Date Joined: 02/18/08
Curved. (more of a gimmick if you ask me)
Refresh rate is a priority for gamers.
Built well. Great sleek design and 4 or 5 cm black bars on side makes it amazing for dual or triple moniter.
Cons: Freesynch and not gsynch, I have nVidia.
Overall Review: I bought this for the refresh rate. If 4K with 120hz monitors were less than 500 I woulda probably bought them instead. unfortunately 4K is mostly 60hz.
Pros: Free. That's about it.
Cons: It messed up all my sound devices. It decided to change my defaults. It also made my TV sound not work like it should. It didn't save settings. I had to set defaults in nvidia settings every time I turned on my computer. It decided on its own to use my monitor's terrible 2watt speakers instead of my headphones.
Overall Review: I am a HUGE razer fan. ALL my mice are and were razer. They should stick to mice though, this is just terrible. I bet razer had nothing to do with it. Just two coders in a basement probably.
Pros: This is hilarious. I love it. The white light is bright and the other colors are just fun to play around with. This isn't to light up a room, this is for setting up a mood. Quite cheap as well.
Cons: It does what it says. Nothing I did not expect.
Pros: Price is the main reason I got this tablet. It turned out pretty good.
-Ice Cream Sandwich is fantastic
-Battery is great once you figure out how Android works. (I recommend uninstalling all apps you do not need and install Task Killer, make sure you set it on Low Security, Agressive kill, and to clean up every time you turn off the screen.)
-The battery will easily last 5 hours on music or 4 hours on video. I was also playing 720p video
Cons: The screen is not very good. It's not bright. It looks weak. The colors are not very good either. For some weird reason, the screen looks twice as good in landscape as in portrait. The touchscreen is not the best but it does a fine job.
Overall Review: I love this tablet so far. 3 different people at work asked me to buy them one after I told them it costs a 100 bucks. It looks pretty good. It was pretty fast in creating thumbnails and playing movies. The touchscreen was acting weird the first hour of me using it, but it fixed itself and is working much better after the charge reached 100%.
Pros: Quick. Large. Reliable
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: I used to have a 8GB PNY micro SDHC card and it peaked at 6.5MB/s. This card is peaking at 11.5MB/s on my rig. Running on USB 2.0. Total usable space is 29.2GB. I use it on my phone, I really recommend it.
Pros: Thick and sticky (?)
Overall Review: I was quite bored and browsing Newegg like I always do, and found this. It looked very nice. Then my mind started to wander and I thought of putting 2 racing stripes on my car. My old car sure needs some spicing up. It sticks very well to my car and it looks fantastic. I do need a couple more tries so I can get better at installing them. Company ships via USPS and I had absolutely no problems. Great product, guys.
Pros: Fan-freakin'-tastic. What a piece of art. One of the most powerful cards on the face of the planet and cooled by Asetek, which is hands down the pioneer in closed circuit cooling. My ambient temperature is just about 27*C. My Idle temp is 32*C. That is amazing! It might be because I had a 480 prior to it and it used to idle at 58*C. Coincidentally enough, 58*C is how hot this card gets on 70-80% load. There isn't a single thing that should stop you from buying this. It's about 50 bucks more than the air cooled GTX 580s and boy is it worthy. Installation was easy on my HAF X. I bought two and SLI'ed them. Along with a H100 cooler. I had to drill holes for the third radiator because there wasn't one but it all worked out fine in the end.
Cons: None. Zilch. Nada. Sifer. I mean this is absolute genius. If you are in the market for a new card. Get this. I don't advice getting the CPU + GPU version because there is noway it could handle a CPU and GPU heat on a 120MM Rad.
Overall Review: Get it. GET IT! If you haven't made up your mind, trust me- you won't regret it.
Pros: Intel has the least chance of dying of all SSDs. They don't die often compared to OCZ, ADATA, or Crucial.
Cons: Specs say Read max 450MB and 210MB write. I have them in SATA 3 and they under preform at 234MB and and 140MB write. I thought it was pretty weak.
Overpriced for its performance.
Overall Review: Meh, try your luck with Vertex because these are on the slower side for that price.
Pros: Cheap'ish. Quad channel.
Cons: The heatsinks feel very cheap. They look like it too. Not a serious con but it's a bit annoying. The Dominators just look so much better, however much cheaper.
Pros: Modular. LOTS of connections. Very powerful and will handle everything you throw at it. Had it for a year and a half. Not a single issue. If you are looking for a real PSU then you found it.
Cons: None whatsoever. Some cases may need a 8pin extension since it might not reach from the back.
Pros: Gorgeous design.
Heavy and well lit.
More aesthetic than function (to me)
Cons: Read this in the Compatibility tab on the Details section of this item:
Compatibility ----- 5.25" Drive bay
I bought it for one sole reason, and that's to make the front of my PC look cool. It said 5.25, however, it is external. So basically, you plug everything in to a PCI slot and then drag a huge heavy wire from the back of your case to wherever you want to place this controller. I do not want that. What I wanted is something that can fit into my 5.25' drive. As it said on the details page. It is about 4 centimeters (too large) from being a perfect fit in a 5.25 slot.
Another problem is all the wires. But I knew that. You have 5 temp sensors and 5 fan plugs. Along with a molex to power it all up. VERY messy. But that's a problem with all fan controllers.
Overall Review: Eh. Oh well, I guess I can power it up without connecting anything and "stair at all the shiny lights"
Pros: 5700 DPI
HUGE for big handed people like me
That's about it
Cons: NEED to install Logitech
NOT right handed - read other thoughts
Overall Review: Oh where do I begin. This is my second Logitech mouse. My first, G9, was tiny. I had to claw it to move. Needless to say it was in the closet collecting dust 3 hours afterwards. Now this lovely piece of work. First of all, it is NOT right handed. It's a regular mouse with 3 button on the right. Logitech needs to learn that right handed doesn't only mean putting a thumb rest and buttons. But design the entire mouse based on that it is right handed. Look at the DeathAdder and Habu from Razer. There is a little curve/jump on the right side, not only a rest and buttons. It is designed to fit your right hand. This mouse however is pretty big and light. I WISH that Razer would be a bit more considerate in their mice. I had 3 razer mice in the past 4 years. Ask any serious gamer and they will tell you that they only last about a year. Which is the only drawback. But you know what? I'll spend 400 bucks on mice that I can PWN with rather than 80 bucks on a useless paperweight. Real gamers AVOID
Pros: Beastly. Adds couple of inches to my e-peen. Heats my house in the winter. Plays COD4 on Very High, 16X AA, 1080p, Ambient Occlusion with more than 250FPS. It's my old favorite.
Temp: 53idle : 82load
Cons: When you play with everything high. Almost full load. The fan sounds like a heli rotor. It actually scared me. It is VERY quiet when it's on idle. Check other thoughts.
Overall Review: Currently, the game I'm mainly playing is Bad Company 2. I bought this card solely to play BC2 in a higher setting. I used to use my GTX 260 and it would get about 90FPS on 720p medium settings. No lag, no issues, very quick loading times. I switched up and loading time went up by 10 seconds. It will LAG, like get 40FPS on 720p with medium settings. That is pathetic. I get better performance with a 3 year old card. Much better actually. I mean obviously it's a beast of a card and I cannot blame it for a horribly ported/coded BC2 game. However, you would think 500 bucks for a card is enough to get you some kind of edge. I'm not the most Pro of a computer builder/tester/overclocker but I think it's mainly nVidia's awful drivers. I am very very, very disappointed.
My system in a nutshell.
i7 930 2.8Ghz
12GB 1600Mhz DDR3 Dominators
80GB INTEL SSD
HAF case, amazing cooling
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Pros: Good air flow. Good construction. Looks good. 2x 4xHDD bay cages with fan. Pretty good all around
Cons: For a fulltower, it's small. I don't know how they define fulltower but my Coolermaster HAF is at least 2 inches longer, and 4 square inches bigger all around. They also chose to put the HDD cages vertical. It makes the case look small. I put 2 HDDs in it and it can barely breathe now. I don't think it's possible to have 8 Sata and power connectors in there without having a forest of wires. Not the best wire management case. My 8800GTX fit easily, It might have some problems with something as big as a 5870 or a GTX285.
Overall Review: Quite the great case for the price. If you aren't planing on paying much then get this one.
At least my gigantic fan fit in there, that's a great point.
Pros: -Plays Bad Company 2 at about 100FPS on 720p
-Plays everything on max but I love high FPS
-Tried it on COD4 and uncapped FPS. It turned out in the 600 range. A i7 930 helps too.
SILENT. On load and I can't even hear it at all. My case is very silent as is and this, just a great mix.
Cons: Not the highest end card. I'm looking forward to getting the 480s
Overall Review: Get it. Now.
Pros: A kilo
Silent, very silent
Cons: No 8 pin mobo connection. It comes preattached with 2 4pins that works just as well. Not a con really, but for a first time built. I thought that you MUST have a 8pin, but worked just as fine with 2 4s. All the PCIe connections are 6+2pins which is great for people going for high end cards.
Overall Review: Half of my case is Coolermaster, and the reason is because they are amazing.
Pros: -Intel (Yes, that's a very big pro)
-8 cores. 4 physical and 4 sim.
-Overclockable to hell
-Runs at 40C with a coolermaster V8
-Running latest games is no problem with this beast
Cons: It can't cook me dinner, or else I would ditch the wife for it
Overall Review: I N T E L > A M D
Pros: DDR3. Overclocks easily. Cures cancer.
Cons: Nonewhatsoever, I bought 2 sets. Neither came out with any DOA. My system is reg'in 12GBs to the fullest.
Overall Review: If you gots teh cash, spring for the best. And corsair is hands down, the best at RAM (Not really at cases though)
It has the same name as the nick I use for gaming (Not related, but sounds cool either way)
Same speed as every other USB HDD. 30-34MB/s It never went under it.
Great all around
Cons: A bit bulky- but looks great
eSata has always given me problems. But I mainly use USB anyways
Overall Review: I need to take a shower.
Pros: Amazing pixel by pixel accuracy. Fits perfect in my gigantic hand. Fits in with my all Blue case, keyboard, fans, etc.
Cons: Razer's firmware and software are terrible but you must install them to use the extra buttons. But the big problem relies on how this mouse breaks down fast. If you buy this mouse for gaming I PROMISE you that it will die within a year. The design of the cord is messed up. It causes the mouse to restart every couple of hard moves and you're left with 10-15 seconds of no movement whatsoever. Along with 2-5 seconds of a frozen screen.
Overall Review: The problem with the mouse as I said is the back of the mouse connection. Where the cord connects with the inside of the mouse. It breaks down and you're done. I bought this mouse based on a recommendation from almost all of my gamer friends. This is where the funny part begins, 4 of the 5 friends including me had their Habu break within 2 years. My final point is that it is totally worth the money for the time that it works. I mainly play COD4 and 5 and my sniping improved amazingly with this. I "downgraded" to a Logitech G9 and I can't seem to get my old groove back. If you are torn between this and a G9, get this, you won't regret it... until it breaks lol.
Pros: Nothing that other people didn't say already. Very strong, and since I thought it wasn't that good (Read Cons) I actually ran over it with my 2 ton car. Came out surpsingly well, with a tire stain that will never come out. It now has a really nice car tire track like it has been run over, which looks very cool lol.
Cons: Heavy, bring my pocket down. VERY slow for my needs. I did a benchmark on it a few days ago after discovering HDtune.
HD Tune Pro: Corsair UFD Benchmark (32GB USB Flash)
Read transfer rate
Transfer Rate Minimum : 29.4 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Maximum : 33.1 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Average : 31.3 MB/sec
Write transfer rate
Transfer Rate Average : 09.0 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Maximum : 10.5 MB/sec
It's safe to say that our number one priority should be speed and this just doesn't cut it. It would be faster to send my information with the "US postal service, have it lost, getting it back, and resending it within a week " faster.
Overall Review: My only other thought is "Banana hammock"
Pros: 30.1GB free space. Could be used as a weapon. lol.
Cons: SLOW, slow, S-L-O-W. Did I say slow? I don't mind it being that slow but the fact that it completely shuts me out of my computer has really annoyed me. I mean I copied 5GBs from my RAID 0 Raptors to this and it took 15 minutes. The whole 15 minutes I could not move anywhere in my computer. It hardly used any CPU power, yet still lagged my computer. btw I have a quad core CPU. To all the other people who wrote those positive reviews they must not have owned any pen drives before. Seriously, stick with an 8GB version of this or just completely abandon this company.
Overall Review: I love their RAM though, Dominators are amazing
Pros: Strong, but I doubt you will use it in a dangerous mission for the good of the country and you might lose millions of lives if the data disappears. It's super cool to show people. Speed are ok, my 2GB Sandisk Cruzer is faster. Corsair = Awesome. Price.
Cons: It's friggin huge. I don't really mind the size. It's also heavy, which I also don't care about.
Overall Review: I tested it by moving 11 700MB movies from a fairly good spec'd computer and it took about 15-16 minutes. I however cut the files to my other gaming rig computer and it took about 4-5 minutes to write them all. Obviously everyone cares about write speed, at least I do. Finally, you should seriously buy it.
Pros: Loud. Great Bass. Cheap. Long 10 feet cord.
Cons: The first week that I had it it really hurt my ears. I couldn't wear it for more than 15 minutes at a time. After a week my ears kinda got used to it and now I can keep it on for hours at a time, still hurts a bit, but alright. Not many cons if you have a small head, but my head is kinda big.
Overall Review: Can buy 4 of these instead of the 100 bucks ones.
Pros: Stunning graphics along with lower system requirements than Crysis. Inventive gameplay with cool new features. Map is HUGE. Map editor is awesome
Cons: BORING! I had such high hopes for this game. It is for the most part GTA in Africa with an FPS perspective. I have been playing this game for 3 days straight with at least 20 hours of play so far. Same missions, same outcomes, and for some reason, every stinking person in the game shoots at you (is it cuz I'm white? lol). Going to a mission will take you at least 15 minutes fighting the militia, which are too stupid AI wise. Definitely not worth the money nor installing that spyware called SecuROM.
Overall Review: ...... boring? seriously, super boring.