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Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Attractive/Quiet Cooling 03/04/2016

This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Pros: Very quiet compared to the system I am running now. Comes with all hardware many processor models.
Looks very sharp in my case and is manufactured with quality materials. Temps held at 37c or less with normal operation in a warm environment.

Cons: The instructions are useless with the wiring.
Here is why:
Instructs you to plug both radiator fans into a splitter that converts down to a one wire connector for the CPU1 header. The radiator fans did not start up!
It had a SATA connector coming of the pump also and the instructions never mentioned it or show a picture. I plugged that to a SATA plug from my PSU and the radiator fans started working. Plus, a thick USB wire that requires connecting to a MB header. The three wires from the pump and the USB can be a nightmare for cable management if you like a clean look!
The "link" software is pretty useless unless you want to adjust the fan speeds. Other than that, It only sits in your tray and uses valuable resources. It actually affected my wireless USB mouse... The cursor would jump around.

Other Thoughts: Even with so many cons, It is a good cooler and highly recommend it.
You just have to have a plan on placement and be patient with the poor instructions.
I installed it in the top of my Air 540 and all 5 fans match in color, type and size.

Seagate Hybrid Drive ST1000DX001 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Hybrid drive which is noticeably faster than mechanical drive. Highly recommended!

Cons: None that I have noticed. Little pricier than a mechanical drive.

Other Thoughts: Cloned a 1 TB Seagate mechanical drive that I use for all my Steam games, Origin games, pictures and music.
Load times on games seem to be twice as fast as before on big titles such as Star Wars Battlefront, Battlefield 4 and Titanfall. I have not ran any drive benchmarks yet but... I can tell the difference right off the bat. The cloning operation even completed quicker than before.

G.SKILL TridentX Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: fast memory with low latency. Matches my system color scheme of red and black! Now maxed out at 32gb.

Cons: Not really a con but many people do not seem to get the 2400 advertised speed, AND whine about it!!! This memory defaults to 1866 unless you go into the BIOS and set the XMP profile or manually input speed and timings. NO memory that I know of operates at the rated speed out of the box unless it is the base speed of the standard. I could be wrong but this is my experience. It is funny that some of the people that complain rate their tech experience so high! If they are so experienced, they should know this.

Other Thoughts: I rarely follow the QVL on the motherboards. I make sure the memory meets and does not exceed the memory standards: speed rating, error correction or not. I also install modules to allow upgrading later. I originally got a 2x8gb channel kit for $189 two years ago and just purchased a duplicate kit for $89. Also... it has a latency of 10 which allows faster loads. I had 1 module bad on the first shipment and I rarely have DOAs on anything purchased from Newegg. I had to RMA the whole kit but Newegg customer service is always great. They resolved it within 8 days from start to completion.


Kenneth H.'s Profile

Display Name: Kenneth H.

Date Joined: 02/18/08

  • Reviews: 18
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 02/21/09
  • Last Review: 03/04/16
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