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Paul V.

Paul V.

Joined on 03/20/06

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Most Favorable Review

Flawless

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

Pros: Tighter timings than the CL8 ones for virtually the same price. Nice heat spreaders.

Cons: N/A

Overall Review: Bought 2 of these and had to loosen the timings a bit (8-8-7-22) to keep them stable, but I can understand that and cannot dock an egg. Overclocked to 1760ish and running strong for ~15 months. Phenom II X4 955BE (OC'd @ 3.8GHz) Gigabyte 890-FX-UD7 motherboard 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill Ripjaws PC3-12800 Gigabyte GTX 460 768MB 1TB WD Caviar Black HDD SB X-Fi Titanium Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W PSU

Most Critical Review

Love it, but minor issues

GIGABYTE GK-K6800 Glossy Black 103 Normal Keys 14 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Professional Multimedia Keyboard
GIGABYTE GK-K6800 Glossy Black 103 Normal Keys 14 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Professional Multimedia Keyboard

Pros: Volume knob, multimedia keys, color, design

Cons: Have a tendency to die very easily. One died out of nowhere after three weeks (only the volume knob worked), so I purchased a second one. Got a SINGLE DROP OF WATER on a key (condensation from a cup on my fingers) and it must have seeped down onto the board--instantly fried. Bought a third and this one's going strong. Love the color/design/positioning of keys too much to purchase a different keyboard.

Overall Review: Wish they would make these keyboards a little more resistant to damage from regular bumps/movement and/or water. When condensation from a cup runs off on my fingers and manages to fry a keyboard, I find it rather flimsy. I have literally spilled whole cups of drinks onto keyboards in the past and had them function perfectly once cleaned and dried. -1 egg for random keyboard death -1 egg for OMGWTF moment thanks to roughly a drop of water. Phenom II X4 955BE (OC'd @ 3.8GHz) Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme (dual fan) HSF Gigabyte 890-FX-UD7 motherboard 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws PC3-12800 (7-8-7-18) Gigabyte GTX 460 768MB 1TB WD Caviar Black HDD SB X-Fi Titanium Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W PSU Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid-Tower case

It puts the bootleg in bootleg DXRACER

BestMassage RC1 Gaming Chair High-Back Computer Ergonomic Design Racing Chair - White
BestMassage RC1 Gaming Chair High-Back Computer Ergonomic Design Racing Chair - White

Pros: Cheap? Back of chair is comfortable.

Cons: Very little padding on the bottom section of the chair. Armrests and the hinge that connects the back of the chair with the bottom of the chair completely snapped from the frame within 4 months of light use, beyond repair.

Overall Review: If you're interested in actual quality, steer clear of this chair.

Love it!

CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm

Pros: Everything that you want and need for a closed loop water-cooled system.

Cons: Not liquid nitrogen/helium-3?

Overall Review: Pushing a 955BE to the limit with this (4.4GHz with boosted nb and cpu voltage). I could drop the oc to 4ghz and the chip will never exceed 50C, at 3.8ghz it never exceeds 44C and I rarely hear the radiator fans going 100%. Lots of headway to experiment and the chip soldiers on and will continue to until I decide I need an upgrade. Highly recommend this if you have a 240mm fan slot and want to get better use of it. I moved my 240mm to the side door and placed the radiators on top and I'm good to go!

11/19/2014

Worth what I paid for it and then some.

Plantronics GameCom 780 Stereo Corded Headset Recreational Comfortable Design
Plantronics GameCom 780 Stereo Corded Headset Recreational Comfortable Design

Pros: Good frequency coverage Very good but not overwhelming bass Noise-cancelling Long USB cord High quality microphone

Cons: Bass, while frequency covered well, could be a little better Headset is tighter than most, even after adjusting, and can be discomforting if used more than a couple of hours at a time. Didn't come with 3.5mm option

Overall Review: I use this headset for gaming and for music production in a home setup. Issues that I have with this headset are not a major fault, just observations from every day use. Got it on shell shocker for over 50% off, so really cannot complain. It was more than worth it. Not sure if I'd pay full price though.

11/19/2014

Does not support 1080p @ 60hz or higher

StarTech.com DP2HDS DisplayPort to HDMI Active Video and Audio Adapter Converter - 1920 x 1200
StarTech.com DP2HDS DisplayPort to HDMI Active Video and Audio Adapter Converter - 1920 x 1200

Pros: Is an Active Adapter for DisplayPort and does properly convert HDMI to DP++

Cons: Does not support 1920x1080@120hz, let alone 1920x1080@60hz. I can run it at 30hz interlaced or 24p. I'm not trying to play console content and my device supports 120hz, so why would I restrict myself to 24fps?

Overall Review: From day one, catalyst control center let me know that there was a problem with my displayport device and would not be able to get optimal refresh rate. Can connect same device to HDMI port and get 120hz, so issue is the adapter itself. StarTech wasn't much help.

11/19/2014