Joined on 12/24/08
Pros: Chonky All the frames All the VRAM
Cons: Quite pricey
Overall Review: Yeah, this thing cost more than what I just bought a car for. But at 1440p it just keeps cranking out the framerate. The cooler is excellent, MSI Afterburner hasn't reported a temp higher than 65C (in winter time, so summer temps will probably be around 75ish).
Pros: -Plenty of tube length -No pre-applied thermal paste to the cold plate -5 year warranty -Backplate mounting system is snazzy, very quick install
Cons: The fan/mounting holes on the radiator need to be made better. It seems like someone used a half size down on the tap when they cut the threads. Feels like ramming a 3mm screw into a 2.5mm hole. I couldn't keep a #2 screwdriver from stripping the heads. I took the same hardware and threaded it into my EVGA rad on my 1080 hybrid and my dead H80i v2 that this product is replacing. Everything threaded in fine. I manually chased all eight holes with a bolt to make the mounting process easier inside a case.
Overall Review: Enermax, you should probably check what taps your suppliers are using.
Good cheap monitor
Pros: Resolution and refresh rate Minimal ghosting "HDR"
Cons: No monitor stand panning function IPS glow is bad
Overall Review: For what it costs, I really can't weight my cons too heavily. It's a good 1440p monitor with additional features that almost make up for the horrendous IPS glow. If that would be a deal breaker for you, don't buy this monitor. VESA rates HDR400 as 400 nits and this monitor is advertised at 350 nits. It is "HDR" as far as just being an IPS panel. It does look better than my old TN panel, so again, I can't complain too much for the price.
Not great, but not a pile of dooky. Its okay.
Pros: - 62.5A on a single 12V rail - Plenty of power for my setup - Modular - Has just enough cables. And I mean just enough. - Pretty sweet PHOTON logo on the side of the unit - Good price per watt
Cons: - Flat cables. Its not a huge deal, but my 8pin CPU plug is sitting just behind my H80i radiator and I had to smash the cable for everything to fit. - 8pin CPU cable could be 8+ inches longer. I had to run it behind my graphics card for it to fit. Not everyone has a full ATX case to route cables at shorter distances, Rosewill. Some people still have mid ATX cases.
Overall Review: It may sound like I'm complaining too much, but it's only about the cables. I'll end up replacing them anyway so its not a big deal. I would still recommend it. Its the bees knees, man.
Used it for 4 years, still works
Pros: -Copper to pick up the heat and aluminum to dissipate it -Cools surrounding hardware on mobo, specifically the VRMs, RAM, and NB -Lighter than other coolers I've used -Decent heat dissipation for its size
Cons: -Can be a challenge to mount, those little fins will bite you -Controller is a little flimsy, over the years the knob on the controller is a little loose. It still works but it could have been made stronger.
Overall Review: Like other people have stated, being that it is only a 3-pin fan I had to manually control RPM. I tucked the controller on the back side of my case, otherwise it is an eyesore. I like my case clutter-free. I had this cooler on a Phenom X4 9600 at stock speeds first (faulty chip wouldn't let me OC it) and then an FX-4300. Both were 95W TDP CPUs and never reached critical temps.
I bought two items on the same transaction from this seller, and they were both shipped from China. One item shipped in 5-7 days, I got it within the week. The second item is taking its sweet time and should get here in a few days, I bought it both items 11/23 and today is 12/20. It was advertised as 8-15 day shipping and we're sitting on just shy of a month. ChoeDirect reps asked me: "Would you like to wait for more days with patience?" So here I am waiting 'more days with patience."