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Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm (CW-9060025-WW)
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5 out of 5 eggs Impressive improvement over the H80i v2 01/14/2017

This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm (CW-9060025-WW)

Pros: - AiO Cooler is easy to install, make sure you plan though! (see Other)
- Corsair link software is easy to use and allows for some customization
- Works rather well at keeping temperatures stable and low

Cons: - I didn’t plan well enough (see below so you don’t make the same mistake)

Other Thoughts: Install experience: I thought I had a plan of where this would go and how, but I was wrong because I did a major cleaning while I was in my case. I installed this in a Cooler Master CM690ii at the top. I have a i7-3820 and an Asus X79 Sabretooth motherboard. Installing at the top of the case means it covers the top connectors on the board, so make sure you have any fans or power cables attached (especially if you did some cleaning while you were in there). I had to remove the H100i v2 twice to seat the fan header for the H100i and a second time for the CPU power. Entirely my fault and not that of Corsair. Just be mindful of where your connectors are and to seat or re-seat any of them before installing the H100 iv2.

This replaced the H80i v2 in my case and has done an amazing job! Idle temps with the H80i v2 were 35˚, running 3D Mark 11 & 3D Mark they maxed out at 71˚. With the H100i v2 idle was 30˚ and max during 3D Mark was 56˚. Impressive drop under load, I see the same thing when gaming in BF4 or The Division, CPU temp hasn’t crossed 56˚ yet.

Impressive performance with the H100i v2, it makes me want to overclock this CPU again to see what I can gain from it. Make sure your case can fit it and you keep sight of all those pesky connectors!

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DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 120EX CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with 120mm PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
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Pros: - Consistent performance
- Easy to install on a newer system
- Simple instructions

Cons: - This was installed on a 1366 socket, which meant removing the motherboard since my case doesn't allow access to the back
- Can be really loud

Other Thoughts: This replaced a HSF with a few 80MM fans, the performance is amazing. Loud under load, but that could be the case I'm using and not being used to an AiO cooler. The installation was an adventure as I had to take the mobo out to install the back plate. That isn't the fault of Deep Cool though, no deductions for that.

After my experience with this product, I will definitely keep Deep Cool in mind for the future. Sturdy product, install was OK (just tedious, see above), good performance, and my temps are the lowest they have ever been when gaming or working with audio/video (27 - 32). I haven't experience any issues with delays when powering on or resuming from sleep either.

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Silicon Power 128GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP128GBUF3B05V1D)
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4 out of 5 eggs Affordable, large storage, but on the lower end of USB3 speeds 09/25/2016

This review is from: Silicon Power 128GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP128GBUF3B05V1D)

Pros: - Cheap for the amount of storage
- Decent physical size
- Faster than a USB2 drive

Cons: - On the lower end of USB3 speeds

Other Thoughts: It is 128MB of storage in a USB3 drive, it is cheap and it is faster than a USB2 drive. If you are looking for insane transfer speeds that USB3 and other drives offer, you will not find it here.

Using ATTO Disk Benchmark, I compared this against a PNY 128MB USB3 drive and a Micro Center 8GB USB3 drive. The Silicon Power (SP) drive was 48% slower than the PNY (99053 vs 191397) in the 64MB transfer test. The SP was only 2% slower than the cheap Micro Center drive (99053 vs 101169) in the same 64MB transfer test.

If you want a USB3 drive for the faster than USB2 speeds and are on a budget, this will work nicely. The price catches your eye and that should be your first sign that this is not a high end drive. The product info does not claim to be on the bleeding edge of USB3 speeds, it just highlights the potential speed of USB3.

I give it 4 eggs for being a USB3 drive, affordable, and having 128MB of storage. The egg lost is due to being on the lower end of USB3 speeds.

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Date Joined: 09/18/01

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