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Corsair Hydro Series H110i Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler Cooling. 280mm CW-9060026-WW
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Pros: Very easy to mount, low pump noise, excellent cooling performance and a reasonable price. Both the pump block and radiator have a nice looking trim piece that takes what used to be fairly ugly but functional components and makes them look sleek and modern.

Cons: Depending on your case and setup, you may find the fans a bit noisy. In my open-air test bench they were certainly audible but I wouldn't say they were irritatingly so. When I moved it to a case, I found the fans hardly noticable.

Other Thoughts: I have really grown to like the Raijintek coolers for their flexibility and customization options along with excellent cooling capacity. However, I found that the H110i actually performed better (undoubtedly the 280mm radiator helped over the 240). These Corsair systems also don't suffer from the evaporating coolant issues I've had with the Triton or the cracking block.

The Corsair Link software adds a nice touch. It will adjust fan speeds, monitor temps and change the settings for the LEDs on the pump. If you're going for an illuminated machine, this is a nice custom touch. There's even settings to have it change color depending on CPU temp if you so desire.

While I've transitioned away from AIO liquid cooling in most of my builds, a sealed unit does have the benefit of low maintenance. After testing this H110i, it's definitely my top choice from here on.

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SteelSeries 69026 Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller for iOS
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5 out of 5 eggs Really comfortable contrler 07/28/2016

This review is from: SteelSeries 69026 Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller for iOS

Pros: good range, really comfortable, very familiar layout similar to console controllers, really simple setup

Cons: The only real con is that this is iOS only. I tried pairing it to my computer and mapping the controls but was unsuccessful. I can't hold this against it, though, since it's advertised as an iOS only controller.

Other Thoughts: I've actually enjoyed this controller. it works great with an iPad to really get into some games. With this, an iPad can really be used like a mobile console for more competitive gaming. Racing games and FPS games benefit the most from the extra control.

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Mackie CR3 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors (Pair)
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5 out of 5 eggs Nice monitors 07/11/2016

This review is from: Mackie CR3 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors (Pair)

Pros: Relatively small, no subwoofer to place, wide dynamic range and really nice highs. If you're looking for nice, clear sound and don't need/want a lot of low end rumble, these are an excellent pick.

Cons: With only 3" woofers, the low frequency roll off is fairly high and sharp. Without the isolation pads, there was a lot of mid-bass making them sound muddy but this was an easy fix.

Other Thoughts: With some EQ work, these speakers are capable of reprodicing some decent low-end but when pushed there's a bit of port cuffing. If you keep the volume within reason, it's not difficult to get acceptable bass response down below 50Hz.

Overall I'm very happy with these speakers. Like my much larger Mackie speakers, they prodice a very nice sound that's easy to listen to for long periods of time. Time will tell if these little CR3s are built as well as my other gear.

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Tyler Z.'s Profile

Display Name: Tyler Z.

Date Joined: 11/21/07

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  • First Review: 01/04/08
  • Last Review: 07/28/16
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