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ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Quit thinking about it and buy one. 08/22/2013

This review is from: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Crossfire Ready, Near fully loaded, easy to the point BIOS

Cons: If you dont know what an option in it's BIOS does, dont expect the manual to explain it to you. All descriptions are just a rephrase of the option's title.

Other Thoughts: I went back and forth on the z75 and z77 but if you dont plan on running crossfire at x16/16 or using an SSD as a cache drive, this is the way to go. Don't get ripped off buying a overpriced mobo expecting better performance. The 5x5x5x performance thing is a bit of a fallacy if you ask me. Its more like utilities to use performance boosts inside of windows that you can do anyway if you have the know how.

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XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Runs COOL! Not as cool as if you were to go buy an expensive water block or something but for a stock cooler its great! I had a 6870 running Dead Space 3 at almost 95c! It ended up dying and I RMAed it through XFX. As always they delivered! Two weeks after I sent the old card in I got this one in the mail. Performance is great for its price range as well, Runs BF3 multiplayer at playable frames on ultra (50+fps) And any other game I have on my pc pretty much at 60+. The DD cooling design is nice. Not only does it keep itself cool but it tends to cool my chipset as well! (Mine sits directly right of the pcie slot on the mobo)

Cons: I get the feeling the card i got back was an open box or something. The heatsync was a bit shifted to one side causing the fans to nick the shroud over them. One made a clicking noise the other was completely halted in a jam. However, i don't think this was an XFX issue... for all I know it was dropped during shipping.

Other Thoughts: IMHO xfx is the best choice (or one of them) for warranties out there, not only do they cover your card for a lifetime but if you sell it, the buyer is also covered.

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SteelSeries 5H V2 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Professional Gaming Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great buy, But glad there is a warranty 04/30/2013

This review is from: SteelSeries 5H V2 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Professional Gaming Headset

Pros: HUGE ear cups with lots of space makes them comfortable for hours. They fit rather tightly this can be a good and bad thing at first, good because they arent going to slip if you tilt your head to take a swig of water or something, but they can feel a little uncomfortable for a while being so tight until they break in to your heads unique shape (about a month or so if you wear them an hour or so a day) less if you have super nerd 4-6 hr sessions a day like me :). The Audio is very crisp and clear without distortion at high volumes. 50mm sterio drivers are pretty hard to find too, most gaming headsets and phones are generally 30mm, and the larger the driver, the wider your soundscape. The ability to break these down for travel is also nice, although i rarely use it. I was worried this feature would sacrifice rigidity in the structure but this is NOT the case.

Cons: Big, the earcups are very wide felt like i had coffee cups for phones for a while. The phones arent very sealed either meaning you will hear alot of ambient noise from around you and people around you will hear alot of what you are listening to. These are minor things probably only an OCDer like myself would complain about but hey, a con is a con

Other Thoughts: Only used these for a bout 2 days before the right driver blew. Yes i like loud music but for $90 i shouldnt be able to blow them without plugging them into some rigged up over amped setup. I didnt consider this a con because when a company mass manufactures a product there are always bad eggs, and they come with a 30 day newegg waranty on top of a one year manufacturer warranty.

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Display Name: Kyle S.

Date Joined: 08/22/12

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 09/17/12
  • Last Review: 08/22/13
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