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SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZHPV512HDGL-00000
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Read Speeds: 2337MB/s
Write Speeds: 1590MB/s

Bought two of them and they worked perfectly out of the box and was recognized by my UEFI on initial boot. I bought the new MSI Z170A Gaming Titanium motherboard. I put one in each of the M.2 slots and they are kick'in! I also installed a fresh Windows 10 from a USB key and everything worked great and was recognized.

Cons: None, so far...

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these and didn't buy an optical drive either so my setup doesn't have any extra power/data cable connections. I wanted to do this for a super clean test bench build and it is awesome looking not using any SATA cables and minimizing power cabling!!!

MSI Z170A Gaming Titanium Mobo
(2) MSI GTX 980 Ti
32Gb Ballistix DDR4-2666
DeepCool Captain 360 Cooling System
Seasonic 1200W Platinum PSU
Lian Li PC-T80X Test Bench

MSI GeForce GTX 980TI 6GD5 V1
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4 out of 5 eggs MSI Quality! 09/21/2015

This review is from: MSI GeForce GTX 980TI 6GD5 V1

Pros: I bought this version of the GTX 980 Ti because of the cooler. I know some other reviewers have called this cooler cheap, but I have a different take on it.

I bought two cards because of the color of the cooler. I also bought an MSI Z170A Titanium motherboard to go with it matching in color and brand. Well, they match perfectly. I am using a test bench so I wanted everything to look exactly the same. The cooler, while it is plastic, looks awesome. The pictures of the front on look on the card doesn't do the card justice. It is a very shiny plastic which has a texture built into it which gives it a premium look. I also like the cooler design where it blows most of the heat outside of a case. The identification on it that reads 980 Ti on the side edge of them is very nice too. Overall, very happy with the fit and finish on the 'cheap' cooler.

MSI quality is amazing, never had an issue going with their brand.

Cons: Ok, I had quite a few pros for the cooler, now comes the cons.

I wish there was a backplate on the card. I know that backplates can hurt the heat dissipation on a graphics card, but with that aside...the looks of having a back plate is awesome. I think this unit should have a backplate in the same color as the card.

Another negative on the card is that it does indeed run hotter than other more advanced coolers. The card, when overclocked about 200mhz or even at stock speeds with the power ratio increased to 110%, the upper card which is warmer can get up to about 92C! OUCH! The fan spins up on it and it can get fairly loud, especially on a test bench like I have. If you keep everything stock, the cooler is barely noticeable as far as sound goes.

I removed one egg for no backplate and from a card that runs hotter and fan that is more noticeable than other more advanced coolers.

Other Thoughts: Newegg continues to do a wonderful job as always.

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 360 CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with 3 x 120mm FDB PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I have always bought Corsair all-in-one cooling systems in the past. I always liked them, but I got to realizing that their software customizations was getting too large and it always wouldn't work. I also wanted a 360 solution and I came across deepcool's Captain 360.

The quality of the build is great! It fit perfectly into my Z170 socket motherboard and the layout of the water tubing into the CPU block is perfect. I have found that with some all-in-one coolers, the tubing didn't always lay correctly down. This cooler can be positioned 360 degrees around the socket without issue. Great Job!

I didn't use the fans that came with the unit because I wanted the new LED Aerocool fans and they work perfectly. The fans that came with the unit look high quality from what I can tell. Again, quality all around.

On top of the CPU cooler there is an LED that breathes red in and out slowly. I really like this because it is subtle.

Cons: There are only two cons I can come up with. Firstly, all the packaging says that it is an 'amazing' visual flow system where you can see it. Well, the exposed clear tubing with red coolant is visible, but you can't tell if it's flowing. There are no bubbles (which is good) but no flow meter as well, so I don't get how you can visually verify flow. You just can't!

The other con is simple. I wish there was an ability to change or turn off the LED on the CPU cooler. Again, it is subtle and has a nice breathing effect, but some may want a different color or to turn it off entirely. I wouldn't want a software solution here like Corsair, just a 4-way pin switch on the side that could maybe go from green, red, blue and off.

Other Thoughts: DeepCool really has a winner here. I seen a couple of comments about longevity issues, but only time will tell for me if there will be a problem. SO FAR SO GOOD!


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Display Name: David T.

Date Joined: 05/17/03

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  • First Review: 07/27/06
  • Last Review: 09/21/15
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