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G.SKILL RIPJAWS SV710 Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Headset 11/22/2015

This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS SV710 Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset

Pros: The new G.Skill SV710 Virtual headsets are a great leap forward in sound and control. They offer surround sound better than other headsets I own. With a USB 2 or 3 connection, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, super comfortable ear pads and a “desktop” in-line remote including very nice audio software suite rounds out an exceptional buy.

The headset themselves are very large, lighter than they look, but adjust very comfortably to my head and ears. They are not tight around the ears and allowed me several hours of listening without any issues. The cord is about 10 feet long so you have plenty of options if your PC is not close by to your chair. Nice lighted ear cups display the G.Skill logo as well. The desktop remote volume buttons light up when powered and makes it easy to adjust the volume in the dark.

The software suite really gives you great control over anything you are listening to. The latest version of the software and drivers are available directly from the site. Be sure to download the setup guide and it provides good directions. The equalizer works very well and includes 10 bands of frequency adjustments. You can also select from 3 sound settings including Stereo, Dolby, and Virtual 7.1. I like the Virtual 7.1 setting because it allows tweaking the position and distances to give you the best sound for your music and games. The sound is very good overall.

Cons: If your head is small these may not fit comfortably. As I said they are very large and could cause some fit issues.

Other Thoughts: I enjoy these very much. For me, a great fit and very comfortable. The sound can be adjusted to your liking. An excellent buy.

CORSAIR RMx RM750X 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The Corsair RM 750X power supply is excellent all around. It has a tremendous feel of quality including its weight. It is very heavy and its quality components can be seen through the fan opening. The power supply came professionally packaged including the typical soft pouch for the unit itself.

This power supply is 100% modular where all cables, including the main 24+4 pin cable, can be removed which helps with the initial installation. There appears to be sufficient cables and connectors for most situations, at least for my use. Cables connectors included are;

1 Main Power 24+4 cable
1 EPS/ATX12 8 pin (4+4)
4 PCI-E 8 pin (6+2)
3 SATA (9 connectors)
8 Peripheral (4 pin molex)
1 Floppy connector

I installed the power supply in my home server running Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials, AMD FX8350 8-Core CPU, 16GB 1866 DDR3 memory, 1 SSD and 4 WD Red 4GB drives. The gold rating, silent operation and a single 12V rail (at 62.5 amp rating) was imperative and I am very pleased so far with the server running 24-7 around the clock.

According to Corsair there are 3 cables that include solid caps to help reduce ripples and are included with the main ATX 24+4, the PCI-E and the EPS/ATX12V cables. I do not own an oscilloscope so I am unable to verify that claim.

I do however have a Digital Fluke Meter which gives very accurate voltage readings. I measured the 12V, 5V and 3.3v rails at idle, and at max load using the OCCT utility.
At idle I had readings of;

12v @ 12.056V
5v @ 5.047v
3.3v @ 3.320v

At max load the readings were;

12v @ 11.96v
5v @ 5.022v
3.3v @ 3.301v

Voltage regulation is very good overall. At max load I could hear the fan but it was not loud what so ever.

Cons: After about a month of use in the server I really can’t find many cons. If any, a second EPS connector would be a nice addition.

Other Thoughts: This is a great power supply. Quality build, great voltage regulation, and silent in normal use. I can easily recommend this power supply.

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Secure Portable External Hard Drive WDBGPU0010BBL-NESN
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Overall this is an extremely quick and responsive USB 3 backup drive. It is available in several different colors, (blue, berry, white and black) and comes packaged with a USB 3 cable. The 1TB drive I received has the WD software preinstalled so be careful if you decide to format the drive before use, although there is no need to. Available space is over 930GB.

Testing the drive I used the included USB 3 cable attached to my MSI X79A-GD45 Plus motherboard using an i7-4930K cpu. I tested with 2 different typical programs; HD Tune 5 and ATTO.

Under HD Tune 5 the drive tested at 94.0 MB/s average with a latency of 16.5ms.

With ATTO I achieved 118MB/s with 64KB.

These scores represent a very quick drive for the price as long as your device has an available USB 3 port.

The included software on the drive includes WD Backup, but I downloaded the available software directly from the WD website to ensure I had the latest version, currently v1.1.5574. You can set your backups to the drive, or your personal Dropbox account. Built in backup plans of hourly, daily and monthly are available. Selections for your libraries (Documents/Music/Pictures/Videos) or selection of any folders on your computer or laptop are also available. However, keep in mind the software backs up your files; it does not create an image of your drive to restore in case of a drive failure or OS corruption. For that, you will need to purchase other software.

Cons: None that I discovered

Other Thoughts: Excellent drive; fast, quiet and good looking as well. Additional, reasonably priced, grip packs are available from the WD web store to dress up your drive. You can’t go wrong with this high quality WD drive.


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