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John E.

John E.

Joined on 05/20/04

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Most Favorable Review

Fast and nice CPU

Intel Core i7-3820 - Core i7 3rd Gen Sandy Bridge-E Quad-Core 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Desktop Processor - BX80619i73820
Intel Core i7-3820 - Core i7 3rd Gen Sandy Bridge-E Quad-Core 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Desktop Processor - BX80619i73820

Pros: It is fast and it is very overclockable .It is just partialy lock will go up to 43x ,the good thing about the 3820 is you can ajust the BCLK ,with the motherboard you can strap it at 125mhz 166mhz and higher ,but the one that I used was the 125 setting and a 40x multipler makeing it easy to run 5gigs.But at it's defaut speed of 3.8gigs it is plenty fast.Does'nt come with a IGP chip to run graphics ,but I would never use internal graphics anyway since I like my game to run more faster with better quality.

Cons: none

Overall Review: If you just run games and want just a gameing machine then a i5-2500K would do the job,but if you encode and other things then this is a good CPU .The 2600K would be just as fast ,but if you want to run your video cards faster then 8x then the 3820 is the better deal since it has 40 lanes and will run two cards at 16x and if you run Tri-SLI it will run at 16x,16,and 8x.The main reason to get a i7-3820 is because of all the features that the motherboard has with this CPU.Quad memory support TRI or Quad video card support.

Most Critical Review

UPDATE (BOOM)

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire Intel Haswell Ready Power Supply
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire Intel Haswell Ready Power Supply

Pros: WIRE plenty long enough ,should have plenty of power .plenty of connecters

Cons: It work Great when it was working

Overall Review: I was just setting browseing the web ,when a bright flash of light that lit of my room and it was louder then a shotgun.I was scared it had fried everthing .But it was just the power supply that blew up .It is being RMA at the momment .I hope the next one I get does not do that again.I have had a lot of different power supplies from the cheapest to the high dollar ones ,But this is the first one that I ever had blow up on me.I guess there is allways one bad apple in the bunch.

TO LOUD

Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm High Static Pressure Twin Pack Fan (CO-9050008-WW)
Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm High Static Pressure Twin Pack Fan (CO-9050008-WW)

Pros: They do more a lot of air,they have pretty rings ,they are well made

Cons: To loud

Overall Review: I bought these to replace the fans I had on my Corsair H-100 water cooler,thinking they would be quieter,but they are louder.They have the reistor you can put on them and it slows the fans down to where they are quiet ,but that really defeats the purpose of why I got them.the free shipping is really bad ,it took 11 days for me to get these,I would have rather bought them for more money some where else or paid extra for shipping.Used to the free supersaver only took around 3 days and sometimes I would get it in two days.really dissapointed in the way they ship now with free shipping.

QUIET

SilenX EFX-12-15 Effizio Quiet Case Fan
SilenX EFX-12-15 Effizio Quiet Case Fan

Pros: Very queit moves more air then you think because it is so quiet.

Cons: Not the greatest for cooling radiators like the water cooling because it does not have much static pressure they will work but fans with a higher static pressure just work better,the wires look cheap.

Overall Review: These are great fans for a case or a cooler they are quiet and they do a decent job at cooling. I used the high static pressure fans by Corsair. and it ran around 7c cooler at high load.

Large space and Fast for a USB

Patriot Supersonic Magnum 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model PEF128GSMNUSB
Patriot Supersonic Magnum 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model PEF128GSMNUSB

Pros: Can make backups has very fast write and read speeds

Cons: It comes with FAT-32 but you can reformatt it to NTFS

Overall Review: Great for backing your files

12/19/2012

FAST FAST

Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256M4SSD2
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256M4SSD2

Pros: Did I say Fast,PG boots up very quickly.I get a 7.9 in W.E.I windows 7 64bit,Makes a great boot drive.

Cons: well none so far except price.I would like to get a 1 TB SSD drive for $199,that would be great.

Overall Review: I don't understand why windows WEI numbers are all over the place .It looks like some people have just as fast as a System I have but they score lower .my lowest score is my CPU which is a I7-3820 clocked at 4.7gigs.I get a 7.8 score on that and everthing else is 7.9

11/30/2012