Date Joined: 07/25/06
Pros: Can’t tell you until I can get my nvme mounted in this thing.
Cons: No M.2 WiFi or M.2 ssd screws. Should be placed into the standoffs ready to use. Looked through all packaging 3 times thinking it must be in here no way they missed that. Did not receive. Checked with the M.2 WiFi baggies/parts not in there either.
I’ve bought a few AsRock products this year and have been pleased but this just sucks. Don’t worry ASRock I’m letting WD know as well as I purchased a WD black Nvme heatsink drive (expensive) and they don’t give you one of the very tiny screws either (could have lived without the WiFi cars for now.
Looks like I need to order some M.2 screws online to finish this build. Either you guys missed including them or should include them as they can’t be more than a few cents each to a manufacturer such as yourselves.
Overall Review: Disappointing one tiny little screw is holding this up.
Pros: 7-yr warranty
extra sticker for your case or whatever
Overall Review: A+
Pros: Nice integrated MOBO when other sellers aren't gouging people. $100 is a good price which is what I paid. Processor sips on 10W TDP.
Pros: PCB design is nice and the design on the I/O cover is cool
Cons: RGB on the mobo in the I/O area always stays on unless you switch the power supply off.........
Overall Review: A-
Pros: like everything about it
Pros: Amazing performance for the price
Cons: Be careful removing heatsinks with AMD sockets. I have NEVER had an intel chip pull out of the socket removing a heatsink and this one did twice even after careful twisting of the heatsink first.
Pros: Awesome case for a somewhat smaller gaming build with a dual slot graphics card
Overall Review: Would buy again if needed another case this size.
Pros: Small, lower power consumption, internal msata port and extra 2.5” bay if needed!
Use for office work and web based collision estimating software it’s perfect never hits 100% CPU usage after initial boot up.
Overall Review: Plan to buy more!
Pros: PS4 Pro is the way to go!
Pros: Industry Standard for a SATA SSD in my book. I have over 25 of them.
Pros: Bought for an I7 Skull Canyon NUC. Work perfectly!
Pros: Smokin' Fast compared to my usual Samsung EVO sata SSDs. They eat the dust from this thing!
Pros: Bought to cool an I7-2600S 65W 2.9Ghz processor for 24/7 World Community Grid use. Keeps it at 39C under 100% load after 2 days straight still at 39C.
Overall Review: Think I am going to buy another one!
Computer/pump is mounted flat, there was a little noise so I tilted the computer so the hoses into the pump were upright, I could hear water/air noise for about 10 seconds then laid it back flat and is perfect!
Pros: Where to begin, a modern windows 7, I love it
Cons: none, updated 16 computers no hassles.
Overall Review: John B, its only a free upgrade to obtain for 1 year on a compatible device, you dont have to pay after a year, so please correct your review....
Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; internet access fees may apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
I love seeing negative reviews on products by the un-educated.
Pros: Upgraded from a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (awesome cooler for the price!!!) i7-3930k hex core, stock 3.2Ghz, running 98% CPU usage for hours compressing video, temps dropped 11C (58C 212 EVO : 47C PH-TC14).
Cons: Easy to install on 2011 socket, no back plate needed, looks like it will be hard to install by yourself for sockets requiring the back plate.
Overall Review: Got it brand new for $45, can't complain! I have 3 computers with the Hyper 212 EVO coolers and those are AWESOME especially for the price! I'm gonna save the EVO I took out of my main tower and build a living room steam in-home streaming box.
Pros: Great coolers, have had 3 over a year no problems, running 2 stock fans each with a PWM splitter on 2, my 2011 board has x2 pwm headers for the cpu fan. 3930k stays @32C idle with ambient temps around 78-80.
Overall Review: don't over tighten on the 2011 install kit, i broke a bolt head off, my fault.
Cons: All my PC gaming is through STEAM, didn't really need an upgrade as this 970 card was only about 15% faster than my SLI setup, got it anyways and transferred my SLI setup to my living room PC for my in home steam streaming and other misc emulators etc. Now I need to try to sell my GOG acct on craigslist with Witcher 3 and buy it on Steam. Some free DLC wont compare to Steam Workshop..... GOG..... Try and start a computer company and compete with DELL or HP, good luck GOG.
Pros: Good (true 3.5GB) card. I didn't really need an upgrade but seeing it came with Witcher 3 (and batman, though I don't really care for batman) I purchased it and will move my SLI setup to my living room PC for STEAM in-home streaming, also my NES/SNES/GENESIS box.
Cons: The CON for this package, Batman came as a STEAM code but Witcher 3 came with some code for this GOG service. I don't want another PC game interface running on my computer, I use STEAM for everything and the in-home streaming PLUS STEAM WORKSHOP was so much fun on Skyrim and will be on Witcher 3 as well. I have an inquiry into EVGA tech support requesting a STEAM code. I will amend my review if that gets fulfilled. If not, I will just buy it on STEAM and sell this GOG garbage to someone else.
Overall Review: Should specify in the free gift sections on newegg "Batman Arkam City - STEAM CODE" "Witcher 3 - GOG code" As I probably wouldn't have bought the card as it only is about 10% faster than my SLI setup.
Pros: Front face is glossy black plastic w/ mesh grille (The whole front of the case is vented so my EVO212 pulls lots of fresh air from the front. Case also comes with one front hard drive fan as well!)
Pros: Awesome build quality all around, got on sale for $29.99 shipped! You can tell this thing is durable!
Overall Review: Just barely fits my HP Elitebook 8770w 17.3" if I don't use the laptop pocket with the velcro, I just put it in front of that.
Pros: Watch is built solid, craftsmanship is great! It's heavy which I like, it's a large watch so it will generally be heavier
If you are looking for a watch that has a face that covers most of your wrist this is the one!
Cons: No cons, especially only paying $71 for a $800+ watch
Overall Review: 2nd SWISS PRECIMAX watch. I bought a different style one a year ago and have worn it every day, no issues.
Pros: Quieter than the h100i I had, which died in about a month, and the temps on this were meh *see other comments.
Cons: Died after a month and a half. The other day it happened, turned off power, turned back on all was good. Now the Pump won't come on no matter what (i could feel when it was on before). Tried powering just the 4 pin connector to motherboard headers bypassing the included splitter, no dice. I'm done with these closed loop water coolers.
Overall Review: Idle temps were 36C, i7-3930k hex core at stock speeds. I have an EVO hyper 212 as a backup after my last corsair h100i experience. I have that installed now. Idle temps 32C.
Yes I know water maintains a lower temp at higher OCs than air, but I wanted the closed loop cooler for the clean look. I can't be PLAYING around like this anymore! It's so frustrating!!!! Reraaggghhh!!!!
Pros: Worked great for 1.5 months, that's a long time right?
Cons: Pump failed after a month and a half. I can't have that. I was encoding a MKV and temp radar shows 72C, felt the tubes, the output was hot to the touch and the return tube was ice cold. Restarted the computer and the LED on the pump was solid RED and my motherboard (X79 Sabertooth) said error 70C.
Returned it and bought a new Swiftech H220 which has given me 28C-30C idle temps on my 3930k @ stock speeds w/ same ambient temp 77F in my house.
The H100i was 37C @ idle/stock from day 1, even after a re-seat with arctic silver 5, AND the fans were louder on the H100i than the H220. The pump on the H220 is a lot larger as well so I would assume it has to work less.
Overall Review: I have been building custom builds and setting up small business systems/networks and building servers for 12+ years.
We will see how the Swiftech H220 goes (you can also expand the Swiftech to add another smaller radiator and GPU/chipset blocks). I'll try a closed loop water cooler from A WATERCOOLING COMPANY (Swiftech) which Corsair is not.
Sorry but I can't give a $115 product a 2nd chance after it died in a month and a half with minimum usage. I know there is a % of failure on any manufactured electronic component but there seems to be too high of a % on these coolers.
If the H220 dies prematurely I'll go with a DH14 and be done with this...
Ohh, and when this H100i broke I have an EVO 212 for a spare since I always worry I'll have RMA downtime with one of these water coolers. One of the mounting screws broke BECAUSE the inside of the screws are HOLLOW! Luckily I work at a shop and have screw extractors to remove it from the motherboard.
I7-3930k hex @ stock 3.2
Asus Sabertooth X79
Corsair XMS DDR3 1600 32GB ram
Terrabytes for days.....
Pros: Great for pro tools 10 DAW use/compatibility. 1155 sockets are unreliable for pro tools.
PCIe3.0 is NOT a deal breaker, the extra 2-3fps you'll truly get with PCIe3.0 right now isn't going to be noticeable. So, you won't notice the difference. Gpus atm do not saturate the pci-e 2.0 slot enough. With real-world gameplay performance advantages under 10% it doesn't change the actual gameplay experience. It in no way allows us to improve in-game quality settings nor does it give us any advantages over the PCIe 2.0 system. As we've stated previously in this evaluation, the technical performance advantages are "benchmarkable" but not relating to the gameplay experience.
It's cheaper for a reason, I of all people should have known better here.
Overall Review: Windows 7 x64, took out working burner and installed this one, windows unable to update device software, had to load the CD software onto a USB drive, installed Samsung's Live Firmware Update software, "no drive found". The software is a joke! Poor english translation, very unprofessional, maybe that is why it's cheaper, who knows. Drive model shows up in device manager with an explanation point (reads s/n info from SATA), Samsung software still says no drive found.
Tried 2 sata ports and power plugs, drive does not work, old drive works on the same 2 sata ports I tried. Tried the drive in another computer, nothing, tried the drive in a macpro for the hell of it, nothing. 1 hour wasted before I threw it back in the box. Waiting for RMA to try again.