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CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Two years into ownership and still love it! 06/29/2016

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW

Pros: There is nothing to NOT like about this product. I've used it in an outside computer where the temps are 90°F daily with 70% humidity. It keeps my i7 4770K at 3.9GHz a relatively cool 45°C playing COD, BF, EveOnline, so on and so forth.

I'm a smoker and as such, I spend time in my garage playing games and watching videos when I'm drinking. This is on my second gaming desktop I keep in the garage for this reason. It's my man-cave! This cooler has had everything thrown at it over the last two years. High ambient temps and humidity. It just works!

The one on my inside computer, where I keep the temp at 71°F year round, has seen a max temp of 55°C when the i7 4770K in that one is overclocked to 4.3GHz and on prime95 small FFT's. While doing normal gaming stuff, it's at 41°C MAX. I LOVE this cooler and only wish I had more computers to put one on.

Cons: Nothing. Easy to install and maintain. Period.

Acer G6 Series G246HLAbd Black 24
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Two years into ownership and LOVE IT still! 06/29/2016

This review is from: Acer G6 Series G246HLAbd Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: Clear as a bell. No dead pixels. I game on this thing constantly. Everything from Eve Online to the COD franchise to BF and on to flight sims. I watch movies and steam programs. Never need to adjust the brightness or anything else. It simply works and does so very well. Had I of paid twice this price, I would still be highly impressed. I've run this monitor from inside to outside environments. No issues at all.

Cons: The only negative I can find about this product is the stand. It lacks a lot of the more expensive monitors adjust-ability but I knew that when I bought it. For the price, it's easily forgiven and not worth subtracting an Egg.

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Gaming Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Plugged in my 4770K and went to town with easy Multiplier overclocking using an H105 water cooler. After getting Win7 Ultimate installed, I checked for an updated BIOS using the included EZ Update software and the BIOS was immediately updated to the newest version. Absolutely the easiest BIOS update I've ever done! What a difference from the days of a floppy disk and DOS!

The UEFI Bios is intuitive and more complete than any I've ever used before. I've been running EVGA boards for the last six years in almost all the builds I've done and exclusively in my own PC's. Their BIOS has been difficult to update and not intuitive for most people. This one though, even if you've never looked at a BIOS before, is thoroughly explained in BIOS instead of having to read some manual. For those of us with years of experience, this BIOS is a tweakers DREAM!

Easily overclocked my 4770k to 4.2GHz with a multiplier change and a VERY slight voltage bump. Rock solid and 48hr Prime Stable.

I find the board to be very well made from the high quality Caps and MOSFET's to the bracing used on the back of the board. This motherboard is more rigid than others I've used which is awesome for those who want to hang a heavy aircooler on the CPU.

With six 4-pin fan connectors, two dedicated for CPU fans which is awesome for those of us running a 240mm radiator, you are able to seriously control the air flow via BIOS or the Windows environment AI3 suite software.

I read a couple of reviews where people said the SupremeFX Audio wasn't as loud as their prior Realtek chipped mobo's. I would tell them, please read the mobo manual. Once you install the software and set up the Audio properly, I have found it to be louder, clearer and cleaner than the Realtek chip on my prior EVGA 1366 Classified mobo.

Setting this board up for using the 256GB SSD I also purchased was a snap. I run the SSD as my boot drive and then, two WD Black 2TB drives and a Seagate 1TB drive. Also have two optical drives. Typically, when setting up a new mobo, you want a bare minimum connected during the OS install. With this board, I just installed everything and the UEFI BIOS had everything set correctly right off the bat.

Cons: Only one con. If using all four DDR3 Ram slots, overclocking my ram wasn't very successful. Just using two slots, I got a 10% bump when overclocking the ram independently of the CPU. However, with all four slots populated, I couldn't even get a 2% bump without getting a BSOD during the OS load. This is using G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 with 9-9-9-24 timings. The Ram will run at T1 even when all four slots are populated, so the inability to overclock is greatly mitigated by this and not worthy of dropping an egg over IMHO.

Other Thoughts: One of the easiest builds I've ever done. From first start up to booting into the installed OS was a scant 30 minutes.


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Display Name: Thomas B.

Date Joined: 11/23/04

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