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David H.

David H.

Joined on 01/08/04

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent case, design and a great price

IN WIN 703 BLACK SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V up to 220mm (170mm with Bottom Fan) Power Supply
IN WIN 703 BLACK SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V up to 220mm (170mm with Bottom Fan) Power Supply

Pros: *Great looking case. The brushed metal front panel looks gorgeous an doesn't show fingerprint smudges like the glossy cases do. Great tinted window on the side. I love the red accents. They very much compliment the black. *Good design for cable management. I was able to pull all my extra molex and sata power cables to the back behind the motherboard tray as the right side of the case is bubbled out and has extra space for all the spare cables. Great if you don't have a modular power supply. *Raised screw holes on the motherboard tray. With my ATX motherboard I didn't have to add any mounting screws to the tray. *Dust management. The dual bottom and dual front fans come with dust filters to keep out that pesky dust. *Bonus fan! The specs say it only comes with one red LED 120mm fan in the rear. Mine also came with a free non LED 120mm fan up front. *Not a lot of plastic. The only plastic pieces are the hard drive (2.5" and 3.5" in 1) brackets and the dust filters. Everything else is SECC steel. Nothing chintzy feeling here.

Cons: *The ODD front panel pops off instead of having a hinge like on the In Win 707. Really changed the aesthetic of the case. I decided to drop my ODD back a centimeter or so and leave the panel on so the entire front has that brushed metal look. *The clamp that hooks your ODD into place has a green handle on it. With everything else being Red or Black why the green?

Overall Review: Overall I am very happy with the case. Very much a good buy.

Most Critical Review

Had a bad stick

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Pros: I was able to OC the one working stick to 1650 without having to put much work into it. Once I get both sticks (actually going to have 4 sticks to equal 16 gigs) I am excited to see what I can OC these puppies to.

Cons: Came with one bad stick. Newegg is very quick to replace it and I should have my replacement soon. I will update the score once I get my replacement.

Overall Review: As advertised, worked at 1600 flawlessly.

Killer CPU!

Intel Core i5-2500K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52500K
Intel Core i5-2500K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52500K

Pros: I was able to OC this processor to 4.4ghz (in turbo boost mode) on stock cooling. Crazy awesome

Cons: None

Overall Review: Great processor. I hope AMD can keep up.

Best mouse I've ever owned

Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse
Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Perfect ergonomics for my hand. Not an overload of extra buttons, just the right amount. Great price for what you get. Solid and reliable. Won't break easily.

Cons: Doesn't come in other colors? I dunno if there's anything else!

Overall Review: I'm ordering a new one so that I can give my brother my old one. I've had it about 4 years now without any issues. Great solid mouse.

Great card!

ASUS Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5
ASUS Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5

Pros: It comes factory overclocked. That makes it worth the extra 10 dollars. Easily overclockable.

Cons: It is HUGE. I had to move a hard drive to get it to fix in my Full Tower.

Free item? Yay

Kingston DataTraveler G3 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Orange) Model DTIG3/2GBZ
Kingston DataTraveler G3 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Orange) Model DTIG3/2GBZ

Pros: Got it for free with my new PC build. I was in need of a smaller thumb drive so this works perfectly.

Cons: Not USB 3.0 hah. No real cons.