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David F.

David F.

Joined on 11/29/10

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Most Favorable Review

Intel Xeon E3-1231V3

Intel Xeon E3-1231V3 Haswell 3.4 GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1150 80W BX80646E31231V3 Server Processor
Intel Xeon E3-1231V3 Haswell 3.4 GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1150 80W BX80646E31231V3 Server Processor

Pros: Cheaper than an i7 better than an i5 in multithreaded tasks works with most all 1150 socker motherboards.

Cons: It runs a little hot with the stock cooler, mine would thermal throttle and reduce its speed when stress testing with cpu burner. Used Furmark cpu burner and real temp along with cpu-z to stress test the cpu it will go over 80* c when stressing it like this.

Overall Review: I de-lided mine and got the temps way down with the same stock cooler now running 60* c after 30 mins of running cpu burner, using arctic mx-4 Thermal compound. So do not expect much from the stock cooler if you plan on doing cpu intensive tasks I would recomend investing in a different cooler.

Most Critical Review

HP EX900 M.2 250GB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D TLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive

HP EX900 M.2 250GB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D TLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 2YY43AA#ABC
HP EX900 M.2 250GB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D TLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 2YY43AA#ABC

Overall Review: 3months in and the drive has failed...

Coboc D Dual-Link Male to Male Digital Video Cable

Coboc Model CO-DDMM-6-BK 6 ft. Black Color 28 AWG Solid Copper Conductor DVI-D Dual-Link (24+1) Male to Male Digital Video Cable w/ Ferrite Cores, Gold Plated
Coboc Model CO-DDMM-6-BK 6 ft. Black Color 28 AWG Solid Copper Conductor DVI-D Dual-Link (24+1) Male to Male Digital Video Cable w/ Ferrite Cores, Gold Plated

Pros: N/A

Cons: The cable I received was defective. When connected it will not show the proper resolution for my monitor and the screen flickers badly.

Overall Review: Not sure if I just got unlucky or what maybe it will work for you maybe it won't but it did not work for me. I replaced the cable with a different one and now my computer works fine.

Rosewill Hive Series 550W Modular

Rosewill HIVE Series, HIVE-550S, 550W Fully Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & CrossFire Ready, Black
Rosewill HIVE Series, HIVE-550S, 550W Fully Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & CrossFire Ready, Black

Pros: * Cheap I got it for $44.99 $19.99 after mail in rebate. * Full Modular * Black cables *Quiet

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: I recommend this all day every day if you can get it at the right price and you do not mind filling out rebates...

Acer K272HUL UM.HX2AA.D03

Acer K2 Series K272HUL 27" WQHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) IPS 4ms (GTG) Black LED Backlight LCD Monitor, at 60 Hz Refresh Rate, Eco Friendly Design, Visual Comfortable and Build in Speakers
Acer K2 Series K272HUL 27" WQHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) IPS 4ms (GTG) Black LED Backlight LCD Monitor, at 60 Hz Refresh Rate, Eco Friendly Design, Visual Comfortable and Build in Speakers

Pros: *price *Screen size *IPS panel *Matte screen *Thin bezel *No dead pixels *No light bleed

Cons: *No complaints so far out of the box, if I had a gripe it would be the weird fact that it only works in 1440p through the use of DVI-D and the cables included are too short for my use.

Overall Review: *I will further review at a later date when I have used the monitor more but so far so good. Just the one weird thing is that the DP nor the HDMI will work with it at 1440p only DVI-D...

12/16/2016

Fantastic product !

Carbide Series 88R CC-9011086-WW Micro ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case
Carbide Series 88R CC-9011086-WW Micro ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case

Pros: Easy cable management with non-modular and modular power supply's . Options for liquid cooling, mounting location for two optional ssd. Two systems built in these and absolutely love them.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Corsair customer service and warranty second to none. First case I broke the front panel connector and they sent a replacement no questions asked within two days of me contacting them. Second case I broke the power button and they also sent a replacement front panel right away. Great budget case....