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Pros: Great price
Cons: Doesn't let windows know that the cartridge is new and Full again. I'm plagued with low ink status messages every time I want print something.
Other Thoughts: A mgfr. response would be helpful. I don't know how to reset ink volume status in windows.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System
Pros: This unit will out cool any Air Based system on offering. Yes it is more than double the best air systems' price but I got what I paid for, i.e. lower temps at load and near silent operation (even at load).
The closed loop system is a viable and may I say inexpensive water cooled solution. The reservoir is the radiator it's self. The less water you have to cool, the faster you can cool it. If your case can stand it, a push/pull fan system might serve to lower temps even more, with the added advantage that overall fan speed could be reduced to even quieter operation. I will be trying that out, just for grins, in the near future. BTW, the FPI (fins per inch) are the most you can get and still maintain a practicable CFM air flow.
While not being stated by ThermalTake, I believe the pump's impeller is bearing-less and magnetically driven. A good solution when longevity is required.
Cons: I don't know about other people, but I have slight pump rattle, which comes and goes in loudness. Almost the same intensity as listening to a cheap laptop HDD read/write noise. I am pretty sure that the pump has an air bubble trapped there. ThermalTake's website says that this unit is "maintenance free" and do not address any sort of MTBF information, or troubleshooting guide. Rather than purchasing a new unit somewhere in the unforeseeable future, I would like to know the best way to get the air out, from TT, not by searching the web, which I have done to no avail. I haven't contacted ThermalTake yet but I can imagine their response..... RMA or they can't help me. Most likely ThermalTake's lack of info on their website, means that they are NOT the OEM. The "rattle/gurgle" is the only hardware issue I have.
The only other complaint I have is that the pump speed is not adjustable, either through provided software or BIOS settings. Fan speed is, to a certain extent, but only in temperature relation format. It is possible that I didn't pick up on something in the GUI, but I haven't figured out a way to change it yet. ThermalTake's support for this product is nonexistent. Maybe they will read this review and change all that. LOL Make me a liar, ThermalTake.
Other Thoughts: I can see myself moding this thing when the closed loop fails. The question is, WHEN?READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great price. Default clock + turbo is great for gaming. Scored P11680 out of box, no tweeks, paired with 2xHD7950 in crossfireX, no tweeks. Overclocking got me P12135, with ease.
Cons: Doesn't come with a DUAL radiator water cooled solution.
(I use the ThermalTake Water 2.0 Extreme and have gotten great results. CPU temp never over 47°C @ full load.)
Other Thoughts: I thank goodness for things like AMD and Henry Ford. Think what their respective industries would be like without them. Henry Ford introduced mass production and revolutionized the auto industry, making cars affordable to all but the poorest of the poor. Competition brings not only better prices, & better quality, but best of all, innovation... newer and faster CPU's, etc., on, and on, and on, ad infinitum. It's a good thing for us that Intel has reason to be worried about AMD's market-share. If you think AMD will doff it's corporate hat and bow-out gracefully.... think again! Both AMD and Intel will give us more and better, because that's the way competition works.READ FULL REVIEW