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Ryan G.

Ryan G.

Joined on 03/15/12

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Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K
Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K

Pros: This was part of my first build. -I've gotten it up to 3.9GHz when overclocking -7.7 on the Windows Experience Index -Doesn't get too hot

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Sorry that I haven't said much. This is my first build and I've only had it for about a month. Coming from a Toshiba laptop user that uses a dual-core processor, this new CPU is ridiculously-faster.

A Fantastic Value Monitor for Mid to High Range Gaming PCs

MSI Optix MPG27CQ 27" Full HD RGB LED Non-Glare Super Narrow Bezel 1 ms 2560 x 1440 144Hz Refresh Rate Steel Series GameSense FreeSync Technology Curved Gaming Monitor
MSI Optix MPG27CQ 27" Full HD RGB LED Non-Glare Super Narrow Bezel 1 ms 2560 x 1440 144Hz Refresh Rate Steel Series GameSense FreeSync Technology Curved Gaming Monitor

Pros: If you're in the mid to high range gaming PC market and are looking for a great monitor to get the most mileage out of your system, this monitor is a fantastic value. The 144hz refresh rate makes it almost impossible to go back to the standard 60hz and is smooth as butter. Although advertised as an AMD Freesync monitor, the display is also GSYNC compatible and functions flawlessly. The size is quite good for a small to medium sized desk. If you install MSI Dragon Center you are also able to adjust the LED strip along the bottom of the unit to your liking. Overall, I highly recommend this unit. 5 stars.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: -I would recommend this product.

First one was DOA.

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold (SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Hasw
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold (SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Hasw

Pros: -Quiet -Fits snug in my case -Modular

Cons: -My first one came DOA. I'm a first-time builder, so I was worried when I couldn't tell if it was the motherboard or the PSU that was defective. (It was both unfortunately)

Overall Review: I hope it has a long lifespan ahead of it. I'm not too upset about the first one being DOA, I'm happy with my new one. I wish they would have tested my first one before shipping it out from the factory.

Smooth and HUGE.

XTRAC PADS Ripper Mouse Pad
XTRAC PADS Ripper Mouse Pad

Pros: -Very smooth -Ridiculously huge

Cons: I have no issues with it. It's a little too big for where I have my set-up, but that's just me.

Overall Review: A great product, I'll be sure to remember XTrac for when I get another someday.

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EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: This is my first build, so you have to understand that I'm upgrading from 8 year old console hardware to a high-end monster like this. -Absolutely decimates any game coming out of the console market, graphics-wise -2GB is more than enough. I'm able to max out GTA IV with ENB at 60fps using only 1200MB! -Maxes out pretty much any game I throw at it. -GPU boost is helpful to a newcomer like me who doesn't know how to overclock

Cons: -Really big, but that's just as much do with your case size.

Overall Review: I'm glad I finally made the jump from consoles to PC. I absolutely adore this card and don't see myself really needing any big upgrades for a few more years.

Sturdy with a friendly interface.

ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: -The BIOS menus are very easy to navigate, which is a godsend for me considering this is my first build -Very sturdy -I like the color scheme :P

Cons: -First one was DOA -On boot-up there's always a "CPU Fan" error. All you have to do is set the bios to ignore the CPU fan altogether and it goes away.

Overall Review: I wasn't too bummed-out about the first one being broken considering I hadn't yet received the other parts for my build. Very happy with it overall.