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David H.

David H.

Joined on 02/16/11

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome mainstream card.

XFX Radeon RX 570 8GB DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card RX-570P8DFD6
XFX Radeon RX 570 8GB DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card RX-570P8DFD6

Pros: - Excellent for all mainstream games and more. - 8GB Memory is great for games like Civ 6 and Apex Legends, as these titles can use in excess of 4GB. - XFX 3 year Warranty.

Cons: - Random blue LED on the card itself near the power connector. Breaks up an otherwise all black/red interior.

Overall Review: - I purchased this so I could retire my now antique XFX HD6870 1GB and I couldn't be more pleased with the RX 570. 7 years out of my old card and it still works, hoping I'll get similar mileage from this one. - Future proof yourself and grab a 8GB over a 4GB card as the RX 570 does have the grunt to use it.

Most Critical Review

DOA

MSI Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card RX 580 ARMOR MK2 8G OC
MSI Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card RX 580 ARMOR MK2 8G OC

Pros: - I entered the Matrix

Cons: - Artifacts and black screens.

Great Product.

ARCTIC MX-2 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive
ARCTIC MX-2 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive

Pros: - Works as advertised. - Easy to apply with the syringe it comes in. - A dab will do ya.

Cons: - None

Excellent RAM for the price.

G.SKILL AEGIS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C11D-8GIS
G.SKILL AEGIS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C11D-8GIS

Pros: - 1600mhz DDR3 plug and play. No tweaking needed to get the advertised speeds. - Excellent price. - Lifetime Warranty. - Cheap way to get 16GB of dual channel in an older system and breathe new life into anything with RAM hungry WIN 10 and Chrome.

Cons: - Fairly loose timings at CAS 11 although there really isn't any perceivable difference between these and my 1600mhz CAS 9 Snipers. - Having decorative foil stickers on the memory itself that say Warranty void if removed is making me hope they never fall off with age. Despite DDR3 becoming obsolete.

Beautiful Case.

Antec Dark Fleet Series DF500 RGB, RGB Lighting, Black Steel / Plastic / 4mm Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, 3x120mm RGB Fans Included, Integrated RGB Hub, USB 3.0
Antec Dark Fleet Series DF500 RGB, RGB Lighting, Black Steel / Plastic / 4mm Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, 3x120mm RGB Fans Included, Integrated RGB Hub, USB 3.0

Pros: - Tons of internal room within the visible portion of the case. Way more than necessary for any air cooled system. - Plenty of holes for cable routing. - 3 basic RGB fans included with a controller. - Small breather holes on the front of the case so the RGB fans are actually functional. - Magnetized plastic mesh "filters" on the Top Front and Bottom.

Cons: - Some of the upper internal room of the case could have been sacrficed for more room under the PSU covering/divider. Not a lot of room where the hard drive cage is although it is adjustable. I have a SSD and 2 HDDs in my system and the room is tight with all of the necessary cables for the PSU populating the same space. Without the proper routing you couldend up with a bulge in the side panel. - My Thermaltake Frio barely touches the glass when the system is fully assembled, an extra 5mm of room would have sufficed. So beware if you have a tall tower style cooler. I had to remove part of the plastics to get a better fit without forcing the side panel on, which would create a lot of pressure on the mainboard and socket.

Excellent PSU for the money.

Rosewill HIVE Series, HIVE-750S, 750W Fully Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & CrossFire Ready, Black
Rosewill HIVE Series, HIVE-750S, 750W Fully Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & CrossFire Ready, Black

Pros: - All black cabling. - Comes with a little zipper pouch for the extra cables. - Fully modular. - All the cables you'd need for any build.

Cons: - Nothing really. Does everything it's supposed to.