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Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Joined on 04/22/12

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Most Favorable Review

Best Monitor I have ever owned.

GIGABYTE G27FC 27" 165Hz 1080P Curved Gaming Monitor, 1920 x 1080 VA 1500R Display, 1ms (MPRT) Response Time, 90% DCI-P3, FreeSync Premium, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, 2x USB 3.0, Height Adjustable
GIGABYTE G27FC 27" 165Hz 1080P Curved Gaming Monitor, 1920 x 1080 VA 1500R Display, 1ms (MPRT) Response Time, 90% DCI-P3, FreeSync Premium, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, 2x USB 3.0, Height Adjustable

Pros: - Nice Wide Base with plenty of grip, once in place it doesn't move. - Power Button in the back acts as a Directional Dial as well making changing your Monitor Settings a breeze with one button. - Great Height Adjuster on the back with good clearence & it's simple to use.

Cons: Does not Adjust left or right on it's Mount. Small gripe but only one I have.

Overall Review: For the price it's hard to beat.

Unreal, Lottery Jackpot

Intel Core i7-3770K - Core i7 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I73770K
Intel Core i7-3770K - Core i7 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I73770K

Pros: I for sure hit the "Silicone Lottery" with this chip. I came to my i7 3770K from a i7 975 EE. It was simply outdated tech. Yesterday, (I'm recovering from Spinal Fusion or I would have) I had my friend install a CM 212 Evo Plus Air Cooler on this baby. (I had the stock on for a bit, but even messing around I knew this chip had potential). So after the build booted her, got fan errors at first, blah blah simple fix/no biggie. I ran Prime 95 with all core at 4.5Ghz with only 1.2 Volts (Haven't even tried less, it may take less). I ran it for 15 min... Never once did it go over 70 C. If it came close the RPMs on the CM 212 Evo Plus kicked in and bam right back to low 60s C in Prime 95. 4.5Ghz at only 1.2V? With those temps under insane load? Are you kidding me? This Processor is a BEAST. I have Rome 2 and literally guys I'm running it on Ultra in the 100-200s of Frames Range. No Joke. Hands down best processor to get. Sure the Haswell just came out but you know what... Ivy Bridge is a known. We know Ivy Bridge is a Reliable, low Wattage, Strong CPU. Why go haswell for another 5% performance (Debatable when you consider how well 3770K Over Clocks)? Ivy Bridge was the Tick, the evolution, Haswell is just a tock and a tock aimed at a Mobile platform. Really the most impressive things about them is the built in Graphics and for us Desk Top guys who cares? Get this Chip, now.

Cons: None, quite literally not one. Mine is cool, screaming fast and handles everything I can throw at it. With that CM 212 Evo Plus it quite literally laughed at Prime95.

Overall Review: i7 3770K (Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Air Cooler) Asus Sabertooth Z77 G Skill Sniper 1866Ghz GTX 770 Gigabyte 4GBVram Windforce x3 Samsung 840 Pro 250GB This Rig is crushing everything, and when it starts slowing up I will just add another GTX 770.

Amazing!!!

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151

Pros: I used to use water coolers. With this build I decided to give a reputable air cooler a shot. I used Arctic Silver for my thermal Paste. Build is an i7 3770k on a Asus Sabertooth Z77. After the build I used Prime 95 to test the set up. Unbelievable. Chances are I hit the Silicone Lottery too but here were the results of Prime95 for 15 Minutes... 4.5Ghz on all Cores with 1.20 Volts it never went over 70C for any period of time. If it did the RPMs on the CM 212 Evo went right up and the Core dropped right down to low 60sC again. It was unreal. I'm Running Rome 2 on Ultra in the 100-200s of Frames, no Joke. Bench Mark Test for Rome 2 put my rig at almost 70 Frames. It was amazing to see it start to heat up under Prime and then see Prime get defeated and the temp beat right back down. This was at 4.5Ghz people. I was only using Asus Turbo V to do this. Not the most efficient way to Over Clock either. This cooler is extremely impressive. Fits in my case pretty well, clears the RAM (G Skill Sniper) and GPU (GTX 770 4GVRAM Gigabyte Windforce 3x). It was tall enough though that I had to remove one of 4 side panel fans to fit in my case. *In Case you don't know what Prime95 is it is basically an extreme program that puts your CPU under the heaviest load possible. You CPU will never see this kind of load for Gaming, ever.

Cons: None, thing is a beast. Extremely impressed.

Overall Review: Get it, forget water cooling. Water cooling won't touch this performance. If it does its no HXX Corsair. It's a expensive custom made, high maintenance over the top water system. For $40.00 or so this is a HUGE win. Thank you Cooler Master and New Egg. Gaming is gonna be insane for me for quite some time.

Solid Board

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: - Compact and efficient - The "Armor" does everything it claims to do, keeps your mobo both cool and protected. Especially from dust, comes with neat covers to cover slots that aren't being used. Even fake Ram Sticks to put in there to keep dust out. - Cool Looking - Also the BIOs is sick to use, looks sleek and is organized well.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I love this thing. Great for someone who is a enthusiast but only likes to delve so far into the technical aspects of the Motherboard.

Great SSD

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PD256BW
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PD256BW

Pros: -Fast! -Takes up little space - Great Value Years ago I bought an OCZ Revo Drive 128GB for around $600.00. The thing died on me. Your getting about 250GB for around $200.00 on a killer SSD, are you kidding me? Great Buy!!!

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: This is the SSD to get.

Solid Performer

GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card
GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card

Pros: - Stable Temps/Runs Cool - Quiet! - Doubled the FPS of my GTX 570 Superclocked

Cons: I did have a hard time connecting my PCIe Power Cables from my Corsair 850W PSU. The Heat Sink on the Card was jammed back a bit so the clip on the PCIe Cables were unable to fit. I had to force them in there. Not a huge deal, but it was a bit of a pain.

Overall Review: i7 975 Extreme Edition Quad Core OCed @ 4.1Ghz 16GB Patriot DDR3 2000Mhz Asus P6T v2 Deluxe I didn't install the Drivers that came with the card. I instead wen't to NVIDIA's site and downloaded the latest drivers. People were reporting Driver issues so I steered clear of that and all wen't well.