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Mary M.

Mary M.

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Most Favorable Review

Good case, good price, not much more than you need.

APEX TM-302-3 Black/ Silver Steel Micro ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 300W Power Supply
APEX TM-302-3 Black/ Silver Steel Micro ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 300W Power Supply

Pros: Its magnificent. Its sleek, easy to install parts into, and is just overall wonderful. I recommend this case for the new/simple system builder, I would recommend this case to anybody building a low to mid range system. The 300watt psu is enough to power my 512mb ram, p4 3.0ghz, 80gb hdd, dvd-rw/cd-rw, gigabyte mobo.

Cons: Only one hard drive bay, this doesn't bother me but I'm sure some people want to experiment with RAID. Not so much a con but this took 3 days to get to NY.

Overall Review: IMPORTANT! The picture of the PSU is a bit outdated, it has 4 normal molexs, 1 sata, 1 floppy, a 20/24 pin mobo and the extra 4 pin that most new computers need. The 24 pin for the mobo can be converted into a 20 pin by pulling off the extra 4 pins. You'll see what I mean if you buy it.

Most Critical Review

This fan is a joke and so is the RMA process.

CORSAIR HX series HX650 650 W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
CORSAIR HX series HX650 650 W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: It powered my system. See cons.

Cons: If you look up "corsair hx650 squeaking" in google you'll hear this horrendous power supply in action. When you're playing a game, it squeaks. When you're watching netflix, it squeaks. When you leave your computer alone for a few hours and come back, it squeaks. The PWM motors corsair have put into their PSU's squeak like this constantly and for no apparent reason. I've had to deal with TWO of these doing this while I wait for the RMA replacement first and the refund second. Luckily newegg is solid and extended my RMA period so that I could buy a seasonic x750. Horrible experience with this company, will likely never buy from them again.

12/22/2012

Simple and easy, tricky installation, read the manual.

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: Keeps my i5 3570k @ 4.0 ghz below 50c. Need I say more?

Cons: Read the manual. The positioning of the mounting bracket is different based on the socket on BOTH sides of the mobo not just behind it.

12/27/2012

Blows me away every time I turn on my computer

SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5" 250GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD250BW
SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5" 250GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD250BW

Pros: Boots to windows in 10 seconds flat including bios.

Cons: There's cons?

12/27/2012

wow

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100352-2L
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100352-2L

Pros: I don't own a single game that doesn't AT MINIMUM run at 50fps on a 1080p monitor. The thing is a beast and OC's perfectly for that little extra.

Cons: Its big. But this is just a byproduct of shoving so much onto a single pcb.

12/27/2012

Best bang for the buck in 2012

Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K
Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K

Pros: First of all: SUPER fast at all things basic. I game but I also work on photoshop and unfortunately have to use the MS office suite lots of time so I always have about 20 windows open. No issue. Gaming is a dream come true. The most intensive of which is probably sleeping dogs with the hi-res pack and it handles it beautifully at around 50ish fps with a 7950.

Cons: ??? Nothing really. Just be wary about the pins on the motherboard. IT ONLY GOES IN ONE WAY BUT WHY DO I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT DOING THIS INTEL? GROW UP AND PUT THE PINS BACK ON THE CPU!

12/27/2012