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NATHAN H.

NATHAN H.

Joined on 09/29/01

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Most Favorable Review

Great power supply

Phanteks AMP Series 650W 80PLUS Gold, ATX Power Supply, Fully Modular, Hybrid Mode, Silent fan, Revolt PRO LINK Certified
Phanteks AMP Series 650W 80PLUS Gold, ATX Power Supply, Fully Modular, Hybrid Mode, Silent fan, Revolt PRO LINK Certified

Pros: -Fully modular -Comes with 2x 8pin CPU power cables -Made by Seasonic for Phanteks -Pretty much a Focus Plus Gold PSU -Quiet

Cons: -None

Overall Review: This PSU is essentially a Seasonic Focus Plus Gold PSU. It's a tried and true PSU that is high quality. It also comes with 2x 8pin CPU power cables for motherboards that have 2 8pin power connectors like my MSi MEG X570 Ace. This PSU is fantastic. It provides the necessary power for my Ryzen 7 3700X system with an RTX 2080 without adding noise to the system. Cable management is simple due to the modular cables. I have had no issues whatsoever.

Most Critical Review

Good motherboard, unless the power goes out.

Motherboards - AMD
Motherboards - AMD

Comments: Power outages killed 2 of these motherboards, even with surge protectors. They do not like it when the power goes out. Great when working, bad when power goes out while using the PC.

Phenomenal case

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X PH-ES518XTG_DGS01 Galaxy Silver ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X PH-ES518XTG_DGS01 Galaxy Silver ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: -Beautiful aluminum construction -Cable management options keep case looking very clean -RGB lighting that's well don't bit not overboard -Window design -Tons of cooling options -Plenty of space -Quiet -

Cons: -Sliding cable covers

Overall Review: This case is beautiful. The aluminum construction is gorgeous. The RGB lighting is elegant, but can be left off if that isn't your thing. It's big so be prepared for that. That isn't a pro or a con, just a fact. That size gives way to some pros, though. There's a lot of space to work with in this case. It'll fit E-ATX boards should you use them, and longer video cards aren't an issue. Though I don't have one, custom loop water coolers look to be simple in the case. There's plenty of room for a good looking solution there. The hinged side panel glass windows are also very well done, and are held closed by magnets if you want to access the internals without always removing the thumb screws. The cable management options make it simple to hide wiring for a nice, clean look. The only thing I don't like as much is the siding cable covers. You can't completely close them off completely when larger cables like the 24 pin motherboard connector are paying through, which eliminates some symmetry in the set up. Also the siding doors impede the front panel USB3 header on my board somewhat. These are minor issues, and not worth taking a egg off. I heartily recommend this case for anyone looking for a build that stands out. The Galaxy silver is also very good looking for someone looking for something other than the standard black cases.

Amazing laptop!

Eluktronics PRO15RE3 Premium Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core, 3GB 970M GTX GDDR5, 15.6” Full HD IPS Anti-Glare Display, 512GB Eluktro Pro Performance SSD 16GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 Home
Eluktronics PRO15RE3 Premium Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core, 3GB 970M GTX GDDR5, 15.6” Full HD IPS Anti-Glare Display, 512GB Eluktro Pro Performance SSD 16GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 Home

Pros: -Blazing fast<br>-Solid build<br>-Crisp, beautiful screen<br>-No bloatware<br>-Upgradable

Cons: -Doesn't make me sandwiches

Overall Review: Purchased this laptop after scouring the internet looking for a replacement for my very aged Lenovo ThinkPad T61p from 8 years ago. Saw this on sale, and couldn't say no. The specs are fantastic. i7 CPU, GeForce 970m, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD to boot. What's not to love?<br><br>Setup was painless, as there is literally no bloatware on this machine. It's a simple, clean install of Windows 10. My only gripe is that it's home edition, rather than Pro, but that can be changed later on.<br><br>Bootup times are next to nothing, thanks to the SSD. Everything on this laptop flies, courtesy of the high end hardware included.<br><br>Keyboard is a pleasure to type on, which is something I've not seen on a laptop. Almost no flex in the keys. This thing is rock solid.<br><br>Touchpad is among the best I've used on a laptop. Everything works without issue.<br><br>This thing is upgradable. I can put up to 3 more HDD/SSD's in this, which is next to amazing for such a thin laptop. Also, while this comes with 16GB RAM already, there's another 2 unused DIMM slots I can add more memory to if needed. Having the option of putting 64GB RAM in this is jaw dropping.<br><br>The screen is amazing as well. The IPS panel is high quality, and there is very little light bleed around the edges.<br><br>This is as near perfect a laptop as I have ever had!

Almost perfect

EVGA 01G-P3-1466-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) DS SSC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 01G-P3-1466-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) DS SSC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: 1. Fast 2. Silent at idle to moderate temps 3. good looking 4. Can handle anything I throw at it.

Cons: Can get loud at higher temperatures

Overall Review: I bought this card to replace my aging Radeon 4830 video card. The GTX 560 is a heck of an upgrade from that card. Double the frame buffer, and faster in every way. It takes more power, but that's expected. It's also between half an inch to an inch shorter than my old Radeon, which is a plus. So far it has been working flawlessly. At higher fan speeds, it can get loud, but it isn't overbearing. I have an aggressive fan curve on mine, so it gets louder sooner, but again, it's not bad. The fan on my older GeForce 9500GT in my media center PC is a lot louder than the 560. Lately I've been playing Batman: Arkham City, and this handle everything flawlessly with settings maxed out, with DirectX 11, tessellation and Physx turned on, as well as anti-aliasing. It's a good card. Rest of my system is: Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.5GHz 6GB RAM EVGA X58 SLI 3 motherboard

Fantastic router

NETGEAR WNDR3800-100NAS N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Open Source Router - IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
NETGEAR WNDR3800-100NAS N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Open Source Router - IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Pros: Dual Band 300mbps 16 megs flash 128 megs RAM Compatible with OpenWRT

Cons: Range a little weak on the 5Ghz band

Overall Review: This router is fantastic! I bought it in March, after my Linksys WRT150n kicked the bucket and spontaneously died. I wanted a router that specifically was compatible with open firmwares. I don't even bother with the stock firmware, so that doesn't factor into my review at all. I flashed OpenWRT onto this, and it runs perfectly. I don't have ay complaints. The only slight issue is that the range on the 5Ghz band is a little weaker. Not enough to dock an egg on. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great router with support for OpenWRT.