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CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4-19200) memory kit for DDR4 Systems Model CMK16GX4M4A2400C14R
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Wow!
Great packing, great looking product! I like the small heat sinks letting my Deep Cool heatsink clear them with room to spare. However heat rises, so you might want to keep that in mind when you place your case fans. I boosted it to 1.35v and 2666Mhz just to see if it would work, but returned it to 2400. The difference will be unnoticeable for me, and if I’m going to not notice something, I rather it be energy savings and a lower energy bill. It’s just good to know that it can do more. Like your car; just because you can go 120MPH, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea! 3GHz is plenty fast enough for me and while an 8 core 4GHz machine with 64GB of ram sounds fantastic, I wouldn’t even begin to use that much computing power! 3.3GHz is plenty fast enough with 16GB of memory. At least that is what I’m telling myself as I refrain from getting another 16GB to run at 32GB. I may not need it, but it doesn’t change the fact that I want it!


I’ve had to use Corsair customer service once in the many years of using Corsair Products, and received excellent service. Corsair is a name I have trusted for years.

1.2v instead of 1.5v is saving energy right now. (Won’t be able to say that if I get another 4 sticks)

Cons: The only con I can point out is the little bit of discomfort when you try to make sure they are firmly pressed into place on the motherboard. SSD drives redesigned their whole look with the m.2 release. DDR5 should follow suit for better installation. Not something Corsair has a say in, but still a nice thought.

Other Thoughts: I would probably be more comfortable with overclocking if everything wasn’t so expensive. I find a great deal of comfort in sticking with default settings. (Lot less troubleshooting that way too!) This is a great price range for getting good DDR4 memory. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to save their cash and still get great memory.

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DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240 CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with Dual120mm FDB PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 120mm meets a lot of case designs out there. If you have 2 120mm fans together, this should work just fine in your case as long as you have a little over two inches between where you want to mount it and anything else that may smack into it. I’d highly recommend getting a hold of 2x 120mm fan grills to protect any Sata wires or whatever else may run nearby from getting chewed up by the spinning fan blades.

It looks great and I love the concept, but there are a few improvements needed before I will feel comfortable with using this. I love the hub that is included. Simply plug the pump into the 3 pin connector on my motherboard and the hub into the 4 pin one and it takes care of both fans plus one.

The product was packaged well for me and I was really excited to try it out. After a visual inspection, that changed. I hope the feedback I provide will help improve the product for everyone to get excited about.

The pump/cpu heatsink is pretty awesome! Even with my con, it’s slick and looks really cool! The fans are awesome. The cons I listed can be fixed.

Cons: I don’t like the glass tube and how the 90 degree part at the bottom isn’t at a perfect 90 degrees. I don’t like that micro screw that appears to connect the tube to that slightly off from 90 degree base. I couldn’t tell if it’s liquid I’m seeing in the slight gap that appears since the base isn’t perfectly aligned or if it’s glue. Since it didn’t spew liquid (Thanks to a previous warning, I just tried plugging it in on a fan header before even starting the whole project) I’m not sure what to think about the visual imperfection there.

(--- Use Polycarbonate instead of glass for up to 100x more strength? Acrylic for 10x more strength? ---)

I don’t like the tubing. While I’m not a pro with water cooling setups, the last one I did play with a few years back had a half inch tube setup. This gig had very small tubes and while the pump seems to be moderate on the flow, I can’t help but picture a sprung leak being pressurized! So I’m not even comfortable with an upside down mount with this. The ribbed sleeve feel like cheap plastic and it’s got my mind going to similar material in older vehicles that has turned brittle and crumbles. It measures a quarter inch in width, and I would hope that it’s a protective sleeve over a much better quality hose beneath it. I believe that’s wishful hoping on my part.

(--- Select a hose that will let people pick this unit up and not feel they have to treat it like a newborn baby! Let it SHOW it has strength and will not leak! EVER! ---)

While the fans look awesome, I don’t like the lack of protective grills for them. I mounted them as shown in the instructions and there is no protection from the fins. If you reverse them, you got a wee bit (Like 4 plastic bars) of protection. The instructions are just pictures and it would be wise to alert users as to which way to mount the fans! Are we trying to pull heat away from the Rad or blow air on it? Which way are we supposed to mount the fans? I’d like to push cool air onto the Rad, but… I just don’t see that being possible with the heat the HDD’s and GPU put out inside the case. The 12” doesn’t give enough play for a front mount which would be a better solution for bringing in cooler air to push over the Rad.

(--- Provide some answers to potential questions for more simple people. While it may be a personal opinion on which way to mount fans, give a pro and con of each way so they have some education on their choice. Include proper protection for the fans. (Use this as a way to advertise like others. Put your company symbol/logo on the protective grill! ---)

Other Thoughts: The tubes from CPU base to Rad are 12.5 inches for those that want more detailed and important specs.
The Rad has screw mount holes on both sides. One on each corner (4x) and two at the top middle and bottom middle (4x). You will void the warranty if you change the hoses, but if you are alright with taking that risk among others, outside the case mounting would be possible. Half and half mounting may be possible as well if you put the Rad inside and mount the fans from the outside to it. That will all depend on how far your 2 120mm fan mounts are from your mainboards CPU. If you can make it work with the 12.5” tubes (Plus the 1” for the Rad). You would only need to make a hole for the fan connectors to go through.

With a Dremel and some skills, you may make this work out pretty good for you. As stated before, the tubes are about a quarter inch. Which probably is just fine for the CPU itself. When I was running half inch tubes in my previous water cooling setup, it was cooling the CPU, GPU and North Bridge/South Bridge chipsets all at the same time. Still, I’d like to have seen much better quality tubes on this where you can SEE the red dyed liquid doing its thing from CPU block to Rad. (Actually, I’d prefer green or blue over red. Red just seems destructive!) Green would make me think antifreeze and I’d probably be most comfortable with that.

Water cooling provides much better cooling results, but results will vary depending on each build. If you got a GPU that heats up your case by 20 degrees, you will have much different results over someone that just uses the graphics integrated on the CPU. A system with 4 HDD will provide different results over one with 4 cool running SSD drives. (Some SSD drives run hotter than others. I’ve tested enough to know that to be true!)

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TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I like the design. While I don’t really care much about a pretty shell because the router isn’t something I tend to look at now and then, I do like the power buttons. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve unplugged a router and lost the power cord behind everything, so having a button is turning into an important feature for me! I like how they put the power button on the opposite side of the wireless radios on and off button and the WPS/Reset button. It feels different, so after you learn it, you can just feel back there and realize just what buttons you are at. I really like the heavy duty and solid feel to the external antennas.

It covers nicely like most all other routers. The whole 433Mbps on the AC standard doesn’t even get my attention. The only benefit with AC is transfers over the network going faster. My internet is rated at 110Mbps and the highest range I’ve seen it hit was 125. The wireless N takes care of that just fine. When a few folks jump on at the same time, it throttles down, but this is just getting your feet wet with AC. I never was all that excited about just getting my feet wet!
The WebGUI is just as nice as all the other ones I’ve played with. Takes a bit of looking around, but it appears this device functions just as well as all the others.

Cons: USB 2.0 port – It’s pretty clear that our new generation of tech savvy users just can’t tolerate old technology. For those that do not know, don’t put any drive over 2TB on a USB 2.0 port.
They could make using the WebGUI easier and more user friendly. Once someone makes reserving an IP as simple as clicking the client from your DHCP list and reserving it with a simple click, how could I get excited about the old school way. (Trying to remember Mac address or copying it down or back and forth between screens trying to take care of a simple task!) It’s also so much nicer to just click on someone on your network and BLOCK them just by clicking block. And allow, when you are ready to let them back on. Once someone experiences these task being simplified, the old way just doesn’t work anymore.

Other Thoughts: I didn’t see anything all that exciting about this. It’s pretty, it works well, and that’s about it. If someone is looking for a good solid device, I’d trust this even though it’s only been running a little over a week. The last TP Link product I had was one of the most solid devices I used up to that point, so the name brand sticks in my mind as dependable. However, they do need to work on making the settings easier to implement. A majority of the people won’t take the time to learn how things are done, so if they can’t just make it happen, then it won’t. Having the ability to do something is worthless if it doesn’t get done.

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Display Name: Kenith H.

Date Joined: 05/26/05

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