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Wesley F.

Wesley F.

Joined on 07/19/08

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Most Favorable Review
Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 ST3300657SS 300GB 15000 RPM 16MB Cache SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 ST3300657SS 300GB 15000 RPM 16MB Cache SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Good, dependable drive. We use these in all of our our clients servers (300 and 600 gig models) and they all perform well. You pay more as server quality parts are pricey, but you get what you pay for and you need to pay for some reliability.

Cons: No real CONS to speak of.

Overall Review: The drives will wear out and fail, it's a given if left in use for long enough, nature of the beast, be prepared to update/upgrade your gear along the way. We try to replace them by the 5 year mark, but have many in service past that age, only one I can think of has failed earlier than 3 years, but that's out of well over 100 that we have used in our builds.

11/28/2011
Most Critical Review

AVOID THIS BOARD

ASUS P7Q57-M DO/CSM LGA 1156 Intel Q57 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P7Q57-M DO/CSM LGA 1156 Intel Q57 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Would be a good board features wise if it wasn't unstable, unreliable and a piece of garbage. Asus should have issued a recall.

Cons: ASUS RMA sucks. We sent this board back, when it was returned it went into a new PC build, same problems it was returned for happened before we were able to finish installing Windows 7. I provided a very detailed description of the issue to the RMA team, they clearly didn't run tests that would recreate the issue. I called ASUS and asked what they did to the board as no documentation of procedure was provided, I was told they tested the board, it tested fine, then they updated the bios and shipped it back. 1) CPU Fan Error. Check the forums, it is happening on a lot of these boards.When talking to Asus support I was told "This is common and not usually a problem". I'm not selling a PC to a customer when they will see "CPU Fan Error press F1 to Resume" every time they crank their machine up. Garbage. 2) Random power off/shut down. Happens between 30 minutes to 2 hours of running time, the system just shuts down and you get the fan error on restart. VERY UNSTABLE.

Overall Review: Two very common problems are happening to a lot of people on this board, ASUS should be aware as it's all over their forums, but their team failed to address what should be a common knowledge issue with their product. ABSOLUTELY AVOID THIS BOARD, DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. Asus has lost our business, it won't sink the company, but we build 10-20 PC's a week and they will no longer go out with Asus Mobo's installed. Also, I would have given it zero eggs but I had to give it at least one... that's more than it deserved.

12/30/2011
Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI  LED-Backlight LCD monitor  Slim Design  250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)
Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: Great monitor, colors are nice, response time is fast, very thin and light.

Cons: Some people may not care for the external power supply, not a con for me and I look at it as a benefit as it helps to keep the monitor dimensions down.

11/28/2011
PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card VCGGTX560TXPB-OC2-S
PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card VCGGTX560TXPB-OC2-S

Pros: Great video card. Very good price for performance and it isn't overly noisy. Temperatures aren't an issue at all. SHREDS through games, with one card I'm averaging 60fps on Battlefield 3 with all settings on high. I'm adding a second card to run in SLI, it isn't really needed but I saved up to get it, so I'm freaking getting it.

Cons: None noted.

Overall Review: Build used in: I5-2500K CPU P67 chipset mobo 16gb ram

11/28/2011
PC Power & Cooling ModXStream Pro Series 700 Watt 80+ Semi-Modular Active PFC Performance Grade ATX PC Power Supply (OCZ700MXSP)
PC Power & Cooling ModXStream Pro Series 700 Watt 80+ Semi-Modular Active PFC Performance Grade ATX PC Power Supply (OCZ700MXSP)

Pros: Great value and lots of power. Very stable and you won't see me build a personal machine without modular cables... it just makes it nice and clean for cable management which is essential with my liquid cooling. Runs quiet for the power.

Cons: None that I have noted

11/28/2011
SteelSeries 51103 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Siberia v2 USB Headset
SteelSeries 51103 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Siberia v2 USB Headset

Pros: Comfortable even after extended gaming sessions, give you great sound with flexibility, quick volume control, great price for the sound you get. I bought it as a recertified purchase so the price was fantastic and I have been very pleased. If you're thinking of going cheaper, don't. If you're thinking of spending $30 more, don't... you need to really jump up in price before you will find a great improvement in performance.

Cons: If I don't have the volume all the way up, I can still hear my wife.

Overall Review: Don't be scared of th recertified tag, mine were perfect, box was perfect and unopened and all materials were included.

11/28/2011