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Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs works fine BUT not in asus raid 01/28/2015

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: they work fine as a single drive.

Cons: windows 7 (even windows 10) does not see this drive when its in a raid.

not crucials fault, its Asus

Other Thoughts: the price of these drives is good, so i decided to pickup 2 and ditch the last of my mechanical drives. plugged them in, formed the raid and windows did not see them. windows 10 did not see them. linux mint saw the raid fine.

ive been reading the internet some and i guess this is a known issue with these drives on asus boards in raid mode. my other ssd raid (adata) works fine.

I didnt even bother checking for something like this, I would have never expected it.

asus sabertooth 990fx r2.

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CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Easy to install. Stuck it on an amd 8370. See other thoughts.

Cons: If youre into pretty cable management, dont go an All In One system. The fans, usb, power, and cpu fan wire, all route back to the main block of the system which is the cpu. Go custom watercooling then. I dont care about that anymore, I just want it to fuction well, and this does.

If you close up your case and nobody's going to see it, this isnt an issue.

Other Thoughts: I bought this system because I wanted to separate the cpu/graphics card watercooling loops. I did not want to build a whole separate loop, and this was an easy way to not do it.

Experimenting with the corsair software (corsairLINK) I got the best noise results (for myself and my mild overclock) by creating a custom fan profile.

I started by increasing both fan speeds until I could just start to hear them, then back off a notch or two. This becomes my low fan speed constant, no matter how low the temp is. For me its about 1200 rpm. So my 'point 1' is 30c (h100i pump temp)/1200 rpm.

The intermediate step is very adjustible depending on what youre doing most of the time. Point 2 for me is 45c/1600rpm. For the game i play (dragon age 3) this seems to be a sweet spot, and climbs to about 1500 rpm or so.

Point 3 is max fan speed (2500 or so) is going to be about 60c (again, H100i pump temp). This setting is for max temp ( that youre comfortable with). Your fans will be Loud, and if there is reason you'll be ok with it. If there isnt a good reason for this youll know it, and HEAR it, and then investigate it.

As im typing and thinking of this review, i have prime95 going and my H100i temp is sitting at 39.2c/1500 rpm with the 8370 @ 4.3 ghz. (very mild oc).

You can always use the default modes that come with this, but I have found the custom fan profile to work best for me.

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AMD FX-8370 Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8370FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Its working in my 2011 ASUS M5A99X EVO. 1604 bios does not list this cpu, but it recognizes it and is working fine so far.

Cons: None so far. Working as expected.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this without checking to see if my bios supported it first. When I realized this it was too late, didnt find any info about this chip working with this older motherboard, but tried it anyways, and it works.

watercooled @ 4.4ghz with a very minor volt bump, lots of headroom to go higher, but am taking it slow.

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Date Joined: 10/24/06

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  • Last Review: 01/28/15
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