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This review is from: DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer V2 CPU Cooler 6 Heatpipes 140mm Silent PWM Fan
Pros: Extremely good cooling performance on i5-4670k. Zero memory interference on ASUS z87 Pro. (About 3/4" of space between the cooler fins and the memory.) Price is very good considering how well this cools. Solid mounting solution. Truly silent fan (at low RPMs which is all this really ever need even under load.)
Cons: Too big for a lot of cases. Needed to find a very long (7"+) screw driver to drive the mounting screw at the bottom of the key way cut into all the fins just for this purpose.
Other Thoughts: I benchmarked the Lucifer V2 against the Corsair H110 that was already in my case and it performed admirably. Was able to maintain my 4.3GHz OC with only slightly higher temps!
Stock i5 4670k @ 3.4GHz w/ 8GB 1866 Sniper
PC Mark 8: H110: 40c LV2: 47c
Cinebench: H110:50c LV2: 53c
AIDA64 Extreme: H110: 55c LV2: 58c
Heaven: H110: 43c LV2: 36c
i5 4670K OC to 4.3GHz (max my cpu will reach) w/ 8GB 1866 Sniper
PC Mark 8: H110: 71c LV2: 68c (!)
Cinebench: H110:62c LV2: 67c
AIDA64 Extreme: H110: 70c LV2: 72c
Heaven: H110: 54c LV2: 56c
A trick to make installation very easy is to assemble the mounting hardware including the base plate and rubber sleeves first, outside of the case, then detach the base plate. leaving the mounting brackets and retention plate secured to each other they hold the perfect position for the base plate screws to fit right back in to secure the brackets to the MB. Then take off the retention plate and seat the cooler. This tower of a cooler just fits into my Corsair C70 case with 1/4" to spare. With the pipes mounted vertically and the fan set to pull air through the cooler towards the back I had zero memory conflicts. The C70 has a perfect cutout in the MB tray so I didn't have to remove it from the case to get to the back plate. The fan is very quiet -didn't up the acoustics of my case at all. I'm actually considering keeping this cooler in my case instead of swapping back to the H110. It's that good.
This review is from: Netgear 5-Port 10/100 Switch (FS205), 1-year Warranty, Plastic Case
Pros: Very Small, 5 ports, not four, streams multiple Netflix / 4mazon videos simultaneously with no problem, stays cool under load, super simple setup (just plug and play literally.) Very low price.
Cons: 10/100 is only good for streaming video and general use. If you plan to ever move large files or huge folders you should pay the extra money and go with a gigabit switch. This thing is painfully slow at moving a 1- or 2-GB movie file. (only got around 20-30Mbps at most and sometimes slows to <10Mbps... Took almost 6 minutes to transfer a 1.8GB movie file...) It is so light you'll need to secure it somehow to keep cables from moving it around.
Other Thoughts: This switch is exactly as billed: 10/100 for $15 (on sale) I would never pay $25 for it when $30 would get me a decent gigabit switch. It just works when you hook it up, but getting it to sit still while moving cables is impossible unless you strap it down with something. If I was going to carry it around all day its weight might be a good thing, but this unit is a set and forget so it would be nice if they included some way to hold it in place (even good rubber feet would help but this thing is smooth on all sides so it just wants to travel.)READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Matte / anti-glare bezel and screen make this monitor great for placement with a window behind. My window faces north and shines light from behind my desk and this monitor is perfect for viewing during the day unlike the glossy framed / or CRT monitors I have used in the past.
Cons: Vertical viewing angles are limited. Moving even 20 degrees up or down creates a glow effect.
Other Thoughts: I have this monitor mounted on a dual arm(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3C91F38190)
thingamajig. Horizontal viewing angles are pretty good. If you only intend to view this monitor from one position it should be okay but if you plan to sit and stand (and don't have an adjustable-height workstation) then this monitor will suck for you.
Color temperature and contrast are easily adjusted to match an adjacent monitor regardless of the brand because of the exceptional interface of this monitor.