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Nice all in one

Yeston * zeaginal Sakura 240 integrated CPU supports Intel / AMD platform PWM temperature control fan water cooling radiator ARGB  synchronous fan
Yeston * zeaginal Sakura 240 integrated CPU supports Intel / AMD platform PWM temperature control fan water cooling radiator ARGB synchronous fan

Overall Review: I bought this cooler for a computer for my daughter. I wanted her to recognize that it was a computer built for her, a "girl's computer", and she wanted a sky blue color theme. So yes, bought primarily for looks which I'm pretty sure is the case for everyone looking at this cooler. I just wish the image was brighter, as the other case LEDs drown it out. When the computer is off it looks like a mirror. I'm not sure how I managed to get the Sakura image to be right side up, whether I just got lucky or if there's something internal that lets it rotate. The installation worked out okay though. There's a metal plate that goes behind the motherboard that you put the long screws through with spacers. Getting the brackets into position around the cooler and screwing in the tensioned thumb nuts was hard. The screws underneath don't have much to grip, just one slightly flat side, and trying to stop them from spinning with a wrench while tightening the nuts down made me wish I had an extra hand. I'm not sure if the thermal compound applied well as a result of that challenge. The ARGB install had one surprise. Each fan has its own RGB plug and its own power plug. So be prepared to buy a RGB splitter. Fortunately I ordered one for other components that had an extra plug available. This could be a feature if you're wanting your lights to be controlled in sequence. It runs quiet enough. I can hear the hum of the pump if I listen for it, but not the fans under idle speeds. The CPU has been running at sustained turbo speeds when called to do so, so the cooler is sufficient for my i3-10100F. I feel like it's quality in its construction as well. Overall I think it was a good buy. I would recommend this to anyone who wants the aesthetic. If looks don't matter to you then there are cheaper options out there which will work just as well.

Quiet and looks nice, but only one one side

Yeston * zeaginal Sakura ARGB LED 120mm Case Fan,Quiet Edition High Airflow Color LED Case Fan for PC Cases, CPU Coolers,Radiators SystemComputer Case Cooling Fan
Yeston * zeaginal Sakura ARGB LED 120mm Case Fan,Quiet Edition High Airflow Color LED Case Fan for PC Cases, CPU Coolers,Radiators SystemComputer Case Cooling Fan

Pros: The light blue color of the fan, coupled with the addressable RGB, make this a nice looking fan. The white cables are also a nice touch for builds that have non-black cases. The fan blades are shaped well for moving air efficiently, and it runs quietly.

Cons: I needed an inlet fan as opposed to an exhaust fan, and while the back of this fan is still the same light blue, and has a circular indentation for a sticker, it does not have the cherry blossom sticker. I ended up removing the sticker from the front as carefully as I could and moved it to the back.

Overall Review: The main reason why I bought this fan was because I had the Sakura AIO CPU cooler, and I wanted my case fan to be the same style. This fan didn't sacrifice any functionality in the name of aesthetics, pushing air into my case while looking good at the same time. I just wish they had taken the time to put a sticker on the back of the fan!

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RAIJINTEK OPHION EVO WHITE, a SFF case (Mini-ITX), is designed to fulfill a smallest case built with max. possibility high-end, gaming and standard components.
RAIJINTEK OPHION EVO WHITE, a SFF case (Mini-ITX), is designed to fulfill a smallest case built with max. possibility high-end, gaming and standard components.

Pros: For showing off your components in a compact size, this case is great! The vertical arrangement of the GPU and PSU allow the fans to show their colors. The curved edges are also a nice touch. The front of the case has a USB-C port too, which is a nice feature you don't often see on a PC. Behind that front panel is a hollow space that worked alright for hiding cables.

Cons: The biggest difficulty I had was routing cables. There just didn't seem to be any good hiding places for the fan and RGB cables. The fpanel and front USB connectors in particular stand out like a sore thumb, especially because they are black while everything else in the case is white. Likewise the ribbon for the GPU could also have been made white to make it clash less. The small size is a feature so I won't go into the natural limitations of it, but the case doesn't breathe well. While I can add one additional case fan on the bottom, I'm not convinced though that it will make much difference. The real problem is that the GPU is a bit smothered, and as a result the glass gets quite hot when the GPU is working hard. However this seems a common problem with all mini-itx cases.

Overall Review: I picked this case for building a computer for my 6 year old daughter, and overall I'm happy with how it turned out. The small size helps her to feel that it's her computer, without any compromises. I would recommend this case to anyone who is looking for a mini-itx case for a mid range build.

Even faster when overclocked!

Intel Core i3 7th Gen - Core i3-7350K Kaby Lake Dual-Core 4.2 GHz LGA 1151 60W BX80677I37350K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel Core i3 7th Gen - Core i3-7350K Kaby Lake Dual-Core 4.2 GHz LGA 1151 60W BX80677I37350K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 630

Pros: Fast! And can be overclocked to be even faster! Relatively low power consumption makes heat management cheap, without the need for water cooling.

Cons: Not a lot of cores. Tasks optimized for multiple threads would do better with a quad core processor.

Overall Review: I bought this CPU because I have a lot of single threaded processes that I wanted to complete faster, and I was not disappointed. Playing around with overclocking I was able to get my CPU running apparently stable at 4.9ghz! It's a bit unusual I think because this i3 processor can out perform most i7 and i9 processors. Dollars for speed it's a great value.

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Best Value Mini-ITX Case

After shopping around I picked this case because it came with a charger and the PSU pre-installed. My mini-ITX motherboard fit in perfectly. If there is one thing I wish it had though it would be the screws for the case; the top slides over and lifts up, and it needs screws to keep it in place. I have a few spares so it isn't a big deal, but usually cases come with them.

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