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Animal Crossing 3DS Nintendo 3DS Game Nintendo
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Fantastic title with countless customization options! 07/30/2013

This review is from: Animal Crossing 3DS Nintendo 3DS Game Nintendo

Pros: I've gotten pretty far into developing my town and I've pretty much gotten the feel of how this game compares to the old games in the series.

Here are the new things that you can do in this game compared to previous entries:
~ You are mayor rather than just a citizen
~ You can build things called "Public Work Projects" anywhere within the town (things like a water fountain, a lighthouse, a café, etc.)
~ You can assign town "Ordinances" that villagers must follow. These basically make it so that the town is an early bird town (early opening of stores, etc.), a night owl town (villagers come out late at night and stores close late), and a beautiful town ordinance (villagers plant more flowers and tend to weeds more).
~ You can now customize you home's exterior (such as roof color, door design, fencing, etc.)
~ You can use the 3DS' camera to scan QR codes for custom-made designs (easy sharing of designs for clothes, pathways, etc.).
~ There is now an island that you can visit to play multiplayer minigames with strangers online or friends offline. There is also an abundance of bugs and fish to catch on this island.
~ You can now swim in the game. This allows you to catch underwater creatures like sea urchins.

There are quite a few other changes that are small such as new clothing designs, new Nintendo items, etc.

Cons: In general, this game takes a while to gain momentum. You start out in a tent in the game and must collect items to sell in-game if you ever desire to upgrade your home and eventually many other things in your town.

This game is definitely NOT for those who have no patience or for those who cannot sit still for 30 minutes to 1 hour a day to develop your virtual community in the game. This is not one of those super fast-paced, gory titles that take no brain to play.

Other Thoughts: If you have enjoyed any of the animal crossing titles in the series, you will definitely enjoy this new entry in the series.

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1ST PC CORP. FC-FC9B 4 Channel Throttle Control Operation Fan Controller, 50w Per Channel, Available
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This fan controller is awesome. I bought it for use in a new build of mine. This is the first build that I have set up watercooling. I have a triple radiator (3 x 120mm Fans). I decided to connect the 3 radiator fans to this controller in addition to some case fans on my Corsair Obsidian 800D. Everything is working as intended. This thing matches my case perfectly and goes very nicely with my blue theme. ^_^

Also, this fan controller comes with 4 extension cables that are at least 1 or 2 feet long. This was nice as I would have not been able to connect some of my fans if it were not for this generous inclusion.

Cons: The only thing I can think of is that there are only 4 channels. I'm sure there is a way to connect multiple fans in a daisy chain but I chose to just connect the fans 1 to each channel. I'll likely daisy chain some fans in the future but this works just fine for now.

Other Thoughts: My build:

Intel Core i7 3770k Processor
Asus P8Z77-V Premium Motherboard
EVGA GTX 690 Graphics Card
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) 2133 DDR3 Memory
Corsair HX750 PSU
WD Caviar Black 750GB
Crucial M4 64 GB SSD
Corsair Obsidian 800D Case
Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit

Watercooling:
XSPC RX360 Extreme Radiator Rev. 2
XSPC Raystorm Intel CPU Waterblock
Swiftech MCP655-B Pump
FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V Series Reservoir - UV Blue

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ASUS G Series G73SW-XN2 Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM (2.00GHz) 8GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 17.3
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: First off, I just have to say that this laptop is great. I've had it for about 6 months now and it truly is the best laptop I have ever owned. With that said, there are many positive things, obviously, that I can say about it.

* The screen is VERY vibrant and crisp. I also have a desktop with a 21.5" HP HD monitor that I paid over $200 for a couple years ago. The screen on this laptop beats my desktop's monitor hands down. No competition.

* The computer has enough power to handle anything from daily multitasking to gaming. I generally use it for everything including the in-between.

* The design of the laptop is very edgy. I have had people asking me what the laptop is just because of how awesome it looks. In short, the outer design just works and looks great.

*The keyboard is very responsive and feels nice. It did take me a bit to get used to it though as I had never owned a product that uses a chiclet keyboard.

*Overall, a nice laptop that's a powerhouse and lo

Cons: There are not many negatives about this laptop but there are a few things that I have noticed or that I am nitpicky about.

* First off, the rubberized palm rest on the inside of the laptop seems to scratch a bit easily. I would recommend not wearing a watch when using the keyboard... Other than that, the rubberized surface feels great and makes the experience more comfortable.

* For some reason, my disc drive will click for a second when using itunes. It will happen every single time you bring the program to focus on your screen and not just when starting the program up. It's just a minor annoyance but something that happens often.

* Seeing as the laptop didn't include a SSD, I see it as a slight con because I know what a SSD does to a computer's performance and any computer without a SSD will see a performance boost.

*The touch pad will occasionally spaz out if you use it near the edge too much. Not a big issue since I usually use a wireless mouse.

Other Thoughts: Also, one thing that I did not have room for in the Cons section is that the mesh that covers the speakers right underneath the laptop screen tends to collect a lot of dust a other particles. As far as I know, this mesh cannot be taken off and for the life of me, I cannot get the dust out of the mesh, and yes I have tried compressed air. It's just a inconvenience but I do like to keep my electronics clean and orderly.

In addition, this is not really a con, but the battery life on this laptop ranges anywhere from 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours depending on what power setting you have turned on. Also, be sure to have the power adapter plugged in if you are playing a game as having it unplugged decreases overall power and, effectively, performance

Aside from some minor grievances, this laptop is amazing. I would recommend installing a SSD (more specifically a Crucial M4) to improve performance.

Overall, I would easily recommend this laptop.

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BRADLEY S.'s Profile

Display Name: BRADLEY S.

Date Joined: 12/19/09

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  • First Review: 07/21/10
  • Last Review: 07/30/13
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