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Gabriel B.

Gabriel B.

Joined on 01/29/08

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Most Favorable Review

Big upgrade works well

AMD FX-6300 - FX-6000 Series Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Desktop Processor - FD6300WMHKBOX
AMD FX-6300 - FX-6000 Series Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Desktop Processor - FD6300WMHKBOX

Pros: Massive performance increase over my previous cpu (Athlon 64x2 5400 Brisbane @2.8ghz)

Cons: none yet

Overall Review: for a budget build this is a great cpu and I would recommend it

12/31/2012

Works well on hyper 212+

Rosewill RFA-120-K - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Sleeve Bearing, Silent
Rosewill RFA-120-K - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Sleeve Bearing, Silent

Pros: bought this to have a second fan for push/pull on my hyper 212+ works well and is pretty quiet

Cons: none really

Works well

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: It works and the price is pretty good. Overclocking on it so far has been stable, I am pretty happy I bought it overall though no performance issues.

Cons: I am not a huge fan of the UEFI "bios". There are no USB 3.0 headers so if your case has front panel usb 3.0 ports you won't be able to use them, I knew this before purchase so it wasn't a big deal for me.

A good mechanical

Rosewill RK-9000 - Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Blue Switches
Rosewill RK-9000 - Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Blue Switches

Pros: At first I thought the whole mechanical keyboard fad was just so companies could sell much pricier boards, that is until I bought one of my own and my first purchase was the rk-9000. Neweggs shipping was great as usual and when I pulled the keyboard box out of the shipping box the first thing I noticed was the weight on it. The keyboard has a nice weight to it and it doesn't slide around the desk easily even with the rear feet up. The board looks good, very simple and the red backplate on the thing looks really nice. I really appreciate the matte finish so it doesn't turn into a fingerprint magnet. It comes packed with two separate cords, one for usb and one for ps/2 which is a great touch and the detachable cable is a nice feature too. Actually typing on the keyboard is very satisfying, the sound of the mechanical switch actuating makes you want to keep typing just to hear it. Overall this is a fantastic product and I'm glad my first foray into mechanical keyboards was on the rk-9000

Cons: the caps lock, numlock, and scroll lock LEDs are blinding so don't look directly into them.

Overall Review: I've heard these are made in the same factory as filco keyboards.

It works

Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLE2KIT2G3D1608DE1TX0
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLE2KIT2G3D1608DE1TX0

Pros: It works, just pops in easily runs at advertised speeds

Cons: ugly as all hell I hope that heat spreader is doing something other than being an eyesore also the heat spreader is very large it fit fine with whatever heatsink came with my fx 6300 but I don't know about other large aftermarket heatsinks

Overall Review: bought it due to being on sale

12/31/2012

Easy to work with

Cooler Master HAF 912 - Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow, Supporting up to Six 120mm Fans and USB 3.0
Cooler Master HAF 912 - Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow, Supporting up to Six 120mm Fans and USB 3.0

Pros: I ordered the HAF 912 for my build looking for a relatively simple cheap case. When I started working in it I was all very easy roomy, well made, and easy to work with

Cons: I think it is a bit on the ugly side, but due to my setup I don't see much of it.

Overall Review: I love the build quality well ventalated my parts stay cool

12/30/2012