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SILVERSTONE Tundra Series TD02 ALL-IN-ONE Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 240MM
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs 3rd time the Charm? 07/15/2014

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Tundra Series TD02 ALL-IN-ONE Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 240MM

Pros: Fast RMA's
Yes- plural

Cons: Failing pumps

Other Thoughts: I purchased the unit in Fall of 2013. The install was fairly simple- to the Armor+ chassis floor- but required mounting the fans on the bottom of the radiator as the tubing was not long enough to go around a Powercolor 7950 to the waterblock/pump.

Ah, the waterblock/pump, and the reason for this third review of the product. The first unit ran for about one month before the pump stopped completely. With an email to support I got a RMA number the next day, and a shipping notice for my unit 10 days after I mailed the defective one back. Kudos to Silverstone for their quick RMA support.

This second unit worked well for about SIX months. I noticed the pump RPM was rising, and the CPU was running hotter and hotter, as in 10c hotter. I contacted support and received an RMA quickly, and less than two weeks after mailing I received a shipping notification.

We will see how long this one works. When it works it works well, but how many times will I have to return the product? I've spent almost 30 bucks so far just to return the item twice in 9 months! Also, I noticed the Silverstone response to a TD 03 review here on the Egg stated the unit has a ONE YEAR guarantee but it clearly shows a 5 year. Maybe Silverstone has fixed the pump issue...

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Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Gee, they were on a killer sale.

Cons: One DOA, the other showed so many smart errors it belonged on the Walking Dead.

Other Thoughts: I have also seen these dying quickly in others' systems. Returned and decided to go with refurb ST31000524AS units, and they have now been in operation for almost a year. Health is one notch below excellent....

These drives remind me of the earliest Seagate 1 TB's the 333 and 340 AS units. I ended up sending back about a dozen of those in '09 or so.

I have not switched over to WD but have used Toshiba and Hitachi with much better results.

Come on, Seagate. Use some of that cash you extorted from customers during and long after the Thai floods and get it together....

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LOGISYS Computer CLK6WT2 6
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs White Accent Lighting 05/31/2014

This review is from: LOGISYS Computer CLK6WT2 6" White Cold Cathode Dual Lamps For Case Mod

Pros: Short tubes
Plenty bright
Variable power with mod
Inexpensive

Cons: Wires too short
Cheap-looking inverter
Molex 4-pin powered

Other Thoughts: I've had the red 12-inch tubes in use for 6 years.
They are rewired to accept power from a fan controller.
I did the same to this 6-inch white cold cathode pair without issue.
While not overly bright at full power, dimming them is a nice option.
You might want to purchase the extension wiring kit available elsewhere if you have an extra-large chassis.
The wires to the tubes are about 11 inches long and the wires from the PCI slot switch are about 12 inches.
It would look nicer if the power inverter were black or white- the light powder blue is NOT a match for my case.
The short wires make the inverter hard to hide.

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Date Joined: 11/12/10

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