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Cooler Master Seidon 120V – Compact All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 120mm Radiator and Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Easy to install
Decent pipe lengths
Keeps my i5-3570k @ 4.2 at 28C idle
Using Prime 95 it hasn't broken 45C

Cons: The included instructions are worthless. Luckily with minimum knowledge, it was a breeze to install.

Other Thoughts: The blue light on the pump isn't that bright at all. With the side of my case on, I never even notice it.
Probably the best liquid cooler for this price range.
Would highly recommend

ASUS X551CA-DH31 Notebook Intel Core i3 3217U (1.80GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast i3 processor - dual core hyper-threaded yielding a quad logical core processor.
Beautiful design
Excellent build quality
Overall very fast and responsive

Cons: Cannot change the HDD (not docking eggs for this though. It didn't stop the laptop from working perfectly).

Other Thoughts: I purchased this knowing that there is no removable battery (to remove it, you must take the keyboard off), although other people reviewed this negatively because of the non-removable battery. They did not specify if they were sold a computer with a dead battery, though one person proposed a hypothetical situation where one was dead I believe. Mine was not, it worked perfectly (about 4.5hours at 75% charge).

The issue I came across was after I stress tested this laptop and ensured everything was working perfectly (everything was), I took the screws out of the bottom of the laptop, removed the keyboard carefully and went to replace the 500GB 5400 RPM HDD with an SSD I recently purchased from NewEgg. After I finished hooking it up, I tried to boot the computer, and could only access the bios. I could not change boot order or anything.

<Long story short>

After contacting ASUS tech support, I found out that this model laptop is designed to use only the HDD that comes with it - it will NOT work with another HDD or SSD, nor are there Windows 7 drivers available for this (I was going to install 7 instead of migrating 8). This was not shown on the ASUS website for this specific laptop, not was it indicated on NewEgg. Perhaps it was my fault for not looking into it enough, oh well.

NewEgg was super cool with my return for a full refund (save the rush shipping I paid), and even waved the restocking fee.

All-in-all, if you need a great laptop with decent graphics and good battery life, and you do not plan on upgrading the RAM (which would entail removing the motherboard in it's entirety), then you would be hard pressed to find a better laptop in this price range.

Just buy it already!

SAPPHIRE 100358OCL Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I've had this card for a little over a week now, and all I can say is wow. This card does everything I wanted it to do and more.
Plays WoW with everything on ultra at ~20FPS (I turned off like 2 things and never fall below 55 FPS now). Can run other popular titles at ~25-30 FPS with ease.
Seriously what are you waiting for? Buy this card now!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Keep in mind this is a smaller card, however, it does take up 2 PCI slots and needs its own power


Zachary W.'s Profile

Display Name: Zachary W.

Date Joined: 07/21/11

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 10/15/13
  • Last Review: 04/24/14
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