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Luke W.

Luke W.

Joined on 10/16/03

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome!

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100280SR
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100280SR

Pros: Card is amazingly fast. It can run anything I throw at it with now problems at all. Arma2 runs perfectly smooth at max detail settings.

Cons: Like others have said, it's very big. I had to remove one of my hard dive cages from my Antec 900 case to get it to fit, but that wasn't a big deal, since I wasn't using that cage for anything.

Overall Review: Expensive, but worth it!

Most Critical Review

Pretty good, until it failed unexpectedly

BenQ XL2730Z Black-Red 27" 1ms (GTG) WQHD Widescreen 2560 x 1440 LED Backlight TN Panel Adaptive-Sync (Free Sync), Auto Game Modes, Ergonomic Professional Gaming Monitor
BenQ XL2730Z Black-Red 27" 1ms (GTG) WQHD Widescreen 2560 x 1440 LED Backlight TN Panel Adaptive-Sync (Free Sync), Auto Game Modes, Ergonomic Professional Gaming Monitor

Pros: Good color depth, easy to set up, like the side-mounted USB ports.

Cons: Monitor display suddenly started flickering like mad recently. Needs to be RMA'd

Overall Review: A monitor less than a year old should not be failing like this so soon. Poor quality control, BenQ.

Excellent board

ASRock Z270 Extreme 4 LGA 1151 Intel Z270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Motherboards - Intel
ASRock Z270 Extreme 4 LGA 1151 Intel Z270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Motherboards - Intel

Pros: Easy to set up and configure. Plenty of space for all of my peripherals. Good documentation.

Cons: Nothing I have yet noticed.

Too many burnt-out LEDs

Corsair Vengeance K95 CH-9000020-NA Black/Metal USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard (NA)
Corsair Vengeance K95 CH-9000020-NA Black/Metal USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard (NA)

Pros: Nice feel to the keys, good keyboard rest.

Cons: Within the last week, four of the LEDs have burnt out. For an item I've used for less than a year, that is simply unacceptable.

Overall Review: I would have looked at buying a different mechanical keyboard if I'd known this many LEDs were going to burn out so quickly.

Overall good board, with some issues

MSI Z97S SLI Plus LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI Z97S SLI Plus LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Nice number of selections on the BIOs setup screen.

Cons: Still awful issues with booting into Windows 7. Running bios version 1.5, and more than half the time the board will crash and automatically reboot. Today I had the board crash and reboot approximately 12 (yes, 12) times, before it finally loaded Windows successfully. This is happening with a clean install of Win7 and all-default BIOS settings.

Overall Review: I've loved MSI boards for years, but I'm really getting tired of the issues with all the crashes.

Quiet and Powerful

PC Power and Cooling S75QB 750 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7
PC Power and Cooling S75QB 750 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

Pros: Big, strong power supply with plenty of cables, and it's super quiet. I'm running it in an Antec Nine Hundred case with two 8800 GTSs in SLI and a dual-core CPU.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Overall Review: Best power supply I've ever had!