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Pros: - Low-profile spreaders.
- I really like the simplistic look (solid black, no super fancy graphics).
- Overclocks really well, if you're into that sort of thing.
- Both work and continue to work.
Cons: - At the time this kit was $99.99. Back then, that was an alright price, but not as great of a price as now.
Other Thoughts: I have these sticks overclocked to 2000. I don't really notice much of a difference, but I guess getting every bit of performance (considering DDR4 is out) is a good thing. The OC is stable, passes all memory tests. No issues.
Mushkin is a great brand for memory and SSDs!
This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm CW-9060024-WW
Pros: - Compared to other similar AIO coolers, very easy to install. The tool-free mounting bracket is incredible. It took about ten minutes at most to install completely. The instructions were vague, but made sense enough. They weren't even really necessary with how simple they made it to install this specific cooler.
- The pump is relatively quiet. I cannot hear it over case fans, GPU, etc.
- Corsair Link 4 (software) is impressive. It installed easily and is straightforward.
- I like the gray / black color scheme. It looks clean.
Cons: - Not exactly cheap, but competitively priced. So not really a con (see similarly priced AIOs).
- Slight confusion with v2 vs GT. I think v2 is the "newest".
- The tubes are somewhat rigid. This was the only issue while installing. This might affect where you can actually install it in a smaller case.
Other Thoughts: - I did not use the provided fans. They seemed okay though.
- I felt lazy and did not apply my own thermal paste. Temps are fine (i5 4690k, idle @ 27C~)
I would highly recommend Corsair AIOs. I've tried ThermalTake and Cooler Master, which were great too, but this Corsair cooler was by far the easiest to install, the software worked on the first time (TT Water Extreme 2.0 software never worked for me), and it looks great / functions without any horrible noise or issue to date.
Pros: - 1440p is beautiful*
- Height adjustment is great, specifically coming from a cheaper monitor without any adjustments.
- Light bleed / dead pixels were not much of an issue for me. I'm not too picky though (see cons).
- The size is perfect for 1440p. It's also not too bad with 1080p (if you need to use a weaker GPU during an RMA, for example).
- Seems to have sturdy construction. Nothing about it seemed overly cheap or limited (I have not used the speakers though).
Cons: - One dead pixel on the lower-left side (only shows during full green color test, so no issue).
- A little pricey, but the price will go down (I think it's worth it even now).
- Very rarely (I think twice now?) the speakers will kick on with a hissing sound because it seems to default to 100% volume. I'm not sure if this is the monitor or some situation with my Klipsch speakers / headphones. Probably my fault.
Other Thoughts: *Although, 1080p is still nice. I don't really understand people who say they can't go back to 1080p after having 2k or 4k. I'm in the middle of an RMA for my GPU so I had to use an old back up GPU meanwhile.
Honestly, this was an impulse buy I completed back around Christmas 2015 for myself. I don't regret it. I normally beat myself up a bit after a big purchase or PC upgrade I don't really need but this is a decent investment. I'd certainly recommend 1440p and this monitor.