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julian d.

julian d.

Joined on 04/06/14

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Most Favorable Review

Very good processor

Intel Pentium G3240 - Pentium Haswell Dual-Core 3.1 GHz LGA 1150 53W Intel HD Graphics Desktop Processor - BX80646G3240
Intel Pentium G3240 - Pentium Haswell Dual-Core 3.1 GHz LGA 1150 53W Intel HD Graphics Desktop Processor - BX80646G3240

Pros: Very good processor, it resembles some of the first I3s that came out. Passmark score is impressive an for an office computer it is so much better than the competition. Thermals as compared to my celeron g530 are also impressive, although the pentium consumes more power it doesn't go over 40 C with the stock cooler in a server room.

Cons: None

Overall Review: If you are having trouble with it is probably because you need to update your bios as this is a Haswell-E processor.

Most Critical Review

It is okay

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler

Pros: Good quality fans, very good heatsink as expected from Noctua.

Cons: The mounting mechanism makes it cumbersome, this is not the best cooler in the market, and it is just an improvement over the stock intel cooler.

Overall Review: I only used it with one fan and temps on i5 4670k without overclocking were 75" at room temp.

Corsair Obsidian Series 250D (CC-9011047-WW) Black Brushed Aluminum and Steel Mini-ITX Computer Case ATX (not included) Power Supply
Corsair Obsidian Series 250D (CC-9011047-WW) Black Brushed Aluminum and Steel Mini-ITX Computer Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Awesome case, fits almost anything you put in it. You can put up to 130mm heatsink tall towers, however you might need to remove the optical drive area. Cable management is really sweet if you get the right cables.

Cons: I would like Corsair to make it a little bit wider for better radiator compatibility. The hard drive cages are really flimsy on mine. However there is not a product that is perfect.

Overall Review: Great quality obsidian product from corsair.

GIGABYTE GA-Z87N-WIFI LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z87N-WIFI LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Intel wifi/bluetooth. Really fast wifi card. This motherboard is probably the best motherboard for this price range. It overclocks like a dream.

Cons: The CPU socket and 4 pin connector are located in probably not the most optimized area. I would like to see the CPU socket more towards the middle as there might be interference with aftermarket heatsinks.

Overall Review: I dont know why they do not advertise this motherboard as much, it is such a great motherboard for the price. It is my first Gigabyte motherboard.

Rosewill HIVE Series, HIVE-650S, 650W Fully Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & CrossFire Ready, Black
Rosewill HIVE Series, HIVE-650S, 650W Fully Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & CrossFire Ready, Black

Pros: It is built really well. It does do 650 continous, and may even survive power surges.

Cons: It runs a little bit hot for my taste, however not everyone is going to notice that.

Overall Review: If they could sell short cables for this power supply, that would be great. The cables that I got for this power supply are completely black and are not rainbowed like the ones in the pictures.

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed Black ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed Black ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Cheap and windowed! really good case, you won't get better for that price.

Cons: Plexi is a dust magnet, and cleaning it is hard as you can scratch it really easily. However i do not think this is enough to tak e an egg off as you get what you payed for.

Overall Review: Sometimes they go down to the 50 dollar price range, keep an eye on them!