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Kevin D.

Kevin D.

Joined on 11/18/08

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Most Favorable Review

Great for Low Power Rigs

MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card N750 Ti-2GD5TLP
MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card N750 Ti-2GD5TLP

Pros: Extremely low power usage (see other thoughts) Two fans, but keeps it quiet and cool Low Profile (and includes brackets) and what I would consider Single Slot, since you don't have to use the VGA (can be unplugged from PCB) or you can route it above or underneath the primary slot, which made all the difference for my case. Plays games reasonably well, see anandtech for actual benchmarks.

Cons: I had to take out the hard drive cage in my small pc, which didn't matter to me because I was only using a 2.5" SSD anyways which tucks away nicely below the CD drive.

Overall Review: I used this card to upgrade an old Dell Optiplex 760 Small Form Factor that has a 235W power supply. And this thing runs! If you are trying to get the best card for an old basic PC to do some moderate gaming, this is the best card on the market and it WILL work for you. Core2Duo E7400 CPU 8GB DDR2 RAM 120GB Crucial MX100 SSD 2GB GTX 750 TI GPU 235W Dell PSU

11/26/2014
Most Critical Review

Ripoff

Rosewill Gaming Computer Case - ATX Mid Tower - Top HDD Dock, Side Window Panel, 5 Preinstalled Fans - BLACKHAWK
Rosewill Gaming Computer Case - ATX Mid Tower - Top HDD Dock, Side Window Panel, 5 Preinstalled Fans - BLACKHAWK

Pros: 5 Stock fans Overall decent look bottom filtered psu sideways hard drive cages for nice management gromets on cable mounting holes hot swap dock

Cons: Blatant CM 690 II ripoff. Looks identical in almost every feature, except the side panel (which is even similar to the nvidia version) At least the side panel fan is only Molex, which is a terrible old style connector which does not let you plug into the motherboard for RPM readings and speed control, and good luck running a psu molex connector to it without making your management look terrible. All are a cheap looking blue LED fan and I would bet less then 40CFM. Rap around usb 3.0 connector. where is that nice new motherboard connector? Rectangular honeycomb underneath mesh looks and feels very cheap.

Overall Review: This is the first rosewill case I have actually liked pretty much thoroughly, however it is just an imitation of a quality brand. Get the original, and stick away from this cheaper imitation.

10/28/2011

Easily the best ten-keyless

Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red Switches
Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red Switches

Pros: Pre-ordered this straight from corsair and got it yesterday. Corsair Quality (the reason for buying this) Design is awesome, easy to clean stuff between the keys that always happens. Cherry MX Red switches. Aluminum and plastic design. Feels very sturdy while still being lighter than my last tenkeyless. Great design for the removable cord.

Cons: Didn't come with a free M65, which I'll admit I was half expecting with the pre-order. Oh well. Over $100 with tax/shipping for such a small keyboard is kind of hard to justify, but it improved my gaming comfort. I run this with an M60 also from Corsair.

Overall Review: Really impressed by Corsair on this one. Will probably get a K70 in the future for my work I like using these so much. As a first time MX Red user, I'm not sure if I like more or less than my MX Brown board yet. I may end up switching this board to brown switches, since I have another tenkeyless I won't be using.

Bad left alt key

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches
CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: At first I was very happy with this board. I love the design and the price was decent.

Cons: Then after a few weeks the left alt key went bad. Which I use heavily for multi tasking with alt-tab. I have to pay for return shipping to get a replacement, which I'm not happy about, and after all that I contacted support to see if they would exchange with the Quickfire Pro, even if I included a check for the difference, dispite them inconveniencing me already, and the refused. Poor customer service and an unfortunately poor product. Mixed with the crazy amounts of branding on this keyboard I will get rid of the replacement and buy another brand who is willing to work with me.

Overall Review: Would be a good time for a Cooler Master rep to step in and help me out here, maybe someone more useful than your email support.

Great!

Fractal Design Define R3 Arctic White w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case
Fractal Design Define R3 Arctic White w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Pros: Silent! I have four 120mm Cougar fans in the case (removed stock fans) airflow is also very nice. Cable management couldn't be better. Looks great on my desk. Paint is very glossy.

Cons: My only complaint is that the routing hole for the CPU 8pin is more centered up top, rather than right next to the rear IO panel where it normally is. Minor issue.

Overall Review: i5 2500k Asrock P67 Fatal1ty Pro 8GB Gskill Ripjaws Crossfired 2GB 6950s (fit perfecly) Corsair H60 Corsair AX850 Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD 1TB WD Black HDD

Perfect

Corsair Force Series GT 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F120GBGT-BK
Corsair Force Series GT 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F120GBGT-BK

Pros: FAST. 450/MBs once OS and most programs installed. Thus far amazingly, and surprisingly reliable, No bsods, no errors, no issues installing. 7.9 in WEI, hard to believe but my 2500k is the lowest scoring thing in my PC! Sleep works, and under 20 second boot.

Cons: Was not free.

Overall Review: Absolutely worth the price I paid. I have it set to put my whole user folder on my 1TB black, so all my documents/music/movies/pictures and even the appdata folder for internet temp files and such doesnt take up any space or use any extra writes that arent needed. I followed an online tutorial to make sure TRIM is enabled and that i disabled defragmentation and other similar services.