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Joshua H.

Joshua H.

Joined on 12/12/08

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Most Favorable Review

Stronger card than what they say

SPARKLE GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card SFPX94GT1024U2
SPARKLE GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card SFPX94GT1024U2

Pros: Plays every game ive thrown at it on high, quiet, stays fairly cool, got it for 40 bucks

Cons: didnt have S-video or hdmi ports also it doesn't make me waffles

Overall Review: Dont listen to what you hear about this card it is not as low end as what people say, this has played just about every game ive thrown at it on high and still doesn't even really get that hot, hell of an upgrade from my old 7300le.

Most Critical Review

its ok

ICY DOCK Tool-less Dual 2.5 to 3.5 HDD Drive Bay SSD Mount / Kit / Bracket / Adapter - EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B
ICY DOCK Tool-less Dual 2.5 to 3.5 HDD Drive Bay SSD Mount / Kit / Bracket / Adapter - EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B

Pros: Doesn't require screws to hold drive, plenty of screw holes for fitting just about any case.

Cons: The design sounds good on paper but not that great in practice. Fitting both ssd's in the slots is easy enough but getting 1 power cable to connect to two drives is near impossible if you have a PSU with braided cables. Your almost forced into using two separate cables for each drive and even then its still awkward to connect.

Overall Review: They should have spaced the compartments further apart or have one drive sit slightly further back to allow thicker cables to connect both drives easily.

11/26/2016
Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case with White LED Fans ATX Power Supply (Not Included)
Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case with White LED Fans ATX Power Supply (Not Included)

Pros: Compact, Light weight but durable Nice rounded edges Tool less install drive bays 5.25" drive bay (some people still like to have optical drives!)

Cons: Not a whole lot of space for bigger parts, large sized GPU's fit but it's tight. Airflow is acceptable but could be better Tight squeeze to fit any sort of radiator

Overall Review: If you plan to do liquid cooling i would look at something else

Died within 4 years

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Never had an issue with it until it died Didn't take parts with it.

Cons: Died within 4 years

Overall Review: Good board while it lasted, no idea why it died, just tried to boot up one morning and the monitor wouldn't display. Replaced the GPU and PSU. Figured out it was the mobo

Meh..

LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WBK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply
LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WBK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply

Pros: It holds stuff

Cons: Sharp edges Low quality Metal Annoying front panel that broke off within a month Bad screw threading No features other than "aliens" and "blue" For heavens sake dont use the PSU it comes with

Overall Review: I bought this back in 2011 because it looked like an Alienware, and they were all the hype back then. This went with my true first full pc build. I instantly threw the PSU away, and im so glad i did as a friend who bought the same case had the PSU blow up and take parts with it. Just keep looking... There are alot better looking cases out there with many more features.

Exceeded expectations but pick something else

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch

Pros: This was a decent PSU for a lower end 4 core 4GB and Radeon 7770 PC it lasted about 2 years before it finally died. Didn't take any components with it

Cons: Not a quality PSU for high end gaming rigs, especially for today's standards.

Overall Review: I bought this before i learned the importance of a PSU in PC's. This is not a high quality psu and you risk many components should it die. Go with a Corsair, Silverstone, or Antec. Do some research and never skimp out on the PSU.