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Brandon B.

Brandon B.

Joined on 07/26/09

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Most Favorable Review

Careful using 280mm radiators with this case.

CORSAIR Crystal 570X RGB Tempered Glass, Premium ATX Mid Tower Case, White, CC-9011110-WW
CORSAIR Crystal 570X RGB Tempered Glass, Premium ATX Mid Tower Case, White, CC-9011110-WW

Pros: - Looks incredible, the glass is a great aesthetic for an RGB build (highly recommend going with the white case if you do RGB). - Has a great deal of space underneath to get bottom fed airflow. Wouldn't recommend on carpet, but if you must, the added leg height helps.

Cons: - If you're doing a 300 series motherboard build, 280mm top mounted radiators won't fit. They should have done a better job communicating this. I bought the h115i Pro radiator by corsair to match the theme of the tower, but it doesn't fit in the top mount position, so I have to either return the radiator or mount it at the front of the case where the stock RGB fans would normally be. Really unhappy about this. (Update: I've decided to RMA the h115i radiator and bought an h100i, the 240mm version, and it fits beautifully. I've adjusted my review of the case from 2 to 5 stars, as it's mostly my lack of research on the product that resulted in buying a radiator too large.) - Finger prints. Make sure you place it, clean it, and leave it be. Careful touching the insides of the glass before placing them back into position.

Overall Review: - Ultimately, I'd say for what it's marketed as, this case is not worth the price. Buying a case this expensive should give you full mod potential with the most current and soon to be products on the market. Real shame the tower isn't just 30mm taller. Not worth removing an egg over though.

Most Critical Review

False Advertising

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK

Pros: -Memory ran wonderfully upon initial installing. -Looks nice -Used to be cheaper (Price has gone up about 30 dollars since mid August.) -Came with a free 4GB OCZ Diesel USB drive.

Cons: -Not cheap anymore -Pain in the rear trying to get it to run rated speeds with no issues. Went to the OCZ forums for guidance, but every suggestion given to me did not work.

Overall Review: I am extremely angry with this memory. I cannot get it to run anything close to the advertised speeds. I7 920 CPU EVGA X58 3x SLI board The best I can get it to run at is the stock settings the motherboard sets it to. 11-11-11-24 with DIMM at 1.5v I will be RMA'ing this memory within the next few days if the OCZ reps cannot solve my issue.

Runs as advertised. Try to get it below $200

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GTZR
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GTZR

Pros: - No hassle with trying to get it to run at 3600 and advertised clocks. Just the flip of a switch.

Cons: - It's right on the line of being worth it to upgrade from 2400 to 3200 in terms of price. If you could get this for $185, you should.

Best consumer card on the market.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, 11G-P4-6696-KR, 11GB GDDR5X, iCX Technology - 9 Thermal Sensors & RGB LED G/P/M
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, 11G-P4-6696-KR, 11GB GDDR5X, iCX Technology - 9 Thermal Sensors & RGB LED G/P/M

Pros: - You get what you pay for. A beautiful beast. - Was pleasantly surprised by how much RGB is on the card.

Cons: - The RGB at the top of the card, opposite where it slots in, doesn't quite match the RGB on the back-plate. It's off a few hues, but not worth removing an egg for.

Overall Review: - I use mine for gaming.

It's dope.

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G+, 80 Plus Gold 750W, Fully Modular, FDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Power Supply 120-GP-0750-X1
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G+, 80 Plus Gold 750W, Fully Modular, FDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Power Supply 120-GP-0750-X1

Pros: - Well priced for the wattage and efficiency. - Very quiet, like other reviews mention. - Cords are well made and covered. - Cords come with velcro strips that you can re-purpose for cable management. - 10 year warranty.

Cons: - Honestly, none.

Overall Review: - I got lucky and caught mine on sale for $79.99 with an additional $20 rebate. I don't know that anyone else will be as lucky, but I'd happily pay $80-100 for this PSU.

Should last longer

SteelSeries 5H V2 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Professional Gaming Headset
SteelSeries 5H V2 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Professional Gaming Headset

Pros: - Braided Cord - Mic can be pushed in - Comfortable (doesn't hurt your ears over long periods of use)

Cons: - The headset isn't 1 wire strung through. It has several joints that the wire passes through, one of which is right in the adjustable ear flaps. After 2 years of taking the headset on and off, the left-ear's joint finally gave and broke the closed circuit to the right-ear. - Hard to clean its cloth. After a year of use I would be embarrassed if anyone saw my headset, there's a ton of skin gunk that can't be removed.

Overall Review: For a 2 year lifespan, I think the headset is a little over priced. I'd value it at 40-50 dollars... so if you can get it on sale or something, go for it!