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DEEPCOOL TESSERACT BF Mid Tower Computer Case SGCC+PLASTIC+RUBBER COATING
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs One of the best cases for the money 03/16/2015

This review is from: DEEPCOOL TESSERACT BF Mid Tower Computer Case SGCC+PLASTIC+RUBBER COATING

Pros: Better construction quality than others at this price point. USB 3.0 front panel header has a 2.0 runoff in case your motherboard doesn't have a 3.0 Header. Good holes for cable management. Simple but cool look. Excellent drive mounting solution, which is tool-less for 3.5" drives. The included fan has a molex plug as well as a 3 pin fan plug. The power button has a nice rubberized feel to it as well as the rest of the side of the front panel. Good space for fan and radiator mounting. Really bright LEDs.

Cons: Really bright LEDs. The front panel i/o board blocks the top 5.25" drive panel and the bottom 5.25" slot is only designed for 3.5" drives, but no 5.25" to 3.5" front panel adapter is included. Not available with a window. The hole at the top for the 4/8 pin CPU connector should be moved up a little for larger boards. And the main reason that I took off an egg from this review is the one time use expansion slot covers that have to be broken off.

Other Thoughts: This case was $30 and free shipping when I bought it as a cheap but cool looking case. Overall an excellent case for someone with a tight budget that wants it to look cool, have good construction, and be easy to work in.

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NVIDIA® SHIELD™ Tablet (WiFi)
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Nvidia Knows what they're doing 08/03/2014

This review is from: NVIDIA® SHIELD™ Tablet (WiFi)

Pros: The first thing you will notice about this tablet out of the box is how perfectly sized it is to hold in one hand and the overall good feel of it. The tablet stays cool, is very powerful, and does everything Nvidia is advertising as well as they advertise it. Half-Life 2 plays great in Full HD natively on the tablet with really smooth real-time refractions and minimal stutters. Portal is a little smoother still because of the relatively small areas being loaded at a time. Nvidia's Gamestream works great from a PC on the same network and still really well from one over the internet. Most surprising to me though was how smoothly games play from their GRID server. Nvidia's GRID is only in BETA so far, but it works very smooth even with roughly 60ms latency. I would have to rate GRID 4.5/5 right now and it is full of potential. Also great for watching Youtube videos.

Cons: Accessories are almost non-available at launch. It does get somewhat warm when playing heavy games like HL2, but not uncomfortably so (you probably won't be holding it while playing these games anyway). No 32GB version without LTE. Fallout 3 doesn't play natively on Android.

Also, most games on it are not mapped to be used properly with a mouse and keyboard. I hope they add that in a future update to HL2 and Portal, but it's no really big deal.

Other Thoughts: I will start by saying that I've never considered buying any tablet before, but I jumped on this as soon as it was released. All together you will not find a better tablet for $300. I bought mine through Best Buy because I work there and I still don't have the Shield wireless controller yet, but it works equally well with a wired Xbox 360 controller hooked up through USB OTG. I would really like to see more PC games ported to Android for native compatibility like TF2 and Fallout 3.

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GELID Solutions GC-VGA02-01 1 Ball, 1 Sleeve VGA Cooler
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Excellent cooler replacement for stock fan. 02/22/2014

This review is from: GELID Solutions GC-VGA02-01 1 Ball, 1 Sleeve VGA Cooler

Pros: Works very well; it took my load temps from 90C load and 50C idle to 60C load and 35C idle. Was fairly easy to install as a replacement for my XFX stock fan on my Radeon HD 6950 1GB, works very well, plugs right into the card, large heatsink, quiet fans, has more than enough included heatsinks for all of the RAM and VRM modules. Includes thermal paste I didn't use.

Cons: Turns a dual slot card into a triple slot card. The screw holes on the elongated VRM heatsink did not line up with the holes on the board, but were luckily far enough apart to go through one hole and be screw-ed through the open part at the bottom near the PCI-e bus.

Other Thoughts: I have been using my 6950 for mining for a little while now and I feel much better now that the temps at a constant 99% load are about 60C.

I had to hyphenate screw-ed because Newegg listed the regularly spelled word as inappropriate. Get it together Newegg.

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Bryce C.'s Profile

Display Name: Bryce C.

Date Joined: 10/26/12

  • Reviews: 15
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  • First Review: 02/28/13
  • Last Review: 08/03/14
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