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Jeffrey A.

Jeffrey A.

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Most Favorable Review

Great performance

Qnplum QMG138 Thermal Pad 13.8 W/mK Non Conductive Heat Resistance High Temperature Resistance Silicone Thermal Pads for Laptop Heatsink/GPU/CPU/LED Cooler High Performance Gap Filler 120x120x2.0mm
Qnplum QMG138 Thermal Pad 13.8 W/mK Non Conductive Heat Resistance High Temperature Resistance Silicone Thermal Pads for Laptop Heatsink/GPU/CPU/LED Cooler High Performance Gap Filler 120x120x2.0mm

Pros: Availability Performance

Cons: Little higher cost than expected, but not a big deal

Overall Review: I've been using Thermal Grizzly Minus 8 pads twice on my Gigabyte Gaming OC 3080s over one year, and since they weren't available when I needed to reorder, I tried the Qnplum. Packaging and install is very similar, but performance for me is significantly better. With timings -250/1200/65% w/fans at 85% for ETH, temps were creeping into the mid 90's with the aging Minus 8 pads approaching 7 months, and I'd prefer the max memory temps to be ~80-85 max. After replacement with these using the same settings, temps are now 78-80. I'm assuming the longevity will be about the same at lasting ~ 6 months. Very good so far

10/28/2021
Most Critical Review

Throttling due to poor memory cooling

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10GB Video Card, GV-N3080GAMING OC-10GD
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10GB Video Card, GV-N3080GAMING OC-10GD

Overall Review: Gigabyte appears to have failed to provide adequate cooling for the RAM in the Gaming OC. There are a number of other users that have made the same claims that occur in the same circumstances. Placed into a clean install of Win10. Consistently sub-par performance compared to other 3080 cards using Passmark PerformanceTest and userbenchmark.com (always around 20th percentile, performing far below expectations). Core temps have never gone over 65C for me. HWINFO64 verifies that the core temps are low, but thermal performance limit has been reached. This happens even at core temps of 39C. This is with the power limit set to 70% and with the core underclocked by 300. Update: The white thermal pads (almost a putty) used between the memory and cooler is the problem. I bought some Thermal Grizzly 2mm thermal pads, then took the cooler off and replaced the OEM pads. Boom done. No more throttling due to memory overheating.

Dumpsterfire Quality and Unusable

HUNTVISION 1080P WiFi Camera, Indoor Home Security Camera Wireless House Surveillance IP Cam, Pan/Tilt, Motion/Sound Sensor, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision - Free Cloud Service, P2 (White)
HUNTVISION 1080P WiFi Camera, Indoor Home Security Camera Wireless House Surveillance IP Cam, Pan/Tilt, Motion/Sound Sensor, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision - Free Cloud Service, P2 (White)

Cons: The camera will not scan the mobile QR code required to setup the software. Completely useless. Yes, I entered the correct wifi password. Yes, the room is well lit and the display was at max brightness.

Overall Review: Zero effort product with no quality control. Not manufactured by a company called Huntvision, but is rebranded from Foscam. 0.0 / 10

Good design, features, and easy install, but manufacturing problems.

Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB CC-9011098-WW Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB CC-9011098-WW Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Good aesthetics, easy install, intuitive cable management options, and easy to adjust LED settings.

Cons: 1. On every single one of the expansion card covers, the screw was installed cross-threaded making it a serious pain to remove and secure cards. I'm not going to be swapping stuff in and out very often at all, so I figured I would just deal with it rather than transplanting all of my components into a replacement case - poor QC. 2. I had difficulty getting the screws holding the tempered glass panels to seat over the rubber alignment fittings. Whatever orientation I tried, one or two of the four had to be smashed down in order to get the panels back on.

Overall Review: No big problems, but definitely annoying. Still a good case overall. I would give it four, but those issues make me wonder whether I'll find any other build problems in the future.

12/20/2018

Nice Feel, Unforgivably Cheap Keycaps

Logitech G710 Plus Mechanical USB Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G710 Plus Mechanical USB Gaming Keyboard

Pros: MX Cherry brown switches provide good feedback and responsiveness. Decent customization options for lighting and macro keys.

Cons: Multiple keycaps started breaking after about 6 months of use. I don't type with an abnormal amount of force, and this is the first keyboard I've owned in 25+ years of PC use where the keys have actually broke from normal use. This seems to be a somewhat common problem with this keyboard, and Logitech wanted me to send the whole thing in for warranty support instead of just sending two replacement key caps, so I didn't bother.

Overall Review: Absolutely not worth the money for a keyboard failing in it's most basic function. Unless Logitech has expressly stated that the build quality of the keycaps has been revised, DO NOT BUY.

Good stats, bad on Windows 7 64bit

Logitech G35 USB Connector Circumaural Surround Sound Headset
Logitech G35 USB Connector Circumaural Surround Sound Headset

Pros: Good drivers, great software, comfortable for long use

Cons: I somehow missed this in my research - Many people have had problems with pops/crackling every second or so when playing back videos or music, but apparently only in Windows 7 64bit. Playing games without other media going, I have never had a problem. I'm not sure if other 64bit versions of Windows has this problem, but it's a hell of a deal breaker for me.