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Alex M.

Alex M.

Joined on 11/18/04

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent. Works for Me

ASUS Radeon R9 390X 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-R9390X-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING
ASUS Radeon R9 390X 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-R9390X-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING

Pros: Rips all the games I play @ 1440. Build Quality. 3-year warranty. Solid Cooler 3-92mm fans. Not too loud even under heavy load. Nice backplate. Slight overclock @ 1070MHz. Price ($340.49) after rebate & NG 5% BF Mobil App discount.

Cons: Rather large @ 11.8" but that's expected with an upper mid-range card. Power hog like all R390X's. It just made my install on my Antec Three Hundred Two case which allows 12.5" video card.

Overall Review: Cooling is not an issue here people. Like Chris H. mentioned with this review on 10/7 Your case needs proper airflow & GPU fan tweaking. Mine runs just fine. I was torn between this & an 980GTX (which was only $15.00 more) on another BF sale. Seems like the R390X trades punches & can exceed the 980GTX. I decided the extra RAM might help down the road & sacrifice some TDP as a trade-off. I purchased the Asus Strix because of several positive reviews online. I'm glad I did as this will serve me for the next two years before the next upgrade.

11/27/2015
Most Critical Review

Not the Best

Silverstone FF141B 140mm Fan Filter with Magnet (Black)
Silverstone FF141B 140mm Fan Filter with Magnet (Black)

Pros: It's ok if you case has a flat exterior fan outlet. Price?

Cons: I don't care for the inner plastic support arms as they get in the way if your case (Antec 302) has a "bubble" protruding on the outside of a case. The magnet pick-up is fair @ best.

Overall Review: These might work for some people, but not for me. I found another product from a company called Demciflex. I find these too be superior in every way. Now they sit inside a box of other computer related nonsense that I have collected thru the years. Not worth returning from a price standpoint.

Great Tablet for The Coin

ASUS ZenPad Z580CA-C1-BK Tablet Intel Atom Z3580 2.33 GHz 4 GB Memory 64 GB eMMC 8.0" 2048 x 1536 Touchscreen 2K IPS 5 MP Front / 8 MP Rear Camera Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
ASUS ZenPad Z580CA-C1-BK Tablet Intel Atom Z3580 2.33 GHz 4 GB Memory 64 GB eMMC 8.0" 2048 x 1536 Touchscreen 2K IPS 5 MP Front / 8 MP Rear Camera Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Pros: Screen Resolution/Image is Excellent Appears the construction looks top notch Very Fast. 2.3 Atom CPU/4GB RAM/Decent GPU Runs all my games without an issue 64 GB Internal Storage (128 GB Expandable) Great Wi-Fi connections Super Thin & Light Price Works with MS Word

Cons: Camera is so-so Battery is Average No Updates past Lollipop 5.0 (See Other) Asus Bloat

Overall Review: This is my 1st tablet. I'm a computer desktop type (building my own for years now) For the money, it's tough to beat this unit that been out for over a year now. Intel got out of the mobile CPU business, so nothing beyond Android 5 (no problem for me) I wanted a 8" tablet for around the house & traveling & didn't want to spend a lot. for $249.99, it's a great value for what you get. The battery will last for about 6 hours for me playing games, watching Netflix etc. I decided to buy an Asus ZenPower 10050 mAh Power Bank ($24.99) for back-up when traveling. Some people complain about Bloatware. I simply just disable it. Also...Other folks said they don't take for the UI. I myself have no issues with it. Bottom line when it goes on sale for $250.00-$260.00 it's a solid deal. For my first entry into the tablet world, I'm very pleased.

Little Card That Could

EVGA 02G-P4-3751-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
EVGA 02G-P4-3751-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

Pros: Small footprint. Low power consumption (powered thru MB slot) No 6-pin required from the PSU. Pretty fast even @ 1080P. Price. EVGA build quality. Solid 3-year warranty. Connections: DVI, DP & HDMI. The 90mm fan is pretty quiet overall.

Cons: Hard to find. None to report.

Overall Review: I'll admit. I'm an AMD guy for GPU's as of late (R390X in my main rig @ home) I have a AMD A6 6400K APU with OB 8470D graphics. It performed well enough for a lot of my turn-based strategy games. This is my budget computer I leave down @ my parents home in Florida that I use 4-5 times a year. I use a 27" 1080P AOC display & wanted a little more juice to pump-up the eye candy. I was looking for a $100.00 GPU & found this. I loved it didn't require a large PSU ('m using a Corsair CX430M) as it runs off the MB slot. If you're looking for a short-money solution that will play most games @ 1080P, then you found your GPU.

Works Like a Charm!

Coboc LP44TX4-16 Sleeved 16 inch 4-pin Molex LP4  to Four(4)  x 4-pin TX4 PWM Fan Power Splitter Adapter Converter  Cable with one TX4 Female for RPM Feedback
Coboc LP44TX4-16 Sleeved 16 inch 4-pin Molex LP4 to Four(4) x 4-pin TX4 PWM Fan Power Splitter Adapter Converter Cable with one TX4 Female for RPM Feedback

Pros: Great fan splitter. Love how you can get 4 PWM off one Molex. Nice appearance, sleeved cables & price.

Cons: Zero. None.

Overall Review: I have a Gigabyte Z97MX Gaming 5 MB. It has three 4-pin headers (Aside from the CPU) I originally bought a few Silverstone 2-way splitters that you would use on one header on the MB. My Gigabyte Z97 didn't like them & couldn't get the fan speeds to run correctly. Maybe too much current per header. I have an Antec 302 case & have 6 fans (5-120mm & 1-140mm) This Coboc product completely bailed me out! Just plug the Molex into your PSU, then the 4-pin to your MB header & now you have 4 PWM controlled fans. That simple. Great product. Don't hesitate to purchase it! I'm so glad I found it.

Rock Solid!

SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: I bought this when it was on sale in 2010. Installed it 4 months ago & I love it. Whisper quiet @ idle. Nice cables & perfect fit for my Antec Three Hundred Two Mid-Tower case. Pushes my power hog Asus R390X without an issue. Great build quality.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I bought this way before my next build (almost 5 years) because of an insane Newegg deal @ the time. This is my 3rd build & I've used Seasonic every time. They never disappoint. They are my PSU go to company.

12/10/2015