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This review is from: RAIJINTEK TRITON GREEN, All-In-One Open Loop Liquid CPU Cooler w/ New Pump, Water Block, Tank Design, 2*12025 Fans, 240mm radiator, 2 LED Light, Fan Controller, Solid Mounting Kit, Sturdy Installation
Pros: *UPDATE* I no longer recommend this cooler to anyone. It still looks great, performs well and offers customization, the cracking issue isn't limited to certain colors as I had previously suspected. Perhaps it's a stress issue where the addition of another reservior could relieve this and prevent the cracking, but until Rajintek release 2.0 version or something with a redesigned block I would strongly advise looking elsewhere.
Inexpensive, keeps my 4770k ice cold, looks amazing, expandable, just downright great.
While idling, the fans don't even turn on and the system is completely silent. At load the fans have a bit more hum than the white noise of my 780s but still minimal.
Cons: *UPDATE* The acrylic on mine has finally cracked. My case has inverted mounting for the motherboard so the CPU is on the bottom. When I looked in my computer yesterday, I noticed there was a puddle sitting on the PSU. I'm very thankful my motherboard is inverted or this puddle would have been on the back of one of my graphics cards. As you can see from the previous text, I was very happy with this cooler and even thought that I had somehow avoided the cracking issue with miney...but no such luck anymore.
A lot of people say the acrylic ("cheap plastic" to some that know nothing about composites) had cracked but I've had mine for nearly a year and see no cracks forming.
The tubes are quite long and prone to kinking as shipped. They are, however, very easy to remove, trim and reattach.
Other Thoughts: *UPDATE* I have stopped the leak with some superglue for now as I wait for the components to build a custom loop. The one I purchased for a friend is still installed but will be replaced by the weekend. While these coolers perform very well and offer customizability, I simply can't recommend them...not unless you're only going to have it installed for a short period of time. Some say they've had cracking only a couple of months in, I was lucky enough to have over a year, but there's no rhyme or reason to when or why it happens.
Like I said in the cons, I trimmed the lines to the length I needed and pour everything back together. It looks like a custom loop now since everything is fitted and routed very neatly.
I spilled some coolant and it was just low enough that the pump would occasionally push a lot of tiny bubbles through. I ran it this way until more coolant arrived to top it off and the pump still runs just fine. Many months later.
I am concerned by the number of reviewers with cracked acrylic blocks but have yet to see a single fracture after nearly year. My concern is lessened because I have an Azza CSAZ GT 1 set up inverted so my CPU is at the bottom.
Pros: The design is much like the venerable WRT54g and this router lives up to the reputation of its older brother as a solid performer. Signal was very strong throughout my townhouse where many weaker routers struggle. The USB 3.0 port made for easy network access to an external hard drive. The eSATA port doubles as a USB 2.0 which made an old printer available to the entire network without needing an always on computer...and of course the eSATA again made for easy network access to storage.
Setup is very easy and the Smart Wi-Fi app allows for very easy access to many features. From the app on my tablet I can quickly turn on the guest network when friends are over, see connected devices and manage access settings.
The most similar router I have is a TP-Link Archer C9 I was sent a while back to review. It has many of the same features on the router but with fewer antennas, worse overall wireless performance, and isn't as easily managed as the linksys. Another thing I noticed is that the TP-Link's AC adapter
Cons: I honestly cant think of any negatives for this router. Maybe that the eSATA and USB 2.0 are shared if you were trying to hook up a lot of external devices but I can't imagine a situation where the USB 3.0 and eSATA/USB 2.0 were both occupied and you'd need the 3rd connection where using one of the switch ports wouldn't suffice.
Other Thoughts: I'd highly recommend this router over the competition such as my TP-link Archer C9. While they both have similar specifications on paper, the Linksys has proven itself to be better all around. 5GHz signal strength is much better allowing AC usage at a greater distance than the C9.
If you're looking for a solid router with a wide feature set and easy to use advanced management, this is the one.
This review is from: SteelSeries Rival 300 Gaming Mouse - Silver
Pros: First let me say I'm a big guy - 7'1" tall - so I've got really big hands. I've been using a Logitech G9 on my primary machine since 2007 and have replaced the skates on it several times. I've really grown accustomed to that mouse and every other mouse I've tried just doesn't feel right to me. As soon as I touched this mouse I went "Oh, yeah." It just fit my hand perfectly.
The RGB lights are fun to play with and match up to the Siberia Elite headset I have quite well.
The buttons have good feedback and are heavy enough to press that my big hands don't accidentally click.
Two buttons on the side are all I ever use while gaming for fast weapon switching, but the small button in the middle can be reconfigured from a profile change to anything you want.
Great sensitivity with adjustable acceleration mapping is really awesome
Cons: First thing is the cable. I understand this is a cheaper mouse for the gaming world, but I bought a cheap $25 Perixx mouse to travel with years ago that had a braided cable that feels much more sturdy.
The sensor is very, very good but on some surfaces my laser mice work much better. Again, even the $25 Perixx MX-2000 uses a laser sensor that works better on glossier surfaces than the Rival. (I realize this is contrary to what many people say - that a standard LED optical mouse is better than laser, but in my experience a laser mouse works better on a much wider variety of surfaces)
Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a new gaming mouse and aren't looking to break the bank, this is a great choice. While I like the laser sensor of the cheaper Perixx mouse I talked about above and my old Logitech G9 for flexibility, an overwhelming majority of the time there is less difference between the illumination type as there is between the actual sensor reading the surface. This mouse is incredibly comfortable and accurate. I dropped right into some games and was immediately comfortable with accuracy, no adjustment period at all.
I really like the acceleration so I can slow it down a lot for small and slow mouse movements like when using a sniper rifle but then at normal movement speeds have a linear acceleration. This one setting alone has improved my stats quite dramatically as I'm no longer trying to quickly switch sensitivity profiles.
Oh, and it's really REALLY comfortable. I mean it.