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Paul C.

Paul C.

Joined on 09/30/11

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Most Favorable Review

Acer Monitor Again

Acer B276HUL Dark Gray 27" 6ms WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 350 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
Acer B276HUL Dark Gray 27" 6ms WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 350 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

Pros: LED, thin, runs cool, stand is ez setup and adjusts up-down and left to right.

Cons: Wish the speakers were not built in.

Overall Review: Not sure why monitor mfg's are still insisting on putting junk speakers in monitors...the 90's are over.

Most Critical Review

Broken Fan

HIS IceQ Turbo Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H795QT3G2M
HIS IceQ Turbo Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H795QT3G2M

Pros: Not sure, honestly. Other than benchmarks, the perceivable difference between the 7950 with 3GB of DDR and my old 1950 aren't all that great. Not worth the high cost.

Cons: Fan stopped after 7 months. Fortunately I kept my faithful 1950 and can still use my comp. Looks like I am about to experience HIS's warranty machine...

Overall Review: Not worth the high cost of the card. Perhaps its because I only really game with it, but, I could have purchased a card for half the three hundred plus dollars. I have had multiple HIS cards so, I am not freaked out yet about the fan going bad...doo-doo happens in electronics. What will make the difference is how well the repair process goes...we will see.

Everything I Expected

ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 Overclocked 6G GDDR6 Dual-Fan EVO Edition VR Ready HDMI DisplayPort DVI Graphics Card (DUAL-RTX2060-O6G-EVO)
ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 Overclocked 6G GDDR6 Dual-Fan EVO Edition VR Ready HDMI DisplayPort DVI Graphics Card (DUAL-RTX2060-O6G-EVO)

Pros: Title says it all. Placed the card in an older Intel i7 based computer and it pushed my xplane flight simulator into HDR and high resolution settings. The updated drivers support the Vulkan API, further boosting the video performance, perfect card for my use of the computer.

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this card, really surprised at the increase in video performance.

Awesome SSD

Crucial MX100 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT512MX100SSD1
Crucial MX100 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT512MX100SSD1

Pros: Per usual Crucial has provided amazing performance at affordable project cost. I started out using Seagate hybrids and I avoid all Seagate and Western Dig products now like the plague. Crucial has really lead the pack REALIABLE SSD and this drive plus the two others I ordered with it are no exception. AWESOME DEVICE!!

Cons: None

Windows, yup

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Pros: Not much can be said by now you know what OS you need, or should. No issues installing fresh on new drives and no issues activating.

Cons: None

Awesome Set of RAM

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GXM

Pros: Wow pretty much sums it up. 32GB of RAM used in a GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 mother board. Built this out for and Adobe/video capture project and this just makes things run silky smooth.

Cons: None