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This review is from: ClearTex Ultimat Polycarbonate Chair Mat for Hard Floors, 35 x 47, Clear 128919ER
Pros: I've had this chair mat for a few months now, and it seems to be a reasonably good mat. Hasn't broken or done anything strange, seems to be protecting the wood floor it's sitting on in the area it covers. Much better than my previous floor protection solution.
Cons: Could stand to be a bit wider size-wise. Another six inches or so of width and it would be better for my usage, as the wheels of my desk chair have a tendency to overhang the edge by and inch or two when I'm sitting at my desk in my preferred seating position and when I move around while working at my desk. I may have to move the mat to try and remedy that issue. Tends to slide around sometimes on the hardwood floor I'm using mine on.
Other Thoughts: Think I would have preferred a rubber mat to one made of polycarbonate/plastic (as plastic tends to slide around), but I don't know if any companies actually make one of those for use on hard floors.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Was a higher capacity than I had in the PC I was upgrading. Decent timings for 1600MHz memory these days (hard to find CL8 or lower anymore in 1600MHz RAM). Memory was immediately recognized by the motherboard and ran at it's rated speed and timings without need for manually setting everything in the BIOS. Memory seemed to have a faster response time than the old memory I was replacing. Decent price for the memory.
Cons: Timings not lower than 9-9-9-24. Would have been nice if 8-8-8-22 or tighter could have been found or was available. That's only a minor complaint though, and it's kind of difficult to think of even that one thing for a con. Really it's decent memory and it's working so far, so I have no major complaints at this time.
Other Thoughts: Almost time to get something for lunch, good thing too because I'm hungry.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
Pros: Good cooling performance for CPU's. Pump is quiet, I would say it's unnoticeable next to the fans in my case. Keeps my core temps under load 2-3°C cooler than my old heat sink. Keeps temps around 15-20°C cooler than a stock heat sink, under load. I've been using this liquid cooler in my PC for about two and-a-half years now with no problems.
Cons: Fans are unbearably loud at full speed. RPM needs to be reduced down to 1500-1600 RPM to be at a reasonable noise level, but then airflow becomes anemic or hardly noticeable (causing a different problem). The first unit I received failed immediately (fell apart upon installation resulting in the fluid leaking out), and I had to do an RMA to get a new (working) unit. So, some of the original units had quality issues in the assembly. Also, there are issues with the Corsair Link software not working occasionally.
Other Thoughts: Include more efficient fans that can provide similar airflow at a lower RPM and lower noise level. The fans on the H80, H80i and H100 were also similarly loud. Shouldn't need fans spinning at 2500-2800 rpm to produce reasonable airflow and temperatures, as this is not a thick radiator and does not have a high Fins Per Inch (FPI) count.READ FULL REVIEW