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Thermaltake Chaser A71 VP400M1W2N Black SECC ATX Full Tower Case
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great case 09/20/2015

This review is from: Thermaltake Chaser A71 VP400M1W2N Black SECC ATX Full Tower Case

Pros: -Tons of space to work in
-Supports huge GPUs and everything else like that
-Easy to clean PSU filter
-The tray on the top is a great clutter catcher
-Top HDD mount is so convenient

Cons: This case is HEAVY. I knew this going in, and when I bought the case, I rarely left my house and so I figured the more space, the better. Here I am, nearly 2 years later, and I take this thing to LAN parties almost weekly. Lugging around a 55 pound PC when you're a lanky lad is a challenge. Aside from that, even with the raised back panel it's kinda hard to get the back panel to go on if your cables aren't flat like on a Corsair PSU.

Other Thoughts: I've owned this case for almost 2 years, and while I've really loved it, I would've gone with something else if I'd known how often I'd be moving it around in the future. That's my fault though, and as a stationary full-tower case, this case has a lot of perks. My only real complaint is that the side window is pretty limited. But the giant fan on the side has my GPU running at some pretty nice temps, so I can't complain.

XFX Radeon R9 280X DirectX 11.2 R9-280X-TDFD 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Double Dissipation Edition Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It's faster than most of the benchmarks let on - I haven't found a game yet that gets under 60FPS maxed out with this card. That is, when the drivers work...

Cons: AMD's drivers are, and generally have been, pretty much garbage. I had countless driver issues with my HD6670, and upgrading to this mitigated a large amount of them. However, with the most recent update to 15.7, I get constant blue screens when doing things as basic as browsing the internet. When it wasn't blue screening, it just wouldn't run things right. Battlefield 4 had unplayable audio glitches that weren't present before the update. I've since rolled back to 14.12 Omega, and all of the problems are gone.

This card also runs hot, it's sitting at 45C idle with just Chrome open. Gaming ramps it up to 75-80C.

Other Thoughts: If you're getting this card for gaming, it'll run most games pretty much flawlessly. Mantle support is nice, for the few games that use it (Thief and BF4 run notably better with Mantle). But if you're a serious user or you plan to stick with whatever you buy for a while, definitely spend the extra money to get a GTX970. The driver issues and heat make a great card pretty mediocre.
inb4 "970 has 3.5GB": This card has 3GB VRAM, which I've never saturated playing games maxed out in 1080p. If you're buying either card for anything more than 1080p, you're better off buying more expensive cards. You won't saturate 3GB, you won't saturate 4GB either.

LG Black Optimus F6 T-Mobile No Contract 4G Smart Phone
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Probably best to look elsewhere 11/07/2014

This review is from: LG Black Optimus F6 T-Mobile No Contract 4G Smart Phone

Pros: -Decent battery life
-Nice screen
-Charges fast
-Runs relatively smoothly for the most part

Cons: This phone's fatal flaw is its storage. At least twice a day I have to clear app caches and sometimes even wipe app data in order to update an app or even just take a picture. I have an 8GB SD card and I rooted the phone to use Link2SD. However, that's started to cause some problems. Often I can't link apps to my SD card, because there's not enough space on the phone. I'm not sure how that makes sense, but whatever. When the storage gets low the phone starts dragging, and it got so low at one point it couldn't even start services. Every 2 seconds a service would pop up saying it had failed and I couldn't even get the phone to turn off. The pop-ups would close the shutdown prompt. I had to pull out the battery.
All of my photos have to be stored on the SD card to save space, but with 4.1.2 Jelly Bean there's no way to set the default saving place to the SD card, so I have to manually move every photo to the SD card. The fact that it still runs Jelly Bean is also a huge flaw, but with only 4GB of internal storage I don't see it getting a software update any time soon.

Other Thoughts: I upgraded from a Nokia Lumia 521 running WP8.1, and this phone is a whole lot better than that one. (Quick tip, if you think you want a Windows Phone, don't put yourself through the torture of using the slowest, buggiest, and most pointlessly featureless OS there is.) I was expecting a lot more out of this phone, though. I'm disappointed that I didn't hold out a little longer and get a Galaxy S3 or something.

Bottom line is, if you're planning to do anything more than just texting, calling, and light browsing, I highly recommend looking elsewhere. The storage problem with this phone is a lot worse than I expected it to be. Please heed this warning.


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Display Name: Brendan L.

Date Joined: 04/18/12

  • Reviews: 10
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  • First Review: 10/29/13
  • Last Review: 09/20/15
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