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IVAN C.

IVAN C.

Joined on 02/09/17

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Most Favorable Review

Great case. Personal favorite. Good air flow.

Thermaltake Core G21 Dual 4mm Tempered Two-Toned Glass Power Cover ATX Black Gaming Computer Case CA-1I4-00M1WN-00
Thermaltake Core G21 Dual 4mm Tempered Two-Toned Glass Power Cover ATX Black Gaming Computer Case CA-1I4-00M1WN-00

Pros: Great case. Personal favorite. Good air flow. Cable management is fairly decent.

Overall Review: Great case. Personal favorite. Good air flow. Cable management is fairly decent. I recommend this product.

Most Critical Review

Freezing my system after only 2 weeks :(

MSI Radeon RX 570 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card RX 570 ARMOR 8G OC
MSI Radeon RX 570 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card RX 570 ARMOR 8G OC

Pros: I like the design, and what it can do when it works

Cons: It frequently freezes my system where I have to hard boot.

Overall Review: I have seen many complaints about the freezing issue, and I thought I might get lucky with one that didn't produce this issue, but I have been disappointed. I'll have to settle for a refurbished one since this item cannot be returned for a refund. I hope the next one doesn't fail, as I have already been robbed of having a nice and new card, and I don't feel I deserve to be in a perpetual state of requesting a replacement. Since this is a known issue with this product, and is still available with no clear solution or workaround, I would give zero eggs if I could (if it got my intended point across). I have seen/read many reviews with different brands using the RX 570 and RX 580 that report the same issue.

Works as intended

CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMY32GX3M4A1600C9R (Red)
CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMY32GX3M4A1600C9R (Red)

Pros: Worked right out of the box with my existing XMP profile at 1600MHz I could overclock them, but I probably wouldn't even see the difference, and I don't want them to burn out before the rest of my computer does.

Cons: Not for human consumption.

Overall Review: I have trusted Corsair for several years now, and I got what I expected with this product, pure joy. I feel sad for anyone that had a bed experience with it, or don't know how to properly configure it in BIOS.

Works as I expected. No screw came with it.

SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 500GB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S500B/AM
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 500GB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S500B/AM

Pros: Works as I expected.

Cons: No screw came with it.

Overall Review: I had to drive all the way in town to search for the correct screw. I stopped at one of my favorite places and they gave me one for free, so I was lucky. Many other people are not that lucky. There should have been a screw provided.

I did get my gift code

AMD Gift
AMD Gift

Pros: I had written a 5 egg review about my purchase of: MSI Radeon RX 570 DirectX 12 RX 570 ARMOR 8G OC 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card I claimed that there was no trace of the gift code, but I was wrong. I eventually found it in my junk mail. Completely my fault I didn't see it before I wrote my other review.

Cons: None

Overall Review: The gift code is a nice incentive. Don't forget to thoroughly check your junk mail!!!

Wrong combo package received. Delayed delivery.

AULA Ergonomic USB Wired Gaming Keyboard 104 keys Gaming Keyboard+2000DPI Gaming Mouse Combo with Blue LED Illuminated Backlit
AULA Ergonomic USB Wired Gaming Keyboard 104 keys Gaming Keyboard+2000DPI Gaming Mouse Combo with Blue LED Illuminated Backlit

Pros: The keyboard action is what I expected; low clacking, easy to press, but still tactile. In this package it came with a light-weight mouse that slides well on my current mouse pad, which is good for some people. It has a nice feel to it even with all the extra buttons (I don't personally like too many buttons). I think it is modelled after: AULA 7 Buttons USB 800/1200/1600/2000 DPI Wired Gaming Optical Mouse

Cons: This is not the combo kit I ordered. There is also damage on the packaging, and what looks like the original box - looks like it is a reused box. I ordered this combo kit the 6th of February, 2018, and received it the 13th of March, 2018. The keys on the keyboard are not translucent so they do not allow the backlight to shine through the characters, which is the primary feature I was looking for, as is clearly displayed in the advertisement. I cupped my hands around the keys to see if the illuminated anything at all but they didn't. With the provided instructions I am only able to raise and lower the backlight brightness, and the pulsing light effect, so I am not able to change colours as described. The manual is sub-basic in information, and does not even inspire the usage of your product. If there are better instructions then they should have been delivered with the kit. The mouse is a completely different model that has a different blue colour for the mouse highlights. I do not see any front LED on the mouse either, which is a secondary feature I was looking for. The mouse pad is completely different than shown in the avdertisement, with a red flaming logo, for Estone, it which is not what matches with the blue theme and the AULA branding I was fully expecting.

Overall Review: Each component I received is well constructed and feels like it. I just wish they just got my order right. So now I am disappointed.