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John M.

John M.

Joined on 02/12/02

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Most Favorable Review

They got it right

Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack/ Home Premium Upgrade - Retail 3 PCs
Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack/ Home Premium Upgrade - Retail 3 PCs

Pros: This really brought life back to my wife's 5 year old HP laptop. She had gotten a virus and Vista really sucked so I bought this and did a fresh install.

Cons: None

Overall Review: As for those out there you can do a fresh install with all the Upgrade's version of Windows 7 with out having to have vista or xp installed before you do it.

Most Critical Review

where is quality at?

MSI A68HM-E33 FM2+ AMD A68H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI A68HM-E33 FM2+ AMD A68H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Small and nice looking

Cons: After getting it installed and hooking everything up it would not power up. I tested my power supply and it was good even try jumping the power switch just to make sure the switch in the case was bad and it would not power on.

Overall Review: What really sucks is I got this as a bundle and I have use MSI products once and had a bad issue with it back in the socket 7 days. Should have stuck with Gigabyte. Now I got to pay for shipping back to NewEgg to replace it. It was suppose to be a birthday gift for my son.

Better than what I had.

Antec Performance Series P82 Flow ATX Mid-Tower Case, 4 x 140mm White Blade Fans Included, Fan Speed Control, Tempered Glass Side Panel, Removable 2.5" SSD Rack, Support for Up to 4 x 2.5" SSDs
Antec Performance Series P82 Flow ATX Mid-Tower Case, 4 x 140mm White Blade Fans Included, Fan Speed Control, Tempered Glass Side Panel, Removable 2.5" SSD Rack, Support for Up to 4 x 2.5" SSDs

Overall Review: I really like this case although it came with a feature that was not included in the description. It has Fan controls so you can either turn off case fans, set them to low or set them to high. Even the reviews I watch on Youtube did not have this feature. Don't if Antec added it after those reviews or what but I do know they didn't add it to the description on their website. I have notice they did make some changes to the power supply area and added some more holes for cable management to the motherboard.

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XFX Black Edition Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-290A-EDBD
XFX Black Edition Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-290A-EDBD

Pros: It was pretty and ran very well for an hour and half.

Cons: Well I decided to upgrade seeing I was still using my XFX 5830 and newer games were reacquiring beefier Graphic cards. I had to order a new power supply cause I did not check the one in my pc first to see if it was strong enough. Got a Corsair 800w power supply and install the graphics card got everything booted up and play WoW for around hour and half. Exit game start up Wolfenstein: new order. Splash screens came up but did not look right like they was very blocky and such then the screen went black and the card would not come back to life after rebooting several times. Had to put my old card back in to do a RMA back to New Egg. Hope the second one they send me works.

Overall Review: I really was looking forward to using this card seeing I used all my Christmas money to buy it. That is why I haven't upgraded in 4 years.

Fast

Crucial MX100 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT128MX100SSD1
Crucial MX100 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT128MX100SSD1

Pros: Very fast. I bought it for a boot drive and wow it boots really fast.

Cons: Wish it came with mounting bracket for pc.

so far so good

Corsair Certified CP-9020065-NA GS series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Corsair Certified CP-9020065-NA GS series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: love the long cords make routing easy. Works great

Cons: wish it was modular

Overall Review: Had to get me a new power supply cause I got a new graphic card that required a 750w power supply. It did its job but the new graphic card messed up on me so having to RMA it.