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NZXT HUE PLUS Smart RGB Color Changing Digitally Controlled LED PC Lighting
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Product was nicely packaged, came with everything you need to get started and a few extra cables.
Control box mounts into a normal SSD mount.
Uses a normal micro usb port so if you want you can run this outside of the computer and plug it in if you do not have extra internal USB ports.
Four 1ft strips was plenty for my full tower enthoo pro, using the 2 short extension and 1 long extension cable.
The magnets are a great idea, didnt have to use the adhesive, just stuck the strips onto the case and they held on fine.
Upgradable firmware, added a candlight mode and you can now turn off the control box led.
Overall very impressed with it, CAM software is ok, not the greatest thing but fairly easy to use.

Cons: A little on the pricey side, could have come with 8 LED strips
Two more short extension cables would have been nice to include rather than me trying to hide the long cables.

Other Thoughts: I may have been one of the lucky ones and my product worked fine, no defects and I was scared after all the negative reviews.
NZXT sells 2 optional led strips for $20 on their site, so if you want you could run it under your case or behind it so it lights up the wall and such.

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APC BGE90M 125 VA 75 W 3 Outlets UPS
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4 out of 5 eggs Has its uses 01/08/2016

This review is from: APC BGE90M 125 VA 75 W 3 Outlets UPS

Pros: Three outlets and and like that they also included two USB ports with enough amperage to charge a tablet.
Can output up to 75w and 120v, plenty for a router and maybe a few other small devices like a few smart phone chargers.
The unit is on the lighter side as far as UPS's go containing a single battery, so might be possible to make it a portable unit for cars.
To test real world conditions I hooked it up and let it charge and than shut off the main circuit breaker and power was uninterrupted to the router. The power lasted for about three and a half hours before the battery finally ran out of juice which is pretty decent for a small UPS like this.
Comes with a 3 year warranty.

Cons: Does not have a ground prong, a cheap three prong to two prong adapter will fix this but it should have come it in the first place as there are routers and other network switches that use regular psu plugs.
Maybe could output a little more than 75w.

Other Thoughts: Obviously this product was not designed to power a desktop and even keeping a laptop charged is a bit questionable at best. You could use it for other applications like powering a desk lamp during a black out or something, or just use it for its intended purpose. I have FiOS so I have to power both the main hub and the router though both which are located on different floors to get internet access. It's not the most practical device for most people but it does have its uses.

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MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 R9 390 GAMING 8G 8GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Card looks great installed with the blackplate and the LED MSI dragon logo.
MSI did a great job cooling these cards, on stock settings I only got to a max of 71C after an hour of witcher 3.
Witcher 3 with everything maxed out at 1080p included "hairworks" I was getting 40-50 fps. Just Cause 3 with everything maxed out at 1080p I got 80-90 fps.
Overclocking got some pretty good results, 1175 mhz on the core with a +75mv, and 1650 mhz for the memory.
8GB is great for future proofing, skyrim with tons of mods installed uses well over 4GB at 1080p, Just Cause 3 uses an average of 3.2-3.6GB of VRAM. Good for 2k gaming and 4.5GB more than the competitors cards, more powerful, and cheaper cost.

Cons: Long (11 inches) so much sure your case has room, the cooler also takes 2.5 up slots, so make sure if you are planning to run these in crossfire or have a mini itx, micro atx board make sure you have room.
Power hungry and gets very hot.
Wish it had one DVI-I connector instead of both DVI-D, now I have to buy an expensive active adapter to hook up my second monitor.

Other Thoughts: Great card, grabbed it during the black friday sale for $255, upgraded from an HD 4870 which is a pretty huge upgrade.
Intel Core i7 5820k @ 4.3ghz, Gigabyte X99 UD3P, Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2666 DDR4, Cooler Master v8, Corsair TX750 v2, MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB

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Joseph M.'s Profile

Display Name: Joseph M.

Date Joined: 02/25/07

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  • First Review: 02/28/07
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