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benjamin c.

benjamin c.

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome

EVGA Superclocked,  Signature 2 02G-P4-2687-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 02G-P4-2687-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: So far so good. When playing most games, this GPU can easily handle ultra settings. The only exception would be very new games while doing nvidia surround (which i absolutely love btw). The fact that you can nvidia surround with just one card is also a great innovation. I plan on getting another soon to SLI for max performance with nvidia surround.

Cons: Although it is asking for a lot, I was hoping that I would be able to connect a 4th screen as an extended desktop. So far, i cannot find out how to do so or if it is even possible. Card does seem to run pretty warm

Overall Review: This comes with a dvi to vga adapter (even though i don't use it)

11/10/2012
Most Critical Review

Good, but not worth the price

Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid RS-850-SPHA-D3 850 W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & SSI EPS 12V V2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Panel Power Supply with Fan Control
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid RS-850-SPHA-D3 850 W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & SSI EPS 12V V2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Panel Power Supply with Fan Control

Pros: The power supply is fully modular, does not make much noise overall, and has plenty of cables.

Cons: the so called "extra" of a fan controller really isn't very useful in most cases. The wires/cords to connect to the case fans do not match and therefore cannot be used to control the fan speed. the only fan speed it can control is the PSU which IMO isn't very useful.

Overall Review: fan controller was difficult to install into a standard 5.25" drive bay and still is not perfectly installed.

11/10/2012

Not quite what i expected

Microsoft  SIDEWINDER X4  Keyboard - Retail
Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard - Retail

Pros: It is a great keyboard. Good response to touch with keys, decent sound, multiple levels of back lighting, and plenty of functions.

Cons: not so much of a con, but i was expecting mechanical switches since this was labeled as a gaming keyboard. the wrist rest is kind of obsolete considering it is very low and does not offer much support.

Overall Review: To be labeled as a gaming keyboard, i was expecting a mechanical keyboard. I was slightly disappointed but it is still a good keyboard nevertheless. A lot of the keyboards functions won't work without the driver installation. it is not (at least it wasn't for me) immediate driver installation when plugged in. it still has immediate basic use when plugged in, but extras such as multi-level backlight, macro keys, and media keys are not immediate.

11/10/2012

Good but could be better

BELKIN BE112234-10 10.0 Feet 12 Outlets 3996 Joules Surge Protector w/Phone/Ethernet/Coax Protection
BELKIN BE112234-10 10.0 Feet 12 Outlets 3996 Joules Surge Protector w/Phone/Ethernet/Coax Protection

Pros: Has plenty of outlets with good spacing between. the outlets are positioned well to accommodate well with all sorts of plug ins.

Cons: The master power switch on this is a little too sensitive. I could be moving around some cords and a cord will barely hit the button and it will shut off everything connected to it.

Overall Review: All in all, it's really good for the price. i honestly haven't had any power surges yet so i can't quite judge the biggest part for this product.

11/10/2012