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Carson S.

Carson S.

Joined on 07/15/13

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Most Favorable Review

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Logitech G510s Illuminated USB Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G510s Illuminated USB Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Great response time. Great backlighting brightness. Screen is handy for telling CPU and RAM usage, and the time.

Cons: When I plug my headset into the ports, the keyboard restarts and the headphones don't work.

Overall Review: Still got to give it 5 stars due to the fact I do not use headsets much. But definitely bad for someone who needs or wants to use it.

Most Critical Review

Cheap

RAZER Blackwidow Ultimate Gaming Elite Mechanical Keyboard
RAZER Blackwidow Ultimate Gaming Elite Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: -Nice tactile feel -Decent backlight -Quality frame -Typing is comfortable, aside from the bad switches (see other thoughts) -Great reaction times during gaming

Cons: -Switches are very cheap (see more in "Other thoughts" -Razer Synapse is terrible

Overall Review: After about 3 months of use, the typing aspect of the keyboard began declining in quality. When typing a message into a chat, or starting a new paragraph for a document, the Enter key would not register. This would happen 8/10 times while using this keyboard. However, I am a very rapid typer, often making spelling mistakes, but fixing them just as fast as normal typing. I believed this to be the reason of the Enter key not registering upon my quick actuation of the switch, and confirmed when the key would register when pressed at a slower pace. Despite this problem, the keyboard worked fine, but was quickly replaced by my current Logitech G910 Orion Spark. I may never purchase Razer products as long as their low quality persists.

It's fast, but not a good experience for me

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 04G-P4-2983-KR 4GB SC GAMING w/ACX 2.0, 26% Cooler and 36% Quieter Cooling Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 04G-P4-2983-KR 4GB SC GAMING w/ACX 2.0, 26% Cooler and 36% Quieter Cooling Graphics Card

Pros: -Fast, high fps in the most demanding of games -Quiet, with custom fan profile keeping it below 65C at all times -Cool, *with custom fan profile -Overclocks well, mine is stable at 1500Mhz on the core, and 8200 effective on the VRAM.

Cons: -Nvidia driver crashed daily, until I realized that GPU Boost 2.0 was overclocking the card so high that it was unstable. -I had to manually overclock the card to a stable clock speed so that the driver wouldn't crash every 10 minutes -Nvidia control panel is much slower and less easy to comprehend than AMD Catalyst Control Center

Overall Review: Despite my problem with the driver crashing being fixed, mostly, I will still go back to AMD as soon as I can get the money to do so. Here I come, Crossfire R9 Fury X's, or maybe even R9 Fury X2!

10/15/2015

Great power supply!

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.4 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.4 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible

Pros: -Quiet -Doesn't output much heat, even under high load -Provides stable power for my GTX 980 and i7 4790K, both overclocked substantially

Cons: Not modular, but I knew that when I bought it.

Overall Review: This power supply has been through many upgrades. Since my purchase of it I have upgraded from an AMD FX-6350 to an Intel Core i7-4790K, and from an AMD Radeon HD-7790 to an Nvidia Geforce GTX 980. This power supply has held up through the time I have had it, and hopefully will last me a few more years to come.

10/15/2015

Great Cooler!

ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro - Compact Multi-Compatible Tower CPU Cooler | 92 mm PWM Fan | for AMD AM4 and Intel 115x CPU | Recommended up to 115 W TDP
ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro - Compact Multi-Compatible Tower CPU Cooler | 92 mm PWM Fan | for AMD AM4 and Intel 115x CPU | Recommended up to 115 W TDP

Pros: -Silent running at full load right beside me on my desk -Efficient cooling capacity, keeps my FX-6350 under 60 degrees Celsius overclocked to 4.4Ghz -Rather small, doesn't block my RAM slots on my mobo -Doesn't stress my board with its weight

Cons: None at all.

Overall Review: I purchased this cooler to replace the stock AMD cooler, and I am greatly impressed! Was keeping my CPU right under max temp, but was fixed by turning off "Cool and Quiet" and setting to max RPM. Decreased my temps enough to put a decent overclock. Will be carrying over to my new Intel build, with an i7-4790K

Very Good!

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: Keeps my CPU 10 degrees cooler!

Cons: None.

Overall Review: This thermal paste keeps my old AMD Athlon II X2 from 42 degrees to 32 degrees on idle, and from 56 to 48 under heavy load!