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Tesoro Durandal G1NL eSport Edition Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Really beautiful but too expensive. 04/12/2014

This review is from: Tesoro Durandal G1NL eSport Edition Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: - Absolutely beautiful. The lighting on this board is incredible. I decided to try this board mostly on it's looks and it does not disappoint.
- The Cherry MX keys are a joy to type on. I've always been very heavy-fingered and usually wear out the membrane-switch boards pretty quickly. These keys are perfect for me.
- For a plastic board, it is well put together, feels very solid, and looks great.

Cons: - It's LOUD. Wow is it ever LOUD. Did I mention it's LOUD? Cause it's frikin LOUD.
- It's overpriced. At about $30 cheaper, it would be perfect. But there are better boards out there at $130

Other Thoughts: I bought this board mostly on it's looks. I had no doubt I would love going back to mechanical switches. I'm ok having overpaid for it because no other board would match my desktop the way this one does. However, if you are looking for a keyboard based on the criteria most people would, then I cannot recommend this board. There are better options.

Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 6-Core 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W BX80619i73960X Desktop Processor
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fact: the 3960X/3970X/4960X are the fastest desktop CPUs in existence. Period. There's no question, no matter of test setups or threading/lack thereof that can dispute that. There's nothing from AMD that even plays in the same league. If you must have the best, these chips are it. My 3960X is running at 4.2ghz on dead silent air cooling and idles at 30c, topping out at 70c after days of running full-out. I'm certainly not setting any records, but then again there's no piece of software i've come across that I have to wait for.

Cons: $1000+ is ludicrously expensive for any desktop processor, no matter how fast. Then again, like me, most of us who run this CPU didn't have to pay for it. If you have to spend money to get a CPU, get the 3930k and overclock it. You'll be just as fast as we are.

Other Thoughts: Thoughts from a completely neutral datacenter engineer:

- Comparing a $200 AMD CPU to this chip is laughable. If you are buying $200 CPUs, you have no business even looking at this page. Don't kid yourself. Conversely, if you are seriously considering this chip, you aren't cross-shopping anything with the AMD brand on it. Don't waste your valuable time.

- If your CPU is running at 84C EVER, you have a cooling system issue. Not even a Prescott dual core should get that hot. Ever. Just want to reiterate - EVER.

- Genitalia-measuring contests over computer hardware are about as low as you can get. Stop wasting your time and get back to embarrassing old guys like me in BF4.

LOGISYS Computer LDM12RD 12in RED LED Molex Self-adhesive Flexible & Extendable Strip
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Super bright, deep color LEDs. VERY cool's flexible and low can create a lot of really neat effects with these strips.

Cons: The "adhesive" that they use on the back of these strips wouldn't stick to super glue. WHY create such a great little device and waste our time by using completely ineffective adhesive on it? Either spend the extra $0.50 per strip to put good adhesive on it or save us $0.50 and put NO adhesive on it. I had to use 3M double sided tape anyway. Such a shame that great ideas like this get ruined by cost cutting.


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Display Name: Kevin D.

Date Joined: 01/10/06

  • Reviews: 10
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  • First Review: 04/30/06
  • Last Review: 04/12/14
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