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William C.

William C.

Joined on 04/17/10

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Most Favorable Review

So far... AMAZING

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version 100355-1GOCL
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version 100355-1GOCL

Pros: So I have used this card for my first build. I have to say I am extremely happy with the card. Everything looks GORGEOUS. I am a big Chivalry:Medieval Warfare fan and the lighting effects are just awesome. Borderlands 2 runs very well on extra high settings. (I just wish I could adjust PhysX) Also got Far Cry 3 for free :D

Cons: It also came with Medal of Honor: Warfighter :( could you have just given me Dishonored??? lol

Overall Review: Rig: AMD FX-4170 G Skill 16 GB 1866 RAM Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OCZ 240 GB SSD MSI 990FXA-GD80V2 SATA 6 MoBo Thor V2 Case RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W PSU

Most Critical Review

Seems to work well but concerned

SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card (Dual-X Edition) 100364-4GL
SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card (Dual-X Edition) 100364-4GL

Pros: I am able to run everything on high settings. The price was right as well so as of now it seems to be working great.

Cons: It heats up fast. I have a Thor V2 and its still generating a humming noise from the fans will gaming. It's variable and am afraid it will become a problem. I can deal with the sound. Don't want any bigger issues. Does kinda ruin my h90's silent profile.

Awesome RAM

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM

Pros: Plug and Play RAM Great speed on the kit, and especially for on sale for $70! No errors after at least 6+ hrs of Memtest+

Cons: N/A

Overall Review: Be sure to adjust your RAM once you build to get it up to speed. Changing the speed was easy but noticed that the MoBo set the timings a bit too conservatively. Will bump up to 9-10-9-28 in BIOS

For $36, this is a great buy!

TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4 GHz 450 Mbps / 5 GHz 450 Mbps, IEEE 802.1a/b/g/n, WEP / WPA / WPA2, Plug & Play in Windows 8
TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4 GHz 450 Mbps / 5 GHz 450 Mbps, IEEE 802.1a/b/g/n, WEP / WPA / WPA2, Plug & Play in Windows 8

Pros: Easy PCI-e installation Drivers installed in seconds and worked immediately. Got it on sale.

Cons: Occasionally lost signal, but that was mostly when 6 people all come over and jump on the wifi... because that's "hanging out" now. lol

It's not Windows 8 ;)

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Pros: It's not Windows 8. (Thank the Lord) !!!!If you want more than 4 GB of RAM, you need to own this version!!! Install is painless.

Cons: $139 is a bit steep for and OS. Especially now that it is an older model.

Overall Review: Don't be a noob and get "home premium" with 8 GB RAM and then not be able to use half of it. Do your research for what you need.

BOOM

RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850 W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850 W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: This power supply does it all. The semi modular model only had one extra cable that I didn't use for my build and saved me from have possibly 4 extra cables from standard models. Supports a wide range products so you don't have to worry about amps Runs pretty silently

Cons: N/A

Overall Review: I really look forward to being able to make use of the extra juice once I get my other GPU and set those guys up with crossfire.