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ASUS USB-BT400 USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Doesn't fit correctly 09/05/2014

This review is from: ASUS USB-BT400 USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

Pros: 1. None

Cons: 1. None, couldn't use it to find them

Other Thoughts: I am not knocking this product but pointing out that on my system I couldn't get it to fit correctly. The pressure required to get it in the USB port was not normal, I did get it in the main port of the case and then a usb 3.0 powered hub which would not read it as being inserted. From what I can tell it's just to tight and you need to literally push down hard to get it in a port, any port.

I threw it out the first day because of this, I don't seem to have damaged any ports but really how annoying I even tried. If it won't fit then don't use it period.

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Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I54690K
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: 1. Fast
2. Intel
3. Overclock-able
4. Great quality

Cons: 1. Temps are to high even with higher end cooling
2. I'm unsure the wattage they list is that on full load with turbo running, I suspect not.

Other Thoughts: I don't own this but instead bought a Xeon 1231 v3 and from my testing with Prime95 28.5 full load easily approaches 90C+ with a vcore of only 1.140 Absolutely ridiculous! My old 3770k had similar temp issues until I delidded it and used liquid pro on the die, then I got a full load temp of 80C with an NHD14 with a vcore of 1.250. The H100i couldn't keep the temps on the Xeon under control running full speed I got 80C at a mere 1.14 vcore just pathetic.

What I'm saying here is firstly you people need to start testing full load temps with small ffts and Prime95 28.5 not earlier versions where the temps will be lower. There is absolutely no way the temps showing up on the forums and here in this very area are REAL. Watch your temps shoot up with 28.5 running small ffts then report back.

As far as Haswell goes and Ivy the temps are just to high without delidding and I no longer see the reported temps as real because half of them don't even list the vcore just their GHZ overclock.

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COUGAR CF-V12HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan (Black)
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: 1. Excellent quality
2. Uniquely designed pads dampen noise and they really work!
3. Long lasting
4. Comes with 4 rubber pins if you'd like to use those instead of the screws.
5. Nice coloring scheme

Cons: 1. The only thing I can tell you personally is you want to avoid the PWM fans at all costs unless you like hearing low frequency whining all the time, they are terrible.
2. Are these loud? Not really just use an inline resistor with 5v or 7v and it'll be perfectly quiet. All fans require one if you want silence period otherwise they run around 1000 rpms or 1200rpms (all fans) at 12v and it can drive you insane having 4 of those.

Other Thoughts: A few manufacturers take their work seriously, Cougar is one of them. The fans are absolute works of art and better than anything price/cost ratio-wise. I am completely impressed by their accessories which include a connector 3pin - molex, and the rubber pins. A must buy if you're building a new PC definitely!

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Sam D.'s Profile

Display Name: Sam D.

Date Joined: 10/20/10

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 08/01/14
  • Last Review: 09/05/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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