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This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler - Intel Only
Pros: I bought this because the INTEL quadcores all seem to get too hot for the standard fan/heatsink combo. I noticed after 2 years, my pc had increased in temp heavily and needed some help. This product erased any and all heat issues in my rig.
Installation was not complicated. Installing a heatsink is ALWAYS the most delicate and critical part of building your own pc, so I could definitely see some people doing it "wrong", but this is not the most challenging one Ive had to fit, and it sits very secure.
Not only did this unit drop my CPU temp dramatically and improve my gaming, its also very small. When I attached the watercooler to my rear fan, it made my "cluttered internals" look well organized and improved airflow.(which also helps the whole system). If you for some reason cannot attach the cooler to your rear fan, this unit would still work, just a bit more clutter.
Fits my system / gaming style / overclocking just wonderfully. I could not be happier and the price was great. Keep in mind, intel's free cpu cooler is simply NOT going to bring out the full potential of a gaming computer.
Cons: Installing a cpu cooler MUST BE DONE correctly. Check youtube for the step by step procedure. It helped me and so I have literally zero Cons.
Other Thoughts: After one year, I started hearing what sounded like pulsing water. It started kinda soft, but the computer is right next to my bed and eventually this sound grew in volume. I dealt with it for 3 days then finally could not take anymore! I thought to myself: "That darn watercooler lasted one year and is now kicking the bucket ... time for a new one."
* Keep in mind, I am so satisfied with this, I wouldve just bought the exact same one.
When I finally got around to open my pc up, I removed the sidepanel to find I was mistaken ... The sound was not from the cooler at all!! There was a piece of cheap plastic hanging from my graphics card that had become jammed in the fan. I removed it and my rig is now silent ... and I mean ... SILLLENTTTTT haha.
I most formally apologize for ever doubting this CORSAIR Hydro Series. :) LOVE IT
This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit
Signal strength +++++
Signal Distance ++++
Router Features +++++
Connection Stability +++++
I love this router. I replaced my Link-WRT54GL with this beast and I went from 600kbs/s download speed to about 1450-1500 kbs/s. Wireless G is just too oldschool.
Cons: I've read many of the complaints on this router and most of them seem to be lack of experience.
Other Thoughts: Im pretty computer "techy" and I really think alot of the problems people had with this router are user-related. Unless, the product arrives DOA, I would assume you will be very satisfied with this router.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: APEVIA CF12S-UBL 120mm Case Fan
Pros: Apevia is one of the top manufacturers I trust and prefer to buy from.
Cons: Fan is not exactly powerful, has a slow / limp speed to it and Im not sure how much actual "cooling" its doing.
No LED's , just a "glow in the dark" effect if you have a blacklight near / inside your case ( which I do not ).
Other Thoughts: Would honestly not buy this fan again, especially since the price is nothing special.READ FULL REVIEW