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Andrew R.

Andrew R.

Joined on 05/22/10

Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Very Pleased

ASUS Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2
ASUS Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2

Pros: Completely Silent Generates no heat Cheap and comes with games

Cons: No more will my computer keep me warm in the winter

Overall Review: I upgraded from a 5830 twin forzr, which I thought was pretty quiet at the time, but this thing is literally silent. After gaming for a good 2 hours I went into CCC to see whats going on, card was at 60 degrees and 13% fan speed :D

Most Critical Review

Has some issues

IN WIN Dragon Rider Black 1.0 - 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
IN WIN Dragon Rider Black 1.0 - 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Large, plenty of room, tool-less stuff all working great for now. Rear cpu cooling fan helps drop temps for overclocking a few C's.

Cons: The front looks great with no drives in it, however once you put drives in the slots it kinda messes up the whole case's look. Side fan doesn't clear ANY large cpu coolers. I mean they could have easily shaved a half inch off the width of the fan and it would be fine but for some reason they didn't. I managed to get it to work though by mounting it off center. USB 3.0 cables must go out of the case and hook up to the rear io, it looks STUPID, I've seen adapters to turn the internal mobo usb 3.0 header into usb ports to work around this but for a $160 case they should include this part.

Overall Review: So close to a superb case IN WIN.......so close

BadQA

SILVERSTONE Tundra SST-TD02-SLIM-V2 Water Cooler
SILVERSTONE Tundra SST-TD02-SLIM-V2 Water Cooler

Pros: None

Cons: Difficult install procedure, followed up by a broken pump that is making a lot of noise which means I have to take everything apart, get a replacement, and then do it all over again.

Not impressed

ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo PC Gaming Headset Military Edition - Naval Storm
ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo PC Gaming Headset Military Edition - Naval Storm

Pros: Comfortable, mic quality is good so far

Cons: Speakers suck, very low grade, probably adequate for those that don't know quality sound but to me they sound very cheap. I reference all headphones to my $90 pair of JVC FXD-80 so it is not like I'm setting the bar that high.

Overall Review: Good thing its not me using them or they'd be getting sent back

12/25/2014

Don't buy

Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model 997084
Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model 997084

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Won't run at advertised speed. Only can get to run on 2133, wouldn't even run at 2400 when I bumped the timings up. Trying to run with AMD A8-7600

11/20/2014

Garbage

ASUS RT-N12 N300 Wi-Fi Router 2T2R MIMO Technology, 4K HD Video Streaming, VoIP, Up to 300 Mbps
ASUS RT-N12 N300 Wi-Fi Router 2T2R MIMO Technology, 4K HD Video Streaming, VoIP, Up to 300 Mbps

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Wireless speeds terrible. Had very steady wired connection speed to it but the wifi speed was very low even when 1ft from the router. Roomates couldn't play xbox live on it with such bad speed. Device bricked after firmware update. Bought to replace a old dual n band linksys that needs resetting every few days, back to using that for now.