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CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
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1 out of 5 eggs Worst Cooler Ever 04/20/2014

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm

Pros: None

Cons: Everything.
To start with, I have had it for about 2-3 months and the pump has already gone out. This will be the last Corsair product I will ever own. The cooler kept my processor cool (40C) for about 3 weeks and since then its been over 65C. After it reached 80C and shutdown, I took this joke of a cooler out, put the stock heat sink that came with my APU on it for the first time, and what do you know, 45C under max load. The fact that it only improved my temps 5C right out of the box to me is amazing, for all I'm concerned, Corsair can have this thing for only a 5C decrease in temps under load when it was working properly.

Other Thoughts: I will not own another corsair product, I have had two of their water coolers go out in the last three months (H100i, and H80i), and I have had one of their mediocre power supplies hobbling my system for too long, It cant keep a constant voltage on the 12V rail! Supposed to be a crossfire / SLI certified and it cant even keep one card running right. Corsair used to be a half-way ok brand to me, now, in my eyes I would purchase anything over them.

ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great board, overclocks great. I have had no trouble with it and It does exactly what is needed.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Runs a10-5800k, just to verify the older APU will work on it, and it runs the 7850k. I just installed the 7850 about a week or so ago and it works awesome.

CORSAIR CX-M series CX750M 750W 80 PLUS BRONZE Haswell Ready ATX12V & EPS12V Modular Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Runs the comp... not very good at it though.

Cons: Supposed to be rated for dual vid cards, hey it may be, but be careful while running more than one program at a time. I just recently had to use this power supply due to case size restriction (downgraded from xfx 1050W pro) which had run everything fine. I have this in a Mini ITX case powering a 7870 video card and a 7850k processor. I was running a game and a movie at the same time. (I know... its cool to do though if you have hardware to run it and a triple monitor set up) the comp crashed. First thought it was a media player plug in problem, but then opened up a system monitor to watch my voltages. The thing dropped 0.7V on the 3.3 and 5V rails!!! right before it crashed. I tried this several more times with the same result. I don't know how this thing would handle dual cards if I only have one card and it is dropping voltages like that. I know it is an issue with the power supply because everything else is fine, threw an older 850 watt xfx beside the case, powered it up and ran the same stuff, and had no issues. I know I'm not using more than the 750 is rated for on any of the listed specs, so either their amperage and wattage ratings are completely wrong, or I got one with a really mediocre 3.3V and 5V rail .
I also had trouble with their support I tried calling them to see if they had anyone else having this problem, I waited on hold for 35 mins for the wrong department, waited again after the transfer for 30 mins on the tech department and then they had me leave a message to be called back. Still have not received a call.

Other Thoughts: Probably the lightest 750 watt power supply I have ever picked up. (also the one of the only power supplies I have had trouble with.) Usually power you can tell the quality of the components based on weight when it comes to video cards, power supplies and computer cases. May be a fluke thing, but I'm never going to own another Corsair product other than their liquid coolers ever again. :(


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Display Name: Nathaniel R.

Date Joined: 07/25/07

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  • First Review: 10/27/10
  • Last Review: 04/20/14
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