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Jordan E.

Jordan E.

Joined on 04/29/14

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Best Budget Radeon Card!

SAPPHIRE Radeon R7 350 2GB DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card 100385L
SAPPHIRE Radeon R7 350 2GB DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card 100385L

Pros: - Can Display 4K images (through HDMI Port). - Easy installation/packaging. - Works with most recent Radeon Driver (Crimson as of this review). - Price for the card. - Direct X 12 compatible. - Crossfire compatible. - Single slot, not too long. - No additional power (6/8 pin) required. Powered through the PCIe slot. - Runs Quiet.

Cons: - None For a budget card, this is a great pickup. However, if you are looking to game above 1080p, you'll need to move up.

Overall Review: I needed to upgrade from my older HD3850 with 512 DDR3. I know the polaris chips are out there now, but I didn't need that power yet, and didn't feel like spending $100 - $300 for a card that I wouldn't utilize. I picked this card up for about half the price of what the RX460 is selling for. I play older games and didn't need the more powerful cards out there. I've got a digital camera capable of taking 4K video. I wanted to be able to display that on my TV. This will allow that (through HDMI). This was a good option for GDDR5 and the price. Other cards in this price range were DDR3 or incapable of displaying the 4K content.

12/13/2016

Great for Windows 7

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SV300S37A/60G
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SV300S37A/60G

Pros: I got this to put on my new PC build. It is really fast and has been dependable so far. Windows 7 and 8 have the functionality to detect, format, and install without any extra drivers. With an SSD this size, you can fit the Windows 7, all the windows updates, ability to hibernate, and 8 gigs of page filing with no problem. I still have 20 gigs left over.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: This is the 2.5" size. Older PC cases like mine only have 5.25 and 3.5 slots, so you may also want to purchase a 2.5 to 3.5 conversion. Also, if you are building a new machine, just drop the OS on this drive. As I stated earlier, after all the updates, you are left with about 15 - 20 gigs. That is enough to continue updating going forward, but not for adding a lot of extra programs

Super Fast and dependable

HyperX FURY 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Memory Model HX316C10FB/8
HyperX FURY 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Memory Model HX316C10FB/8

Pros: High quality construction and built in heat-sinks. Love that it is only 1 stick for 8GB. Solid fit with no problems. I love it when things work as the way they are supposed to work!

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Great RAM purchase.

Ballin' on a Budget

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Excellent board for the $$$. This board boots quickly when paired with FX-6300. ASUS has great overclocking too (although you probably want to upgrade from the OEM CPU fan if doing so). This board delivers if you are looking for a fast machine or if you are looking for an affordable machine to do gaming. The Crossfire support is great. The 10/100/1000 ethernet is great for sharing files on my home network (paired with other 10/100/1000 connections).

Cons: None to date.

Overall Review: If you are looking for the most advanced features on the market, this isn't the board for you. Other boards have USB 3.1, PCI-E 3, and built in optical sounds. The first two aren't widely available, so I didn't see a point in paying double for them. Also, the built in sound-card works great. The board has the labels printed on it for each port. If you are looking for the CPU fan, it is printed right on the board, so you know which port to use.

Works as promised

OKGEAR 18" SATA 6 Gbps Cable, Straight to Left Angle with Metal Latch, Black, Backward Compatible 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps
OKGEAR 18" SATA 6 Gbps Cable, Straight to Left Angle with Metal Latch, Black, Backward Compatible 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps

Pros: Works great. It seems like high-quality construction.

Cons: None.

As Advertised. No Problems.

10 Piece Mini Precision Watch Screwdriver Kit with Case FAST USA SHIP
10 Piece Mini Precision Watch Screwdriver Kit with Case FAST USA SHIP

Pros: I ordered a set of screwdrivers. These are better than the plastic ones (more durable). Also, they arrived very quickly.

Cons: None

Overall Review: The plastic case had a small crack. My assumption is that it was from shipping. No damage to the screwdrivers though.