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This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW
Pros: This is my first liquid cooling unit which I purchased mainly to look sexy in my see-through case - a job which it does well. I was running a Zalman copper heatsink/fan before which kept my temps at 36 idle/49 full load. This cooler dropped them to 27 idle/37 full load using Prime95. I'm running a core i5 3.4Ghz OC'd to 4.0 Ghz.
Cons: Just some minor things, not enough to remove an egg in my opinion. The backplate didn't quite fit right but it is plastic so I was able to make it work. I also wiped off the pre-installed thermal compound on the heatsink and replaced it with better stuff which might account for a couple degrees dropping off.
Other Thoughts: The case I'm using is a Corsair Carbide Series Air 540. I have the radiator fans in the intake position as recommended by Corsair. Anyone who owns this case knows that airflow is not a problem and I haven't seen any issues yet. The fans on the radiator stay close to silent and only spin up another 400 rpm under heavy load.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Awesome card, I initially bought it for a HTPC build so I could use Steam Big picture on it. DMC, Borderlands 2, Dishonored, Battlefield 3, etc...all run flawless at 60+fps. 2 of these in SLI will crush a 680 and save you a nice chunk of money in the process.
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: I had a 7850 that wouldn't fit in my new case. Turns out the 650 boost is smaller, faster, and cheaper than the 7850 anyway.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Crucial CT64M225 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Pros: Fast install times, fast load times, fast everything.
Cons: None, although I wouldn't mind if they were a bit cheaper...
Other Thoughts: I bought 2 of these and put them in a raid-0 setup. They replaced 3 7200rpm drives that were in raid-0 (now my primary storage drives). Completely destroyed them in terms of performance. Another user compared them to ocz turbo drives, and no, the turbo does not 'blow these out of the water.' Maybe a slight read increase that cost you another $60. Just get 2 of these and you're set. You'll never go back to magnetic drives again.READ FULL REVIEW