Joined on 07/02/02
Pros: This case is an excellent value at $139. mounted H100 cooler with no problem, with OC 3820, and nvidia 690 it runs cool and quiet. no tool system is great.
Cons: should have included another fan in the door.
Overall Review: Corsair vengeace case Corsair H100 Intel 3820 2x Samsung 830 512 gb (1tb raid 0) Sapphire 690 video card NZXT 850 watt gold PS 16GB of Geil 1600 ram 4x4 3x BenQ 2410t 12hz refresh MB sound Logitech 906 5.1 speakers with mb sound
Great media server with 8GB ram upgrade fromnew egg for additional $56
Pros: Full transcoding capabilities. I run Plex on this and use Plex client on Nvidia Shield. It plays everything I throw at it over my home Ethernet. With trunking set up, I can play three different movies on three different cleints at the same time, one Ipad and two Tvs with Nvidia Shields as clients.
Cons: Slightly noisy with 2 8TB Seagate drives. Fans are OK but the drives are pretty loud at times.
Overall Review: This is a very powerful NAS with much more capabilities than I use. However, it works flawlessly for my application. Highly recommend for a whole home media sever thru Ethernet.
Good monitior / ok tv
Pros: Bought 2 units to replace a 3 monitor gaming rig with 3 Ben Q 24" 120hx monitors driven from an Nvidia 690 GPU. The 690 has 3 dvi outs and one mini DP out. The TV has only HDMI in and VGA. Could NOT get better than 1080P 60hz. All other attempts gave "not support" on monitor. Replaced 690 card with new EVGA 780ti card. First monitor connected hdmi to hdmi works GREAT at 4k 30hz. Also works great at 1080P 120hz. Second unit still has problems as before with 690 card. I found and ordered a dongle from Newegg. It is listed as DP 1.2 to HDMI 1.4. This is the only one listed and it is coming from overseas thru NE at a $2 shipping cost but it will take 10-15 days to get to me. Hopefully this will give me the same for both units. If the above does not work then I will SLI two of the cards and use one HDMI output from each card.
Cons: TV has very basic features and setting. going into the advanced mode by hitting 0000 from the settings menu gives you more options. You CAN set the TV to turn on automatically in the advanced section of settings. no 4K at 60hz, only 30. speakers are very poor but I use my sound system anyway by way of headphone out on TV into sound card. As a TV (both of these sit on my wall on arm mounts) I have direct TV into HDMI 2 on both TVs as well as computer input. Often I watch Sat TV on one and work on the second. Picture is great on Blu-ray input signals. However, up-conversion to 4K leaves a lot to be desired on lesser quality input below 1080P.
Overall Review: Awesome as a 4K monitor. I can have 4 programs open in a quad split screen and each is 1080P. I watched some You Tube $K and it is also amazing. Now I have to relocate my three BenQ 120 hertz monitors and the Nvidia 690 card to my secondary computer system so I cn still game in 3D once in a while.
Pros: I am moving up from an LGA 775 extreme processor. I am building two systems, one using LGA 2011 with this processor and one with LGA 1155 using 3770K. This one is built and running rock stable at 4.3ghz with 16gb of 1600 ram at XMP2:2133 with sapphire 690 card on a biostar X79 MB. WOW! what a difference from my old system! with sisift burn in running 4 hours, max temp was 52C programs open instantly from 2x Samsung 830 ssd 512gb each for a 1TB raid 0 array.
Cons: obviously not as fast as a 3960x but still plenty fast.
Overall Review: email@example.com 2x samsung 830 512gb ssd in raid 0 Sapphire 690 16gb of 1600 ram 4x4 NZXT 850 waatt gold power supply Biostar Tpower x79mb 3x BenQ 2410T 120hz monitors