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Plextor M6e PX-G256M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It's about the size of a stick of gum! I was surprised how small it is, looked larger in photos. It's faster than any SATA drive (but not enough that you can feel the difference). Anyway, it's a step forward. No wires to run, could make a super-clean build. Plextool software helps you maintain the drive, not as good as Magician, but OK.

Cons: At first, I had an issue with latency, hesitation opening folder/files in Windows Explorer, but it seems to have vanished. Now it works fine, just like any SATA SSD. It may have been a power setting; once I tweaked Windows the problem went away.

Other Thoughts: This won't make your rig a lot faster, if you were already using a fast SATA 6GB/s SSD, but it's a step in the right direction. I think M.2 is here to stay, and faster drives will arrive before too long, but for now, this will do.

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Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model TLD38G2400HC11CDC01
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Worked perfectly. I didn't even have to change any BIOS settings, my board's XMP setting was already on, it picked up the new RAM profile and booted at 2400 MHz the first time. The AIDA64 memory benchmark shows the expected throughput and latency for 2400 RAM @4.4 GHz CPU clock. Same as two other 2400 kits I've ran on this board, from the top 3 brands, but this was a better deal. It also breezed through the Windows RAM test utility, and later I'll run memtest86 for a few hours just for laughs. But I'm already sure it's a decent kit. This is currently the lowest priced 2x4GB 2400MHz kit on NewEgg, so all the others (with the same specs), you're just paying for the right color or the latest heat sinks, they all run the same.

Cons: The price has already risen in the 5 days since I ordered this kit, because all RAM is already going up, as predicted by many experts. With DDR4 imminent, the price of DDR3 will probably go up from now on, just like DDR2 did. So buy now, it may never be cheaper than this!

Other Thoughts: This being my first Team kit, I was a little concerned about compatibility with my board or my overclock. Team came through like a champ! No worries at all.

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CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Corsair's Coolest Cooler 07/14/2014

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm

Pros: This seems to be the best AIO cooler on the market right now. Even though there are a couple of others that cool a little better, it's at the expense of uncomfortably loud fan noise. This unit is QUIET! You can barely hear it most of the time, and even at full speed it's not obnoxiously loud, mostly just the sound of moving air. With four 140mm fans it doesn't need high RPMs to move a lot of air. It reduced my load temps by 5 or 6 degrees celsius compared to my H100 with 4 fans, so I'm very pleased. Also it fills up the top of my 750D much better, puts that wasted space to good use. FYI, it just barely fits in the top of a 750D when using 4 fans, but it does fit, at least with an Asus Z97-Deluxe mainboard.

Cons: None for the cooler itself, just a minor one for the lack of extra fan screws. It only comes with 8, and sourcing another set is time-consuming unless you planned ahead. I already had some around from previous builds, so it was only slightly annoying. You can, however, order a bag of 8 long and 8 short fan screws for all Hydro Series coolers, for $5 at Corsair's web store.

Other Thoughts: This is a great cooler, but I really wanted to wait for one of the 360 or 420mm AIO coolers that all the major players are releasing later this year. I finally have a case that will mount one, but it looks like a few months before any triple radiator coolers hit the shelves. I needed something right away, so I got this one. Later I can use it to cool my video card (using a GPU bracket), then I'll have a dual-AIO setup that rivals custom cooling loops in cooling power, with no draining and refilling hassles..

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Display Name: David G.

Date Joined: 12/20/13

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  • First Review: 02/12/14
  • Last Review: 07/28/14
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