Date Joined: 02/18/14
Pros: Lighting Control
Easy DPI Change
Cons: Wheel went dead after a year
Overall Review: Wheel went dead after a year. Went to manufacturers website and found a firmware update, after performing the update the mouse went completely dead. I would not recommend this mouse!
Pros: Great Heatsinks
Overall Review: Great memory: runs at advertised speeds, extremely stable, high quality. I plan to use this in all my builds from now on.
Pros: Amazing Performance
Cons: Difficult Installation
Overall Review: What a difference this cooler made! I was running a Cooler Master Gemini before: idle temp 31C, load temp 58C. Now with the Arctic Liquid Freezer idle temp is 18C, load temp is 46C! I can't stress enough how well this cooler performs. Installation was a PITA due to the extra radiator thickness, but at least it came with top-shelf thermal paste. This product is really a high quality unit. Performance is roughly equal to the H100i and H105. Now my CPU has gone from barely cool at stock frequency (3.9GHz) to unbelievably cool while overclocked (4.5GHz). I would absolutely purchase this again--in fact, I plan to purchase another for next year's build.
Cons: Slower than USB 3.0
Overall Review: Bottom line: this is slower than any of my USB 3.0 drives, and slower than one of my USB 2.0 drives!!! It functions, but I bought it for the advertised USB 3.1 speed, and it definitely does NOT reach those advertised speeds. Kingston has always had problems with their flash drives reaching full speed. Buy a SanDisk and stay away from Kingston.
Pros: Great audio
Cons: Chipset overheats
Overall Review: Do not buy this product if you plan to overclock or game hardcore. This motherboard cannot handle the current and will overheat.
Pros: Fully Modular
Cons: Died after 18 months
Overall Review: Does NOT output 800W! It ran fine for about 18 months, and then almost everyday my computer crashed. I checked event viewer and pulled log files, and found that it always died from power failure. Each time it died I was gaming with high power usage. I then checked actual wattage draw and found the system to only draw between 500--600 watts in full power consumption. I am very disappointed with this coolmax product.
Cons: This card arrived with the cooler inoperative. Newegg would not replace it because I sent in a mail-in rebate. The mail-in rebate was declined because newegg did not include the plastic wrap with bar code in the packaging. HiS would not replace the card despite a 30-day no questions replacement guarantee because Newegg would not accept the product for RMA. I was finally told to mail the product to a third party for inspection at my own cost, and if it was found to be faulty it would be repaired. Now I am $235 into a card that I payed $189 for, and it still doesn't work!!!!