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Preston S.

Preston S.

Joined on 08/16/11

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome

XFX Double D Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card FX-785A-CDFC
XFX Double D Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card FX-785A-CDFC

Pros: Great performance overclocks like a champ, OC'd to 1050 core and 1450 memory runs Battlefield 3 on ultra settings and 2xAA at 50+ FPS at 1920 x 1080 Stays cool, 34 at idle and 61 under full load Extremely quiet, almost nonexistent.

Cons: 2 six pin power connectors instead of AMD's 1 six pin on the reference board.

Overall Review: I love the price to performance ratio with this card.

Most Critical Review

Has good potential

SilverStone SST-RL01B-W-USB 3.0 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side Panel Window
SilverStone SST-RL01B-W-USB 3.0 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side Panel Window

Pros: -Plenty of room -Front USB 3.0 -Looks great -Light, east to carry -Cheap -Lots of space for 120mm fans

Cons: -Only comes with one 120mm fan, not quiet enough for good airflow. -Didn't come with enough standoffs -Tough cable management -Sharp edges on the inside -Top air filter is only held on by magnets -PCI slot covers are not replaceable. what I mean by that is that once you take them out, you can't put them back in.

Overall Review: As I said, the case doesn't come with enough fans, so I bought a 4 pack of cooler master fans and the work great. I strongly suggest getting some fans if you buy this case. Final thoughts: Good looking case for cheap, but you can see where the cut corners to make it cheap.

Wow, Just wow.

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: This case is amazing! For $40, if you're buying something else, you're doing it wrong. It has tons of space for everything, great cable management and superb airflow. Not to mention, it looks great.

Cons: The plastic parts feel a little flimsy and it only comes with one fan. But for $40, its still a fantastic case.

Overall Review: I recommend buying some extra fans if you're going to use this case for a gaming PC.

11/30/2013

An ideal monitor

Acer H6 Series H236HLbid Black 23" 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LED Backlit LCD Monitor, IPS Panel 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)
Acer H6 Series H236HLbid Black 23" 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LED Backlit LCD Monitor, IPS Panel 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: This really is a fantastic monitor. I was impressed at how good this monitor is for the price. -Colors look great due to the IPS display and comparing to a TN panel, colors look more distinct. -Because it's an IPS, viewing angles are also fantastic. -Bezels are super slim, perfect for a dual or triple monitor setup.

Cons: -Glare can be an issue depending on the environment. - I'm not a big fan of the stand. No height adjust or pivot. Only vertical tilt.

Overall Review: I currently use this for my secondary monitor on my PC and my main display for my Wii U. I can assure you that the landscapes in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and New Super Mario Bros. U have never looked better. I highly recommend this monitor.

11/26/2013

ASUS VG248QE

ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 1ms (GTG) 144Hz DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort Built-in Speakers Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free Backlit LED NVIDIA 3D Gaming Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 1ms (GTG) 144Hz DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort Built-in Speakers Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free Backlit LED NVIDIA 3D Gaming Monitor

Pros: This really is a fantastic monitor. It does what a monitor is meant to do and it does it well. -Very smooth, I could easily notice a difference between 60Hz and 144Hz -Colors are good once you take the time to fix them -The stand is great, being able to rotate, swivel and pivot the monitor really comes in handy. -Decent viewing angles

Cons: -Colors are way off out of the box. You will definitely need to take some time to fix them once you get this monitor.

Overall Review: If you're not to concerned about color accuracy, this is pretty much a perfect monitor. I really wish I had 3 of these.

11/16/2013

Perfect!

COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP Silent Case Fan (4-Pack)
COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP Silent Case Fan (4-Pack)

Pros: -Extremely quiet! -Cheap, Do the math, each fan is $3.5

Cons: -Only 1200 RPM, but that's not to bad. That's why there so quiet. -Multi colored cables.

Overall Review: I have these mounted on a Corsair H60 in a push/pull config. Temps on an AMD Phenom II 1100t OC'd to 4.0 GHz: Idle: 21 Load: 51