Date Joined: 03/19/19
Overall Review: They do the job, and are convenient to work with.
Overall Review: Was able to get to a SATA port under my GPU I thought I'd have to give up. Now I don't have to compromise. Thanks!
Overall Review: Nice, clean, new cables delivered fast.
Overall Review: Does what it says on the tin. Runs fast. I get what I need from my 1080p 165hz monitor.
Pros: Crisp, clear. No obvious distortions on screen.
Stand allows for very high or very low positions, as well as rotations to long-vertical positions.
Built in speakers not on by default, but easy enough to turn on / set up if desired.
Space efficient for its size.
Simple appearance with slim bezels does not distract.
Firmly in place, does not slide or wiggle.
Cons: Monitor feels a little unsecure when carried unless both the monitor itself and the base are gripped VERY FIRMLY together. Small con.
Takes smudges easy? Keep fingers and kitty paws away, or alcohol wipes easily accessible.
Overall Review: I bought this to replace my first monitor, which was a 60hz, 21 inch ASUS display that served me fairly well. I had originally intended on a different model, but between planning and purchasing, this model became both less expensive and more plentiful than what I had intended to buy. While still having better characteristics.
And such has been a blessing.
The monitor is quick, convenient, and easy to use. Defaults are bright, but easy to play with. There are a lot of things you can do with it, and it seems to run at the 165hz per my testing even with multi-monitor set up. With an Nvidia Geforce card and some homework beforehand, that is.
I can already tell this is going to be the start of an awesome relationship.
I am using a displayport cable with this monitor in the context of my review, and my old monitor is running an HDMI.
Pros: Very easy to install.
Immediately visible build quality.
Excellent arrangement of components.
Packaging itself is quality.
Easy to maintain organization and design after installation.
Cons: Provided cables are super stiff? They take bends reasonably, but your fingers might be hurting after you get everything into place. Small con.
Overall Review: I had to replace a non-modular PSU for something of quality. Newegg ran a massive sale just before I could make my purchase, and this was one of the last things that would satisfy my build in their stock. It was the only part I had to buy above savings, and above my intended price point.
But I'm so glad I did.
Cables are shipped in a nice sleeve that you can easily keep around after installation. Everything is easily labeled. The PSU feels robust, and from what I've been able to test, the power draw is very, very efficient.
I look forward to running this thing in PCs for very, very many years to come.
Pros: Very space efficient.
Very effective cooler.
Only gets loud above approximately 70% fan speed. Which is only necessary at very high load.
Multi-component compatibility. (All AMD systems, and some but not all Intel.)
Cons: Packaging gave small concerns about losing parts and pieces. Small baggies and cooler in an egg-carton style container. But, everything was fine, so this is a small con.
No supplementary screws for push-pull fan configuration. BUT, if you have screws from any comparable CPU liquid cooler AIO, then you can VERY easily do it yourself, as I have here. So, this is also a very small con.
I will say, I had to swap between a couple of my AM3+ mounting plates to get one that agreed with the cooler. While I could've gotten away with either of them, if you're a stickler for having everything absolutely TIGHT with not even the slightest movement, you might have to fiddle a bit with the attachment method. I don't know how much of this is the method, and how much is the part, but I consider this another small con.
Overall Review: I needed a product for my AM3+ processor and motherboard, and this delivered very easily. I personally don't use the RGB, just for convenience factor, but everything else runs as intended. The cooler is effective, and efficient.
I needed something that was compatible with my slightly older system, and was very space efficient. A lot of people don't recommend 120mm Liquid AIOs for the price, and instead suggest air coolers.
I didn't want to chance clearances with a Noctua air cooler of the same price, and if the performance would be comparable, I figured I could get away with what I needed. And I did. The cooler does exactly what it needs to, for very little space, and has kept my system far, far below the throttle-point after my last AIO of five years died.
In a similar use case, where space is the concern, and cooling a mid-range processor (preferably 4.3 GHz and under) is the goal, this piece of tech is a very good choice. I can run under most standard loads with 50% fan speeds, dead silent. When CPU use kicks above 80% on all cores, and the fans kick up, it does get loud, but the system does not get hot.
Pros: 1: Super effective.
2: Super easy to install.
3: Long lasting quality for the price, minus an easy fix issue in the cons.
Cons: 1: No screws at all. Must research correct screw sizes and buy on your own.
2: Fans mounted perpendicular to gravity need re-tightened to case, perhaps with washers, after enough revolutions. (See Overall Review)
3: Loud, particularly at full power.
Overall Review: I bought these fans when I upgraded my GPU, as I had an unexpected raise in heat throughout my case after the install (I would later find out as a result of a dying GPU fan, which I have since rectified). I needed something quick, and I previously had very few case fans in my machine. So, I decided to expand my case fans as a first resort. And for the price, I was not disappointed.
These are very effective fans, even at lower power outputs. There are good youtube videos on them. Though, one thing that one has to stress is the noise. For the price point, and the efficacy, you are trading something away. And that something is noise.
For my set up? Not a big deal at all. So, while it is a con, it's a con I knew about and accepted going into the components.
The build quality is very solid. I'm not an aesthetics builder, so I don't know how good the LEDs are. They still work. They're not tremendously bright. They're blue. My keyboard is blue. My GPU lights are white. I have no issue with them. They may have dimmed a little in the year I've had them? Not a great deal.Then again, my case isn't set up to show off my LED fans, so it's hard to tell.
There are only two big drawbacks to buying these fans that I'm aware of.
1: I received NO screws in any of the packages of four fans I bought. I had to hoof it to a very particular hardware store in my area that sold the right screws, after *hours* of research on screws, threads, my case, and these fans.
2: If the fans are suspended perpendicular gravity (as in, fan blades parallel to the top and bottom of the case), there is an oddity where the fans will start to produce a clicking noise. I believe this to be either from the fans working themselves loose from the case, or the plastic frames of the fans being made more loose from the motion of the fans. I had to put washers in between these fans and my case to initially solve the issue, and I have recently had to tighten the screws I used to stop the clicking sound as it returned despite washers being in place.. This *could* be a specific Q/A issue with just the fans that I've installed this way, but at 2/4 fans, that's a 50% Q/A issue, and would demand a Con in its own right.
Pros: What it says on the tin. turns one fan power port into four.
You gain three fan power ports.
Build quality is fairly good.
Cons: Not really a con, but all of the four ports on the hub are read by fan readers as a single fan. Example, all RPM read as a single source.
Also three-pin fan support seems janky.
Overall Review: Straightforward. Functional. Useful. Easy to implement. Not too small. Not too large. Adhesive tape is VERY sticky. I highly recommend you place it right the first try.
Pros: Runs well. Easy to install if tower is tipped on its side, and you're pressing straight down on the Mobo. Was my first time installing RAM and a GPU. Went off without issue, once I built up the confidence to really put pressure on the heat sink to click it in. Solid card, good head sink. Runs well. I need to upgrade my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium SP) to make full use of the RAM, and I'm not clocking the speed I'm reading out of the cards - yet. I'll do that once I upgrade the OS, but - it feels like a marked improvement over my old cards.
Cons: Nothing that wasn't superficial.