Joined on 10/02/14
Nice Modular PSU
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
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
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.
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
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.
Pros: -Screaming Fast even at base clock -Runs much cooler than previous release
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.