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Pros: Just got these and dropped them into my system. Minor bit of issue with crashes as my BIOS had left my old RAM timings in place, but a quick reset to 'SPD' and then back to 'XMP' timings resolved that.
These are 1.50v. XMP profile has that, and the sticker on the ram plainly says that - the Newegg information is currently incorrect on that point (currently, the Newegg details say 1.65v).
I'm running these just a *bit* over the stock voltage, with timings of CL9-10-10-27 (vs XMP profile of CL9-11-10-27). Prime95 stable for hours.
WEI score of '7.9' on the ram, and these do make a BIG difference in PPD for Folding @ Home.
Cons: Price, I guess. That's it. Nothing else falls short of the ideal on these.
Other Thoughts: They work, and work great! Be sure, especially if you were using a previous set of ram running an XMP profile, of setting your BIOS to a default/SPD profile before loading the new XMP profile (to make sure it takes the new settings).
System I'm pairing these with:
Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.5ghz
Asus P8Z68-V (Intel Z68 chipset)
eVGA GeForce 560 Ti SC
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H70 Core High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Pros: The product works great out of the box. It's easy to set up, everything is provided and already connected. It makes entry-level watercooling painless and quick.
As far as performance - I paired mine with 120mm Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F fans in the recommended push/pull configuration for the best balance of quiet and performance, and it does perform well and is quieter than my previous third-party air cooler. And it definitely cools much (MUCH!) better, and quieter, than the stock HSF that comes with the processor.
I'm currently running an Intel Core i7-2600K at 4.5ghz, with my max temp under heavy load 24/7 at 69C.
So it's good. It IS "good" - no question.
Cons: That said...it cools only SLIGHTLY better than the previous third party HSF I was using.
It's "good", just not "great". And if you are deciding to go watercooling - even with a smooth integrated system like this - you kinda want "great".
Other Thoughts: As a result - the 'average' score. Does it keep a moderately overclocked CPU cool? No question. Does it run quiet? Yes, it does. Is this better than stock? Yes, by a LOT, when paired with the right fans. Is it even better than many third-party HSFs? Yes. Does it really show off the potential watercooling? Well, no.
Best to think of this as just a 'really, really, really good performing air cooling solution', and you won't be disappointed.
Pros: - Mirrored finish on the drive bay and large, prominent, button make for perfect visual presentation. The pictures really do not do this justice, but the drive bay is SHINY. The large button also has a nice presence to it, and works great in a closet with other electronic components in an HTPC format...no mistaking this for the power button!
- Included PowerDVD software with Blu-Ray playback capability. Expected, but nice to see, anyway. (Many drives seem to lack Blu-Ray playback software...and given how expensive that is, it would have been an annoying omission)
Other Thoughts: Does what it needs to do - plays back DVDs, Blu-Rays, etc...and looks good doing it!READ FULL REVIEW