Joined on 08/01/14
2 years later, still sound great, still comfortable
Pros: I have big ears, and it's difficult to find a reasonably priced headset that I can wear for an extended period of time (more than an hour or so) without the top and back edge of my ears being really sore. I've had no such issue with these at all. They look really nice, seem like they have a solid construction, the packaging was stellar (maybe even a bit too much, but I'm certainly not complaining), and surprisingly VERY lightweight, given the sheer size of this headset. While the sound quality isn't anything to write home about (let's be realistic; they're not $500 Sennheisers or other comparable high-end offerings), but they do sound fantastic, especially for the price that you pay.
Cons: They can trap a bit of heat around your ears after a while, but that's generally to be expected of large over-ear headsets.
Overall Review: For what this headset costs, I can honestly say that I'd feel comfortable paying the full retail price (listed on Newegg at $99.99, I got them on sale for $68) for this headset, simply because I think they're absolutely worth the full price. I'd gladly recommend these to anyone looking to purchase a nice gaming/listening headset and not break the bank. EDIT (02/16/2017): Having owned these for nearly 2 years now, I'm not sure I can even express how impressed I am with this headset. Not only do I use these on a daily basis for gaming, but I've taken them with me on multiple flights, fell asleep with them on, stepped on the cord a couple times, and overall have given these the proper use and abuse they deserve, for a gaming headset. I'm pleased to report that they still look and sound great, with no signs of deteriorating any time soon. If and when they do, I'd happily replace them with another HyperX headset.
Don't waste your time or money
Pros: Aesthetically, these fans actually look pretty cool. Um... That's really about it.
Cons: All 4 fans that I ordered were cracked down the middle. Should've taken the advice of many others on here and gone with something else. You live, you learn!
Overall Review: Dealing with Newegg's customer service was probably about the only good thing to come out of this purchase. My RMA was processed very quickly, and the person I spoke to was very friendly and helpful. I realize this has nothing to do with Apevia or their products, but at least if you have to go through the same process that myself and others have had to do with these fans, you'll know that you'll be taken care of with no hassle or frustrations from Newegg.
First-day user; will update in 30(-ish)
Pros: - Plenty of real estate - The subtle curve isn't difficult to get used to, and helps with your peripheral vision - Vibrant colors, accurate calibration (checked with a Datacolor Spyder) - No noticeable dead/stuck/dim pixels - Playing games is extremely satisfying; so far I've tried Homeworld: Remastered, F1 2016, and Fallout 4 - No ghosting/smearing while playing aforementioned games - Though a bit heavy, it definitely feels sturdy and very well-built - The bezel is slightly thinner than depicted in the screenshots (or at least it doesn't seem anywhere near as noticeable?) It's quite nice, really
Cons: - Touch-sensitive buttons don't seem sensitive enough (though to be fair, my hands do get quite dry, which can cause issues) - Due to the resolution and ratio, some games, videos, and applications don't play nicely. Please see 'OTHER', as this is more of a Con of the resolution and ratio itself, not necessarily this monitor - Backlight bleed is slightly noticeable, especially when watching 16:9 or 16:10 videos (black bars on sides of screen; please see 'OTHER' for details here)
Overall Review: NOTE: This monitor is being advertised as a 4K monitor. It is NOT a 4K monitor, it's 1440p. That's kinda like "1.5K", but in a super-wide resolution. It's much closer to being a 2K monitor, so please bear this in mind while making your purchase decision. I knew this quite well going into this purchase, so naturally I have no complaints about the U3415W's resolution. Do NOT purchase this thinking you're getting a 4K 21:9 monitor for ~$700, you'll be sorely disappointed. I can see how some people would still want a 144mhz refresh rate, but I honestly don't feel it's necessary, at least not in the 3 games I've listed above. It's also near-impossible to find a monitor of this size/ratio/resolution, and still have that high refresh rate, especially at this low of a price. The extra width on the screen most definitely has its benefits in gaming; for example, having a wider peripheral vision can help you avoid smashing a dozen F1 cars together whilst ripping through tight corners at insane speeds. It also helps immerse you in games a bit more, as you're less likely to see the edges of your screen, allowing your vision to focus solely on what's happening in front of you. As mentioned in the 'PROS', the bezel is almost non-existent, with the exception of the bottom edge (which is where the monitor's buttons are located). Even though I don't have multiple monitors sitting side-by-side, having the super-thin edges helps make this monitor look even bigger. I've watched a handful of 1440p 21:9 videos on here; the picture is perfectly crisp and beautiful. I can see it being a bit annoying watching 16:9 and 16:10 videos on this, as you'll have thick black bars on the sides of your screen. Some games will also experience issues with this resolution, mainly with menu screens. Games oftentimes have looping videos playing in the background of their menu screens, or they've only designed their menu's UI to work on a standard 16:9 resolution, causing menus to either stretch to the width of your monitor, or they will simply leave large black bars on the sides (much like with videos). This is when the backlight bleed becomes most noticeable, though it's expected and tolerable. Normally I shy away from Dell products, because their customer service is absolute sh!t, and the majority of their products are geared towards casual users, students, and "paper-pushers". I do have to admit though, that their monitors are AMAZING. I work for a printing company as a graphic designer; my boss and I both have multiple Dell 27" IPS panels in our work setups, and we absolutely LOVE them. That certainly made this purchase very easy. I will do my best to update this in about a month's time, after I've had a chance to use this monitor for a bit. I would say that I would gladly purchase another, but I'm not entirely sure why I would need a second one, and doubtful I even have the space to have a second one of these. While certainly an awesome price for what it is, it's still an expensive investment, so that's another consideration.
Excellent quality, awesome look!
Pros: - Excellent quality, no frayed or stretched sleeves - Perfect factory replacement for the G2 series - If you're going for a high-tech custom look and don't want to spend hours doing the sleeving yourself, these get the job done perfectly - Quality wiring and sleeving - Flexible individual wiring is easy to work with; routing is not a chore at all - These cables do not collect dust!
Cons: - None
Overall Review: EVGA should have a version of their PSUs that ship with these instead of the stock cable set. That, or allow me to return the unused stock set for maybe a $20 gift card or something. I don't know, I guess it just seems silly to have to buy a separate cable set, but I'm not going to dock an egg for that. Plus, I'm still more than happy with my purchase. These cables look sick! EDIT (02/16/2017): Not really a necessary update, but I just wanted to point out that after owning these cables for a year, I'm impressed with the fact that they don't ever seem to collect any dust. I try to clean my case out at least once every 4-6 weeks, but these never need anything more than a quick shot of canned air.
Pros: - Plays Metro Redux, The Division (beta), The Witcher 3, and GTA V on ultra settings without breaking a sweat - Runs very silent - 4GB is nice to have
Cons: - No configurable LEDs like on the 970+ models. NZXT Cam software shows this as an available feature, but in reality, there just aren't any LEDs to light up. Boo :(
Overall Review: I don't think I'd consider this a con, but more of a concern. I know Nvidia has their stuff together when it comes to making graphics cards, but it just seems a bit unsettling that the fans on this thing don't kick on till the GPU hits 60*C. I trust Nvidia and EVGA though, so I'm just going to have faith that my GPU doesn't get cooked if it runs under 60*C for extended periods of time (I've already played a couple games in which this happens). The lack of LEDs kinda sucks, but not a deal-breaker for me. EDIT (02/16/2017): Both cards are still performing admirably, and I've not even once experienced any overheating issues. I still don't particularly like the fan speed settings, but using aftermarket software will allow you to tweak this (you can use EVGA's software; I personally use the CAM software that comes packaged with NZXT hardware, of which I use an X61 cooler and case LEDs). On the plus side, they are VERY quite, even under heavy load.
It still screams a year later
Pros: - Although I haven't looked into overclocking just yet, this CPU screams even at the default clock - With the proper equipment, this CPU runs very cool - Running games on Ultra settings, this CPU barely breaks a sweat. Games played: The Division (beta), GTA V, Metro Redux, The Witcher 3
Cons: - The included heatsink/fan combo is embarrassing - AMD has a history of software/game compatibility issues; while this CPU is no different, AMD is getting better on this front
Overall Review: I knew right out of the gate that this CPU would need an aftermarket cooling solution to make the most of it, so I purchased a NZXT Kraken X61 to go along with it. I'm still going to dock an egg simply because there was absolutely no reason to include the stock fan/heatsink in the first place. AMD could've cut down on packaging, manufacturing costs, material costs, etc., which in turn would've dropped the price of this CPU by at least another $10-15. Yes, it's a very inexpensive CPU to begin with, but the point I'm trying to make is this: why include a sub-par cooling solution with a CPU that's clearly intended for use in higher-end PCs that are more than likely going to require a robust cooling solution, anyways. 5 eggs if AMD finally decides to just get rid of the extra cruft. EDIT (02/16/2017): For the past year, I've been running a mild overclock on this CPU (4.6ghz, though I did manage to achieve a relatively stabile 4.8), and have not had any major issues. AMD is known to have incompatibilities with some software/games, and while I'm pretty sure I've experienced a couple of these problems, I think it's safe to say that it's pretty much a non-issue anymore. I'm still keeping my review at 4 eggs simply for the fact that the included heatsink is more useful as a paperweight than it is a cooling solution, but I've definitely got my money's worth from this CPU in the year I've owned it, and it sees very heavy usage.
Shipped MUCH faster than expected, price was perfect
I've never heard of Zake.com before, but they had by FAR the best price on the monitor I purchased (Dell U3415W) compared to the handful of other sites/resellers I searched. I opted for the free standard (5-7 day) shipping, as I didn't feel the need to spend 10% more just to have it shipped to me a day or two quicker; the order was placed on 2/13/2017, and it was in my hands on 2/15/2017. Can't complain about that! Beyond that, I don't have much else to say. It was exactly the product I ordered and expected to get, the packaging and product were in perfect condition upon delivery, and I spent substantially less than I had originally budgeted for this purchase. While I can't necessarily say I will specifically search for products through Zake.com in the future, I know I certainly won't hesitate to make a purchase through them if they continue to offer the lowest prices for whatever it is that I'm shopping for.