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This review is from: NZXT RL-KRG10-B1 Sleeve Kraken G10 GPU Bracket
Pros: Fitted this onto an EVGA GTX 660Ti
-Allows me to attach my Corsair H55 which lowers my idle temp to 26°C and my temps under full load never get over 36°C with my pump running about 30%. See other thoughts.
-Simple design and construction.
Cons: -Only compatible with certain cards.
-Included fan is very sub-par. Cheap, loud, and doesn't move a lot of air.
-A bit pricey for what you get. 30 bucks plus S&H seems a bit high.
Other Thoughts: Overall I am happy with this purchase. The bracket did not exactly fit my 660 Ti, and the VRAM fan suspended over the back of the card, cooling nothing. This also left VRAM uncooled. To work around these, I decided to simply cut the bracket in half and only use the water pump block. This worked spectacularly and my GPU temps never get into the 40 degree ranges.
To deal with the VRAM cooling, I purchased an 80mm case fan from Thermaltake model AF0043 which is a very very quiet fan for its size, and has good longevity. I attached it to the card directly over the VRAM with some clever plastic stand-offs and zip ties. I have a thermal sensor right on my VRAM and idle temps hover about 28°C and again never go into the 40s.
All in all I probably over paid for what this bracket really does, and could have saved a few bucks if they would release a product that does not include the useless fan and instead just had the cooler backplate. I am happy with the results. Near-Room Temperature and more quiet than my refridgerator in the other room.
Pros: - Great performance and overclock headroom
- Great price for the performance
I bought the 2GB version of this card a year ago in preparation for FFXIV and I must say I am completely impressed. I run that game, and any other game I've played, at 60 FPS or higher at max settings, but see the other thoughts.
Cons: - A little loud under load.
I am not used to these "new gen" cards, my last card was a Radeon 4600, so the noise was a little bothersome. Its not so bad as to be annoying, but when your in a quiet room it definitely draws your attention, and thats behind some noise cancelling foam.
Other Thoughts: Stock this card runs great, but there is some room on air for a modest overclock. I was able to get mine to just under 1200 MHz on air and capped around 79ºC. On liquid though, the cards a monster. I was able to get it to a considerable overclock of 1306 MHz, which is a performance increase of 42% over its stock speed of 915 MHz, and the temps never went above 46ºC. Whats my point? If you can get this thing on water (check out NZXT's G10) it transcends its already amazing performance for price.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Saitek Ccb437080002/04/1 Pc Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Mouse
Pros: Buttons are nice and firm, but not too hard to press.
Scroll wheel has a nice rubber grip and is also easy to press and turn, without too much excess spinning.
On-the-fly low DPI button they call "Precision Aim" is a great addition to FPS or detailed mouse work.
4 pre-programmable DPI setting that can be cycled on-the-fly.
2 Thumb buttons are easy to press.
Horizontal scroll wheel that rests kinda under your index finger.
Several additional weights, palm, and pinky rests that can be interchanged and adjusted to fit your hand.
Customer support was friendly and responded quickly and professionally.
Cons: The horizontal scroll wheel (under the index finger) is a bit hard to reach, imo. You can bring your thumb up to it by moving your thumb toward your palm, but it doesn't quiet feel natural so I'm having a hard time even remembering its there.
Although the weights and rests can be adjusted outward (away from the mouse, elongating it) they cannot be raised upward for people with claw grip.
Macro and button programming software is a little tricky to figure out. I'm still trying to figure out how to have multiple profiles loaded, because this mouse CAN support up to three.
Other Thoughts: This is actually my second mouse. The first one had the laser suddenly fail after 7 months of moderate use. Customer support was quick to respond and setup a RMA even though I had no original proof-of-purchase. I got a new mouse in just under 3 weeks, but since I sent them an Albino I was expecting an Albino back. Instead, I received the Black model, which not only upset me because I specifically bought the mouse because it was white, but mine did not come with the case for the accessories like the above poster mentioned. My Albino did have a nice solid plastic case to hold all the accessories.
Not only that, but the accessories I got were different from the ones with my Albino, some of them are even identical to each other, where they are supposed to be different sizes and shapes. So now instead of "forming it to fit my hand" like advertised, I have to settle with what they give me. Not happy about that at all.
One last comment, the paint on my Albino started to rub off, and the rubber grips started to peel, after only 4 months of use. Hope the paint on this one is better. It'll be the only improvement over my Albino if it is.
For the product I give it 4/5 eggs. Good solid mouse with good responsiveness and a good feel to it.
For the fact a mouse this expensive only lasted 7 months, and although customer service was great, I did not get my product properly taken care of. For that, I dock an egg.