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5 out of 5 eggs Still going strong 05/09/2016

This review is from: Netgear C6300 AC1750 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router 2 in 1

Pros: I've had this Modem/Router for over a year now and have had no problems with it.
It has been a fast and reliable for me.
I wrote a review on this at the beginning of it's release and don't see it now. But Thought I would re review this because of all the latest bad reviews.
I have reset this maybe twice in a year.

Cons: The only thing that I didn't think was so great was the ready DNLA was really slow to use and I unhooked the drive.

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DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240 CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with Dual 120mm FDB PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
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Pros: According to Deepcool the Captain uses ‘Steam Castle Design with Steam Punk styling’ and the pump housing has a ‘reactor style’.
In practice this means the pump is rather small, pretty much cube in shape with a mounting lug at each corner and has an external pipe that shows off the red coolant.

LGA2011-V3, LGA2011, LGA1366, LGA1156/1155/1151/1150
AMD Socket 220W
FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2
Heat sink pump dimensions 89x65x82mm
Radiator dimensions 274x120x27mm
Radiator material Aluminum
Pump life expectancy 120,000 hours
Pump connector 3-pin
Pump speed 2,200rpm
Fan dimensions 120x120x25mm (2 pieces)
Fan speed 600-2,200rpm
Fan air flow 182.24cfm (max)
Fan air pressure 3.71mm H2O (max)
Fan life expectancy 100,000 hours
Fan noise level 17.6-39.3dBA
Fan bearing type Fluid dynamic bearing
Fan connector 4-pin

Hardware
Deepcool has done a good job of simplifying the hardware and once you sort out the mounts for Intel LGA2011, AMD or Intel LGA1156/1155/1151/1150 you should find it is quick and easy to install the cooling system.
There are various neat touches such as the back plate that is installed one way round for Intel and the other for AMD. Or the four threaded posts that engage in the back plate to prevent them rotation when you tighten the thumb nuts. Or
the way those posts are clipped to the back plate to make certain they do not fall out as you hold the hardware in place.
Provided you have access to the rear of your motherboard you should have absolutely no trouble installing the hardware in your case and you will have no need to call on an assistant to provide an extra helping hand.
Installing the radiator in a case is straightforward – the hoses have plenty of flex and are easy to position. The two 120mm fans have a flexible rubberized frame that kills vibration and helps installation as you don’t need washers under the heads of the mounting screws.
Connecting up the cables is easy enough as you have to plug the pump connector to the CPU header on your motherboard and find a second header to power the four-way PWM hub and then connect

Testing
Processor: Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell Dual-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 54W
Motherboard: Asrock Z97E-ITX/ac
Graphics Card: XFX HD6800 1G
Memory:
Operating system: 64 bit Windows 10
I installed the unit in a ENERMAX iVektor ECA3310A-W White (Soft touch coating) ATX Mid Tower Computer Case.
The fit was just about perfect with the radiator on the top except if I ever want to change the ram I may need to take the radiator out because the end memory clips are right against it.
Idle temps stay between about 32 to 34c and I played a CPU intensive game Crysis3 for an hour and Temps rose to 39c.

The Deepcool Gamer Storm Captain 240 does a good job. I like the appearance of the Captain and it is keeping my CPU at 28c idle.

I didn’t use the thermal paste that come on the heatsink. I used my Arctic Silver ceramic.

Cons: There is no info on this but if you look at the picture and some videos on the internet you can see the proper way to install the fans.The little ridges on the fan blades point out from the radiator.The air blows into the radiator.Really don’t have much of anything for Cons. Except maybe a little longer coolant hoses. I know nit picking. Nothing to lose a star over.

Other Thoughts: By many reviews I'm seeing lots of failed pump's at an early date. I'm hoping that DeepCool has addressed this problem. I will add an update in 4 to 6 months from now unless something fails.

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OCZ TRION 150 2.5
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Pros: OCZ Trion 150 120G drive
Visually nice looking drive.I hooked the drive up and got it set up with no problems. I ran a benchmark with SSD Benchmark and used my Corsair Force LS 2.5" 960GB SSD as a comparison.
Corsair write 501.39MB/s read 493.28MB/s
OCZ write 512MB/s read 432.22 MB/s
For what it’s worth i posted the benchmarks and did a comparison. But in actually this drive is good a buy and is snappy. The price is good also.
You can get the SSD Guru which is a handy tool. Firmware is current on this drive.

Cons: As far as cons I don’t really have any.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this drive to friends if I had any.

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