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Ryan L.

Ryan L.

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I like it

be quiet! Silent Base 601- Midi Tower - Orange Excellent silence and usability
be quiet! Silent Base 601- Midi Tower - Orange Excellent silence and usability

Pros: - It does provide a quieter experience. The sound dampening does a good job. I replaced a larger Thermaltake HAF-X case. This case is much quieter - Plenty of room for cable management and just simply getting your hands in there to do what you need to do. - Simple and clean look. I really don't care for all the blinking lights and shooting colors that most cases have now.

Cons: - The built in fan controller can control 3 fans. Only 2 fans come with the case. Additionally, those two fans are the Purewings 2 instead of the SilentWing 3 fans.

Overall Review: If you're looking for a simple and clean case, I would recommend this one. It does what it's meant to do, no more, no less.

Just What I Wanted

ASUS ROG Swift 27" 1440P Gaming Monitor (PG278Q) - QHD (2560 x 1440), 144Hz, 1ms, G-SYNC, USB 3.0, DisplayPort, Pivot, Tilt, Swivel, Height Adjustable
ASUS ROG Swift 27" 1440P Gaming Monitor (PG278Q) - QHD (2560 x 1440), 144Hz, 1ms, G-SYNC, USB 3.0, DisplayPort, Pivot, Tilt, Swivel, Height Adjustable

Pros: Monitor came pixel perfect. Spent an hour scanning the screen looking for stuck or busted pixels and couldn't find a single one. The color is not bad at all for TN panel. I won't claim to be a color snob. I applied a color profile and with a little adjustment to the colors and brightness, it looks quick nice.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I was debating between this and the new Acer and given the many negative reviews on QC with the Acer machine, I opted to go with this one. I'm not disappointed in the least.

Excellent

MSI Gaming N780 TF 3GD5/OC G-SYNC Support  GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
MSI Gaming N780 TF 3GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Besides the fact that this is one powerful card, especially for the price, my absolute favorite "feature" is how cool and quiet it is at load. My last card, an AMD card, sounded like a vacuum at load. I can't even hear this one over my regular case fans.

Cons: None that I can think of or have encountered.

Overall Review: Couldn't be happier with this purchase short of buying the MSI 780 Ti Gaming card instead.

Nice Monitor

ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 1ms (GTG) 144Hz DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort Built-in Speakers Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free Backlit LED NVIDIA 3D Gaming Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 1ms (GTG) 144Hz DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort Built-in Speakers Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free Backlit LED NVIDIA 3D Gaming Monitor

Pros: 1) It can be very bright if you want. 2) High 144 hz It does everything as advertised.

Cons: 1) Just a touch too bright out of the box. Easily fixed by OSD and using a color profile which can be found easily.

Overall Review: Had a single stuck pixel near the middle of screen. Was able to quickly fix it by gently massaging it with the tip of a pen cap for a few seconds.

It is what it is.

Intuit TurboTax Deluxe Federal & State 2013 For Windows - Download
Intuit TurboTax Deluxe Federal & State 2013 For Windows - Download

Pros: It's turbotax. Makes doing basic taxes simple and cheap.

Cons: Nothing comes to mind.

Overall Review: Just be careful to pick the best version of turbotax for your tax needs. In most instances, I would say basic or deluxe will satisfy your needs.

12/30/2013

As Advertised

ASUS RT-N66U N900 Dual-Band WiFi Gigabit Router
ASUS RT-N66U N900 Dual-Band WiFi Gigabit Router

Pros: 1) Simultaneous 2.4 and 5 wireless 2) Good distance on the signals 3) Easy to install/setup 4) Runs stable. No need to reset it even with up to 20 different machines/devices connecting and disconnecting since installed.

Cons: Personal preference gripe is that is lays flat instead of on end. There is a stand for it but that just angles it. It's a minor gripe at best.

Overall Review: I generally hate buying routers. They all seem to have issues of some sort. I purchased this router based on current need and other reviews.

12/30/2013