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Joseph B.

Joseph B.

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Most Favorable Review

Great fans

ENERMAX CLUSTER Advance UCCLA12P White LED Case Fan
ENERMAX CLUSTER Advance UCCLA12P White LED Case Fan

Pros: Great case fans, much better than the ones that come stock in most cases you buy! These fans are very quiet in the lower RPM range but much louder in the higher RPM range (should be expected when they're moving a ton of air!). These fans have great airflow! The white LEDs are bright, and go great with a white/black setup. If you don't like the LED's there's also a little switch that allows for you to turn them off. Also, the little switch to adjust the fans between quiet, balanced and performance mode are a nifty little feature to have. Overall, would recommend if you are looking for a case fan that has nice, bright white LEDs and pushes a good amount of air!

Cons: None, but don't expect a quiet fan at higher RPMs.

10/28/2014
Most Critical Review

These can ruin your graphics card!

StarTech.com DISPLPORT6L DisplayPort Cable - 6 ft / 2m - 4K DisplayPort 1.2 Cable - DP to DP Cable
StarTech.com DISPLPORT6L DisplayPort Cable - 6 ft / 2m - 4K DisplayPort 1.2 Cable - DP to DP Cable

Pros: -None. Would give 0 eggs if I could

Cons: BE WARNED. These are NOT VESA-Certified cables. These cables can ruin your graphics card by feeding extraneous power into your card. Even without this risk, these cables cause various bugs such as a "No input error" bug or even BSODs due to the extra fed power from the extra 20-pin that SHOULD NOT be connected. Would recommend any Accell cables, which are VESA-Certified and do not have the above described bugs or risk.

Overall Review: These cables, and other cables like them are the cause for many issues that Nvidia 980 GTX users are experiencing. Took me a while to research what the problem was but I finally found it.

11/12/2014

Great White CPU Cooler!

ENERMAX ETS-T40-W White 120mm Cluster CPU Cooler with Cluster APS PWM Fan
ENERMAX ETS-T40-W White 120mm Cluster CPU Cooler with Cluster APS PWM Fan

Pros: Have to start off by saying this thing looks awesome! If you're looking for a CPU cooler that goes perfectly with white/black setup then this one if for you! The cooler comes packed in a fairly sturdy box with cardboard bracing the cooler and the sides of the box. Not bad packaging, but not the best either. This cooler is very well built, and sturdy. You can see the little attention to detail the makers put into this thing (for example it has little ventilation holes in the top to help ventilate air out of the top of the cooler, as well as out of the sides). It is quite large, so make sure you read the dimensions and make sure it will fit your case. You may or may not require low profile RAM due to the size depending on your setup, so again, be mindful of this. As for temperature performance this cooler excels! Even on a CPU that is fully over-clocked the max idle temps run around 30C, while the full load temps run from the mid to high 50s and sometimes barely hit 60. (also note, this depends on the overall airflow of your current setup!) The fan on this cooler can be easily removed and even has detachable blades for easy cleaning. LEDs can be turned on and off via a little switch, or you can adjust your preferred fan performance on via a switch on the back. There's a quiet mode, a balanced mode and a performance mode that each have their own individual level of noisiness. The performance will be the loudest as it runs the fan upwards of 2,200rpm, but this fan is extremely quiet in the lower RPM range. Additionally, you can add a second fan for a push-pull configuration for even more cooling efficiency and aesthetics(but be aware of the additional size increase as well!). Overall, a great CPU cooler that performs well and looks great while doing it!

Cons: None.

10/28/2014

Excellent Card!

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 04G-P4-2983-KR 4GB SC GAMING w/ACX 2.0, 26% Cooler and 36% Quieter Cooling Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 04G-P4-2983-KR 4GB SC GAMING w/ACX 2.0, 26% Cooler and 36% Quieter Cooling Graphics Card

Pros: If you are running an nvidia surround setup this is an excellent card to have! I have 3 24" 1080p monitors in surround, and running games like Tomb Raider, or Thief I can still get 60+ fps on a single card with a minimum fps of 38-40 on full max settings. This card is great at maintaining a steady FPS range, so there's very little stuttering as high to low FPS drops rarely occur (over-clocking makes this even better). If you are running this on a single screen, then you can easily push 100+ FPS with practically every game out their on the market right now, on just a single card! It is also impressive to note that this card benchmarks upwards for 13k on 3D Mark's Firestrike! (assuming of course the rest of your system is up to snuff) As for temperature performance, this cards also excel. My max temperature under full load is commonly 66C and pretty much never reaches 70C (this is also dependent on the airflow on your own setup however) and an idle temp in the mid 30s. Fans are really quiet when at or under 50% but once you go over these things start to get loud, but if you want to maintain even cooler temps you can go over the 50% mark. There is NO coil whine, so fear not if the 970 coil whine scare is keeping you from buying this model. I do plan on getting a second card for SLI surround setup to bring up my minimum FPS, so I will update my review when the second card comes! As of right now I am still very satisfied and find it money very well spent!

Cons: Absolutely none.

10/28/2014