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This review is from: RAIJINTEK TRITON BLUE, All-In-One Open Loop Liquid CPU Cooler with New Pump, Water Block and Tank Design, 2* 12025 Fan, 240mm radiator, 2 LED Light, Fan Controller, Solid Mounting Kit and Installation
Pros: Looks super neat. Haven't seen it running yet...
Mine was packed and handled very well so no leaking prior to use. Condition looks promising so 3 stars for now...
Cons: Does not fit my ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z board. The passive sinks next to the CPU slot are to large and block the mounting bracket.
The backplate was fine. I've looked for a list of compatible mobos but it just says
"• All FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 CPU"
I checked the Manufacturers website to see if they had any specific AMD or Intel mount options but alas they do not. Just a single universal.
Other Thoughts: I will be using this in a spare PC I put together with cannibalized parts. I'll update this hopefully in a year with the cooler still running strong!
Just wanted to let people know if you have a higher end board with nice passive sinks you may want to measure the clearance for the bracket. Or, on 2nd thought, just go Corsair... I have an H110 that's 2 years strong, just wanted to buy my baby pretty things...
This review is from: Changhong 49" Class Ultra HD LED TV - UD49YC5500UA
Pros: - Price! (biggest pro of course)
- Decent quality build
- Super thin and sleek
- Colors are good. (RGB can be adjusted individually)
- The speakers are actually decent. At least loud, I've never had them past 20.
- input lag isn't a horror story. (Though much less than desirable)
- It's 4k! (With a PC. or maybe with a Bluray that doesn't require HDCP 2.2)
Cons: - There were a few imperfections with the screen it's self, ie. pixels that bleed (They don't look quite dead, like the screen has a tiny scratch from the inside) Only noticeable on all white screen while closely looking for them.
- 30hz @ 4K
- Not compatible with Roku 4 @ 4k (Because HDCP 2.2) so no 4k Netflix...
- Next to no effect on improving lower res images.
- Light backlight bleed around most edges (Fairly small and only noticeable when displaying black near edges)
- input lag is to much for any Console gaming.
- EMR is garbage and makes the TV physically lagg (Even the TV menu with flash and glitch.) causing shows to freeze for a second at a time and jump to catch up.
Other Thoughts: I would like to say, this TV is pretty terrible for console gaming. I mostly use my XBone for streaming like Netflix. For that it's fine, though there was some tweaking with the menu to sync lips and reduce input lag. but games feel like your playing drunk. FPS games are impossible because you can't stop on target. Mobas and platformers are playable (Racing might be) but it still doesn't feel right and I'd rather play on my 32" 1080p (Yes all my setting are adjusted for lag. EMR, DNR "Game" mode ect)
However! I would like to say I was fairly impressed with it's PC compatibility. @ True 4k this TV is glorious! and for watching cinema, True 4k is the way to go! But the mouse lagg is real! it feels like your PC is drunk...
But there's a Fix for that! Apparently. By enabling both GPU scaling and VSR (virtual super resolution) in AMD's Catalyst, you can render 4k resolutions and "Display" it on a 1080p screen. But because it actually is a 4k screen it virtually simulates 4k at 4k @60hz with almost ZERO input lag! However, the onscreen text will look like garbage, but games look super pretty! (also, the TV itself says it's displaying 4k res when the info button is pressed, not 1080p)
The last thing I planned to use this for was my PC and now I've got my PC running to my receiver via 15FT HDMI cable and My XBone is collecting dust...
I was honestly going to give this TV 3 stars because it really is just a 3 star TV... Only because it's functionality is garbage. But the Colors are great and the TV it self is of good build quality and getting it to work so smoothly with my PC and receiver gives me warm fuzzies inside. So I added an extra star.
I am happy with this purchase but, unless you are aware of what you are buying and know exactly what you need the TV for, I don't recommend this TV. At least not for anyone who didn't understand everything I mentioned in my review. Thanks
Pros: - Price
- Thinner than my other 290
- Not DOA
- Seems to Xfire smoothly
- Supports Freesync while in Xfire
- Runs movies great in 4k
Cons: - Large, blocks slots
- Power hungry
- Hasn't overclocked well.
Other Thoughts: I just recently added a 2nd 290 to my rig. My FIRST card also only takes 2 rear slots but it's heat sink is a triple wide so it cannot be used in the lower PCI slot as a 2nd card.(Blocks Motherboard power PWR switch cables) This one is much thinner.
Together they take quite a lot of power. My 5yr old 1000W started failing after adding this GPU but I already had a 1200w backup ready to replace.
This GPU has a little green LED near its rear that apparently indicates the card is not currently being powered. At first I thought something was wrong with my setup, but simply putting strain on the system would kick the card on and start reading in afterburner. So that's a thing.