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Mark M.

Mark M.

Joined on 06/28/10

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

As advertised?

Thrustmaster T300 RS: 1080 Degrees and the First Official Force-Feedback Wheel (PS5, PS4, PC)
Thrustmaster T300 RS: 1080 Degrees and the First Official Force-Feedback Wheel (PS5, PS4, PC)

Pros: I'm not sure that I can give this a fair review since I really only wanted the base and have no intention of using the pedals. Also, I ordered the leather add-on wheel so had no intention of using the stock wheel but when I ran the leather one for a few minutes I really missed the large 320mm custom rim from my modified G27. So, I took apart the stock rim and fit my larger rim on it even though I couldn't really reach the buttons anymore and probably not the paddle shifters but since I run primarily oval and I kept my G27 shifter I can always switch back to the smaller leather wheel when needed for road courses. Ok, with the explanation and disclaimers aside, I can tell you that the force feedback and overall feel of the wheel base is leagues beyond the G27 in comfort, smoothness and ability to recover from a slide due to reverse force (it feels like it's trying to help you counter-steer out of a spin). Don't get me wrong, my G27 has served flawlessly and faithfully for over 5 years now but moving to the T300 is like going from a Chevy Cavalier to a Cadillac. Pros: Smooth Slide assist? Solid base with good clamping Interchangeable wheels

Cons: Small stock wheel No large wheel offerings from TM unless you buy the entire Ferarri Alcantara kit (unless you need the pedals it seemed wasteful)

Overall Review: Overall, I would recommend this to others (and have), especially due to the sale at the time of purchase ($100 off) I only race using iRacing so I can't speak to the effectiveness of the wheel with any other games/sims, but with iRacing it feels fantastic!

Most Critical Review

Fell apart

Avexir AVD3U16000904G-2CW Core Series (Blue LED) 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB) Dual Channel 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Module
Avexir AVD3U16000904G-2CW Core Series (Blue LED) 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB) Dual Channel 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Module

Pros: Neat sequential pulsing glow between sticks

Cons: Fell apart taking it out of the box - one of the metal shields just plain fell off when removing from package (no, I didn't pry them out of the plastic) Only pulses blue

Overall Review: Items work as intended, not much more to say.

WHOOOSH

Delta AFB1212GHE-CF00 Case cooler
Delta AFB1212GHE-CF00 Case cooler

Pros: Need MASSIVE airflow? This is the beast to do it. For maximum non-water cooling applications, these likely rank near the top.

Cons: No cons, but if I had to nitpick I would point out that they are pretty thick and might not fit in all areas.

Overall Review: LOUD, but you get what you pay for in airflow specs. Hooked up to a proper fan controller, they can run at low speeds and still push a ton of air, but have that extra oomph when needed.

great board

ASRock Z97 OC Formula LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z97 OC Formula LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Great board, plenty of ports. Rock solid stability and setup is easy.

Cons: Knocking off an egg for the interminable wait for a promised rebate.

Average, ordinary fans

COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP Silent Case Fan (4-Pack)
COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP Silent Case Fan (4-Pack)

Pros: Exactly what they claim to be, fans. Exceedingly average, but they do the job. If you are looking for high volume air movers, look elsewhere, but for your average computer, they keep the heat down nicely, and are very quiet.

Cons: None

Works

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: Works like a champ. Long-lasting.

Cons: Not really a con, but you have to be careful with it, as it's conductive.