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Sky H.

Sky H.

Joined on 10/22/13

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Most Favorable Review

Great Value

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: UEFI interface - great for overclocking tweaks and such Debug LED - great for determining any possible start up erros Just seems to work well. It has all of the good connections I was looking for like SATA 3.0, 2x 3.0 pci-e, ample usb 3, ps/2 port (for my old school mouse), eSATA ect.

Cons: Didn't really notice any. It came with the manuals and extras kind of loose in the box so I don't know if it was supposed to be like that or if perhaps it was returned, but everything was fine so doesn't bother me.

Most Critical Review

Requires BIOS configuration for XMP

CORSAIR Vengeance Performance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Memory (Notebook Memory) Model CMSX16GX4M2A3000C16
CORSAIR Vengeance Performance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Memory (Notebook Memory) Model CMSX16GX4M2A3000C16

Pros: -Decent speeds & timings IF you're laptop has access to XMP

Cons: -False advertising. Requires XMP

Overall Review: Default speed is 2666 without XMP. The product SPECIFICALLY says "Auto-overclocking (no BIOS configuration required)", and I even contacted corsair and they said the same thing. Unfortunately this is not true and requires XMP, but my HP motherboard does not allow XMP. I'm very computer savvy, including overclocking my Desktop PC's RAM. Some modules (like the default 3200 RAM in my HP ENVY x360) can run at their higher speeds without BIOS overclocking or XMP required. I verified through multiple programs that these sticks only run at 2666. I was not able to verify the timings. I did a few RAM tests which show them to run similarly to 3200 CL22, so I assume the timings are running decent at least. I'd probably stick to buying something cheaper unless you have XMP access.

12/16/2021

Awesome, Looks good

AOC i2367Fh Black / Silver 23" 5ms IPS Frameless Widescreen LCD/LED Monitor, 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1, Ultra Narrow Bezel 2mm, Built-in Speakers, D-Sub HDMI
AOC i2367Fh Black / Silver 23" 5ms IPS Frameless Widescreen LCD/LED Monitor, 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1, Ultra Narrow Bezel 2mm, Built-in Speakers, D-Sub HDMI

Pros: This monitor has very competitive performance and specs to other similarly priced and performing monitors. After establishing that it performs well, there is something that sets it aside from many monitors in my opinion. That is that it has a matte finish on both the frame and the screen. This means that it won't be a finger print magnet like most monitors and also that there is virtually no glare! I saw it in the store and couldn't see the reflection of the lights like I saw in every single other monitor. Also the edgeless thing is cool.

Cons: Just note that the edgeless thing is not all the way like the try to advertise in a few of the pictures. It doesn't actually bother me one bit, but just be aware because nobody likes false advertising.

Great value LED keyboard

Logitech Recertified 920-003652 G105 Call of Duty: MW3 Edition Keyboard
Logitech Recertified 920-003652 G105 Call of Duty: MW3 Edition Keyboard

Pros: LED buttons for sure The buttons are decent enough The font is really cool I has the standard layout for the enter and backspace buttons and that sort of thing the media controls are awesome. This caught my eye for the price and the LEDs and then the media controls sealed the deal for me, but that could just be me. the gaming macros, if you're into that--you just have to download the software from logitech

Cons: Don't get me wrong the key action is nice, but you can tell it's kind of budget feeling. But like I said it still feels good enough that everytime I look at the keys lit and remember the price, I always excited about it. lol The macros take a bit to get used to. Sometimes you think you're hitting the esc or the ctrl, but you hit the macros. It has a gaming macro on/off button, but it doesn't seem to actually turn them off so sometimes they access random windows if you press them. But once you get used to it, it's really not a problem. Overall I'm really happy with it

Sleek and Unique

Thermaltake Urban S31 VP700M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Mid Tower Chassis
Thermaltake Urban S31 VP700M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Mid Tower Chassis

Pros: I just love the look of this beast. Sleek front door, blue power LED, side window, docking station for external drive mounting, great cable management, bottom mount PSU, plenty of air flow, room for a liquid radiator, dust screens. This thing just looks nice and I get compliments all the time. The door works well and allows plenty of air flow. Not really flimsy like people have said. Maybe they changed something?

Cons: If I had to nit pick, the power button isn't my favorite thing, but it's really not bad at all. I was hoping for a dynamic push button, but its just a simple click. Not really a big deal cuz I like to just it as a sleep button, so it actually works better the way it is.

Great Value

ASUS Black 12X Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
ASUS Black 12X Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

Pros: Great value for a blu ray writer. works like a champ for all your standard needs too. The big stand out points for me were the 8mb cache and the price.

Cons: none