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donald v.

donald v.

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My First APU.

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked - A-Series APU (CPU + GPU) Llano Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket FM1 100W AMD Radeon HD 6550D Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic - AD3870WNGXBOX
AMD A8-3870K Unlocked - A-Series APU (CPU + GPU) Llano Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket FM1 100W AMD Radeon HD 6550D Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic - AD3870WNGXBOX

Pros: I got tired of getting the 'upgrade bug' (more like a weakness lol) for graphics cards every 6 months and blowing at least $300 on the latest and greatest, so I ditched my setup and bought this nice little apu. Obviously playing games like BF3 at 1080p isn't going to happen, but I don't mind playing on lower resolutions. Plus, now my computer room is dead quiet not having a discreet graphics card fan blowing. I might get a 6670 silent card later to Crossfire with.

Cons: None. I have noticed zero difference in everyday computing compared to my old 2500K, but obviously benchmarks on various sites will say the opposite.

Overall Review: Pair with with a nice low-latency set of 1866MHz 1.5v ram at it flies. Probably should have waited for the new Trinity apu's to be released, but I got this & a Gigabyte motherboard on here for only $200.

Beast Mode Engaged!

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6276-KR, 8GB GDDR5, RGB LED, 10CM FAN, 10 Power Phases, Double BIOS, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6276-KR, 8GB GDDR5, RGB LED, 10CM FAN, 10 Power Phases, Double BIOS, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)

Pros: -Build quality -Cooling Performance -Gaming Performance -No Coil Whine

Cons: None. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Overall Review: This is my first Nvidia card in about six years. No complaints here. This card is an absolute beast! I have a 21:9, 2560x1080 res monitor. The 1070 FTW destroys any game I throw at it on max settings. Example: I'm getting around 200 fps, in a Battlefield 4, on a 64-man server, on the 'Siege of Shanghai' map. After the tower goes down, it becomes one of the more gpu taxing maps of BF4. Debris is all over the place, including the sky. I get around 170 after that 'Levolution' event. My previous card was a R9 390x and it didn't come anywhere near this performance.

XFX

XFX BLACK Edition Radeon R9 390 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-390P-8286
XFX BLACK Edition Radeon R9 390 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-390P-8286

Pros: 1.) Love the back plate. 2.) Build quality. 3.) Runs very COOL! Idles at 30, with the vrm's just a hair higher. XFX has greatly stepped their game up with the cooling performance. This absolutely blows away their previous two generations of cooler designs. 4.) I game on a 2560x1080p, 21:9 ratio monitor, with a FX-8320E. All games I play are recent titles and can be jacked-up to mostly all ultra settings. This card is a BEAST!

Cons: Only one small con - the shiny black plastic on parts of the card are most likely going to be dust magnets. An all matte black shroud would better. :)

Overall Review: I use to be an Asus gpu fanboy. However, after their horrid Direct CUII cooling design on the last-gen AMD gpu's, I decided to go with XFX. I'm glad I made the switch. They're going to be my go-to AMD gpu manufacturer from now on.

Solid As A Rock

Merdia FL·ESPORTS USB Wired Rainbow Backlight Zero Axial Gaming Keyboard (Black)
Merdia FL·ESPORTS USB Wired Rainbow Backlight Zero Axial Gaming Keyboard (Black)

Pros: 1.) Long 66" braided cable. 2.) Two different adjustable height feet. 3.) Windows lock key, multimedia keys, etc. 4.) Excellent build quality. Very solid and heavy - weight is 3 lbs.

Cons: The glossy black along the bottom and lower/upper corners and the chrome strips on the top & sides are fingerprint magnets.

Overall Review: The rgb lighting looks great and has a few different modes to it. I like large keyboards, as I tend to put my legs up on my desk while gaming and let it rest on my knees. This is perfect!

Fantastic Budget Case.

NZXT Source 210 S210-002 White w/Black Front Trim “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
NZXT Source 210 S210-002 White w/Black Front Trim “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Build quality is great. The metal isn't paper-thin compared to other budget cases and the buttons on the front are sturdy. There's plenty of cable management options, with a spacious amount of room behind the motherboard to hide every cable. It fits graphics cards up to 12.5" long (I measured!) with ease. Has both 120mm/140mm top & side case fan options. Bottom-mount psu spot.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I would have put "lack of front usb 3.0 ports" as a con but I can't complain for only $45 spent on this. I took a couple weeks searching for a good budget case that wasn't built poorly. As for budget cases go, this is THE one to get. There's also a black version (should have checked before I purchased this oops) available. That being said, the white color is growing on me. I like how the black accents on the front contrast the rest of the case.

Expensive Mice Don't Get You Chicks.

UtechSmart US-D8200-GM High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse - 8200 DPI, 11 Programmable Buttons, Weight Tuning Cartridge, Omron Micro Switches for PC
UtechSmart US-D8200-GM High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse - 8200 DPI, 11 Programmable Buttons, Weight Tuning Cartridge, Omron Micro Switches for PC

Pros: Long braided cable, 1k pollng. very comfortable.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I think spending $180 on a mouse is preposterous but to each his own. This inexpensive guy is PERFECT. Excellent product. Highly recommended!

11/21/2013
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Fast shipping and well-packaged. Thank you!

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Ordered the item on 6/26. Received it on 6/29. Lightning-fast shipping! Thank you!

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2nd time ordering from Cryorig. Package came fast. Will buy from again!

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