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Kaeli M.

Kaeli M.

Joined on 12/27/09

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Most Favorable Review

I can't believe it.

XFX Double D FX-787A-CDBC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Black Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
XFX Double D FX-787A-CDBC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Black Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Pros: I was apprehensive about this card. For a very long time I have been on a 5750 1GB edition and asking "Do I really need an upgrade." This card made so much difference it was mind boggling. People really do under play the power of this card. I tried every game from battlefield 3 to max payne 3 with the full D11 on and it ate everything alive. The fact this thing is a gaming beast aside, it runs cool. I'm in Georgia and the heat gets high. The low today was 86 and this card never got about 40C. Right now it is idling at 35C It looks so much better in person than in the picture. It is such a beautiful card and feels like you could beat someone to death with it, plug it in, and start playing a game right after. It is STURDY.

Cons: Makes the less expensive parts in my computer more noticeable?

Overall Review: I would highly recommend this card. I have tried everything from Secondlife, Guildwars 2, Crysis: Warhead, May Payne 3, BF3, and borderlands 2. I had everything maxed out and never saw a single frame rate below 30 and rarely saw one below 60.

Most Critical Review

Customer support ruined Asus for me.

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: When the motherboard worked it worked very well and I enjoyed it. I was happy with my purchase initially.

Cons: After a few months the sound went out and when I want to their live chat I expressed I could not find the serial number on the motherboard. I gave them all of the information I could from the stickers and they refused to work with me to help me find the S/N. I understand I shouldn't have lost the box but I moved across the US and more than just the box was lost. I checked all over the motherboard and there was no S/N sticker. The person also called me Sir when I clearly stated I was female and though he corrected it, it leads me to believe he was not focusing on my issue or me as a client. I will not be buying from Asus again I do not think.

Overall Review: what ever happened to customer service and making the customer feel appreciated. I buy from Asus all of the time and while I may just be one customer and my $2,000+ in the past few years may just be pennys in the grand scheme but I still feel as though everyone who buys from them is an investor of sorts and should be treated that importantly.

10/18/2013

It works.

U.S. standard Power Cord For Play Station 2 Power Adapter (PS2), Play Station 3 SLIM (PS3 SLIM) Gaming Consoles, Laptop/Notebook Power Adapters, DVD/Blu-Ray players, printer, Satellite Receivers etc
U.S. standard Power Cord For Play Station 2 Power Adapter (PS2), Play Station 3 SLIM (PS3 SLIM) Gaming Consoles, Laptop/Notebook Power Adapters, DVD/Blu-Ray players, printer, Satellite Receivers etc

Pros: It works and it fit in snug. It doesn't wiggle around or have that feel like your dog or cat could bump it and pull it out.

Cons: It doesn't read me a bedtime story?

Overall Review: Quick shopping and the price was cheap. I'm happy.

LOVE IT!

Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1

Pros: After I got it tweaked to the settings I wanted it was a thing of beauty. This monitor was all I had hoped for and more. I got it on sale for 125 dollars new and, couldn't, have, been, happier. It says 23" but it is bigger than my friends 24" LG. There is a button near the power button that controls input and by factory setting it is on VGA so you will want to hit it twice if you are (and I hope you are) using HDMI. I had some issues after a bit, screen flickered with some odd colors once in a while and looked like it might need to be returned but the issues went away after a week and I haven't had a single one since. You have to, in the monitors settings turn the volume up to max to actually hear the speakers, but they are a very decent quality. I use MPC with the gain feature and hear my movies very clearly even with a loud fan on.

Cons: Some weird glitches that went away over time.

Overall Review: I don't know if it is the texture of the screen or what, but there is this weird like.. residue look when you look at a pure what page. It is hard to notice until you start to scroll. Was like that when I first got it and even after cleaning the screen it is that way.

Quality on a budget

G.SKILL Value Series 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT
G.SKILL Value Series 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT

Pros: Got this ram at $5 dollars off per stick. I went ahead and bought four and couldn't be happier. Awesome performance and a price that has me very pleased with my bank statement.

Cons: They don't blend....

Good, But....

Thermaltake Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation VM20001W2Z
Thermaltake Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation VM20001W2Z

Pros: Solid build, good material, does not feel flimsy. Wireless install port for Master HD. Two Fans are higher quality. USB 3.0 ports Size and air flow Plenty of room even for the largest of cards. Wires, screws, ect are all presented nicely and well placed. Bright and lovely BLUE LED lights

Cons: The 120mm on the rear is cheap, when I say cheap I mean it looks like you could spit on it and break it. Very flimsy, very ugly, cheap plastic. The top fan (200mm supposedly) Is better, but is also not what I had hoped for. The final fan, the front intake is amazing however. It is a quality fan and what I was hoping to see from the other two. I do love the blue both fans produce and this does get very good airflow, but I have gotten way better in this price range, and Thermal Take is generally a pretty good brand you can trust. A cord to move a rear USB3.0 to the front.... really... really? Ok this seems like something you and buddy would think of in a case where you really needed a front port, and not something that should be included on a stock case...

Overall Review: A good quality case which I got at a discounter anyways. I am very happy with the case and pleased with my purchase. I do hope future buys from this brand though, have the same quality in every detail, instead of having some dollar general stock fans and and rigged front USB port.