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Johnathan K.

Johnathan K.

Joined on 07/06/04

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Most Favorable Review

EVGA is gaining a reputation

EVGA X99 Classified 151-HE-E999-KR LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA X99 Classified 151-HE-E999-KR LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Top end motherboard with lots of future proofing m.2 slots lots of fan power ports and pcie slots overclocking/upgrade potential evga quality/support great feature set lots of motherboard configuration options physically and in the BIOS onboard audio sounds good did I count 10 usb plugs on my computer (8 on motherboard) without installing the mounted 2 that came with the motherboard

Cons: Samsung 950 pro m.2 caused kernel errors in windows 10 until I updated the BIOS with a USB flash drive memory is configured 1 2 3 4 8 7 6 5 and this was not clearly indicated in the manual, which, as others have noted, is a bare bones version compared with previous EVGA manuals I've had. It has all the very necessary and basic information, nothing more. My bad: Wish I had noticed the PCI Express slots are limited in two ways that I missed before purchase, and thus had to learn 'on-the-fly' as it caused a problem for me: 1. m.2 slot draws power from the pci e 5 if i read it right and, 2. pci e 3 is disabled unless you have a cpu better than the i7 5820 because its only 24 lanes, if i recall correctly. ATX-E, sortof, as it is just about an inch or so wider than an ATX. I had to file part of my buddy's install to plug in the 24 pin plug and i though the 90 degree plugs that run along the edge of the motherboard for sata and chassis fans were inconvenient for a ATX compatible case.

Overall Review: EVGA has great driver and product support, active forums, and great service. American company, lots of Japanese parts in their line etc. Just good reliability in my personal experience of several graphics cards and motherboards. The TOYOTA of computers.

Most Critical Review

Will Fold Under Pressure

BELKIN WaveRest F8E244-BLK Black Gel Wrist Pad
BELKIN WaveRest F8E244-BLK Black Gel Wrist Pad

Pros: Cheap, comfortable

Cons: Doesn't last. The gel material easily loses its abilities after a short time, and then extra pressure will ruin it.

Overall Review: Buy one of the bead ones if you want it to last longer. These may be cheap but they are not worth it.

Quiet and Cool

SilenX EFX-12-15 Effizio Quiet Case Fan
SilenX EFX-12-15 Effizio Quiet Case Fan

Pros: Quiet, multiple power cords, good airflow

Cons: I may be hearing a squeak or two occasionally from one of them, but I can't tell which fan (out of the other 4 or 5 fans in there) it is exactly. So far so good!

Overall Review: I originally bought 2, and then got 2 more when I needed more a while later. I guess that speaks to how satisfied I am with this fan.

Lasted 3 Years

RAZER Abyssus RZ01-00360100-R3U1 Wired Optical High Precision Gaming Mouse - Black
RAZER Abyssus RZ01-00360100-R3U1 Wired Optical High Precision Gaming Mouse - Black

Pros: Simple and comfortable design with 3 Buttons, no tilt wheel, mechanical DPI and Frequency adjustments. Long lasting. The cord is a decent length for me.

Cons: Blue light doesn't have a mechanical off switch

Overall Review: I ordered mine in 2010 and the mouse wheel no longer scrolls consistently (up scrolls can glitch down, then up, etc). I am ordering another one today because they still make it, which is excellent! I wanted to get my wife one but she insists on wireless, which I hate because my desk and devices are a wireless interference nightmare.

Amazing, if dated, product

RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply

Pros: I purchased a similar product (the green one) 2 years earlier, and was so pleased I purchased this style for my new computer last year. Excellent design features lots of fans, and amazing doors and features that make this a great purchase. It comes with some spare parts and mounts, easily removable parts on the extra bays, and is easy to clean and use. My new computer (this product) seems to have quiet fans, after one year, although my green case had some bad/noisy bearings after little more than two years.

Cons: Does seem, at this point, somewhat dated. USB 2.0 on the front (i only rarely use them, though). Didn't come with an additional side fan, even though there is a space for one... Front door must be opened prior to opening cd/blu-ray drives.

Overall Review: I still would highly recommend this case if you are looking to build a new computer, despite the usb 2.0 front ports, and lack of 1 extra fan. It is ridiculously easy to perform maintenance, add, remove, or clean any and all components. It is easy to access every area needed and comes with spare parts you will end up using at some point if you swap parts or add equipment.,

No problems - 1 year

Seagate Desktop HDD ST2000DM001 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD ST2000DM001 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This was cheap to pickup, and I've had no problems after a year of heavy use. I run a 24/7 minecraft server, transfer/download files between several devices frequently.

Cons: File transfer rate seems somewhat slow. It is very responsive, however. Virus programs seem to have no effect as I use and move files. The Seagate software was completely unnecessary, and has been deleted, but perhaps it might have uses.