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Andy G.

Andy G.

Joined on 06/22/05

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Most Favorable Review

Worth it!

ASUS GeForce GTX 680 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card GTX680-DC2-4GD5
ASUS GeForce GTX 680 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card GTX680-DC2-4GD5

Pros: Runs whatever you want and runs it smoothly. Runs Crysis 3 maxed out, runs Far Cry 3 maxed out (AA @4x. 8x made my FPS drop in the 20s surprisingly). Also allows me to run BF3 maxed out AND record it in Fraps and retain 30+ FPS.

Cons: Price.

Overall Review: Like I said, I had to turn down AA to 4x in FC3 which really surprised me. I was getting frame rates as low as 20. Everything else just chugs along at 30 FPS or better. I play at 1080P because I'm too cheap to buy a real fancy monitor that's capable of 80 million pixels squared. My system includes this card plus the following: i7 3770K Asus Maximus V Extreme 16GB Corsair Dominator @2400mhz Corsair H100i Corsair AX850 PSU Also, I don't understand why everyone is complaining about the manual or lack of one. I didn't even look at mine. I literally stared in awe at its beauty for a couple minutes and slapped it into my system when I got to that point during my build and commenced to gaming. There's nothing special about installing this card. Push into slot, insert screw, plug in power connections. Voila!

Most Critical Review

Internet Always On = No Play for me

Diablo III PC / Mac Game
Diablo III PC / Mac Game

Pros: Well, it's Diablo 3. Didn't actually play this. Read below.

Cons: Those of you that live in the boonies or aren't fortunate enough to have cable or dsl or anything else with low lag, don't buy this game. You'll have a helluva time playing it. Before opening it I read a few forums and found out that I had to have an always on internet connection. I have Hughes Net which is not exactly ideal for a game like this. So, sadly I did not get to play this game after being completely stoked for it. Oh well, got my money back.

Overall Review: Gave it 3 eggs because I didn't get to enjoy it...but the box art sure was pretty.

Great fans!

Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition CO-9050002-WW 120mm Twin Pack High Airflow Case Fan
Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition CO-9050002-WW 120mm Twin Pack High Airflow Case Fan

Pros: QUIET! These still move quite a bit of air for being quiet edition fans. I swapped to these from SP120s and don't regret it one bit even though I did lose a little bit for low temps, but not much.

Cons: None. Although one of my 140mm fans (same as these just bigger) had a squeak not too long ago but has seemed to resolved itself.

Overall Review: I didn't feel this deserved to be a con, but these don't keep my system as cool as other fans, but I was tired of it sounding like a jet. So, keep that in mind. They don't move as much air as other options, but they really are quiet. Silent? No. Quiet? Yes.

12/23/2014

Great for big hands!

ROCCAT Kone[+] ROC-11-801 Black 8 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser 6000 dpi Gaming Mouse
ROCCAT Kone[+] ROC-11-801 Black 8 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser 6000 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Fantastic customization with their software. Great for someone with big hands, although I've heard the XTD is larger.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Cannot be used with your regular joe schmoe cloth mouse pad. It will make the pointer jump around like crazy. You either need a hard gaming mousepad or a really good hard flat surface for this mouse to be accurate.

Huge and amazing!

ASUS 27" 1440P Eye Care Monitor (PB278Q) - QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI
ASUS 27" 1440P Eye Care Monitor (PB278Q) - QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI

Pros: Couldn't be happier with this monitor. Great adjustments(height, pivot etc), great color, no ghosting or any other funky things going on. Appears to have no dead pixels.

Cons: None so far except for lack of G-Sync but it's a non-issue for me personally.

Great feeling keyboard!

ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow USB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow USB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Great feel! Not as loud as I was anticipating! Great customization with the software!

Cons: Came with a sticky/stuck enter key. It eventually loosened up and now functions properly. But when I received it, it stuck down and really messed with me for a bit. So, that is where the 4/5 eggs comes from. It also appears to be slightly(and I mean slightly) louder than the other keys.

Overall Review: So far, no issues other than the enter key with I seem to have worked out by just manually moving the key for a while and it is no longer "stuck".