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This review is from: Windows 10 Home - 64-bit
Pros: Fast enough. Full support for all the modern things ( usb type c and 3.1, Thunderbolt 2, etc) Compatible with MORE things than 7, ( yes, I agree that is ODD, but it is true. NHL2002 by EA actually worked flawlessly without headache for me where as for some reason it wouldn't work without odd tweaks on Windows 7 IF it did at all sometimes)
Cons: ADS, ADS, ADS!! MICROSOFT, stop it! Thank you Logan from Tek Syndicate and Jerry Barnacules from barnnerd on youtube for privacy tips ( smiles revengefully complete at microsoft as if to tell them " yeah, that's right enjoy it" )
Other Thoughts: Reality check for all the complainers out there. Microsoft has BEEN harvesting your data even since the XP days thanks to George Bush Jr + John Ashcroft and the " un " patriot act.
Any device that connects to the internet that you chose to use WHILE it is connected to the net IMMEDIATELY voids your 4th amendment rights to privacy.
This is what happens when you don't vote for someone sensible like Ron Paul or Gary Johnson who actually have a clue what the constitution says.
Either use Windows or Don't. It's that simple. I hate the privacy invasions just as much as any sensible intelligent human being, but this is the world the majority of you all helped to create. This is what happens when you don't critically think before you vote on someone who is just telling you what you want to hear and the candidate is as transparent as solid black tar. Get a clue, educate yourself, and then vote and THEN you have the right to complain. While you're at it, stop telling those who stopped voting that they haven't a right to complain. Why? Simple. They didn't HELP elect those who don't know their heads from their rear ends ( the currently illegally elected dictator barry seotoro aka o b a m a for example). It's not rocket science. It's common sense. Take a break from reality tv. Take a break from tv, PERIOD. It's not healthy anymore.
This review is from: CRYORIG R1 Ultimate Dual Tower Heatsink for AMD/Intel CPU - Black
Pros: 1. Beats the nd d15, phtc14pe and MAYBE the rightThermal silver arrow extreme in cpu load performance.
2. Is a little shorter in height than all three of those coolers.
3. Is VERY silent even when the fans are in full speed.
4. Price considering the performance if you don't want to go the liquid cooling route.
5. Looks great unlike the depressing barf color of a certain Austrian company who makes EXCELLENTLY performing cpu coolers.
6. fans are 4 pin pwm controllable and it comes with a two fan into- one splitter as all dual tower dual fan included-air cpu coolers should.
7. 6 year warranty.
8. Unit arrived in perfect condition as a result of EXCELLENT packing by the manufacture AND newegg!
9. Is compatible with pretty much EVERY amd and intel socket known to man in the past 11 years.
10. Fits pretty much every high end motherboard ( some have tall mosfet heatsinks that could prevent installing hardcore air cpu coolers) out there.
11. It's NOT sold out everywhere and thus fairly easy to get one!
At room temp of 70 F, and under prime 95 small ffts, my cpu maxes out at no higher than 40 even adding 2c degrees ( to fit the margin of possible error of software temp reading) to what Hardware Monitor and CoreTemp claim in real time.
This versus my zalman 9500a ( red heatsink with blue led fan also purchased from newegg eons ago) who couldn't keep this cpu's temps below 50 under the same exact variables and scenario.
Cons: Vital piece of installation instructions were missing.
Thus for the manufacturer *( not newegg) instead of 10/10..you get 8.5 out of 10 for the total experience.
NO WHERE, ...( I have read the instruction manual 4 times over)...does it mention ANYTHING of HOW to get the two spring loaded screws, that MOUNT this massive beast of a cooler on top of your cpu, to actually start "grabbing" thread with the female screw-in screws that are mounted to the cpu-side of the motherboard mounting system...WITHOUT trying to literally break the black rectangular shaped plate.
I KNOW I read this somewhere on the net, but I forgot who to give credit to. Regardless, I'll save some buyers some headache here.
When you get to the point to where you're ready to finally mount this on your cpu and try screwing in the two screws..STOP.
1st. remove the fan that covers your view of the black plate with the two large screws and the small center screws ( all phillips headed btw)
2nd. UNscrew the small center screw in the center of that rectangular plate right ontop where the heatpipes meet the block.
This allow it to flex enough within reason on both ends to FINALLy let you put a sensible amount of force while screwing down the two larger springloaded screws to get them to " grab" into the female screw-in screws on the mount itself TO mount the cooler to the base properly.
3rd. NOW after screwing in the two large spring screws all the way ( it will be obvious when they are tight enough, trust me..DON'T go beyond that as another newegg reviewer warned you)..THEN you can retighten the small center screw.
It took me an hour to realize I had to do this after literally straining to put enough down pressure onto the spring screws with a hardcore giant phillips head screw driver. Needless to say I about died laughing at what could be a silly case of cerebral flatulence in my own humble humor.
Other Thoughts: No regrets and can't wait to see how well this thing cools my 4790k for the wife's future build, and MY final build this year involving a 5960x and 8GB vram gtx 980TI with a Asrock matx x99m motherboard inside a thermaltake core v21 cube case.
My current rig and ALL parts purchased from newegg:
cpu=phenom II x6 at 3625mhz ( yes..old but still VERY snappy..especially at 250 ish front side bus)
cpu cooler= this cooler
ram= ddr3 1600mhz ram running at 1332mhz 1t 9-9-9-24 timings.
YES this cryorig r1 ultimate fits my case barely. It just BARELY bows out the side panel by literally less than 1/8th inch if that, not enough to worry as the 550d has a solid closing/latching system.
The phtc14pe will bow out my side panel and thus why I'm glad my friend allowed me to test fit it FIRST before mistakenly choosing that cpu cooler.
You should have included the info I did in the --Cons:-- section as a VITAL part of the installation instructions.
" 5 minute install" ...Um. NOT unless you're lucky enough to know the info that took me an hour to figure out...AHEAD of time.lol.
Not quite worth deducting an egg, but this IS required information in order to mount this BOSS of a cooler.
Thanks for your patience with this review. I'm thorough and I care.
Clock on fellow geeks!
This review is from: Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit
Pros: It is slightly faster than 7
It handles dpi scaling slightly better than 7.
It is build to deal with ssd's, completely, UNLIKE 7.
(I've already written a review of Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on here long ago specifying the rest. Find it. It's under the same nick name " Libertarian "
Cons: People that keep Low -egging this item when it's obvious they're just repeating the same non-sensible negative hype because " waaaa metro screen. waaa apps"
Wait. You must must right click and left click on " uninstall" to remove the app that I can't stand? That's too much effort, waaaaaaaa. I hate win8. waaaa" -_-
These are probably the same people who would complain about getting oil changed in a REGULAR gasoline combustion automobile ( something that has BEEN a normal regularly scheduled maintenance tasks for the everyday car, pickup, and bigrig diesel truck for the past 100 years) after buying the car brand new thinking that just because it's new that THAT task shouldn't be necessary.
These people don't seem to understand the concept of critical thinking and common sense.
It's Microsoft Windows. There WILL be at least ONE or a few things that the individual pc user MUST adjust or tweak to his or her preference. Microsoft can't read anyone's mind on this planet at a moments notice to program a CERTAIN tweak to THAT individual's future liking into a mass production software of an Operating System. Get real.
Other Thoughts: If you're too lazy to UNINSTALL something that is EASY to uninstall and too ignorant or lazy to internet search for " classic shell", download it and install it, then you have NO RIGHT low egging a product that you OBVIOUSLY knew ahead of time had the " metro screen" that you all can't stand. I"m willing to bet that over half the reviews on windows 8 and 8.1 on here AREN'T by any owners who let alone owners who PAID for it. If you didn't even pay for it, you haven't the right to complain.
I had SENSE enough to test the tech preview with classic shell, start8, and other coherent software to ensure for myself that I WILL NEVER have to deal with the modernui aka metro screen when I finally chose to buy Windows 8's full official version.
Why is this even a debate or problem again? Classic shell has BEEN available since at least January 2013 when I was able to buy Win 8 pro 64 bit via direct download from Microsoft's official website for 39 dollars and 99 cents. This is OLD info now. Children love to harp on silly things.
I say children because it MUST be children that just get on newegg to get noticed trying to keep adding lighter fluid to a pointless argument that was defeated before it even began.
Yes Windows M.E. was horrible and should have never been released. Yes Vista was trash also, but Windows 8 isn't either.
Fact= EVERY version of Windows must be tweaked to some extent, depending on THE INDIVIDUAL user's preferences. It's like buying or renting a new home. Just because the previous owner hated navy blue walls and all white colored bathroom design DOESN'T mean the home needs nuking. It's called visit a paint store and get to work. Nothing in life is free and PERFECTLY ready for your enjoyment.
A mediocre life is always ready for you, but a GREAT life takes work.
" Anything worth doing won't always be easy". Get over it. Not the cars you buy, not the food preparations you prefer, and certainly not doing your yearly taxes will be headache-free.
Grow up people. Stop hating on a good product just because you think you're cool.
The POINT of uploading a review of a product is to give honest, sincere, but most of all an INFORMATIVE review of the product and what to expect.
It's beyond OBVIOUS more than half the reviews about Windows 8 and 8.1 on here are just ignorant children who have nothing better to do than to bash a good product that they are too lazy to just internet search for classic shell or the like. People who are that lazy or ignorant or both really shouldn't be allowed to upload reviews since their reviews are so obviously biased to such an UNeducated extent that it will give the wrong impression of the product.
Don't you particular reviewers realize this MAY hurt newegg's sales? Do you even care? Newegg is made up of human beings too. Try stopping, thinking, and realizing that instead of uploading useless and just ignorantly negative content, do your research, try things and THE