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CM Storm QuickFire Pro - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches and Backlit Gaming Keys
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nice board. Solidly built, backlighting doesn't cover the whole board but I knew that. Great typing feel.

Cons: Broken. Less than a year of operation. I thought I got a lemon, other Newegg reviews shows that's not the case. I'm having issues with my board connecting/disconnecting itself rapidly and random keys not working. Issue persists across computers, and is not present on my other keyboards.

Other Thoughts: I was very excited to get this as my first mechanical keyboard and it was great for a few months. It's solid, but for nearly $100 I'd expect it to last longer.

For comparison, both of my Das Keyboard Professionals are older and experiencing no issues, and I've used both of them more extensively than my Quickfire Pro. Definitely displeased.

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SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -It's quick.
-It's really quick. Programs installed on the drive load near instantaneously. Once I log in, my computer is immediately ready to go.
-Seriously, stupidly quick. I can reboot my computer in less time than it takes a skype call to recognize I'm gone.
-Build quality is nice. It has a nice finish to it.

Cons: Cons? What?

Uhh, cons... hmm. The price, I suppose? Price per GB is expensive. But it's a fairly new technology and have I mentioned it's fast?

Other Thoughts: It's fast.

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AMD A10-5800K Trinity Quad-Core 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W AD580KWOHJBOX Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This is a good entry-level CPU performance-wise. I can't speak for the GPU side (because I was using a PCI-e card) but as a basic quad-core CPU, it's not bad.

Cons: Mine overheated and cooked the hell out of itself.

I used the stock CPU cooler, which firstly, is hilariously undersized. Even though I didn't use the onboard graphics, it still ran incredibly hot -- well up in to the high 80's. My case has more than ample airflow, too; being fitted with several Aerocool Shark 120mm fans in a CM Stacker 830.

What would happen is the chip overheated, but would still work. It would, however, hard restart the system randomly. When I thought it was my GPU, I removed my GPU and ran off of the onboard graphics and was met with terrible artifacting and color distortion. Since onboard GPUs use system RAM, I then ran memtest overnight (thankfully the system didn't crash) and it came back clear. I looked in my system's even logs and found critical errors coinciding with the time of multiple crashes. The errors? Yeah, they were for each and every one of the processor cores.

Other Thoughts: All I have to say is buyer beware. Like stated, the standard heatsink is laughably small for a CPU that is rated for 100W. Even after seeing the temperatures and putting on a better heatsink, the issues persisted so I just went intel. Three months trouble free so far on an i5...

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Michael B.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael B.

Date Joined: 01/24/09

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 08/06/13
  • Last Review: 02/28/15
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