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This review is from: Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250(HVR-1265) Hybrid TV Tuner w/ Video Recorder PCI-E x 1
Pros: I stated i would have to get another card for my wife and so i did.
This is a truly excellent card and so very easy to install and setup. I card is Top-Shelf and i just know my wife will enjoy it as she is on the PC doing her bills and other things.
This shows a different remote control that looks cheaper than the one received. I cannot state that is the one you will receive if you purchase this Puppy, but the one received is a Excellent part.
Cons: None i can think of except it does not offer thought control channel changing.
Other Thoughts: Did not come with a pizza and 6 pack.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: 1196 WinTV HVR-1250 Hybrid Video Recorder
Pros: Great Unit - I use it to watch my TV on my PC every time i have work to do and will miss some show - Why Record an OLD program when you can watch it as it is shown?
The little card works well with Windows 7 Pro and updates as needed when it has software Goodies to download.
Cons: I really do not like the fact you have to put the CD in the PC to get updates, but i understand why. Still it is a Hassle and the All-In-Wonder Card i use on XP is still a better card in many ways and you did not have to use the CD to get updates.
Other Thoughts: I really like the card, but some features from the 9800 All-In-Wonder should be incorporated into this Puppy.
Such as See though Desk-Top, PIP, and some others that i found Very Useful.
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler – Intel Only
Pros: Installed the Second Unit and it is working perfectly. Actually because i put on my own Plowstar Thermal Paste it is working Better. The other system does not exceed 36c and idles at 32c.
The Thermal Past is no longer available here at NewEgg as i have checked Everywhere else - i believe Star is the closest, but is a different ingredient compound. I was Hoping to get a few more 2 gram tubes to last me for many years - but that is a No.
This Corsair H50 unit with a Different Thermal Paste is Just Super. I am looking at purchasing a couple more for a customer because they checked out the two we have running and were Very Impressed with the results - They even put their own sensors and stress software on them to Prove Results - and - It Did...
Cons: Thermal Paste is lacking in the transfer of heat. To thick for parts that have such smooth surfaces now days. Has a long Cure-In time for sure.
Other Thoughts: You need to give thought to a stock fan verses a Corsair H50 heat transfer surface. The stock fan only has a small center of copper and does Not cover the Whole CPU Top/Cover. The Corsair is Round, but Does Cover the Whole Top CPU Cover/Top.
With a much smoother CPU Top than in the Older CPU's like the P4's and even the next generation CPU's that are rather rough in nature a thicker paste or grease is/was needed.
Now with the new 5th Generation CPU's these have a Much Smoother Top/Cover Surface and couple this with a Copper Corsair Very Smooth/Lapped mating surface when using the two together you should not use a thick Paste but a much more flow type or thinner paste. There are less grooves and valley's to fill than a thicker Paste/Grease that was designed to provide for these type of surfaces. The mating surface also needs to cover the Whole CPU Top/Cover (as a must) in proper cooling with Zero Hot Spots. You do not want AIR in between the CPU and the mating surface to dissipate the heat. Air is an insinuator and brings on unwanted CPU fluctuations
Benchmark Reviews tested 80 different Thermal Pastes/Grease's and is not associated with any company to promote the sale of any product(s) tested in any way, shape or fashion - ONLY Test Results on company products used in the testing phase.
Only 5 Thermal Compounds made the A+ grade with another 8 rating the 'A' grade and another 7 receiving the A- grade. That is only 20 that rate the A+, A or a A- grade out of 80 different Thermal Compounds - Wow.
NewEgg sells several of the Top Tier A+ Grades and the 'A' graded Thermal Compounds which is excellent. So when thinking of a Thermal Paste or Grease the flow is as important to picking a specific product as the CPU and the Heat Dissipating Devises Surface. (Be it a Stock Fan, Water Cooling Unit, Heat Pipes or whatever, the surface is all important.) This must be taken into consideration when picking your Thermal Compound as with Surface Texture, Heat Dissipation and Mating Surface Pressure.
So for the more Advanced PC Enthusiasts you might want to purchase NewEgg products after gaining a little knowledge first for your application and the actual use of your PC whether stock or Modified.
Your Thermal Compound, Mating Surfaces, Applied Pressure and Actual PC Use all play a part in the Proper Heat Transfer from the CPU to the corresponding Mating Surface to dissipate 'Heat' the Number 1 Killer of CPU's and other Components in a PC.
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