issue is and at this point, the 'much about' tank is full.
Other Thoughts: What else blows, is after I bought all this stuff, I got blown out of country and that killed the 30 day return LOL!! Anyway, i'm just going to buy a new kit, and then sell this stuff on feebay.
Overall, i'm sure it's a good kit for a system that's compatible, just not working out for me. I'm not mad whatsoever, but I guess to a certain extent, you do roll the dice on components.
Here's the rest of the rig for those that are curious:
Corsair RM850w full Mod
MSI Gaming Z170A Titanium LGA 1151
Samsung 950 Pro
Pros: It works as advertised. Plugged in all my fans to it.
Cons: No cons per say. Refer other comments / observations.
Other Thoughts: For about 10 USD, I have made worse purchases in my tenure at life. While it isn't up to 100% of my expectations, it does the job as it does control fan speeds pretty well. I don't have exact RPM's, but when opened all the way up, it does make a difference.
3 fans are attached to a 360mm rad, works good in a pull config (cosmos II top mounted rad / fan setup), then to the 140mm fan on the back side of the case. My overall goal of this is to maintain positive pressure in the case.
So far so good. Yes, I am giving it 5 eggs, as I have no real cons for it. I just remind myself I only paid a few bucks, and am overall pleased with it.