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William D.

William D.

Joined on 10/21/15

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Most Favorable Review

Great gaming monitor

ASUS 27" 1440P Gaming Monitor (MG279Q) - QHD (2560 x 1440), 178° Viewing, FreeSync
ASUS 27" 1440P Gaming Monitor (MG279Q) - QHD (2560 x 1440), 178° Viewing, FreeSync

Pros: DOOM and other games look amazing on it. Very clear picture and silky smooth action

Cons: -1 egg because when I set the screen to 144Hz mode, which it is advertised as supporting, I get this odd vertical tear-type of line going down the screen. Does not show up in 120Hz mode. With any other monitor it would really not bother me but when I move on from my current GPU (Fury Nitro) I will no doubt be maxing the frames out and may even go beyond 144fps! And the fact that this monitor cost $490, I should not have to settle for this issue. I hope it is something simple that can be sorted out without a return.

Overall Review: I am considering an RMA due to this issue because again, it would somewhat affect the enjoyment I would get out of this product as well as the fact that it will require me to get a new monitor sooner than I would like.

Most Critical Review

Arrived DOA, caused a motherboard RMA (sorry, ASUS!)

Thermaltake Toughpower PS-TPD-0850MPCGUS-1 850 W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Semi-Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Thermaltake Toughpower PS-TPD-0850MPCGUS-1 850 W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Semi-Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: It looks good and was a good deal for $70 after MIR. Good design, while only Semi-Modular it is going to be perfect for my first build.

Cons: Would not POST, no video signal, no beeps! It arrived DOA and I tested it with a DMM, got good voltages so I RMA'd the ASUS Z170-A. New motherboard still would not POST, so they just told me to "get QVL RAM." Like that would make a difference when I received absolutely no feedback from the system as a whole itself! Anyway, a short trip to Best Buy to grab another Thermaltake, TR2 430W for $40 and it POSTed on the first shot. So happy that I figured it out because between waiting for other parts and the RMA this is something I began almost a month ago!

Overall Review: Thermaltake: I have already filled out an RMA, will ship it tomorrow. I'm not mad, stuff happens. I'll give a good review when my replacement comes and works as well as something that costs half as much.

Rosewill RFTL-131209B - 120mm Computer Case Fan / Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Transparent Frame & 4 Blue LED Lights, Fluid Dynamic Bearing, Silent
Rosewill RFTL-131209B - 120mm Computer Case Fan / Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Transparent Frame & 4 Blue LED Lights, Fluid Dynamic Bearing, Silent

Pros: It's a fan.

Cons: Loud and not PWM. Installed on the bottom of a case and even after tightening continues to rattle whenever the CPU ramps up to do something.

Worked until they didn't

GAMDIAS Hebe 3.5mm x 2 Connector Circumaural Stereo Gaming Headset with Black Headband
GAMDIAS Hebe 3.5mm x 2 Connector Circumaural Stereo Gaming Headset with Black Headband

Pros: Great sound, bass, and price. Comfortable to wear for long periods.

Cons: Eventually some kind of break in the cable developed, to where if I moved the wrong way the sound would cut out in one of the speakers.

Overall Review: I'd still recommend them, because I got my money out of them and the faulty cable was a random occurrence.

12/25/2016

DOA Drive

WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX
WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX

Pros: The bubble wrap it came with was cool.

Cons: DOA, detected by BIOS but not Windows. Will not install drivers. Internet says it is most likely DOA. Just ordered a month ago and opened the box today so I am hoping the manufacturer will still replace. If not I am done with Newegg!

DOA, don't buy.

ASUS Z170-A LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Z170-A LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: It's a great looking board, very nice sharp aesthetics. It arrived fast.

Cons: Did not work, did not POST even once. No beeps, no video signal. Tested other components thoroughly to determine this board was dead on arrival.

Overall Review: I have begun the RMA process and am hoping that the company will make it right if the want my business and a positive review in the future.