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Edward H.

Edward H.

Joined on 08/15/05

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Most Favorable Review

Works

GELID Solutions CA-PWM 1.14 ft. (35cm) PWM Y Cable
GELID Solutions CA-PWM 1.14 ft. (35cm) PWM Y Cable

Pros: It is a Y cable. Has been reliably running two fans for over a year.

Cons: It wasn't free

Overall Review: It only has one PWM feedback so it doesn't not get the mobo confused when the fans are not synchronized. This is good.

Most Critical Review

It works, but rattles.

ASUS ROG Strix NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 OC Edition Gaming Graphics Card (PCIe 4.0, 12GB GDDR6X, LHR, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a, Axial-tech Fan Design, 2.9-slot, Super Alloy Power II, GPU Tweak II)
ASUS ROG Strix NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 OC Edition Gaming Graphics Card (PCIe 4.0, 12GB GDDR6X, LHR, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a, Axial-tech Fan Design, 2.9-slot, Super Alloy Power II, GPU Tweak II)

Pros: Its a slight upgrade from my 2070 Super. Huge upgrade on paper, but in actual use the performance is roughly 50-70% better for 2X the power draw. Ran just fine on my Supernova 850G3.

Cons: Hot and Loud. Fans rattle. I may be returning this. It either sounds like a rattling hair dryer or it cooks up to 85C then starts getting loud and rattling. This heatsink/fan setup is seriously disappointing. It seems like ASUS would have fixed this issue by now, since it has been reported since 2021. It also put my UPS into Overcurrent warning mode. I have run 2 systems off the UPS in the past. r5 5900x+ 2070 super and OC 2700x + rx580 without issue. This GPU sucks more power by itself than a whole other system. Raytracing performance is also quite weak compared to the reviews, unless you want to drop to DLSS performance and deal with all teh aliasing and artifacts.

Overall Review: I cannot recommend this product unless you want mediochre raytracing and dont mind still using DLSS and huge amounts of electricity.

lasted about 20 days before RMA

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card 100406NT+8GOCL
SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card 100406NT+8GOCL

Pros: -card has RGB LED. -chip had a 63.1 asic score.

Cons: ok, on to the disappointment. - The card ran hot, really hot. -The fans were pretty much silent, but they also never spun up past about 35%. I think this caused the above issue -After about 15 days the fans started clicking the whole time they were running. -The memory would not overclock. I do not know if these were just low binned chips or what. -The chip had a 63.1 asic score This is good and bad depending on how you want to cool if overclocking.

Overall Review: This card has been replaced by an XFX GTR Black Edition. I have not looked back since replacing the card. Sapphire used to be known for quality, I trusted the brand, and that is why I bought this card. The card was disappointing from the time I plugged it in to the time I returned it.

Excellent headphones

Sony MDRXB950AP/H Over-the-Head Headphone - Silver
Sony MDRXB950AP/H Over-the-Head Headphone - Silver

Pros: These quickly became my favorite headphones. I can wear them for hours without discomfort. Sound is perfect for me, I really enjoy the sound of these cans.

Cons: Cord is a bit shorter than I would like.

Overall Review: I have recommended these headphones to multiple people, these are great. I have not had any issues with any type of music. I have very eclectic taste so I will not take the time to put the types of music here. These have never failed to disappoint unless plugged into a bad source.

10/13/2016

Good PSU

CORSAIR CX-M series CX500M 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Modular Power Supply
CORSAIR CX-M series CX500M 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Modular Power Supply

Pros: Good power supply. Cables work fine even when the connectors are stressed. Have not had one serious issue. Would recommend.

Cons: The 24pin is long. This is a good thing most of the time, but I had to stash in in a mini ITX case. Slight PITA. The 6+2 pin connectors are a bit irritating when trying to connect them in tight areas.

Overall Review: Purchased on 4/18/2015 for mini ITX build in Xigmatek Eris. PC has been on 99% of the time since then. Fan has started clicking when the PSU gets warm, no power issues and the PSU has not faltered once. I will be replacing this unit as the fan is driving me crazy and I will have to have another unit to use while dealing with the RMA process.

10/13/2016

DO NOT BUY

JBL J88a Premium Over-Ear Headphones with Mic - White
JBL J88a Premium Over-Ear Headphones with Mic - White

Pros: Soft ear cups

Cons: -Terrible articulation on ear cups, unless your head is square, they will not seal. -Bass and treble are scooped out. Only mids exist. Sounds like a cheap lo-fi speaker

Overall Review: This is possibly the worst sounding pair of headphones that I have tried. Do not waste your money at any price.