Date Joined: 01/26/04
Pros: Amazing RGB, Performance. Running in my seriously deadly battle station.
Cons: Plagued with INQL BSOD & "page file errors".
Overall Review: Not really worth the insane premium. Replaced my G.Skill TridentZRGB of same cas and speed. Still iffy on how I feel, thus 3/5
Pros: Big enough and then some, to back up data off my laptops
Overall Review: Happy and it works as intended
Pros: Great color, viewing angles, performance. Can not complain. Moved from an ASUS PB278Q 1440p 60hz display. Love it
Cons: Not really a con, but the front LED light on the front is bright as hell at night. I covered it with electrical tape.
Overall Review: It's going to take some time to get used to. Having been using a 60hz display for most of my life (34yrs old). It is very different to move from a 60hz to a 144hz. My gaming performance has taken a definite hit but I do know its because I am super fine tuned to 60hz. I am using 2 1080 Ti's and a i7 9700K @ 4.9GHz (4.7GHz all 8 cores). Its NOT a performance issue in any way. Absolute best monitor for its price and performance.
Pros: As it expected with it.. Its the newer controller model.
Overall Review: Needed a 2nd controller for my PS4 Pro sense the kids have 2 on our launch model. I also use this for my PC.
Pros: Bleeding fast
Cool, Quiet, and loaded.
Protected and peace of mind.
This unit even just one has enough power to destroy any video game currently on the market for 1080p, 1440p, or 4k. I bought two to replace my 2 Evga 970 FTW's I had overclocked to 1750MHz.
Two of these are 50% Faster then my 2 970 FTW's at the stock frequency. They are also cooler, and much more silent. Coming out with a score of 9,935 in Time Spy 3DMark11 paired with a i7 4790K, 2133Mhz G.Skill Ares Ram, Z97 Maximus VII hero motherboard by Asus and a Samsung 850PRO 256GB SSD.
Two play Ghost Recon Wildlands on Ultra, @ 2k resolution (2560x1440p 60hz) and run at a constant 60FPS with the High Res texture pack for Fallout 4.
Highly recommend it and with a custom fan profile running the fans 100% @ 60'C the cards themselves never get past 60'C with the noise not much more then my case fans on high. Compared to my 970 FTW's these sound as if it's not running compared to those at 100%.
Gaming temps I have not been able to get past 60'C and when benchmarking they barely get past 60'C.
Cons: Not a blower version but cant complain and not really a con.
Overall Review: Two of these destroys anything, one is faster then my 2 970 FTW's in SLI that were heavily overclocked. Two are 50% Faster then 2 970's in SLI.
Easy to install
Cons: none-metal heat shield
Overall Review: Got this to replace & upgrasde the 8GB DDR4 in my Alienware 17 R3 (AW17R3-3758SLV)
Works flawless, passed all tests and gained 10 points in 3DMark Fire Strike score.
Does exactly as intended and shows me 15.89GB Free to use. Kudo's G.Skill
As a pretty much a loyal buyer of G,Skill Ram, I will continue to buy their products as they make reliable, fast and awesome ram for pretty good price.
Pros: Bought this for my fathers computer. Runs Battlefield 3 at Ultra, 1680x1050 at over 60 FPS.
Overall Review: Bought this for my old man's Desktop for a gaming upgrade.
Scores 4397 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti(1x) and Intel Core i5-4690K in FireStrike normal 1.1
Enough to do what he wants it for and provided over 400% Increase from his GT 630 he bought a year ago.
Pros: No back-light bleed, no real issues to report with this monitor.
It's not "4K" but at 2K its more than enough imo. I game quite fine and find it very aesthetically pleasing as well as color quality to be spot on as expected.
Cons: Only real "issue" is how the monitor turns. Entire thing turns not the screen which is a bit annoying but luckily for me has no point so didn't take off an egg. Not as thin as my 1080P Acer LED monitor or light weight but still not an issue
Overall Review: Could have been better if it was 120hz but all in all its more than sufficient at 60hz.
Intel Core i7 4790K
G.Skill Ares 16GB DDR3 2133Mhz RAM
2-Way SLI EVGA 970 FTW
250GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD (C Drive)
250GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD (F Drive)
120GB Samsung 850 Evo (G Drive)
2TB Western Digital Black Data drive
1TB Seagate 7200RPM Barracuda Data drive
1300W EVGA Supernova 1300G2 PSU
Pros: Best CPU around for Z97/Z87 Platform hands down bar none.
Upgraded from an i5 4690K and increase in performance is amazing. Synthetic Benchmarks give the i7 4790K a 43% increase in Physx over the i5 4690K
Overall Review: CPU runs cool for being at 4GHz stock.
Putting it through it's paces with my rig, it handles everything I can dish out to it.
16GB ARES DDR3 G.Skill Ram
2 970 GTX EVGA FTW's in SLi
1300W EVGA Supernova Power supply
250GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD
120GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD
1TB seagate Barricuda Hard drive
2TB WD BLACK HD
Pros: Loved how much air my first one outputs and just had to replace my side door Megaflow fan with this baby,. Very pleased with it. Now I have two of these fans and two other CoolerMaster MegaFlow 200mm's.
Helps keep CPU and HD temps low and is quiet.
Cons: Construction of one corner isn't really all that great... shipped broken but still can use it. The mounting frame comes apart but was able to apply some super glue to it. Good as new
Overall Review: I have two of these crammed inside a HAF XM case. It does its job and does it well and quiet.
Intel Core i5 4690K @ 4.4GHz
Asus Maximus VII Hero Z97
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
nVidia EVGA 970 GTX FTW
8GB DDR3 G.Skill Snipers CAS 9 latency Overclocked to 2133Mhz from 1866 @ CAS 10. 10-11-10-28
Pros: Awesome! Coming from a 660 GTX TI this card is like Night and Day.
It's currently in my gaming rig.
Core i5 4690K
ASUS Maximus VII Hero Z97
250GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD
8GB G.Skill Snipers 2133Mhz Ram
It flys and eats everything I can throw at it.
Cons: Doesn't come with a backplate.. even tho it's a FTW Model. Kind of bummed but hoping they put them back on the website for ordering.
Overall Review: Dominates the competition and uses less power than my 660 GTX Ti did.
5ms response time
Overall Review: Bought this to replace my Acer AL2016W back in 2006.
Through out the entire life of my Acer AL2016W NEVER had a stuck pixel and even still works today I just wanted a higher res and lower power screen.
Still havent had a get "Stuck" pixel yet and had it for a month. Going strong and doing as its work intended. Got it for under $100 which in my opinion for 1080P.. is a Steal.
Pros: Insanely fast boot times. From pressing the power button to being fully within windows in just 00.20.99 seconds for my Windows 7 x64 Professional with RAPID mode on.
Insane read and write times as well. I upgraded to this model from a 120GB and I'm very happy with this SSD.
Overall Review: Originally had this drive in a P55 build paired with a Core i5 760. It did not support SATA 3.0GB/s to the fullest so was only able to squeeze out about 75% or so of its normal performance.
When I upgraded to my current system built, that's where I got the 00.20.99 second boot times. It loads Battlefield 4 insanely fast, has no issues doing whatever I demand it to do. Simply a beast.
Intel Core i5 4690K
ASUS Maximus VII Hero Z97
G.Skill Snipers 1866MHz Ram 8GB (4GBx2)
EVGA 660 GTX Ti 2GB GDDR5
CoolerMaster HAF XM Case
120GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD
250GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD
1TB Seagate 7200RPM 32MB Cache HDD
XFX BES Black Edition 850W Modular PSU
Pros: No issues at all at displaying video from my desktop to my HDTV that's not to far away. It's plugged into my nVidia 660 GTX Ti to copy whatever it is i'm doing on desktop wither battlefield 4 or borderlands 2 so others can watch.
Cons: None, I cannot find a con for this product as it works as intended
Overall Review: CHEAP! $6.99 for 25feet is awesome. Love it and can go toe to toe with higher priced models.
Pros: Simply Amazing CPU. Couldn't have asked for a better one in my honest opinion. It will eat anything I can throw at it with the ability to overclock with ease.
Blazing Fast, Cool, efficient and overclocking headroom. With most of Intel's CPU's capping out at 4.5-4.8GHz I hope to put this baby to it's paces eventually but for now, is more then enough.
Cons: 16 lanes of PCI-E but not all that of a biggy.
Overall Review: Bought this CPU to replace my i5 760 Quad Core that was overclocked to 4.0, this CPU on stock clocks dominates my older i5. Love it.. Considering the fact I use this in my gaming rig, it does as Intended and is a beast.
Pros: It works! I say this because in my past.. I bought an ASUS Maximus III Gene and the board wouldn't boot up using an i5 760.
This one worked no questions or issues what so ever. Was easy to set up, turn on.
Stock Speeds it blows away my previous build which was an EVGA P55 SLi E655 Mobo and i5 760 Quad Core overclocked to 4.0GHz on air. It easily dispatches the i5 760 with less GHz by a dramatic performance ratio.
I no longer find myself getting any form of lag while playing Battlefield 4.
The SATA Cables that come with the board give it a nice touch considering the fact when I get my fans in to replace the 3 pin ones I have, the case will be of Red/White and Blue theme. Red from the motherboard, White from a few fans and most of the rest are blue..
Cons: People apparently have been having on-board audio issues? I haven't had any issues with it what so ever of any type. My only personal complaint is the fact it only has 4 pin fan headers and my case fans are 3pin.. For now I had to resort to routing cables around and running them off Molex.
In the process of buying new fans but this doesn't bother me as i'm getting higher CFM one's even if they cost a ton.. $24 for a 140mm e.e; I need 3 200's to go...
Not going to dock a Egg off it tho for that. In the end, it will be cooler so..
Another small gripe is the fact unless they disappeared.. this doesn't come with any Zip ties in any way shape or form but considering I bought a pack of 100 from a dollar store.. not docking an Egg either.
Overall Review: OS: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
CPU: Intel core i5-4690k @ Stock speed.
Ram: G. Skill Snipers 1866Mhz 8GB (4GBx2)
PSU: XFX BES Black Edition 850W. (3yr old out of my old Rig)
GPU: EVGA nVidia 660 GTX Ti 2GB
HDD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM Sata III, 64MB Cache
Monitor: Acer AL2016W 20" 1680x1050
Keyboard: Logitech G110
Mouse: Logitech G500
Case: CoolerMaster HAF XM
Fans: Original 140mm, Original 200mm's that comes with the HAF. Sigmatik 120mm, Coolermaster 200mm Mega Flow, 200mm Coolermaster.
Pros: Sound card
Cons: Sound Card from hell. Ran into a multitude of problems less than a day. Creative control panel fails to open. Have reinstalled the drivers multiple times and multiple ways, Still cannot get it to work. Worked fine first 7hrs I had it..
Cant play with many settings in 5.1 or 5.7. Seems to be pretty bare bones but its nice.. WHEN IT WORKS.
Overall Review: While It was working fine.. only complaint is unable to set subwoofer settings.. now it doesn't matter as I cant change anything including 5.1 options. Getting a RMA Refund for this piece of garbage >.< Buy something else.. please this was 4hrs of troubleshooting and Creative takes forever to respond to customer service and there website forums as well.
Pros: First off... I was skeptical.. I was using this to try and get my insane load times of BF4 down to managable levels.. let me tell you, it works! It loads BF4 maps in under a minute.
Load times for Windows 7, insane even tho my motherboard does not support quickboot.
Cons: 120GB leaves a lot to desire
Overall Review: Wish I had saved money for the 256GB.. may end up buying the 840 Evo with 256GB in the end anyways.
Pros: Fan space, space inside the interior, ease of hooking up hardware
Cons: It came with a broken piece of the top fan area.. when the cover goes over the fans.
Overall Review: Took off 2 eggs. Talked to Newegg, they said they don't have a control over defective products.. tells me to contact coolermaster on the issue. The box wasn't beat up, but soon as I took the case top part off with the thumb screen a plastic chunk came flying out at me.
Pros: looks nice, performs great and was easy to set up. Gold looks make it stand out and has some nice features.
Cons: No Bio's reset button on the IO shield. In order to reset bio's you gotta take the side panel off... my P55 SLi mobo on my other machine has one... why is it missing here????
Overall Review: Docked the eggs due to the pain in the rear of having tot ake the saide panel off my case to reset the bio's if needed.
Pros: Looks, Affordable.. fast...
Cons: Given the fact i'm using a stock i5 760... these sticks caused nothing but lock ups and BSOD. An overclock was required to get these to function at the speeds listed...
Cant seem to get the comp stable now..
Overall Review: Other then the fact I needed to overclock.. these are great Knocked off some eggs for the fact It needs a beefy OC and lots of time poking around to get it stable... wish I knew that before i replaced my old 1333MHz ones...
Pros: Blue fan, Fast CFM, Quiet
Cons: LED's are actually White... Must have missed it in the discription
Overall Review: While I got it as a hastily replacement for a failing Coolermaster fan... I didnt notice the LED's were White and not Blue.... Now my computers patriotic, not like that's a bad thing tho.. Just wasn't planned..
Pros: Backs up all of my files that I need for the 4 computers we have in the house.
Cons: of course like all flash drives, actual space avalible is around 29gb and not 32gb.
Overall Review: Bought this drive when it was $27.99 as a back up to my 16GB Drive which stores all 4 of the households PC system files like essential drivers etc. It also stores all my music, game saves etc. Does its job well.
Pros: Quick, 14,5GB of usable Space,
Cons: Like all flash drives.. there advertised as 16GB of space but only about 14.5gb is actually usable.
Overall Review: I bought two of these when they were $9.99, Seems they went up by $1.
Good drive, I bought these to replace a Kingston 16GB flash drive that got broken in a move as well as one that spontaneously combusted which was a Desel? I forget now.. Anyhoot these work like a champ as intended.
Pros: Fan replaced my failing exhaust fan. Works very well on removing hot air from my system as well as being pretty quiet vs the other fans. It's quieter then my other case fans as well
Cons: For some reason, it doesn't start up right away when I turn on the PC. Not sure why, takes a few seconds past boot to start up.
Overall Review: I will most likely buy more of these to replace a few of my other fans on my desktop. 4 of them in fact to replace the rosewill fans I bought when I built my desktop PC. Will most likely do that when the other fans blow bearings.