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This review is from: DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240 CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with Dual 120mm FDB PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
Pros: I've been wanting to try water cooling for years and finally got the chance to see what all the hype is about. Once I has a case it would fit in, it fit perfect. Instructions were very clear and impossible to screw up as long as you can look at pictures and follow what it suggests you do. I've ran just about every stress test I could find and it did a fine job of keeping the CPU cool. Using Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility stress test on my i7 6700K overclocked to 4.7 Ghz manged to get the processor up to 65 degrees C with the DEEPCOOL Captain 240. The amazing thing to me is how quickly the temperature drops back to mid to upper 20's C. In every case the temperature dropped back to normal within 10 seconds. I've thrown a few games that would cause my CPU to reboot after playing for 20+ minutes and using the Captain 240 kept the games running.
Installation was very easy and the parts were marked well and had each type organized into their own bags. The fans run quiet and the materials are very good.
I saw a lot of complaints on here about pumps that quit after a couple weeks or sooner. Mine has been installed and running almost non-stop for 3+ weeks and the little red light on the pump is still pulsing away.
Cons: My only con is probably related to all of these "pre-filled" water coolers. I had to buy a new full tower case in order for this to fit. I have 4 computers sitting around my hobby room and none of them had enough room on the top or side panel to fit this thing. Once you add the radiator and fans you have quite a bit of space needed. The tubes are the bare minimum length and even with the full tower I had just enough tube length to get everything installed. If I'd needed another quarter inch I'd be out of luck.
Other Thoughts: Overall I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to jump into water cooling but doesn't want to pay out $250+ for a fully customized cooling system and dealing with the leaks and time. My only suggestion would be to add an inch or so the the tube lengths.
The biggest thing to check is whether you have the space to fit this in the top part of your case. It's not going on the outside and attaching to the side panel may work but wouldn't be an ideal situation.
This review is from: UtechSmart Uranus MMO/FPS High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse w/ 50 to 16400 DPI, 13 Programmable Buttons, Weight Tuning Cartridge, 5 Side Buttons, 5 Build-in User Profiles, Omron Micro Switches (Black)
Pros: This is a really nice mouse. I like the lights on it and the ability to change colors using the applications/driver software. Nice weight with a metal base and compartment to add/remove small weights. Also comes with a case to hole the extra weights. It has a rubberized exterior and 8 programmable buttons as well as the two mouse buttons and wheel/button. Cable is braided which seems to be the new 'normal'.
Overall I'm very happy with the quality of the mouse for the great price.
Cons: Not many cons:
Weight are small and I really don't notice any difference in the mouse whether they are all installed or remove. Seems like more of a gimmick.
Side 'forward button is perfect but 'back' button is in a weird location and I have to twist my wrist to reach it. Once I know where it is and have gotten used to it I don't mind as much.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend this to people looking for a nice gaming mouse on a budget. This is a replacement for my RAT7 mouse.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
Pros: This was a replacement for a Linsys WRT 1900 AC and I was skeptical that it would perform as well but in the end I was very surprised how great this router is! Setup was a breeze on this unit and just a matter of logging into the routers 'web page' and entering my network name/password, changing the admin name/password and I was up and running. The signal for both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz covered the entire house and were constantly rated very good and up and the far end of the house. The unit itself is very nice looking and, unlike the previous blue router I was using, my wife doesn't complain that it clashes with the drapes or some such nonsense. It blends into the rest of the house. I've had it running continuously for the last couple weeks without any drops. I had to actually look up MU-MIMO to understand what it was. It seem to be the next advancement in router technology. It sounds like a great feature but unfortunately I don't own anything that can take advantage of it yet and I even attempted to purchase wifi adapters for my computers to take advantage of it but was unable to find any on the market.
Cons: I really can't think of anything I didn't like about this router. The only glitch I've run into was in the first hour it lost the signal and required a reboot. Since that point it's performed flawlessly. Some people may not like that lack of flashing lights on the unit. The only lights that show up is the lighted LINKSYS logo and that one appears to have an option to turn off in the setup/admin screens. The unit only has one USB 3.0 connection and the other one is USB 2.0. I don't find this a con either but some might.
Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend this unit to just about anyone. I get great signals and fast download speeds through this router and look forward to getting use out of the MU-MIMO technology.READ FULL REVIEW