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Michael P.

Michael P.

Joined on 11/26/11

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Most Favorable Review

A lot of power

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 - 1000W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Silver Certification and Semi-Modular Cables
Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 - 1000W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Silver Certification and Semi-Modular Cables

Pros: A lot of power to run my dual Nvidia Geforce 670GTX's along with my 4.0ghz 8 core processor and 9 fans and still leave head room for upgrade should I ever need it. Top that with a good price and silver certification, and you have got yourself a freakin decent psu!

Cons: Sometime will not turn on unless I switch it off in the back and then back on. Can't tell if this is the mobo or psu but I have had the psu just power off. EXTREMELY RARE OCCURRENCE so only 1 egg off.

Overall Review: Actually very quiet as the name implies. Glad I settled with this.

12/10/2013
Most Critical Review

Good but flawed

RAIDMAX Agusta ATX-605BT Black / Titanium Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
RAIDMAX Agusta ATX-605BT Black / Titanium Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Keeps all components super cool with all the fans it comes with. Dual Nvidia Geforce 670 GTX's at 35c idle 52c under full load. AMD 4.0ghz 8 core processor at 17c idle and 55-60c under full load The separate hard drive section is an amazing and the dedicated fans for it keep them amazingly cool even under a large transfer. Tons of space to work with Great green tinted side panel window.

Cons: The first case I received was a mess. The front fan was smashed completely out of the front along with all of the 5.25' covers. Newegg was awesome in their RMA and the new case was here in decent time. The second cases only issue is that one of the fans on the top turns off when I turn off the led with the dimmer on the case. I checked my cables and they are all properly connected so this is an odd issue (maybe fan siezing up in the bearings?). Going to invest in a fan controller for this issue. The front case cover feels fragile but I baby my system so I doubt it will ever break as some reviewers have managed to do.

Overall Review: I love this case and the cons should not direct you away from it. The two eggs off is for the first case being damaged but I am assuming it was in shipping that the damage was done.

12/10/2013

Great Mobo

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Enough connectors for a gaming, media, and editing computer for a ton of hard drives, 2 graphic cards, and multiple other upgrades.

Cons: none i can think of

Overall Review: Came with a disk with a couple utilities that come in handy so that's cool!

12/10/2013

Great processor with minor hiccups.

AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: Renders full hd video and high quality audio FAST! Included fan and heatsink keeps temperatures at a cool 17c when Idling and 50c at full load.

Cons: At startup sometimes a single core maxes out and causes the system to freeze where a restart is required. Sometimes certain cores will flux in temp extremely high and cause the fan to max out.

Overall Review: The cons are a rare instance and a restart generally fixes them so only 1 egg off. otherwise, 4.0ghz on 8 cores is perfect at its' price point.

12/10/2013

It's a dvd drive

LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS95
LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS95

Pros: Decent drive at a low price point.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Does what it is supposed to.

12/10/2013

A lot of space a little slow

Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Huge storage capacity, great for a movie editor like myself with 1080p footage. CrystalDisk check after 6 months says all is good on both of these that I bought. Reads full 1080p files flawlessly.

Cons: Takes a while to "wake up" and transfer speed go way down during a large file transfer (more than 2gb).

Overall Review: Happy with my purchase and am planning on buying another as soon as I fill up 1.

12/10/2013