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Albert G.

Albert G.

Joined on 01/19/05

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Most Favorable Review

Amazing

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost 100351SR
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost 100351SR

Pros: Amazing card. The first reviewer obviously has no clue what they're doing. Came from 2 GTX 570s and I don't regret losing the power. This card has more VRAM which is important to me now that I game at 2560x1440. This card trumps the 680 for the price, no doubt.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Would love to grab a second one sometime.

10/27/2012
Most Critical Review

Great Game, Needs Patching

Aliens Vs Predator PC Game
Aliens Vs Predator PC Game

Pros: AvP 1 and 2 were great games. This is a good attempt at reviving the outdated versions. The idea of a 3-way battle between humans, Aliens, and Predators is very intriguing. The single player is very immersive, especially if you play in 5.1 and are able to turn your game settings up high. I'd give this game 5 stars, but it really does need some better optimization for 'the lower class' PC gamer.

Cons: Very hardware demanding. My E8400 overclocked to 3.6Ghz with an 8800GTS has trouble with this game. I have to play with textures on medium to get constant smooth play, otherwise on high I get that stutter in certain corners that have a ridiculous number of shaders.

Overall Review: The review below saying the game is a scam should be trashed. First of all, Steam doesn't own this game. Steam wouldn't be the one fixing the game. Secondly, your system is probably not strong enough to begin with to handle this game. How are you 'Changing settings in Steam?' I hope that you are trying to change the settings that are in the game's option menu from the main menu, and not some random option from your Steam program itself. Thirdly, I really wish your comment about torrenting the game would lead to an arrest, for encouraging piracy. The game is not a scam, you just fail at knowing how to tweak it correctly to perform well on your PC. Other review a few posts below: the 5.1 is amazing, I don't know what kind of low-grade speakers you may have, but the sound effects in this game make it what it is. An action/horror game with a very good plot.

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: Second 912 I've had the pleasure of working with. I have yet to experience a $50-$200 case as good as the HAF series. Cutouts in all the HAF cases are awesome for wiring.

Cons: I wish the interior was black by default on all HAF series cases including the base models. Kind of annoying that you have to shell out more money just for a black interior.

Overall Review: I'd suggest to CM that they should include a top fan with the base 912 to exhaust heat. It would add a great value to the case even if it bumps the price up $10. Worth the price bump over buying and installing a fan yourself as CM fans are pretty good.

12/18/2012

Good for 1080p media

AMD A6-3650 - A-Series APU (CPU + GPU) Llano Quad-Core 2.6 GHz Socket FM1 100W AMD Radeon HD 6530D Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic - AD3650WNGXBOX
AMD A6-3650 - A-Series APU (CPU + GPU) Llano Quad-Core 2.6 GHz Socket FM1 100W AMD Radeon HD 6530D Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic - AD3650WNGXBOX

Pros: Installed this in a build for a relative and I was surprised at how snappy it is for the price. APU handles 1080p video just fine, but don't multi-task, it'll get a little choppy. That should be expected without a dedicated GPU though.

Cons: None yet.

12/18/2012
Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: Bought RAM for a build for a relative. Worked great. Not much more to say, I didn't do any overclocking nor have any issues. Lifetime warranty is great.

Cons: None so far.

12/18/2012
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Pros: Good quality RAM. Fast, high capacity, good timings out of the box, no issues after more than a year. Also very well priced when I got it.

Cons: Heatsinks are a bit tall. Had to move them over 1 slot to fit my CPU cooler.