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This review is from: Creative 51MF4115AA002 Creative Inspire T6300 5.1 Speaker System for Gaming
I have to say, I expected really good sound because I still have a set of Cambridge Soundworks / Creative 3500 series 5.1 surround system that I've owned for about 10 years. They still work but the volume control knob is starting to go out, touch it and you lose the sound until you wiggle it and find a good spot again, so it was time for a new set.
The T6300 not only equaled the performance, but surpassed it. Really amazing sound from this set. Clarity is amazing, separation of lows and highs is great. And though it's only 57 total Watts, it really puts out the sound.
I have a set of Logitech Z-5500 505 Watt 5.1 system on another setup in the house, and I have to say, I'm thinking the sound from the T6300 is clearer, just not a powerful.
Cons: Probably like a lot of folks, speaker wires too short. 4 ft. from floor mounted sub woofer to desktop is just not enough length. I had to buy RCA Extensions M to F 3 ft. for the front left speaker and center speaker, and (2) 10 ft. extensions for the rear speakers.
The only con I had, but knew it before purchasing, so I already had on order the extensions, problem solved!
Other Thoughts: I will just throw this out there, I saw at least one review stating that the (3) small satellite speakers were DOA. If it's the first time connecting 5.1 speaker system to your computer, it's probably defaulting to 2.0 or 2.1 speakers, so it's not seeing the (3) new speakers.
Fix: go to Control Panel/Hardware and Sounds/Sound
On the pop-up menu, in the list, find Speakers with the green checkmark or the word "Default" under them.
Right click on that one and click "Configure"
Select 5.1 Surround, click "Test" then work through the Wizard by clicking the next button about 3 to 4 pages, then click "Finish"
You should now hear sound from the (3) smaller satellite speakers or Center and Left rear, Right rear.
Hope that helps!
This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Chroma USB Gaming Mouse
Pros: Very comfortable, smooth clicking and scrolling. I love the fact that you can pick just about any color imaginable using the Razer Software.
Very responsive during gaming, and just very comfortable using for everyday use as well.
Cons: Absolutely none!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 4GB G1 GAMING OC EDITION
Pros: I purchased 2 for my two computer set-up. Both arrived in perfect condition and both are working great. I upgraded from Gigabyte GTX 680's. The GTX 980's seem to be a bit quieter, and run a bit cooler, on average about 5 degrees less at idle from 35 C for the 680 down to 30 C for the 980.
While gaming I am seeing around 60 to 65 C as opposed to the 680, which was usually around 70 to 75 C during gaming. Temps are using MSI Afterburner and Air Cooled in Cooler Master HAF-X cases.
Graphics seem to be much smoother around the edges and overall better looking and more responsive.
I have another computer which has the Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz edition. I don't know if the upgrade would be worth it from that card to this one, but I'm glad I did upgrade from the GTX 680's to the GTX 980G1's on the 2 computers I did.
Cons: NoneREAD FULL REVIEW