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CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great product, ignore the guy about stripping the screws 07/06/2013

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm

Pros: Had an H80 before this. Kept my i7-3960x from ever going above 55. I'm using one on my i7-4770K and it's doing a great job keeping temperatures under 50 no matter what I'm doing.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Someone commented about the metal being "too soft" and striping the holes. Really, when someone goes on like that about something that : ANY HOLE WILL STRIP FOR A WHOLE VARIETY OF REASONS. And I apologize to the gentleman himself but people really make this more complicated than it ought to be and complain about features in reviews the mfg never claims the product has or is supposed to do. Like any screw don't over-tighten, but I was able to tighten mine down pretty tight with two fans mounted. Bottom line, go to review sites, go to corsair's site. The unit does everything it claims to if installed properly, which care is required, but it's easier to mount than most high end air coolers. I think if we all put our minds to it we should be capable of not stripping the screws. If it happens, that would suck, but man up, order a new mounting kit or if the hole itself is stripped well you ruined you're water cooler. And another complaint was "expensive". $80 for a complete, no maintenance liquid cooler, expecting anything more is asking for a cheap product and just flat out unreasonable. You pay $200 - $1000 for the CPU and want to overclock, $80 is very reasonable and 5 - 10 years ago we all would have been willing to fork over $300 for something like this. Sorry, just be fair people.

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Razer Orbweaver Gaming Keypad
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Review with thought 04/11/2013

This review is from: Razer Orbweaver Gaming Keypad

Pros: Been using a Logitech G13. Good product just not very quick updates on the software side and have been using several years and was ready for a change. The feel is more condensed (better) even having bigger hands the g13 was a reach sometimes. Excellent profiles and nice looking design.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: People need to think before they review, I wrote this after looking at some very poor reviews. For example, mine broke. Everything breaks, that's why there are warranties and with your attitude being "nothing should ever break" I doubt you did get very far. Then I stopped with the next one that said "no braided cord", are you kidding??? Does it advertise a braided cord? There should be something in place to prevent people from giving products bad reviews because of their ridiculous expectations. I've had "bad" experiences with just about every different component at one time or another, I don't say oh, company "x" is garbage because my video card went bad. If we lived in a perfect world products wouldn't have warranties because they would all work first time, every time, and forever. Lower your expectations, be glad when things do work, be courteous as you would expect someone would be to you when you have an issue. And if you choose to review, like "Mr. Braided cord" guy. Does it say, anywhere, (newegg, razers site) that there is a braided cord. And even if it did (which it doesn't) that's really a reason to knock a product down??? And then the other guy who got the poor service it sounds like you were willing to put all of 5 minutes work to resolve the problem. What a spoiled ungrateful people we've become. And I am NOT trying to initiate discussion, just hopefully this is read by Newegg and although people should be free to post bad experiences they should not be able to post negative comments about features/etc that a product never claimed to have. It makes it difficult to make a choice and everywhere else the reviews on this product are pretty good.

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Ceton Echo – Windows Media Center Extender Watch Live & Recorded TV/HDTV Access Personal Media Libraries on Any TV on Home Network, HDMI Interface, Remote Included
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Does everything advertised, makes it nice to just make one more powerful box running with 6 silicondust CC tuners. Phone apps are great. Good product for the price, and the few glitches wil most likely be resolved as Ceton is a good company and works on their software and releases updates quite frequently.

Cons: Windows 8 support needs to improve, which I expect will happen.

Other Thoughts: People still have no idea how to review products. First one I read was one egg, he plugged it in and in the morning it was still at the splash screen and gives himself a tech level of 5. Ok, even if you could do nothing, and it was a faulty device, being experienced with hardware you should know that PC Componenents in general have one of the highest failure rates of anything the human race makes. Mostly because of our propencity to want newer, faster, bigger, better. He doesn't mention ANY troubleshooting steps. I wish nothing ever went wrong in my life and I could say "well I left it on overnight". He probably had the Network config wrong and the ip forwarding incorrect, just a guess, who will know.

If I get two defective products then the eggs come off hard unless the Mfg bends over backwards to make it right. I almost didn't get this because of the reviews and that's why you have to take them with a grain of salt. Usually like with this product a bunch at 1 or two and a bunch at 4 or 5 someone is right and someone is wrong. That is always a very good indication of user error. People think, it's a media center, how hard can it be. You're pretty much running a VM and need to go into this with the idea that it may not be the easiest to setup.

So, peoples reviews are my biggest rant, and their overexaggerated sense of what they thing about PC's, networks, and #1 troubleshooting. It's really a plague on this industry that most people in IT careers haven't the faintest of how to follow a problem throught a network. And then 4 people found it helpful, why, because of the complete lack of information other than it stayed at the splash screen, I didn't mention anything I did, or tried to to after the fact to rectify the problem.

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Display Name: Jonnie G.

Date Joined: 10/06/05

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 09/21/11
  • Last Review: 07/06/13
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