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Axel R.

Axel R.

Joined on 11/24/05

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Most Favorable Review

Sweet Mother of ASUS...

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Makes my computer operate correctly, easy to install and set up, great boot!

Cons: None

Most Critical Review

Great screen, awful performance

MSI Optix MAG341CQ 34" UWQHD 3440 x 1440 2K 100Hz DisplayPort HDMI DVI AMD FreeSync Anti-Flicker UltraWide Anti-Glare Backlit LED Curved Gaming Monitor
MSI Optix MAG341CQ 34" UWQHD 3440 x 1440 2K 100Hz DisplayPort HDMI DVI AMD FreeSync Anti-Flicker UltraWide Anti-Glare Backlit LED Curved Gaming Monitor

Pros: Very wide, very sharp!

Cons: Options like picture in picture, which... I mean honestly who uses a picture in picture mode??

Overall Review: The biggest drawback from a 5-egg rating from me is that this monitor uses an auto-detect feature to see which input source you're using. I wouldn't be complaining about this if that actually worked, and sometimes "innovating" for a feature that NOBODY asked for is the wrong thing to do and a PM who shipped this feature should feel ashamed. I've run into the issue where it tries to auto-detect my HDMI source refuses to display the screen despite it showing that it is in fact on HDMI (I've used multiple cables and inputs after the original test). There's nothing wrong with the cable, nothing wrong with the monitor, nothing wrong with my computer. It just sit there on a black screen saying "HDMI input" refusing to display my screen... This happens every time the monitor loses power (I now have my screen saver running 4-hours until power-reserve mode kicks in), or literally randomly during a game which is very disruptive.

HUGE

DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 CPU Air Cooler 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan with Blue LED, Multi-platform Intel/AMD CPUs (AM4 Compatible)
DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 CPU Air Cooler 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan with Blue LED, Multi-platform Intel/AMD CPUs (AM4 Compatible)

Pros: Much larger than I though, almost couldn't fit the case together afterwards and quite difficult to attached it to the CPU to install.

Cons: Hard to install

Cool design

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Amazed at how big it is, sleek cool design and awesome color scheme!

Cons: Removing the top panel is basically impossible without removing all the components inside, don't even try, if you're installing an extra top fan be sure to do it FIRST.

Fast boot!

Seagate Desktop SSHD ST1000DX001 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Solid State Hybrid Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop SSHD ST1000DX001 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Solid State Hybrid Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Das Boot! It goes rather quick, great hybrid technology, A++

Cons: None