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Cooler Master Seidon 120V - Compact All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 120mm Radiator and Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Low price, medium quality, great for low to medium CPUs on a budget build

Cons: Only one fan, only good up to mid range CPUs (my guess is a 4 core 3 GHz tops).

Other Thoughts: So, I bought this at a time when I was working within a more limited budget, thinking it would work well with the CPU I had chosen. I was wrong. I went with an 8 core 4.4 GHz (stock. Overclock is listed as 5.0 Ghz), and thought this cooler would do the job.

What I got was a good unit that was simply not up to the task I had given it. That part is not the fault of the unit itself, but that of poor advertising.

It also came with a fan with a cracked blade, and only one fan at that (including an abysmal installation instruction book. It read like stereo instructions... in Chinese... written by a drunk man). I didn't discover the fan was broken until about two weeks in, when it started clicking loudly as the blade rattled and struck the inside of the case. That in addition to the poor cooling quality it was giving left me buying two new fans, this time with LEDs to match the rest of the fans in my case (instead of one fan on the outside of the case, my cooler now has two, the second on the opposite side of the "radiator", blowing the same direction as the first, through the radiator and out the back). After another two months like that, the cooling is still inadequate, when trying to either multitask (the reason for the 8 cores for me), or trying to play with some higher end graphics (the OTHER thing I wanted to put the majority of my money into, the dual GTX 760s I run).

Needless to say, this cooler just isn't up to snuff when you need above average cooling. I suspect anything higher than a 4 core 3GHz would overpower this cooler at every turn.

I would like to add, for the person who also reviewed this on 6/17/2014... this cooler DOES support AMD CPUs and mine brackets came INCLUDED with the unit. This was one of the only things that WAS clear in the instructions (how do actually attach said bracket was the drunken Chinese I was forced to read...). If you have an AMD and you don't get the bracket, call for an RMA immediately. You got short changed.

TL:DR version: If you are on a budget, and not doing anything MAJOR with your build, this might be your answer. If you are looking for multi-threading or high end graphics support, you might want to skip this unit and spend a LITTLE more cash on your cooler.

AGPtek Wireless Controller PC Windows Gaming Receiver for Microsoft Xbox 360 - Black
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Does what it's supposed to do, controls identical to Xbox, works "out of the box" once drivers installed properly (no additional config necessary).

Cons: Not a Microsoft product, no REAL driver support, Microsoft drivers don't work without help, controller doesn't connect without added support.

Other Thoughts: So I started playing Skyrim a few weeks back, having already played through the base game on 360 a while back and wanted to play again with some fun mods I'd seen. Being a 360 player, I realized I was having difficulty controlling the game with the keyboard. Looked online and found, as I suspected, you can use a 360 controller on your PC and found this item to assist. Knew it was not Microsoft when I bought it, but figured the Microsoft guide would walk me through it. I was way wrong. I spent the last week or so looking up a way to get my controller to connect (found the proper drivers and install method the first day), but couldn't get my controller to sync up with this unit. Last night I came here, looking to find anything new, and bingo, found the answer.

Copy this into a search window: xbox, 360, wireless, receiver, drivers, selfsimilar

Everything you need is on the first link it shows. Follow it to the letter, and your money won't be wasted. I'm pleased this worked for me, and hardily thank the person below me that found that page!

LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: None

Cons: Bought this during a new build session. Figured the low price was worth a try and had a few uses for a Blu-ray reader and writer.

Could not be more disappointed.

I can get the drive visible in Windows 7 Ultimate, but it won't read any discs, even ones that work perfectly in all other drives.

There is little information about fixes for this, and the little that is out there has done nothing for me. Thoroughly disappointed.

Other Thoughts: I like LG, and will likely buy their products in the future, but this one is not one I would recommend to anyone. Support is nearly non-existent. Cheap price should not equal cheap product in this case... but it did.


Brian N.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian N.

Date Joined: 01/23/05

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 05/13/14
  • Last Review: 06/17/14
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