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Drake H.

Drake H.

Joined on 11/24/11

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Most Favorable Review

Bang for your buck

AMD Athlon X2 370K - Athlon X2 Richland Dual-Core 4.0 GHz Socket FM2 65W Desktop Processor - AD370KOKHLBOX
AMD Athlon X2 370K - Athlon X2 Richland Dual-Core 4.0 GHz Socket FM2 65W Desktop Processor - AD370KOKHLBOX

Pros: -Very Affordable -Above average clock speed for processor of this price-range -Benchmark scores put it on par with a medium/high-range Intel Core i5 (Some reviews put Passmark score in low/mid 3000s)

Cons: -Only Dual-Core (not really a con) -Exceptionally small stock fan and heat sync (not an issue for standard users)

Overall Review: Bought this to build a budget HTPC which I would later be selling to a friend for a budget gaming PC rig. For a standard user, such a processor is all you need and the price is unbeatable. If you're trying to save money, go with AMD. They won't disappoint.

10/31/2013
Most Critical Review

Misleading Title, working fan

Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 - Sleeve Bearing 200mm Red LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 - Sleeve Bearing 200mm Red LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases

Pros: Fan spins Large airflow volume Looks nice on the side of my HAF 922 case with my cathode red light underneath it

Cons: NOTE: LEDs were not installed with fan when it arrived. Title says LEDs are included, misleading... and $23.00 for a fan is very pricey. Bought this to replace the other, exact same, fan whose LEDs stopped working.... really CM? LEDs aren't that hard to make work...

Best laptop speakers I've ever heard!

Acer Aspire - 15.6" - Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 3337U (1.80GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M - 6 GB DDR3 - 500GB HDD - Windows 8 - Gaming Laptop (V5-572G-6679 )
Acer Aspire - 15.6" - Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 3337U (1.80GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M - 6 GB DDR3 - 500GB HDD - Windows 8 - Gaming Laptop (V5-572G-6679 )

Pros: I forgot to put this in my full review, but the Dolby Quad speakers on this laptop are the best I've ever heard on a laptop! Why I forgot this feature I'm not sure, but seriously...they are amazing.

Cons: see my other review

Overall Review: see my other review

11/13/2013

Unbeatable deal, great-looking PSU

LEPA N Series N500-SA 500 W ATX12V Non-Modular Power Supply
LEPA N Series N500-SA 500 W ATX12V Non-Modular Power Supply

Pros: -Looks excellent in any red-themed case/setup -500W for $40.00 -- Unbeatable! -Solid build quality (nothing cheap-looking about it) -Plenty of connectors -Quiet PSU fan (almost no spin-up noise on power-on)

Cons: None yet. Hoping this will last and not die on me. I'm always worried about buying cheaper PSUs but this shows no warnings and appears to be very high build quality.

Overall Review: Definitely recommend for budget PCs with needs for dedicated graphics.

10/31/2013

Cheapest that I found, good-looking

Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BLS4G3D1339DS1S00
Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BLS4G3D1339DS1S00

Pros: -Incredibly low-priced -Stable operating temperature -Good looking heat spreader -Fast -works as it should

Cons: None yet.

Overall Review: Definitely recommend as a substitute for all other slightly more expensive PC3 10600 modules out there.

10/31/2013

Good Budget Mobo WITH AN EXCEPTION

BIOSTAR AMD A55MD2 Ver. 7.0 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
BIOSTAR AMD A55MD2 Ver. 7.0 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -Very Affordable -PCIe x16 -Works as described -Decent chipset -Good included accessories

Cons: -Only 2 Fan power inputs on Mobo -Only SATA 3 GB/s (THIS IS A MAKE OR BREAK FEATURE: Do not get this with an SSD as it will bottleneck your bandwidth) -Potentially dead onboard video (worked on first one I ordered, not on second) -Only 2 RAM slots -Not overly pretty

Overall Review: I have bought two of these now for two budget machines I've built for friends. The first one had no problems but I put an SSD in that machine which is bottlenecked by the 300 MB/s bandwidth of the SATA II. Please be aware of this before buying as this will prevent maximum performance from SSDs (though with SATA II the SSD will maximize the SATA connection speed and standard users won't notice it's any slower than an SSD on SATA III). With the second one I ordered, the onboard video appeared to be dead. I had switched components from a different system to this, cleared the CMOS and BIOS after hardware installation, ensured all other components were functioning properly, and was unable to get a video out from onboard video. Was about to ship this back for RMA when I noticed I got video with a dedicated graphics card. Since this PC would not be using onboard video I decided not to ship it back. However, this is definitely a buyer beware situation.

10/31/2013
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Product Incorrectly Advertised , but Fast Shipping

Item shipped fast and in good condition, however it was advertised as a "Caramel" colored Kavu Rope Bag, but the item received was a "Tobacco" colored Rope Bag. They are very similar looking, and although we are keeping what we ordered because my wife liked it, the product was clearly advertised incorrectly. It even says "Tobacco" on the product tag, which was attached to the item itself.

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