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Jason W.

Jason W.

Joined on 10/20/08

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Most Favorable Review

Simply awesome...

Acer HN274Hbmiiid Black 27" Full HD HDMI WideScreen LED 120Hz 3D Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 10,000,000:1 w/Speakers & 3D glasses
Acer HN274Hbmiiid Black 27" Full HD HDMI WideScreen LED 120Hz 3D Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 10,000,000:1 w/Speakers & 3D glasses

Pros: This monitor is bright, almost too bright. This is to compensate for the loss of brightness while wearing the 3D glasses though I think. I bought this monitor mainly for Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 and the 3D effect looks incredible. Crysis 2 also looks amazing. The monitor includes three HDMI inputs which is an added bonus.

Cons: The monitor could use better documentation. It took some time to figure out that I couldn't use the HDMI cable for 120hz. Most games attempted to force 1920x1080 @ 24hz which is unplayable. Once I switched to the included DVI cable, this problem went away. It would have been nice if this limitation was stated in the manual.

Overall Review: If you aren't playing in 3D you will probably need to adjust the brightness and/or contrast. Otherwise your eyes will suffer. Also the included glasses aren't as uncomfortable as I thought they were going to be.

10/12/2011
Most Critical Review

Wrong Adapter for Raspberry Pi 3

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Seeed 313080001

Pros: - It's free

Cons: - As others have said; it doesn't work at all with the Raspberry Pi. No idea why this is being included.

You get what you pay for.

Intel Core i7-5930K - Core i7 5th Gen Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor - BX80648I75930K
Intel Core i7-5930K - Core i7 5th Gen Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor - BX80648I75930K

Pros: - Rock solid overclocking. Running mine at 4.6 Ghz with zero issues so far.

Cons: - CPU gets hot which makes it important to have a AIO or custom loop water cooling system if you will be doing any overclocking

Overall Review: - Upgraded from an Intel 3930K that was showing some age. While most tasks run at the same clip I am seeing a noticeable improvement playing any game in 4K. So far this chip is exceeding my expectations.

12/22/2015

Great board even after initial pitfalls

EVGA X99 Classified 151-HE-E999-KR LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA X99 Classified 151-HE-E999-KR LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: - Great performance - Rock solid overclocking - Top notch support

Cons: - I ordered this board with 4x G.Skill 16GB sticks of RAM. I received an error code 60 and it wouldn't post. Tried one stick in each slot with the same result. After several hours of troubleshooting I called EVGA. The call itself was very helpful as we determined that most likely I would need to update my BIOS to the latest revision before using that memory kit. I ended up ordering an 8GB stick from the HCL that EVGA provided. Once I installed this new memory it POSTED fine and allowed me to update. This allowed my original set to start working. I'm sure it happens but I've never had an issue like this happen before. - The manual is pretty bad. It was generic for any Evga X99 board which obviously isn't very helpful for troubleshooting. - There are two 8 Pin EPS plugs on this board. The manual doesn't address this but EVGA support advised me that the right one is primary and the left one is optional. This was documented nowhere.

Overall Review: - Even though there are some glaring issues that prevented a smooth install I still feel this is a great board. EVGA support is great and picked up immediately. They have 24/7 support and beyond that are generally helpful. - I have been and will continue to be a huge fan of EVGA products. I had a little more trouble out of this build but now that it's running I feel it will be a very solid build.

12/21/2015

Hands Down Best Headphones

SENNHEISER PC 363D 2 x 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Headset - Black
SENNHEISER PC 363D 2 x 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Headset - Black

Pros: The sound is amazing. I have tried several different headsets and this set is by far the best I've owned. My old pair of wireless Logitech G930's were experiencing constant disconnects which prompted me to replace them. After owning these I will never go back. The included USB sound card makes a world of difference when engaging the Surround mode. Really gives new life to most games I play. This headset uses an open ear design as to keep your ears cool and ventilated. This means they are extremely comfortable to wear for extended periods of gaming.

Cons: The ONLY thing I would change about these is the bland design. They are extremely sturdy and well built but they look like an average set of headphones. Not that I care about looks at all. Like I said it's the ONLY thing that I would change.