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James B.

James B.

Joined on 11/12/11

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Most Favorable Review

Great processor for $50

AMD Athlon X2 370K - Athlon X2 Richland Dual-Core 4.0 GHz Socket FM2 65W Desktop Processor - AD370KOKHLBOX
AMD Athlon X2 370K - Athlon X2 Richland Dual-Core 4.0 GHz Socket FM2 65W Desktop Processor - AD370KOKHLBOX

Pros: The processor is pretty fast, 4ghz dual core. I run it in a server with MC and a web server. Runs just fine, no problems whatsoever. It can even do some basic gaming if you give it a nice video card, maybe like a 6670 or so. It can play minecraft, BF3, arma, etc.

Cons: I wouldn't buy this processor unless it would absolutely break the bank to go $30 more. The 750K is a quad core instead of a dual core.

Overall Review: This series is great for budget gaming builds or just server builds

Most Critical Review

Stopped working

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready  Video Card (100324L)
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (100324L)

Pros: Worked well with my Pentium 4 3.2ghz and debian. I got a new nice computer with a Phenom II x6 1100t and I got 200fps on Minecraft! pretty nice card. If your looking for a budget gaming graphics card buy this, but beware it might not work.

Cons: Well it's too bad my good cheap card came to an end. I was playing minecraft this afternoon and well... my Monitor started blinking i didn't think much of it because, if i moved the cable it turned back on. So then it gets out of control my screen goes black for 10 seconds at a time and turns on for about 1. I shut down my computer took out the card looked at it.. the card was cool.. Not hot like i thought it would be.. and everything else seemed okay. so I put the card back in, started my computer and i had no visual at all. I double checked cables used different monitor.. Nothing worked. I hope you don't get a bum card like I did.

Overall Review: System specs in computer it broke in. Phenom II x6 1100t Gigabyte some ud3 motherboard Jupiter style G case 750w Antec power supply 8GB of DDR3 ram @ 1333

Would reccomend

Thermaltake AC-007-AN1NAN-A1 Commander FX SATA Powered 10 Port Fan Hub
Thermaltake AC-007-AN1NAN-A1 Commander FX SATA Powered 10 Port Fan Hub

Pros: My mITX motherboard only had 2 fan headers, which were used by my pump and two fans on my h105, so I bought one of these to plug into my extra sata ports, so I didn't have to run another modular molex cable.

Cons: Honestly the only thing I dislike about this is the Blue LED, as my system is red, but eh.. who cares, you can just put electrical tape on it or something.

Overall Review: I have a Bitfenix Prodigy, and an RM650 along with this.

Great Power Supply

CORSAIR RM Series RM650 650 W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
CORSAIR RM Series RM650 650 W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: The GREAT flat cables made it wonderful for my cable management., and, is completely silent at all times. Overcurrent protection is WONDERFUL, and its surprising how many power supplies don't have quality overcurrent protection, or don't have it at all. (I wish I didn't know this....)

Cons: I am actually a little scared about the cables on the power supply falling out. I could not for the life of me get the cables actually fully clipped into the modular interface. It is actually really annoying, but I would still suggest this power supply.

Overall Review: Great power supply, and works with Bitfenix Prodigy. System: i5 4690k r9 280x Kingston 2x4 BLU z97n-gaming 5 mITX (Which BTW, works as a hackintosh) h105 RM650 Kingston 120gb SSD Bitfenix Prodigy

Beautiful mouse

SteelSeries Sensei RAW 62155 Rubberized Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 5670 dpi Gaming Mouse
SteelSeries Sensei RAW 62155 Rubberized Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 5670 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Beautiful mouse, high DPI. I used to have a Logitech G700, and this one feels SO much more responsive, its wonderful. I personally use the claw grip, which this mouse works perfectly with. Its nice and light, and doesn't have a huge thumb imprint. The LED lighting is really nice, and is simple to change in the software, which is, by the way, very simplistic, yet also functional. The scroll wheel has a nice tactile "click" when you scroll. The cable is also EXCELLENT, the best USB-cable on a device I have ever owned. The CPi switcher (DPI..) is easy to reach, and while there could be more than 1 DPI mode, I personally like only 2, as you don't have to click for 45 minutes to get the right one.

Cons: I honestly don't think these two cons are worth an egg, but they might be for some people. The scroll wheel only has scrolling to side scrolling to the right, which is kind of annoying, but not really a big deal to me. Also, again I use claw grip, I found myself hitting all the two buttons on the right side of the mouse constantly. I don't even know what they ACTUALLY did, but for the first 5 minutes I couldn't figure out why all of these windows kept popping up asking me to move stuff to the trash bin. I just disabled this in the software, and it hasn't been a big deal since.

Overall Review: I personally can't comment on the quality of the side buttons, as I do not use them. If you want a bunch of macros, this is definitely NOT the mouse for you. It has four extra buttons that can be used for macros. I don't know how I feel about the quality of the material on the mouse, so far I haven't had any problems, but its only been 1 day. I guess grippy plastic could have been nice, but I like how I can slide my hands back into a fingertip grip for more accurate sniping.

Wonderful cooler

CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW
CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW

Pros: Keeps i5 4690K very cool While not overclocked, idle temps were ~25C, and max load was ~42Cish with AIDA64 When overclocked to 4.5GHZ with 1.275V (My chip is bad...) I had idle temps of about 35C and max load temps of about 60-65C

Cons: It is kind of loud. Honestly I don't care, and I thought I would. If you have people talking in your ear, or any type of game sound whatsoever you can't hear this. I even sleep with it.

Overall Review: Great cooler.