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This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
Pros: I wanted my 3770k to achieve 4.6 stable and that was easily accomplished on my Asus Z77 Deluxe mobo. Corsair link software is decent.
Cons: 3 of the 8 fan screws stripped while installing. After you achieve even a slight tightening, one more 1/2 turn renders the screw useless. I went to the hardware store and bought 8 metric screws one size larger and I finally got the fans to tighten. Upgraded the stock noisy fans to the quiet version and it was a real pain, but I got the over-sized screws back in.
Other Thoughts: Called Corsiar Tech Support yesterday and left a message-as to why they would release a product with such a terrible design flaw-no reply yet.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Verbatim 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 95102
Pros: Over two thousand burned with Asus DRW 24B1st firmware 1.04 and zero coasters. Quality and reliability.
Other Thoughts: Asa pro videographer I appreciate the reliability.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I'm a fan of Asus products in general and this was my first notebook from them. My Father's 3 yr old Vista Lenovo was dying so I gave this a try and it's a good value. The hard drive has 2 large partitions so you can move your libraries and data to the second one. Beautiful screen with good contrast and sharpness. Plays HD movies without a glitch. Decent processor and good construction quality
Cons: Obviously not for gaming so don't expect much there. Not really a con but there are no recovery discs, so I just used True Image to backup it up to an external drive after deleting the usual crapware and changing the trial anti-virus to Norton IS 2012. The screen is gorgeous and the overall feel is pretty snappy, but really needs an SSD. I almost got him a Dell Vostro for the backlit keyboard for about the same price but I've been bashing Dell for so long....
Other Thoughts: Finally I decided to infuse this baby with a 128 GB Samsung 830 SSD. I simply put the SSD in the notebook, and put the stock drive in an external enclosure and used True Image 11 to clone the first partition to the SSD and you can imagine the difference. So for a bit over $800 total Dad has this (relatively) screaming fast laptop that he can use for years, and everything is backed up twice (the original drive and the external drive) just in case.READ FULL REVIEW