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This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm
Pros: After reading many professional and user reviews on Corsair liquid coolers, I made the choice to buy one to replace my stock fan for my Amd FX 8350.
For awhile I was on the fence on whether to get a h100i or a h110. Ultimately, I settled on buying the h110 for a few reasons:
1. My Corsair 540 case can mount large radiators.
2. The fans were quieter than the h100i
3. The watercooler was independent from corsair link, it uses the traditional 3-4 pin fan power cord.
It took sometime to put together all the pieces of the h110, but once that was done it was relatively easy to install.
So far the difference is amazing. Not only are my temperatures half of what they were before with the stock cooler, but the h110 is smaller and neater than the traditional air cooler.
Another plus is my pc no longer feels like a heater, but it actually feels like a fan that pushes cool air into the room.
Overall I recommend the h110 to anyone who can fit it in their case.
Other Thoughts: One fear that I had was that the h110 would leak. But as soon as I powered it on the feeling of uncertainty went away.
The transition from a air cooler to a closed liquid cooler feels like the transition from a hdd to a ssd. It would be hard for me to go back to the traditional cooler.
The h110 is definitely worth the money imo.
This review is from: Street Fighter IV Madcatz Bundle PC Game
Pros: Capcom has been very supportive of the PC as of late. With Devil May Cry 4 and Lost Planet and now Street Fighter 4. For those who haven't played it, it plays similar to SF2 Turbo with a touch of SF3.
I have a Q6600@3.4ghz and Geforce 8800gts 512 and I run the game at max settings with 16x AA and AF at a constant 60fps with zero slow down. The game is very very well optimized like all of the Capcom 360 ports.
The graphics are spectacular and are by far better than SF3 (which at the time had fantastic animation). The sound is nice too, especially when the remix of old toons from SF2 play. The controls are tight if you are using a gamepad. I would recommend a logitech rumblepad 2 or the fightpad that comes with the SF4 bundle.
Cons: My only problem with the game is the control mapping. Its horrible and takes awhile to configure your pad IF you do not use a xbox360 controller. The numbers on the mapping are all wrong compared to your actual non 360 gaming pad which makes configuring the controls a pain in the beginning.
Other Thoughts: All in all I'm hoping Capcom has set a example on how fighting games can come to PC and sell. So if you like fighters buy this game and show Capcom that PC gamers do care about fighting games. Perhaps with the release of SF4 we may start seeing other big fighters on PC like Virtua Fighter 5, Soul Calibur 4 and Tekken 6. The future looks bright!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is a great card for the money, it performs and many times out performs the Geforce 8800gtx. Coming from a Geforce 6800gs, this is a HUGE difference. Mainly, I got the card to take advantage of the step up program Evga offers. So when the Geforce 9s come out I can just exchange for one. Basically this card is on loan.
Cons: The card is huge, I mean really huge. So big in fact that I had to reposition a HDD and keep my case open. So be please make sure you have adequate room for this card.
Other Thoughts: What can I say? Its Evga, a great warranty, the step up program. Its just a great package all around. Oh yeah, free Crysis too!READ FULL REVIEW