cover
Byron T.

Byron T.

Joined on 10/02/14

0
0

Product Reviews
product reviews
  • 9
Most Favorable Review

Nice Modular PSU

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 220-G2-0750-XR 80+ GOLD 750W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 220-G2-0750-XR 80+ GOLD 750W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply

Pros: -Fully Modular -Gold Certified -Fairly Quiet -EVGA (Slight Fanboy) -The cables look decent -All the connectors I needed and then some

Cons: -Does get loud under heavy draw, but that is pretty much any power supply.

Overall Review: I got this for about 80$ after MIR. For 80$ you couldn't find a better brand new PSU imo.

Very Fast, excellent price

Crucial MX100 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256MX100SSD1
Crucial MX100 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256MX100SSD1

Pros: - Fast SSD Performance, check - Slim 2.5'' form factor - Low Power Draw - Low Heat

Cons: -Not free

Overall Review: I am so happy with this drive. Between Crucial and Samsung (I have an 840 Pro) The drives are both excellent, and perform similarly. They are also priced nearly the same, the only real noticeable difference for me was the looks. And I personally thought the white would blend better with my build.

Faster than I need

G.SKILL TridentX Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX
G.SKILL TridentX Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX

Pros: - The RAM is FAST - It looks good

Cons: - Premium speed, Premium Price - Faster than I really needed, I purchased it with my eyes instead of my head.

Overall Review: Really most people won't need 2400 RAM. You probably won't note the difference between 1600 and 2400 for most applications.

Good Motherboard

ASUS Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: -Powerful Z series motherboard -Excellent onboard audio -Wifi/AC and bluetooth -SATA EXPRESSSSSSSSSSSS -Good BIOS -M.2 slot (if you are spendy)

Cons: -Expensive -Mine was obviously used (Scratch marks on mounting holes, no cpu slot cover (no bent pins or anything, but I was nervous) -Mine had no anti-static bag, worked fine.

Overall Review: I got an open box unit, it came with all the documentation and cds but no anti-static bag, or cpu slot cover. I had both laying around from old customer builds so not a giant deal, but I payed the new premium and got a used product. I knocked off an egg for it, not for the functionality of the board itself which is excellent.

Decent 80mm Fans

Rosewill Computer Case Fan, 80mm, LP4 Adapter, 3/ 4 Pin Power Connector, Transparent Frame, 4 Blue LED Lights, Sleeve Bearing, Silent - RFA-80-BL
Rosewill Computer Case Fan, 80mm, LP4 Adapter, 3/ 4 Pin Power Connector, Transparent Frame, 4 Blue LED Lights, Sleeve Bearing, Silent - RFA-80-BL

Pros: -Cheap -Good Airflow

Cons: -Loudest fan in my pc

Overall Review: The smaller the fan, the faster they have to spin to move the air. They have good flow, and a fair amount of noise to tag along. With a fan controller you can drop the RPM (or a voltage controller). At lowest speed they make less noise than my CPU cooler, and register about 22 decibels. My noise monitor isn't the best, but it is fairly accurate. At lowest speed they seem to move about 30 CFM according to my hotwire anemometer.

Beastly Performance

Intel Core i7-4790K - Core i7 4th Gen Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1150 88W Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop Processor - BX80646I74790K
Intel Core i7-4790K - Core i7 4th Gen Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1150 88W Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop Processor - BX80646I74790K

Pros: -Screaming Fast even at base clock -Runs much cooler than previous release

Cons: -Expensive

Overall Review: The 4790k is a massively powerful CPU with lots of room for overclocking. My particular chip was able to hit 4.8GHZ at 1.35v, super stable and reasonably cool with a low range aftermarket air cooler (Silverstone AR01) 68c under Prime 95 in a warm room. At stock speeds it was running at about 58c with Prime 95 running. In all honesty I did not need an i7, I could have more than made it with an i5, but I am happy with the i7. More multi threading games are in the pipes and that is enough to make me glad I spent the extra coins. Bottom line is if you have the extra money for the CPU it isn't a bad choice for gaming. But it's mostly a luxury item for now, unless you're doing editing or other CPU intensive work.

10/30/2014