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This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series™ H100i V2 Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
Pros: After a month of having testing this device, I can say this one nice liquid cooler. Out of the box you get the Radiator/Pump, 2 fans, the back plates for holding it in place on the motherboard and instruction booklet and warranty information. It comes with a 5 year warranty, which is great as most of us usually want to keep our computers setup for that long before we build a new one. Setup was relatively easy for me due to my case allowing me to access the backside of the motherboard without removing it from the case…others might not have this luxury, but it generally takes a couple minutes of getting the bracket placed just right and getting that first side tightened in. The corsair link software is nice to monitor the temps of the CPU and can give you some insight as to what performance setting you want to set the fans at while doing certain tasks. The neat thing with the LED built into the device is that now you can adjust the color to match your build’s color. The fans are super quiet and you’ll really hear the pump/radiator more than them, but not too much where it is distracting. (just a low hum when you put your ear right next to your case…of course this depends on your case as some might let out more noise than others) The temps while I game usually remain in the 20’s to 30’s as most of the games I play are older games…some hardcore cpu-intensive games did get up around 40-50. I did notice the temperatures do hold pretty steady while gaming or doing other CPU intensive tasks.
Cons: There are a few cons with this device I found while installing/using. The hoses that house the liquid are a bit “cumbersome” in that they are hard to maneuver around. It took me a bit to get them to fit exactly the right way in my case. The fans could use a bit longer cabling…I could not get one of them to plug into my motherboard, but luckily my case had a fan header on the back to plug into…others might not be so lucky. This is a big cooler and some cases/motherboards might have issues with fitting it in. You might run into some fan clearance issues or like I said before have trouble getting the hoses to fit to your design. Compared to air coolers this is almost 2-3 times the price and only provides maybe 3-7 degrees difference. (more if you have a lower end air cooler)
Other Thoughts: I would recommend to those who have overclocked their CPU and play pretty CPU- intensive games. As we head into the future, more and more games are going to rely on the CPU and you want a dependable cooler to keep it nice and cool while playing them. Cosair has been making great coolers for a while now and I have owned probably 2-3 of their previous products and have never had an issue with any of them. Even if I did, their Warranty usually covered any issue I might have.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red LED - Cherry MX Red Switches
Pros: I was very excited to get this product to review. Out of the box, setup was easy, simple and connected to my computer with all functionality working great with the volume rocker and all of the other keys. It comes with Rigid Key Caps to replace the WASD keys and the 1-6 keys on the keypad to help you feel for those while gaming. The Cherry MX switches feel great and really are responsive to the touch. You can control the back-lighting with the LED's with I believe up to 5 different brightness settings and 2 different lighting settings. One light setting lights up all keys on the board, while the other setting lights up just the WASD and Keypad lights. The USB 3.0 pass-through is nice for my wireless mouse. The construction on the board is really solid with the board having a brushed aluminum chassis. The wrist-rest is really nice to lay my wrists on while typing. The USB cable is really well braided to make it feel really professional.
Cons: There are slight cons with this product, nothing to remove a star for. If you plan on typing with this and might have an active audience with streaming, it is a bit loud while typing. It is only built with red LED's, so if red is not your color, then this probably isn't the keyboard for you. Other than those, it is a great keyboard.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend to any gamer looking to step up there game or bring more red to their system.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The card is a small decent card. I purchased for my computer at work to run a 3 monitor setup off of it. I don't really game with it (since it is a work card), so i couldn't tell you how well it works as a gaming card, but it produces a quality picture through my monitors. Fan is pretty decent and can only hear it when it starts up and during heavy load, but otherwise is pretty silent.
Cons: Did not really run into any cons with this card for what I purchased it to do.
Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend to those wanting to use it for what I did (to run 3 monitors at once at work). I couldn't tell you its gaming potential, but overall a really great card.READ FULL REVIEW