Shop Confidently with 30-Day Hassle-Free Returns
cover
Nathaniel J.

Nathaniel J.

Joined on 04/06/12

0
0

Product Reviews
product reviews
  • 6
Most Favorable Review

Don't even hesitate, get this!

XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply
XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Oh-Mah-Gahwd so many connector options.You can not go wrong with this powerhouse. Worked perfectly with the NZXT Phantom case, as far as being able to manage the wire lengths, and thats saying alot, considering the Phantom is gi-normous. Just click add to cart already.

Cons: Something made by Seasonic with a con? Don't even think about it...

Overall Review: Though technically a hybrid modular, as your main power connectors are not interchangable, this thing has everything you could need, if not already attached to it, then all the extras it comes with with have what your looking for.

Not sure who's to blame

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This will be lengthy. I realize this is a PRODUCT review, so I'm giving it 5 eggs. Since getting my RMA back, this board has been flawless, tons of bells and whistles, no post issues, la da da, perfect. On to the issue. Please read.

Cons: When I received the first board, it was shipped with a quite heavy PSU on top on it (newegg's fault). The shipping box however was crushed in on the bottom( likely UPS's fault, motherboard was inbetween crushed part of box and PSU). Upon opening the box, I found the motherboard box was slightly crushed and the top was actually open, with packaging peanuts inside it. Further inspection under the socket protector revealed a few pins (2-3) were slightly out of line( Possibly ASRocks fault, could just as easily be Newegg's, or even UPS's fault as well). Please also read other thoughts for another possible con on Neweggs part.

Overall Review: I will say this, Newegg gave absolutely no hassle on the RMA when I spoke with customer support, also, ASRock ensured me they had my back in case Newegg did try to give a run-around, just awesome from both sides. However, I did notice when I received the 2nd board that the heatsinks and chipset had clear plastic protective film on them, whereas the first board did not. I don't know what was trying to be pulled here, but it was definitely frowned upon. Also Newegg, it needs to be said, your warehouse workers need to use a little more common sense when packaging multiple products. You should NEVER place heavy objects on top on such fragile and sensitive products, such as motherboards. To ASRock, thanks again for the backing, though I can't say for sure who's fault it was, just please remember that product inspection is far more important than the development, you can make the greatest things in the world, but if defects are not caught before it reachs the customer, it's all in vain.

Put this Intel Inside

Intel Core i5-2550K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Without IGP Desktop Processor - BX80623i52550K
Intel Core i5-2550K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Without IGP Desktop Processor - BX80623i52550K

Pros: It's Intel, nuff said. No IGP? No problem. Your probably not buying this K series without the intent of having a dedicated GPU anyways. Word on the street/nerd-forums is it may give better headroom for OCing and possibly run slightly cooler. Can't confirm that but I can confirm that its one less thing that can mess up.

Cons: It does math faster than me

Overall Review: I couldn't blame you for moving on to IB, but nonetheless, this is an excellent choice, I'd expect these to drop in price pretty soon.

Click add to cart, seriously, do it.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151

Pros: Price to performance, unbeatable. No issues at all, fit perfect in NZXT Phantom with ASRock Z77 Extreme6 AND G.Skill's Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4x4) set. And completely disregard any comments about the fan being any bit loud, that is absolutely not true. Btw, 28-56C i5 2550k@4.2Ghz.

Cons: Doesn't cool house as well as 4ton heat pump.

Overall Review: As I mentioned, excellent fit with G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4x4) on ASRock Z77 Extreme6. I'd wager most any ATX size motherboard should have no issues with this combo, even if you do, just slide the front fan up the heatsink just a tad for clearance, I didn't have to but an easy fix in case anyone was wondering

Of course it's awesome, it's G.Skill

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL

Pros: Flawless. Not much else you can say, it's memory. Works perfectly, looks great, awesome price point. Also see other comments.

Cons: You kidding me?

Overall Review: Just to verify, had no fitment issues at all with ASRock Z77 Extreme6 and Cooler Master 212 EVO. Its pretty close but I'm willing to bet that when paired with the 212 EVO, the combo should fit with most any ATX size motherboards.

Everything you could want

NZXT Phantom PHAN-003RD Red White Finish w/Red Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
NZXT Phantom PHAN-003RD Red White Finish w/Red Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Massive space, plenty of fans/fan options, second-to-none wiring management, great fan controller, could go on and on. Everything you could ever need, and just flat out sexy.

Cons: Maybe NZXT could have filled at least one more of the fan options theirselves? Front fan preinstalled and wired mayhaps? Not taking an Egg though, thats just the greed in me really, already plenty of cooling without!

Overall Review: I didn't buy this through Newegg, NZXT's official store had a $25 of promo on the white/red (which just happened to be exactly the colors I was looking for) and free shipping! So around $114 shipped. Also, forget about using the 200mm side option if you plan on using a tower HSF, I know at least 90% of them will not fit with the fan attached. If the fan is a must have for you, look for the top-facing HSF options instead, as most of those will fit along with the 200mm installed ^^b