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Cooler Master Hyper N520 - CPU Cooler with Copper Base and 5 Heatpipes
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs My personal favorite air cooler 02/25/2014

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper N520 - CPU Cooler with Copper Base and 5 Heatpipes

Pros: -Keeps my FX 8350 cooooool
-Looks awesome in my case, a bit more reasonable than the V6/V8/V10 ;)
-As quiet as you'd expect, it's dual 92mm with no speed control.
-It fits RIIIIIGHT over top my RAM. They JUST barely fit, but they do!
-Easy installation. I have no idea what some of the people on here are talking about. If you think this is hard to install, you're either five years old or didn't read the instructions, which is another thing. The instructions are nowhere near as bad as some reviewers make them out to be.

Cons: -Big, may not fit in some cases or mobos, or possibly if you have big RAM coolers...But not my case! :D

Other Thoughts: Seriously, the installation process could not be simpler. If you ACTUALLY have problems getting this thing installed, you should get help from someone who knows what they're doing. Turn the whole thing upside down, take your time, and it will all fit on perfectly. A very nice cooler.

Running this basic build:
AMD FX 8350 Vishera
Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler
Gigabyte 970A-UD3P
16GB G-Skill Ares 4x4GB DDR3 1600
Sapphire Vapor-X ATI Radeon R9 270X Factory OC'd
Corsair CX-750M PSU
Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black Pearl (hnnnnng)
WD Caviar Black 1TB
ASUS VE247 24" LCD as main display
Hanns-G 22" LCD as secondary display

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AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Best (reasonable) processor currently on the market 02/25/2014

This review is from: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX

Pros: -Fast
-Cheap
-Amazing price to performance ratio
-Unlocked and ready to clock
-AMD Overdrive is amazing with this thing

Cons: -Stock cooler is absolute garbage. In fact, I believe it's worse than the stock one that I got with my old Phenom II X4 940 from 2008..However, I knew it was no good going into it, so I was prepared and bought an aftermarket cooler.
-Does run a bit hot, even for a modern processor...

Other Thoughts: Running this basic build:
AMD FX 8350 Vishera
Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler
Gigabyte 970A-UD3P
Sapphire Vapor-X ATI Radeon R9 270X Factory OC'd
Corsair CX-750M PSU
Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black Pearl (hnnnnng)
WD Caviar Black 1TB
ASUS VE247 24" LCD as main display
Hanns-G 22" LCD as secondary display

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Creative USB Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs It was okay for the first week or so... 02/25/2014

This review is from: Creative USB Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset

Pros: -The USB cable that comes with this set is a very nice, braided nylon cable that is thick, robust, and never tangles
-Sounds fairly good, good bass and such
-Decent driver software utility
-Pretty lights that can do some interesting gimmicky things
-Can use 3.5mm headphone jack if you want
-You can use them as speakers if you use USB, they're so loud
-Uses a USB-A to USB Micro cable to connect to PC
-Removable mic...

Cons: ...That actually isn't all that good of an idea.
-Mic boom loses rigidity over time as it is bent, starts becoming almost too easy to bend
-The socket it plugs into has a specific shape so it can only fit into the standard 3.5mm hole one way to avoid rotation. However, I believe this groove got worn down over time, and the mic started rotating all over the place. Soon, I just preferred it be removed...
-The foam that covers the microphone is good for nothing but getting lost. Remove it and store it in a safe place if/when you buy this headset, otherwise you WILL lose it. Also, I have no idea how many times I've had this thing soaking up soup/food particles like a sponge because....
...You have to have the mic really close to actually have people hear you. Noise cancelling is also bad as I constantly had a particularly irritable friend complaining that I was breathing in my mic all the time, it's not great.
-Lights are gimmicky and are slightly pink when you want them to be "white"
-3.5mm cable provided leaves much to be desired and pales in comparison to the standard USB cable.
-When running on 3.5mm audio, headset is not loud and sounds very bad. Probably due to the impedance being designed for powered USB use, which is what I normally would do.
-Volume control is a digital, not analog wheel. Makes an annoying beep every time you move it a "click." This is part of the design, as the beep is higher when at full volume.
-Shoddy build quality, it doesn't feel very solid and there's a chip in the red part above my left earpiece that suddenly appeared there one day. I never bang my headsets around.
-Not very comfortable. The top cushion is the problem area for me, it doesn't sit right, and pushes too hard on my head. I get that little bit of a "hot" or "stinging" feeling after extended use. It is not very soft at all.
-Ear cushions are NOT as soft as the pictures would have you believe. They're made of a cheaper vinyl type material, not leatherette, like they appear in the pictures.
-Always loose on my head. I could never get them to sit tight, they never felt right. I have an average sized head, most headphones fit me well but these did not.
-The worst issue is that after a week or so, often times, the audio driver seemed to stop responding, go absent for a second, and then re-start. I don't know if it was a cable issue, a socket issue, or a software issue, but I believe it to be the third, as it seemed to happen only when the audio driver was under a heavy "load" (In-game with Skype running). It would cause everything to go silent, wait a second or two, then come back. The game would NOT regain its volume and would require a restart, and Skype would come back at a blaringly stupid full volume. This happened most in Arma II Day Z, but did happen elsewhere. I could not find any fix, so they are sitting in my parts drawer. Am not buying another Creative product until I see some quality improvements :/

Other Thoughts: It's really sad, as Creative used to be a really nice audio manufacturer. My friend has a pair of the first generation Fatality gaming headset (basically this set's little brother) and it sounded and felt amazing. Build quality and all. I thought maybe buying a larger version of that set later down the line would work, but I've been disappointed by this set, unfortunately...

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Display Name: Matt T.

Date Joined: 06/23/09

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  • First Review: 09/22/11
  • Last Review: 02/25/14
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