Date Joined: 05/13/12
Pros: Extremely fun game to play.
Graphics are a bit dated, but hey, it's fun anyway
Oh and it's local co-op :)
Pros: 750w psu with 80plus for under 50 bucks on sale. Score! Anyhow, LOTS of cables, cables were long, the blue led is actually a VERY nice addition, and not overpowering, and a very very nice choice for an enthusiast build!
Cons: Ummmmmmmmmmmmm. Yeah none that I can think of.
Overall Review: IT EVEN CAME WITH A 6pin to 8pin pcie adapter!!! HOW FREAKING LEGIT IS THAT?! It's also a very nice color match to my rosewill challenger case!
Pros: 16gb ram, with only 2 sticks for under 90$?! OH I was ALL over that!! Was not distified with the 7.9 WEI rating either. Paired with my i5 ivy bridge, doesn't get much better!!!
Cons: Well 16gb of ram doesn't have a whole lot of purpose, but who cares. It was only 25$ more than the 8gb kit for the same latency and speed. Better safe than sorry when crysis 3 comes out lol.
Overall Review: Buy it!
Pros: DONT LET PEOPLE FOOL YOU! I overclocked this chip to 4.3Ghz without any problems. You can change the multiplier and you can change the bus speed. My bus speed is 107Mhz and multiplier is 40. Does very well. Plus I have only the STOCK cooler. Might upgrade later and bump up my bus speed and multiplier but until them I'm sitting at a wonderful 55C under load. Was totally amazed.
Cons: It's not completely unlocked, but who cares. Unless you're gonna overclock to 5Ghz, there's not much past 4.5Ghz without water cooling. Gonna pay an extra 30$ for unlocked multiplier and 80$ for decent cooling. You don't really need it, just do a minor overclock like with this chip and a z77 motherboard and you'll be fine.
Overall Review: Don't like intel personally, just cause the pins are on motherboard, but this processor is worth the extra 80$ I had to shell out for another motherboard. You win some, you mess some up, it's just a way of life. Overall very satisfied.
Pros: Worked like it should with very little effort. Fairly decent range on it.
Cons: I didn't want to take any chances with boxed drivers (they're always garbage) so I had to go to rosewill.com and download it.
Overall Review: Gets the job done under 30$. Just what the doctor ordered.
Pros: Overclocked this card to 1200Mhz memory clock and core clock to 850Mhz. Does everything I need it to. Gonna play guild wars 2 when it comes out with this baby. Have stressed tested it, and it does very well while staying around 65 C.
Cons: When the fans get to about 80% they get a little loud, though with the minor overclocking I did, it doesn't even get close to getting that high on Fans.
Overall Review: Overall a very nice card. It's great for people on a budget and can be easily overclocked.
Pros: I have never purchased asrock before, however I have been extremely satisfied with this. Amazing for $100! It's got tons of usb ports, very convient bios, and it worked with ivy bridge right out of the box! So glad it turned out well.
Cons: They didn't send me a sticker for my computer case! I was kinda bummed at this actually.
Overall Review: All in all, this is the best board you'll get for ivy bridge and a z77 chipset. All other decent boards are going to be $130+.
Pros: It was Asus, and normally I had good luck with them.
Cons: It was DoA. Didn't boot up, came with bent pins, now I'm out $130. First computer build so far that has turned out badly.
Overall Review: I have built 4 computers now with asus boards, and this is the first one to ever be bad. Thanks to intel and pins being on the freaking motherboard, it's considered "customer induced" damage. Bull, don't like intel's monopoly, and they need to put the freaking pins on the cpu.
Pros: It's a very nice keyboard, keys feel like a standard keyboard, it's backlit, macro keys, all kinds of nice stuff
Cons: It has a problem that sometimes occurs. It will once in a great while double a keypress. Sorta irritating, but not too bad. I never used cd, so that's a possible cause. Also, the shift key does not continue if pressed for a long time, so one or 2 letters won't get capitalized.
Overall Review: All in all, a very nice backlit keyboard for the price. It's very large, so that's great for someone like me with huge hands lol.