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5 out of 5 eggs Amazing...Unbelievable Amazing 01/23/2016

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler - Intel Only (CW-9060006-WW)

Pros: Built an Intel I5 2500k Sandy Bridge system with this cooler from scratch. It was cheaper than the premium heat pipe air coolers at the time, at $60. Overclocked the system from 3.3Ghz to 3.7 GHz from new, though ramped up to 4.1 GHz later on. Still running overclocked after 5 years, running around 110 deg F during prolonged heavy loads. I have not touched it for 5 years. Are you kidding me!? Absolutely bulletproof! It is cheap, quiet, never leaks, and cools amazingly. Install is simple for someone with limited technical skill, and the build quality is impressive. Better yet, no annoying flashing lights! Heck yes.

Cons: It refuses to die, so I am still using a 5 year old gaming computer with new video cards. I wanted to feel the joy of a new system build, but this old one keeps running amazing thanks to this cooler. Now I am sad and being a real manly man, I know not what to do with these feelings?

Other Thoughts: Do you have a cpu cooler? Yes? Good.
Is it a corsair H50 (or better)? No? Whaaaat?
You are doing computers wrong.
Now karate kick a helicopter like a man and buy once of these.

ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Asus name, thats about it.

Cons: Poor range, 15 feet from router and only 2-3 bars of signal

Slower speeds than a single band laptop in the same house, that was 30 feet away.

Worked for 2 months and died a slow death.

Other Thoughts: After a month I had sporadic connection drops that self healed. After 2 months, while playing titanfall on pc, the connection dropped over and over before complete disconnection. Now it will not connect to any wireless networks even though it can detect them.

While still on, my new Linksys Ea3500 router was having a heart attack and the network in the house was frozen. Many attempts to restore the router were fruitless until I disconnected this pc from the network. Once I took it down, everything was right as rain.

This may be asus made, but it is garbage. I originally bought it along with an Asus N600 dual band router, but the router died a month ago and this card died a month later.

Do not touch Asus networking hardware. They use to be great but now are unreliable, poorly made, and the software is awful. The return shelf at "the store" was absolutely filled with asus network gear when I returned the asus router for the Linksys. Steer clear!

G.SKILL 1GB 200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Laptop Memory Model F1-2700CL3S-1GBSA
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Purchased 2 sticks (2Gb) back in 2009 and they have been excellent! Slapped them in a old compaq laptop and they brought it back to life. My 10 year old uses it constantly, takes it with him to his grandparents every weekend, and games on it regularly.

Never had a problem with G.Skill, except for DOA sticks that occur during shipment with any brand.

Cons: They make me expect more from life.

Other Thoughts: G.Skill makes excellent memory. This is not no-name-junk, or low-end-junk with a name.


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Date Joined: 02/07/07

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