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Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Good headset. 07/29/2014

This review is from: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

Pros: This headset produces good sound, as well as it fits decently. It could fit better, and I'm sure other headsets have better sound quality, but for 20$ it's a great deal!

Cons: The only gripe I have with this headset is that it can feel annoying, since it isn't hollowed out enough for my ears to fit inside without being pressed by the headset speakers.

Other Thoughts: For 20$, it's a good headset. I wouldn't buy it for more than 25$, though.

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SanDisk ReadyCache SDSSDRC-032G-G26 2.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs v1.3.2 has problems with Windows 7. 07/29/2014

This review is from: SanDisk ReadyCache SDSSDRC-032G-G26 2.5" 32GB SATA III for Windows 7 and Windows 8 -based PCs

Pros: It's a great caching SSD when it works. It increased my boot times dramatically from 30 seconds to 1 minute, down to under 10 seconds. Desktop startup time is much faster as well.

The GUI is also simple to understand, and simple to use.

32 Gbs of space is enough for Windows to boot, but read my cons for an issue with this.

Cons: If you go to the forums for this product on SanDisk's community website, you'll see that it has problems on Windows 7. I can attest to that.

When trying to use the full 32 Gb partition to cache on, the cache will randomly reset, and cause Windows 7 to boot -slower-. This seems to be when the partition is over 16Gbs full, so I re-partitioned the SSD to 16 Gbs. It's working fine now, but I don't have the full 32 Gbs as advertised. It used to work just fine, but version 1.3.2 ruined it.

Games also have problems when caching is active, such as lockups and lag spikes. It's simple to fix though, just by disabling caching in the ExpressCache program.

Other Thoughts: If SanDisk figures out how to fix this caching software, it's a great product. At the moment, though, it's current software causes it to not work at all.

I wouldn't recommend it for Windows 7 at the moment, but apparently it works fine for Windows 8 and 8.1!

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AMD A10-7850K Kaveri 12 Compute Cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU) 3.7GHz Socket FM2+ 95W Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7 series AD785KXBJABOX
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This processor basically is on par with my old 3570k, so I didn't take a performance hit. However, once HSA and HUMA support hits, this processor should have amazing performance compared to CPU only processors.

It's also nice to have a decent integrated graphics solution to fall on if my dedicated GPU were to fail.

Cons: At the moment the processor isn't the best, mostly due to that I haven't overclocked it at all, and that HSA/HUMA support is not utilized fully yet. But if I have to wait a while for better performance, I can.

I also have to wait for an HSA compatible AMD GPU to pair with the processor, since I'm not going to sacrifice my GTX 670 to use the dual-graphics solution with an R7 250 or 240. Maybe the new 20mm GPU's will have this?

Other Thoughts: I'm still interested to see how much performance these new APU's will get with the HSA and HUMA technologies. I've read around that some programs tested utilizing HSA have a 20x performance increase compared to normal CPUs, such as OpenCL. If that same performance boost works for games as well, it's going to be impressive!

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Marshall S.'s Profile

Display Name: Marshall S.

Date Joined: 07/28/10

  • Reviews: 19
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  • First Review: 07/11/11
  • Last Review: 08/01/14
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