Date Joined: 04/27/15
Pros: -Current Gen port
-No power VGA needed
-Runs Super cool (in Canada)
-Plug and play
Cons: as of Feb 20, 2016, not detected by F@H client :( noooooooooooo... but this will come soon :)
Overall Review: Basically got this to fill the empty x4 slot on my board. runs my phyisx with my 2 960s in SLI, where as before it ran off the second SLI card.
Pros: -USB 3.0
-water/shock resistance (main reason i got it)
-Samsung (im a samsung/ WD wh*** when it comes to storage)
Overall Review: I work landscaping jobs so it was nice to get a USB that wont mind being bumped on my key chain or being in a damp coat for a bit.
Pros: -Solid Build
-12 Thumb buttons on a movable slider to fit your thumb.
-2 additional top buttons along with standard left right and middle buttons + scroller
-Super long braided cord.
Cons: -Utility Engine could use more in-app directions and tips
Overall Review: This is my first MMO mouse with all the fixins, and im never going back. Looking forward to getting a matching RGB keyboard from corsair for the matching cuelink
Pros: -Reads CDs
Cons: -couldnt get it to boot windows off CD, but not taking an Egg off since i should have used a USB first anyways.
Overall Review: See some people say its fragile, some say its robust. mine seems to be from the strong batch. guess its just random.
Pros: -Blows Air
-Quiet (See Other)
-Blue LEDs, also available in red/green/noLED (straight black)
Cons: -None so far
Overall Review: I have 4 of these in my case right now, 2 on my Evo 212 cpu cooler and 2 in the bottom of my Corev71. I also just got a spare when they were up for 5 dollar rebate, which is quite often actually and plan to get at least 3 more for when i go water cooling for my rads since they are so quiet.
I use Fan Xpert 3 In Asus AIsuite. below 50%, you really cannot hear these at all, and my PC is right next to me on my desk. 50-75 is still "whisper" silent. Over 75 it does get a bit of noise to it, but i never need to push them that hard since they push so much air.
-Quiet for a 200mm ( see other)
-Computer sensed as PWM for 60-100% speed.
Overall Review: Remember that noise dB is measured from 6 feet away. it will sound louder than 19dB if you are close. get it?
Pros: -Runs 2 GTX 960s with ease.
-really nice sleeved cable set (<3 evga)
-10year warranty (oh my balls)
-My fan hardly ever runs in eco mode
-cool/warm to touch at 50% load. (not boiling hot.) and thats with the fan at like 20% only (on eco).
Cons: -its not red but that could be solved with spray paint XD
Overall Review: i5 6600k
32gigs 2400 ddr4 Gskill ram
2 EVGA GTX 960 FTW's in SLI
I also run a lot of 200mm fans (4 in all) many smaller fans and some led lighting, however this is pretty small power draw overall
i get to about 320 watts from the wall at full load. maybe 350 sometimes. tons of head room for me to add bigger cards and water cooling down the road.
i plan to use this power supply for atleast 1 more build after my current ( 2 total) over 7 years. after that it will go into a hobby project when i go up in wattage. with a 10 year warrenty, i plan to get LOTS of use out of this.
Pros: its a light
it turns on
bright for what you pay
Cons: glue on velcro is no good but if you didnt know what this must be your first time browsing a case light. buy good 3M pads or use twist ties like i did (mine are not actually visible so this worked for me
Overall Review: DIYed a toggle switch into a molex passthru so i could turn them off at night. worked like a charm and put the toggle through an unused PCI slot.
Pros: -SLI ready
-Highest clock on a 960 for the price
- Its EVGA
-Super cool temps with air
-POSTER AND STICKER ERMAGERD
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I run two of these in Long SLI (1 pci slot between)
A lot of people will tell you to just get a 970 or couple 970s so that you are VR ready, but im not interested in going VR for another 3 years and i play fairly light demand games (mainly Blizzard games, Wow D3 SC2). It was also my very first build so i kept it simple on an asus max hero z170 with an i5 skylake 6600k.
in 3 years time or so when VR has stabled out, My computer skills have broadened and prolly the next GTX series is out, il do another build with more enthusiast level parts.
Pros: Plug and play
looks way better than my boards standard cable
colored film can easily be applied to "tint" the light and paint the boards to match your case style
Cons: -non so far.
Overall Review: this is a bride for sli with 1 (ONE) pci slot between the cards. manufacturers definitions of "long sli" are all different. research first!
Option to mount a second fan
Cons: -Its not water cooling
-its friggen big. but just measure first.
Overall Review: i didnt even realize that you could add a second fan until it came, however when i did this, the fan was in the way of my ram. but i just have cheap Coolermaster Blue led fans so nothing my grinder couldnt fix. ram fix and you have have to press your face against the glass of my case to be able to see the chew marks :P
Got it for my first build until i go water cooling. id recommend this to any first timer as well, just make sure you have a big case and board space
Pros: It was in fact a fan that arrived and not a toaster.
Cons: -Bad bearing. first one i got sounded like a meat grinder. The replacement i got still has a faint ticking, but i cant hear it with my headphones on which is 99percent of the time so im just going to go with it.
Overall Review: got this to fill the final 200mm spot in my Thermaltake corev71. the fact that the case only came with three of this and not 4 was bogus enough but thats another review.
Overall it works....but seems like they go through a lot of these and dont test very much after refurbishing.
will do its job until i upgrade to proper rads.
Pros: -plug n play
-i got 2 red dimms and 2 blue dimms to match my case!
Overall Review: Ignore people saying you cant buy some, and then get more later. they are just doing something wrong. i ran with 2x8 for 3 weeks until boxing day came along, running at 32 (4x8gb) now.
Only other thing is even with XMP, my board keeps auto clocking it to 2133.... but it runs flawlessly and ridiculously fast anyways, and im pretty sure thats the boards fault, so no eggs missing.
I built a gaming PC so i really didnt feel i needed a higher speed. Mad discounts led me to these as well though so shop around.
Pros: -price (for a 1ms display)
Cons: -Wobbly as all hell. they saved a buck on the stand. these were for sure designed to be wall mounted/in multiple displays. i currently only have one so im hoping that when i get 2 more, i can used some cardboard or something to "brace" the similar sides on the back as there is a nice area for it.
Overall Review: its not a 27in ultra slim bezel 4k gaming monitor with g sync.....ah dreams....
Pros: -works out of the box
-separate plugs for battery and just protected, so you can only have what you really need on the battery if needed.
Cons: -none so far, will know for sure come first power outage
Overall Review: i live in a rural area that does get fairly frequent power outages. i bought this for my first custom pc, its got plenty of juice to run my pc and monitor long enough to power down if needed.
*hold the button to start it.....almost had a jammer at first.
Pros: Great little kit with the basics for anyone first build like me,
Ratcheting Screwdriver with many bits-also compact
Container with some empty spots to put little extra you come accross.
Killed two birds with one stone seeing as i needed the static strap and half the stuff in here already.
Cons: None so far other than the screwdriver ratcheting system is "opposite" to the way you are turning..... so if you are tightening a screw, you have to turn the screwdriver left first. kinda a mindF but NBD