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Ryan F.

Ryan F.

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Most Favorable Review

Solid board 2x amd winners

ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: hav had this thing for a year now, its a real solid board. perfect for amd lovers out there. great price for what ya get too, once again another reason to love asus and keep up with them

Cons: none, some pep were complaining about not being able to fit 4 gigs, thats not the mobo's fault its the 31bit os (were 4 gigs total is allowed including ram/video card, ect). So if ya want to go with 4 gigs of ram get a 64bit os

Overall Review: • AMD Athkon 64 x2 • 2gig(duel channel) ddram2 • 2Nvidia GeForce 7950gt(sli) • • 320gb sata hd • Asus Mobo • Win Xp Pro 64 • Hand made (01/2007) •

Most Critical Review

Overpriced gaming keyboard

Logitech 920-000969 G19 Keyboard with Color Display
Logitech 920-000969 G19 Keyboard with Color Display

Pros: Color LCD Screen - many apps for it. Good macro creation functionality (allows millisecond pauses), as well as the on-the-fly macro creation the keyboard does.

Cons: Purchased this in 2009 was the top of the line keyboard at the time as far as functionality goes, unfortunately the lcd menu buttons no long work (cant navigate the lcd menu anymore). The LCD software no longer works either (have concluded both the keyboard was bad via swapping it out with an older g15 keyboard)

Overall Review: If your looking for a solid gaming keyboard stick with the g15 - It has same options just no color LCD. Its way cheaper then the g19 and it is a well made one. (I do have the older g15 with 18g keys on it, the new one is more thin to fit a typical keyboard mount).

10/21/2012

Very disappointing

Thermaltake Level 10 GT (VN10001W2N) Black SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Four Fans - 1 x 200mm Colorshift side fan, 1 x 200mm top fan, 1 x 200mm front fan and 1 x 140mm rear fan
Thermaltake Level 10 GT (VN10001W2N) Black SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Four Fans - 1 x 200mm Colorshift side fan, 1 x 200mm top fan, 1 x 200mm front fan and 1 x 140mm rear fan

Pros: lots of features, external usb 3, fan controls mounted on case. Pretty L.E.D. show. Decent cable management. Matching black screws w00t. Lots of possibilities for modding the case to a theme.

Cons: 1 - I got my unit also with scratches on the plexiglas, no damage to box it was delivered in (this clearly happend at the manufacture). 2 - The top LED gets out of sync when doing the fade/change color scheme on the(last) fan setting. So much so that even when rotating the fans back to solid blue/red the top fan is still 1/2 colors behind. 3 - The side door that opens has a hinge fan sensor, this is nice however its also propitiatory and I have no idea how to replace it with another similar sized fan to use the door hinge (thermaltake should had the 3 prong lead to the hinge so this fan is inter-change able ) 4 - Security, The unit comes with a tubular key system to lock the internal hot-swap hard drives (as well as the side door itself). However, when the drive bays are in the "locked" position, the drives can still be stolen by simply taking off the front facing cover (with just 2 hands) 5 - The single external 3.5" bay is a real pain to mount the device, Only one side is accessible to mount via screws. I found a way to take off the left cover and access the other needed side (to mount it) but its a real pain, and the instruction manual does not even let you know how to take off the left side of the unit (took me about 45mins to figure it out on my own with out breaking the plastic case). 6 - The plastic handle is a nice feature, but it feels so flimsy, I don't feel safe carrying my case by this cheap handle as I'm afraid a fully loaded case will crash to the ground. 7 - Small con (not really a con currently but will be soon). The hot swap drives on the bottom are pre connected with a sata 2 adaptor, pluging in a sata 3 device with a sata 3 cable is pointless on any of these bays. Currently sata 3 is on par with sata 2, but not for long.

Overall Review: I have purchased from thermaltake for some time now, This was the first thermal take case I have purchased. Never have I see such sloppy work in the design and problems off the start with a product from them - First for everything though :(

xfx is cheap

XFX GeForce GTS 250 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card GS-250X-YDFV
XFX GeForce GTS 250 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card GS-250X-YDFV

Pros: It works, stays cool around 60 idle and 80ish under load

Cons: The CD does not come with 64bit drivers, to get 64bit drivers they make you register online with xfxforce.com and you have to wait to receive an email before you can log in and receive the 64bit drivers. First time I was upset with a Newegg issue: I ordered sat morning did rush processing and still was not shipped out till Monday never got my rush processing refunded from new egg :(

Overall Review: EVGA is better on so many levels compared, only got this card b/c building the rig for a friend who wanted the alien vs predator steam D.L.

need big PSU

EVGA 017-P3-1296-AR GeForce GTX 295 Superclocked Edition 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
EVGA 017-P3-1296-AR GeForce GTX 295 Superclocked Edition 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Pros: gtx295: best card on the market, worth the price. Evga are the best cards.

Cons: It is huge, be sure to look at you mobo that the card wont interfear with any connectors (such as sata ect) before you get this card.

Overall Review: Yea I was hoping my 700watt T.T. psu would handle this beast and well it lets me boot, but cant play games on high rez w/o the psu shutting down my rig in mid games. Recomond at least a 850+ psu. current rig: Asus M4A79XTD EVO Mobo 8gigs of OCZ ram 1 GeForce GTX 295 (evga) 3 sata hard drives 2 cd rom drives 3 case fans fyi upgrading to a 1000watt psu for this rig

11/18/2009

one of the best mouse pads for gammers

Razer RZ81-00030101-B2M1 eXactMat and eXactRest Bundle - Mouse Pad and Wrist Rest
Razer RZ81-00030101-B2M1 eXactMat and eXactRest Bundle - Mouse Pad and Wrist Rest

Pros: Size Over a foot wide), double sided, wrist gel pad is extremly comfortable. Very nice and solid design

Cons: green razor logo on gel pad only lasts a few days and peals off - realy i dont care about the looks so not enough to lose an egg

Overall Review: If your a hard core gammer this is the pad for you, its double sidded (basicly one side make mose curser more sensative then the other). And tbh if your like me and already have a gaming mose this realy isnt that big of a deal as most gaming can edit there sencativity on the fly. Still im treating the double sidded as 2x the life time I got 1 orignaly for my main gaming pc, fell in love with it so much I got another one for my pc at work. all in all this is a well designed pad and will last a long time, the price is high but you get your money's worth here.