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This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Pros: * The kit is all-inclusive for water cooling your CPU
* Setup is easy to install
* The mounting kit supports a good variety of chipsets
* Temperatures were 3C better than regular air cooling on a 2500K processor in my rig (3C more after adding another fan for push/pull config)
* The system looks good and you can boast about water cooling your computer to aspiring nerds
Cons: * My H60 totally failed after 2 years and 2 months
* The fan is mediocre at best and system requires another to perform at it's best (which increases the cost further)
* The mounting bracket is not the best quality, and can be easily stripped
* The performance is limited to your ambient room temperature, meaning regular fans can compete very closely
*The cost is over double that of outstanding performing fans
* It contains liquid... in a PC that potentially costs thousands of dollars = recipe for disaster and a hassle if you have to move a lot
Other Thoughts: I bought this cooler in July of 2011 and waited until now to review it. The long-term value of this is poor compared to other air cooling options. My unit failed after 2 years, but the points in this review remain valid regardless of that failure.
For overclockers who *must* reduce CPUs an extra few Celsius in temperature: this might be an "okay" option if you're lazy... but you should just create your own watercooling rig if you fall in this category
For everyone else: do not spend 2-3x more on this than air cooling. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 can be had for $24 at the time of this posting and is nearly the same in performance without the hassle/worry of watercooling.
This review is from: Logitech G510 Keyboard
Pros: - Numerous function keys
- All keys are backlighted
- Volume controls are placed perfectly
- Black/gunmetal color look great
Cons: - The WSAD keys require you to hold them down much harder than other keyboards I've used, which is causing discomfort during gaming sessions.
- The keys don't always type after the "click" when pressing down; which causes me to type harder than usual and results in double typing quite often
- Grooves on the F and J keys are not big enough
- The keyboard layout takes a lot of mind/finger training to become accustomed to, and it is frustrating to switch between this and a regular keyboard (ie, from work to home)
- The profile for the game I play only includes one hotbar worth of abilities
Other Thoughts: I have a fully functional Saitek Eclipse II keyboard, and decided to spend $120 on this keyboard for MMO gaming. I'm disappointed in the purchase and highly prefer the feel/function of the Eclipse II over this keyboard. The rubberized type feel of the Eclipse II keyboard feels much better, and I've yet to double type or miss a key when typing a single time on that keyboard. I've made those errors more than 3 times during this 1 paragraph.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Logitech G400 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 3600 dpi Gaming Mouse
Pros: - Fits the hand great, long duration gaming is no problem
- Textured finish holds the hand/thumb in place
- Sensitivity and thumb buttons are placed perfectly
- DPI and response rate is good
- Logitech software is streamlined and easy to use/download
- Scroll wheel has a nice click to it when scrolling
- Glides smoothly
Cons: - Does not glide as quickly as other mice I've used, likely due to the weight difference.
Other Thoughts: My Razer Diamondback mouse broke after ~4 years of gaming with it (right mouse button stopped functioning correctly). This G400 came out a week after that so I made the switch. So far, I like the comfort of the G400 much better. However, the performance difference is unnoticeable. If nothing better comes out, then I'd buy this again if needed.READ FULL REVIEW