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Brian L.

Brian L.

Joined on 10/30/10

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Most Favorable Review

It works

Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB Single DDR3 1866 MT/s (PC3-14900) CL10 @1.5V  UDIMM 240-Pin Memory Module
Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB Single DDR3 1866 MT/s (PC3-14900) CL10 @1.5V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory Module

Pros: It works just like it should. It looks good for some builds.

Cons: It doesn't overclock well, but most ram doesn't do that well. It is also very tall so it could mess with some large CPU coolers, but you can measure the height before buying it.

Most Critical Review

Large and Cool

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151

Pros: It keeps the processor very cool, even with overclocking. and comes with everything you could need.

Cons: The mounting system is questionable. It doesn't hold the heat-sink in place very well. At full speed the fan also makes a weird rattling sound.

Overall Review: When I tried to plug in fans around I gently bumped the heat sink, and it moved. There seems to be a lot of play in the mounting parts, but it should be fine after everything is set up.

11/24/2013

cools fairly well

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Pros: This cooler cools my I7-4770k overclocked to 4.4 GHz well (stays below 50c under prime 95). It looks great. It is mucy easier to install and more sturdy than hyper 212 evo. The mounting feels fairly sturdy and it is fairly quiet. Because of the shape it can fit with a side-panel fan.

Cons: The Allen head screws and wrench are not good. They strip very easily and won't be fun to remove at any point.

Overall Review: I didn't think that there was anything hard about installing this cooler. The only problem is the placement and type of screws.

Works mostly

ASUS Notebook w/ NVIDIA Optimus K52 Series K52JC-XN1 Intel Core i5 1st Gen 460M (2.53GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 310M + Intel HD 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
ASUS Notebook w/ NVIDIA Optimus K52 Series K52JC-XN1 Intel Core i5 1st Gen 460M (2.53GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 310M + Intel HD 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Pros: Large screen, good processor, Good full keyboard, Good trackpad, Very quiet effective cooling.

Cons: Limited ports, weak Nvidia graphics, one pixel in the monitor died.

Overall Review: It is great to have this processing power and a good amount of ram. The keyboard has a very nice feeling and works well. My biggest problem is that Nvidia Optimus does not support Linux. It turns out Nvidia has no plans of supporting it at all, but if you are happy using Windows 7, it will be mostly good. The battery lasts from 2 to 3 hours under little load. When it is doing a lot of work it may only last 45 minutes on battery, but that is not very common. The webcam is not very high quality, but I don't need a great webcam. It takes a while to start up, so I just use hibernate more often.

Has a blue light

AZiO BTD-V201 USB 2.0 Micro Bluetooth Adapter
AZiO BTD-V201 USB 2.0 Micro Bluetooth Adapter

Pros: It works very well. I haven't had many problems connecting things to it, and it has a cool blue light.

Cons: The included cd was scratched. However after I got the software working, it was the only thing that prevented it from working.

Overall Review: Just use the windows drivers in windows 7. It shouldn't have more problems than any other Bluetooth adapter, and it has a flashy blue light!

Works

AZiO 2-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI-e Host Card Model AUDU3
AZiO 2-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI-e Host Card Model AUDU3

Pros: Works Great

Cons: um... the usb ports look silly?

Overall Review: This is a great company, and I always have luck with their products.