Great MATX Case, with Defects3/1/2019 7:05:27 AM

Pros: Great MATX Case. With Room for AIO Cooler and Video Card. See List Below: + Space for Cable Routing w/built in Velco Straps + For Case Size, Good Drive Storage and smart use of Space. SSD's mount on back of Motherboard Tray + PSU can be mounted w/Fan Up or Down due to Slots on Top of PSU Cover + PSU mounts to a Frame/Bracket that allows for easy removal with 2 Thumb Screws + Plenty of Cooling Options with Fans Slots able to Hold 120mm or 140mm Fans + Small holes along PSU cover allow easy routing/hiding of Front Panel, USB Connectors , and Case Fan Wires + Tempered Glass side shows off your build amazingly well + Rear Fan is adjustable up/down

Cons: A few Cons, or things that could have been done better: - Two of the holes for Motherboard Standoffs (Top Left and Middle Left) were not big enough for Standoff. Had to drill bigger. A person who is less confident/competent would have had to RMA the case due to a manufacturing defect - Still uses Motherboard Standoffs. Most Newer cases have the Motherboard Standoffs built into the Motherboard Tray - Drive Bays are not tool-less. SSD's and HDD's must be held in place with Screws - Case is a little short. Due to height of RAM (Corsair Dominator) could not mount AIO (Corsair H100i V2) on top as exhaust. One inch taller would fix this

Overall Review: Would have given 4 Stars if not for the Manufacturing Defect on the Motherboard Standoffs.

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Netgear Fail!11/25/2015 7:47:43 AM

Pros: Looks Pretty and a decent Price

Cons: Never could use. I could not get my computer to communicate with with Router. I tried entering the IP Address and I tried downloading the NetGear Genie Application. When using the NetGear Application the internet connection would connect and then immediately drop. I tired rebooting my Modem and the Router several times. It never worked. I tried several different methods of connecting the computer to the router. Never worked, I was never able to communicate with it. I tried to connect to the Wireless using the supplied Password. My Laptop would connect, but said it had no Internet Access and could not access the Router homepage. My cell phone said their was network communication issues and dropped the WiFi connection and remained on 4G.

Overall Review: I don't know who is messing up at Netgear, but they need to get the situation corrected NOW! In the past you would never see any Netgear products with more than a few 1 Egg ratings. Now, their reviews are full of bad 1 Egg reviews all due to poor quality. I have always bought Netgear, maybe it is time to rethink that...

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Bright Lights1/16/2015 5:26:20 AM

Pros: Great Little Light Strip. I have two of these inside my tower for case lighting. One running across the top, another at the bottom. +Prefect Length to run Front-to-Back or Top-to-Bottom in your Case +Sticky back Adhesive for mounting in case +Can be Cut to Length (if needed) +Thin size makes it easy to hide in Case +On/Off Switch +Powered buy USB +Long Power Cable I know some people have complained about it being powered by USB when using for case lighting. However, my MB had a USB 2.0 plug on the MB. However, if it did not the wire is more than long enough that you could remove one of your unused expansion slot covers, run the wire out from of your case through the expansion slot and plug into the back of your MB.

Cons: As I stated I bought (2) of these, one from Newegg, then I wanted a second and saw them at a local vendor for only a few dollars more, so my instant gratification kicked in and I bought it one the spot. In both cases the paper covering the adhesive strip is a PAIN to remove. It would start to peel easy and then tear, or half would continue to peel while the other half remained stuck the the strip. I would attempt to start removing the backing again, and sometimes I would pull a small (very small) amount of the adhesive off. Maybe I got old ones that had been long forgotten about in a warehouse, but the paper backing was a pain on both strips.

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Every PC Builder Needs Some of These1/16/2015 4:44:57 AM

Pros: Hard to Find item, for a reasonable price anyway, but finally found it here on Newegg. I found similar items on other websites, but one cable was $14.99 + $5-$10 for shipping! I have been building high-end gaming PC's for years. Like most high PC builders I like to run my wires as neatly as possible, routing wires behind the MB tray for aesthetic and air flow purposes. However, the USB 2.0 Header cables from your Front Panel are almost always too short to hide. Usually they are forced to run right across your side widow, messing up your pretty organization and hard work. Then comes the APEVIA Extension Cable and BAM! Problem solved. I bought (1) of these for my Front Panel, then after seeing how well it worked I bough a few more to have spares.

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: Buy them, you will need them

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Stop Bad Mouthing Board12/24/2014 9:04:50 AM

Pros: Someone who does not know what he is talking about has been bad mouthing this board. This is a fine board. I only posted this because I am tired of seeing people who clearly do not know what they are talking about giving negative reviews about Newegg Products, their Vendors, and their Customer Service. See Cons...

Cons: The board not doing 3-Way SLI is due to his CPU the i7-5820k. The i7-5820k only has 28-Lanes not 40! In order to do 3-Way SLI you MUST have a 40 Lane CPU, on ANY Motherboard. In other words, you need to spend the extra $200 (at a minimum) for the i7-5930k. For someone who has been building high end systems for 15-20 years (one review of Chris M. said 15, another he said 20), he seems to have no idea how to look up hardware specs and properly pick hardware based on his wants/needs. Before I built my $3.5k system I thoroughly researched ALL components to ensure they would work the way I wanted. I looked at the CPU specs, the MB specs, the Video Card specs...etc. I went to the websites of the Hardware Manufacturer and downloaded the manuals and read them cover to cover to ENSURE all components would work they way I wanted. Chirs M. just because you failed to do this simple task DO NOT blame ASRock or Newegg for your failures. DO NOT try to build a high end gaming system on the cheap and then complain when it does not work. If you wanted 3-Way SLI at 16x you needed to buy the i7-5930k and a $400-$500 Motherboard - doesn't matter who makes it. A true high-end gaming system that works as needed/intended is listed below. Better luck next time Chris M. Maybe you will learn from this experience, but I doubt it. You will just continue to blame everyone but yourself.

Overall Review: Full System Specs: CPU: Intel i7-5930k MB: ASRock X99X Killer Fatal1ty RAM: GSkill RipJaws (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666Mhz GPU: (2) MSI Gaming Edition GTX 980's - SLI PSU: EVGA 1000P2 - 1000Watt Full-Modular Platinum Boot Disk: Crucial Ultra M.2 512GB SSD Storage Disk: (2) Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD's in RAID 0 Back Up Disk: (1) Seagate 4TB/8GB 7200RPM Hybrid Drive Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Re-Writer Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case Corsair H80i CPU Cooler (5) Corsair AF120 120mm Red LED Case Fans (2) Corsair SP120 120mm Static Pressure Red LED Case Fan (2) Corsair AF140 140mm Red LED Case Fans 3D Mark FireStrike Score: 18154, FireStrike Extreme Score: 9634 Newegg I understand your Guidelines, but please post this. The truth needs to be told...

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Good Memory12/19/2014 12:47:32 PM

Pros: Good Speed and Capacity for the price. +Easy Set-Up with XMP Profile +Looks nice +No Dr. Debug Codes, No BSOD's +Stable Memory +Runs at promised Speeds +Runs Cool I have an H80i pulling air in from the back of my case. There is about 1/2" of clearance from the top of the RAM Heat Sinks to the side of the H80i. Any taller and I would have had to rethink the layout of my system.

Cons: None, other than price, but that is what you get for the latest tech.

Overall Review: Full System Specs: CPU: Intel i7-5930k 6-Core Processor MB: ASRock X99X Killer Fatal1ty RAM: GSkill RipJaws (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666Mhz GPU: (2) MSI Gaming Edition GTX 980's - SLI PSU: EVGA 1000P2 - 1000Watt Full-Modular Platinum Boot Disk: Crucial Ultra M.2 512GB SSD Storage Disk: (2) Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD's in RAID 0 Back Up Disk: (1) Seagate 4TB/8GB 7200RPM Hybrid Drive Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Re-Writer Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case Corsair H80i CPU Cooler (5) Corsair AF120 120mm Red LED Case Fans (2) Corsair AF140 140mm Red LED Case Fans 3D Mark FireStrike Score: 18154, FireStrike Extreme Score: 9634

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Nice Memory12/17/2014 9:08:55 AM

Pros: Decided to upgrade laptop rather than buy new. I noticed my laptop had 6GB of RAM. One 2GB and one 4GB and both from different companies (why do laptop manufacturers do that?)! I have used Corsair products for years. The price was good. Install was easy. Laptop auto detected the memory and speed. Easiest upgrade I have ever done.

Cons: None

Overall Review: None

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Fast SSD12/17/2014 9:00:46 AM

Pros: Very fast SSD. I bought this for a laptop that is about 2 years old. I like using my laptop but I hated how long it took to boot up. Bought this SSD on ShellShocker for $180. The laptop used to take minutes to boot up with it's old 5400RPM drive. With this drive it boots up in about 25 seconds. And, that is ready to use in 25 seconds, not loading background programs and the computer still running slow. The computer is fully booted and ready to use in less than 30 seconds. Parkdale gave it a Read rate of about 510Mbps and a Write of about 440Mpbs. Very fast drive. Feels like a new laptop.

Cons: As with all SSD's it comes down to price and capacity. As I mentioned I got mine on sale and it was well worth it. At regular price I would have a hard time spending that much on an old laptop.

Overall Review: Depending on your budget and use of the drive I suggest putting it on your price watch list. If it is below $200 this drive is well worth it! It is worth it at the current price, do no misunderstand me, you just have to find the justification to spend ~$360 for 480GB.

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Fantastic Case - THE BEST12/17/2014 5:04:11 AM

Pros: Title says it all. This is the best case you will find in the ~$150 range (less if on sale. I got mine for $110). -Plenty of Internal and External Drive Bays -Screw-less design for mounting Drives (2.5", 3.5", and 5.25") -Comes with (3) High Quality Corsair Fans -Cable Pass-through(s) for easy Wire Routing/Hiding -Side and Front Panels are Screw-less. Open the side of the case by undoing two clips. -Big Side window with ability to mount (2) 120/140mm Fans -Room for (2) 240mm Radiators (if needed) -Open Back Plate Design for Water Cooler Install (if needed) -Fan Filters on Front and Bottom of Tower to minimize dust intake -Carry Handles: Makes moving it around so much easier -Military Style Handles, Clips and Switches (former Navy, so I have a soft spot for Military inspired designs) -Room for up to 11 Fans depending on Set-up. I currently have 7 in mine (9 if your count those on the H80i). Components stay nice and cool. I have (2) GTX 980's in my case. The case is big enough to allow for both GPU's, plus the (2) fans that mount on the back of the HDD rack. There is about 1.5" of clearance between the GPU and the fans. I would give it 10 Eggs if I could!

Cons: Very Few Cons, and I mean very few. I scratched my head for these... -Cable Pass Through at top of MB does not have the nice rubber surround. It is just an open hole. It would have been nice to have the rubber on this one since there is only one or two cables that pass-through it. -Above the rear fan are two round holes for radiator hoses/wires. However, you have to put a screwdriver in them to pop them out and they also have no rubber surround to protect whatever you might choose to run through these from the sharp metal edges that would come from breaking the caps off. -Mine did not appear to come with a case speaker. Although truth be told I may have dropped in on the floor and my puppy ate it. No biggy, I have a few extras from previous computers.

Overall Review: Full System Specs: CPU: Intel i7-5930k MB: ASRock X99X Killer Fatal1ty RAM: GSkill RipJaws (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666Mhz GPU: (2) MSI Gaming Edition GTX 980's - SLI PSU: EVGA 1000P2 - 1000Watt Full-Modular Platinum Boot Disk: Crucial Ultra M.2 512GB SSD Storage Disk: (2) Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD's in RAID 0 Back Up Disk: (1) Seagate 4TB/8GB 7200RPM Hybrid Drive Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Re-Writer Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case Corsair H80i CPU Cooler (5) Corsair AF120 120mm Red LED Case Fans (2) Corsair AF140 140mm Red LED Case Fans 3D Mark FireStrike Score: 18154, FireStrike Extreme Score: 9634

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Lot's of Storage, Same Speed12/16/2014 12:46:36 PM

Pros: 4TB of Storage is nice. I am using this as a Back-Up Drive to a (2) 1TB RAID-0 array and supplemental storage if needed. That is about all the good I can say, see Cons

Cons: When testing with Parkdale I saw no speed increase over a standard 7200RPM 64MB Cache HDD. When I bought the drive it was on sale for $169.99. I thought for the extra $30 (over a standard 4TB HDD) it was worth it. However, at regular price of ~$250 it is not worth it! Parkdale will test a standard 7200RPM 64MB Cache drive at ~141Mbps Read and ~150Mbps for Write. This drive tested at ~170Mpbs for Read and ~169Mbps for Write. While there was some improvement that marginal amount is not worth the cost difference.

Overall Review: You could buy (2) Standard 3TB drives for the cost of one of these and have more storage capacity.

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Fast Little Drive12/16/2014 11:53:58 AM

Pros: Title says it all. The drive is Fast and the drive is little. I ran Parkdale on the drive after install. I got 517Mbps for Seq Read and 418Mbps for Seq Write. That is 2 times faster for both read and write then my old Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD. As I said the drive is little. Total size is about 1" Wide by 3" Long. I was shocked how small it was when I received it. Not sure why, but by the picture I was expecting something a little bigger. The drive was on sale for ~$280 when I bought mine. ~$280 for 512GB...NICE!

Cons: None. Although make sure your MB not only has and M.2 connector but it will take a M.2, Type 2280 Drive. It should, but better to be safe than sorry. I researched this extensively before purchasing.

Overall Review: Full System Specs: CPU: Intel i7-5930k MB: ASRock X99X Killer Fatal1ty RAM: GSkill RipJaws (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666Mhz GPU: (2) MSI Gaming Edition GTX 980's - SLI PSU: EVGA 1000P2 - 1000Watt Full-Modular Platinum Boot Disk: Crucial Ultra M.2 512GB SSD Storage Disk: (2) Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD's in RAID 0 Back Up Disk: (1) Seagate 4TB/8GB 7200RPM Hybrid Drive Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Re-Writer Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case Corsair H80i CPU Cooler (5) Corsair AF120 120mm Red LED Case Fans (2) Corsair AF140 140mm Red LED Case Fans 3D Mark FireStrike Score: 18154, FireStrike Extreme Score: 9634

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Converted from AMD because of this CPU!12/16/2014 9:13:36 AM

Pros: This is my first Intel processor in a LONG time (minus those in Laptops). I have always used AMD due to price. I recently sold a computer that had and AMD FX-8350 in it. While I was overall pleased with the computer the CPU was lacking in a few areas: no quad channel memory support, ran hot, couldn't do Crossfire at 16x both cards, and no PCI-E 3.0 support... When I saw Intel released the 5th Gen of the Core Series that used DDR4 RAM I wanted to see how good they were. Thus far I am loving it. From now on if I have the money I will be using Intel CPU's. They run cooler and seem more stable than my previous AMD experience. If someone is looking for a budget gaming system I will still recommend and use AMD, but for my personal use, I have made the Intel switch. Full System Specs of Previous and Current PC Below...

Cons: Price. Normally paying ~$200 for a CPU it was hard to shell out nearly $600 for this one, but from what I have seen it is worth it. Even though I use water cooling for my CPU's it would still be nice of Intel to include an air cooler for ~$600!

Overall Review: Previous System: AMD FX-8350 CPU ASUS Sabertooth 990FX MB Corsair Vengeance (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133Mhz RAM (2) Gigabyte R9 270x OC Edition 4GB Video Cards - Crossfired Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD - Boot Drive (2) Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM Drives in RAID 0 (1) Seagate 2TB 7200 RPM Drive - Backup Raid Max RX-1000AE 1000Watt Semi-Modular Gold PSU Corsair H80i CPU Cooler Rosewill BlackHawk Mid-Tower Gaming Case 3D Mark Firestrike Score: 8654 - Crossfired New System: Intel i7-5930k CPU ASRock X99X Killer Fatal1ty MB GSkill Ripjaws (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666Mhz (2) MSI GTX 980 Gaming Edition 4GB Video Cards - SLI (1) Crucial 512GB Ultra M.2 SSD - Boot Drive (2) Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM Drive in RAID 0 (1) Seagate 4TB/8GB Hybrid Drive - Back Up EVGA 1000P2 - 1000Watt Full-Modular Platinum PSU Corsair H80i CPU Cooler Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case 3D Mark Firestrike Score SLI = 18154 3D Mark Firestrike Score Non-SLI = 12204

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Great Fan12/16/2014 8:55:39 AM

Pros: My first fan from Corsair (minus those that come with the H80i). Overall a very good fan for the money. -Fan runs nice and quiet and keeps components cool -Bright LED's: can easily be seen through top case cover I have (2) of these fans as exhaust fans in my current computer (plus five of the AF120's for intake, another review). After hours of gaming my CPU is at 48C and my video card is at 63C. My tower is enclosed in my desk, so those temps are GREAT! Full PC Specs below...

Cons: -3-Pin instead of 4-Pin PWM -Do not come with Fan to Moldex Connectors No directional arrows to aid installation. However, I just learned that ALL fans pull air across the motor housing. So, I guess directional arrows are no longer needed.

Overall Review: Full System Specs: CPU: Intel i7-5930k MB: ASRock X99X Killer Fatal1ty RAM: GSkill RipJaws (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666Mhz GPU: (2) MSI Gaming Edition GTX 980's - SLI PSU: EVGA 1000P2 - 1000Watt Full-Modular Platinum Boot Disk: Crucial Ultra M.2 512GB SSD Storage Disk: (2) Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD's in RAID 0 Back Up Disk: (1) Seagate 4TB/8GB 7200RPM Hybrid Drive Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Re-Writer Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case Corsair H80i CPU Cooler (5) Corsair AF120 120mm Red LED Case Fans (2) Corsair AF140 140mm Red LED Case Fans 3D Mark FireStrike Score: 18154, FireStrike Extreme Score: 9634

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Quiet Fan, Good Air Flow12/16/2014 8:51:43 AM

Pros: My first fan from Corsair (minus those that come with the H80i). Overall a very good fan for the money. -Fan runs nice and quiet and keeps components cool -Bright LED's: can easily be seen through front case cover -Good Price: (2) Fans for less than $25 I have (5) of these fans as intake fans in my current computer (plus two of the AF140's for exhaust, another review). After hours of gaming my CPU is at 48C and my video card is at 63C. My tower is enclosed in my desk, so those temps are GREAT! Full PC Specs are below...

Cons: -3-Pin design instead of 4-Pin PWM -Do not come with Fan to Moldex connector No directional arrows to aid in installation. However, I have since learned that ALL fans pull air across the motor housing. So, I suppose directional arrows are a thing of the past.

Overall Review: Full System Specs: CPU: Intel i7-5930k MB: ASRock X99X Killer Fatal1ty RAM: GSkill RipJaws (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666Mhz GPU: (2) MSI Gaming Edition GTX 980's - SLI PSU: EVGA 1000P2 - 1000Watt Full-Modular Platinum Boot Disk: Crucial Ultra M.2 512GB SSD Storage Disk: (2) Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD's in RAID 0 Back Up Disk: (1) Seagate 4TB/8GB 7200RPM Hybrid Drive Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Re-Writer Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case Corsair H80i CPU Cooler (5) Corsair AF120 120mm Red LED Case Fans (2) Corsair AF140 140mm Red LED Case Fans 3D Mark FireStrike Score: 18154, FireStrike Extreme Score: 9634

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Great PSU12/16/2014 6:53:20 AM

Pros: This is my first EVGA PSU, I must admit I am very impressed with the quality of their products. I will buy more EVGA items in the future. -Full Modular: Only use the cables you need -Cables are durable, but easily bendable for wire routing/hiding -Solid Construction: Housing is heavy duty steel, not thin or flimsy -One massive Single 12Volt Rail -80 Plus Platinum Rating -Decent Price for Wattage and Efficiency Rating -Heavy: a sign of Quality Construction and Materials

Cons: I do not know if this is due to voltage and/or resistance limitations but the PCI-E 8-pin cables are single ended. Meaning one cable for one 8-pin plug. The 6-pin PCI-E cables had two connectors, meaning one 6-pin cable will power (2) connectors on a video card, where the 8-pin does not. Not really a con, but for my (2) GTX 980's I had to run FOUR cables to meet their power needs. Either way the set up still looks nice.

Overall Review: CPU: Intel i7-5930k MB: ASRock X99X Killer Fatal1ty RAM: GSkill RipJaws (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666Mhz GPU: (2) MSI Gaming Edition GTX 980's - SLI PSU: EVGA 1000P2 - 1000Watt Full-Modular, 80 Platinum Boot Disk: Crucial Ultra M.2 512GB SSD Storage Disk: (2) Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD's in RAID 0 Back Up Disk: (1) Seagate 4TB/8GB 7200RPM Hybrid Drive Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Re-Writer Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case Corsair H80i CPU Cooler (5) Corsair AF120 120mm Red LED Case Fans (2) Corsair AF140 140mm Red LED Case Fans 3D Mark FireStrike Score: 18154, FireStrike Extreme Score: 9634

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Powerful Card12/15/2014 7:48:25 AM

Pros: Great Card and very powerful. My previous rig had (2) R9 270x's in it. I sold that computer and built a new one with (2) GTX 980's. I knew they would out perform the 270x, but not a good as they have. In my opinion and from the 3D Mark testing I have ran I believe (1) of the GTX 980's is more powerful than (2) 270x's.

Cons: Not really a Con per say, however, the fans do not run constantly on these cards. They will only turn on and run when the card senses it is hot enough or under enough use that it needs fans. Kinda freaked me out when I turned the computer on for the 1st time and the fans did not move. Credit to Nvidia, the monitoring software for the fans is very good. Even with intense gaming the fans run at 50% and the highest temp I have seen is 60C.

Overall Review: Full System Specs Below: Previous System: AMD FX-8350 CPU ASUS Sabertooth 990FX MB Corsair Vengeance (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133Mhz RAM (2) Gigabyte R9 270x OC Edition 4GB Video Cards - Crossfired Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD - Boot Drive (2) Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM Drives in RAID 0 (1) Seagate 2TB 7200 RPM Drive - Backup Raid Max RX-1000AE 1000Watt Semi-Modular Gold PSU Corsair H80i CPU Cooler Rosewill BlackHawk Mid-Tower Gaming Case 3D Mark Firestrike Score: 8654 New System: Intel i7-5930k CPU ASRock X99X Killer Fatal1ty MB GSkill Ripjaws (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666Mhz (2) MSI GTX 980 Gaming Edition 4GB Video Cards - SLI (1) Crucial 512GB Ultra M.2 SSD - Boot Drive (2) Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM Drive in RAID 0 (1) Seagate 4TB/8GB Hybrid Drive - Back Up EVGA 1000P2 - 1000Watt Full-Modular Platinum PSU Corsair H80i CPU Cooler Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case 3D Mark Firestrike Score SLI = 18154 3D Mark Firestrike Score Non-SLI = 12204

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Great Headphones for the Price10/6/2014 9:05:12 AM

Pros: These are a great little pair of Bluetooth Headphones. I recently got back into running and I had an old wired pair of headphones I was using. This got to be annoying as the wire would get in the way and stick to me when I sweated. I began looking at Bluetooth Headphones (as I run with my phone) and I was shocked how much some of them can be. I finally found this pair "on sale" (see Other Thoughts) for $19.99. They fit well. They are very light. They collapse and fold up nicely when not in use. Overall great pair of Headphones for the money ("sale price")

Cons: The only negative about the product design is the lack of a battery meter. I try to keep them charged, but not to the point of overcharging them and losing battery life. However, I am always afraid they will die on me when running because I never know how much batter life I have left.

Overall Review: DO NOT BUY FROM NEWEGG IF THEY ARE LISTED FOR $39.99 You can buy them from the Manufacturer Website for $19.95. They do charge shipping and tax, but the total cost is only $33.44, which is still $6.55 cheaper than NewEgg. I bought mine on ShellShocker Deal for $19.99 and Free Shipping (if I was willing to wait 7 days). For $19.99 they are the best pair of headphones you will own.

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Great OS!7/17/2014 11:28:47 AM

Pros: It is not Windows 8! Windows 7 is probably one of Mircosoft's best OS's YTD. It is stable and offers many nice features, a much needed improvement over Vista. And, it is not the stupid "Tile Display" - "Hey, after 30 years lets try to make all of our stuff the same between all of our devices" like Windows 8.

Cons: After being on the market for 4 years it still costs $140!!!! It is more money than Windows 8 Pro, of course that is because Windows 8 sucks and MS knows it!

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Cheap Card for Cheap Use7/17/2014 7:29:36 AM

Pros: It you need a cheap Video Card for daily tasks to supplement a CPU or MB that doesn't have a built in GPU this will work nice. When I bought it I got a gift voucher for up $40 for a free game from AMD via Steam. The card was only $70 at the time, so that basically made the card $30. Applying for and receiving the game was a breeze. I had the game downloaded shorty after Newegg processed my payment. Comes with a Low Profile Bracket. This allows the card to be used in a standard case or a low profile case. However, when using as a low profile you will lose your D-Sub Output, but keep your HDMI and DVI Outputs, which is nice.

Cons: None. Uses it as it is intended and it is a fine card.For example, I ran 3D Mark Firestrike on this card. Failed horribly with a score of 1058 (see Other Thoughts).

Overall Review: This is NOT a card for high end use/demanding video games. Yes, it has 2GB of GDDR3 Ram, but it is a 128-bit Card that draws ALL its power from the MB. Do not assume that since it is newer than the HD Series (for example) that it will out perform them. Do not assume a game that recommends a HD 6xxx card will run well using this card. The best application for this card is Facebook games and watching Netflix. As the title says it is a cheap card for cheap use. Use the card as intended and it will serve you well. If you need a higher end card, you need to spend the money for a higher end card.

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Good Case for Cheap7/17/2014 7:12:54 AM

Pros: I was looking for a cheap case to build a computer for my son out of older components I had laying around. I got this case when it was on sale for $39.99 with free shipping. For the money it is a nice case. Room for 5 120mm Fans or up to a 240mm Radiator, Side Window with 120mm Fan Mount, Bottom Mounted PSU, Front Audio and USB Jacks. If you want a decent case for under $50 this is it.

Cons: Had to put in the MB Standoffs, they don't come pre-fabbed in this case, which given the cost, is understandable. However, slightly annoying as I haven't had to install MB Standoffs in YEARS! - I almost forgot how...lol.

Overall Review: The steel of the housing is thin. It is sturdy enough to assemble the computer and house the components, but once assembled I don't recommend opening it repeatedly or swapping components...build and forget it!

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Good for Expansion, NOT RAID6/20/2014 12:56:28 PM

Pros: 2 Extra SATA Ports If you don't have an open PCIe x1 Slot, you can put into a PCIe 2.0x16 Slot Low Profile Bracket included for systems that need it

Cons: Read up on RAID at Wiki. RAID 5 requires a minimum of (3) HDD's, RAID 0+1 requires a minimum of (4) HDD's. Therefore a "RAID" card with only (2) SATA Ports cannot do RAID 0+1/5, but the card clearly states that it can. The bottom of my card even had a sticker on it that said RAID 5 Compatible.

Overall Review: I only needed this card to expand my SATA storage capabilities and at the time I wanted to expand on the cheap, so it served its purpose. However, if I had bought it for is ADVERTISED purpose I would have been highly upset. Normally, I think highly of Rosewill Products, but they got this one wrong.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer, Thank you very much for purchasing this unit. We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers. We have submitted a request to change the product description to remove Raid 5, this card does not support it. Phone: 1- 800-575-9885 Email: rma@rosewill.com Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Rosewill Customer Care
Good CPU5/13/2014 9:46:47 AM

Pros: Good CPU and good price for what it offers. Can be overclocked but can become unstable about 4.0GHz. Overall a good CPU for mid-level build.

Cons: As I said it is a good CPU. I had this at first and then my buddy wanted to upgrade on the cheap so I stuck a deal with him, and I bought the FX-8350 to replace the FX-8320. If you are fine with stock performance, and/or little overclocking this is the perfect chip. If you want to overclock and push the CPU to its limits, and beyond, then you need to spend the extra ~$50 and buy the FX-8350.

Overall Review: Previous System Specs: ASUS 990FX Sabertooth Motherboard AMD FX-8320 CPU - Overclocked to 4.1Ghz Stable Gigabyte R9 270x 4GB 256-bit Video Cards GSkill 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1866 DDR3 RAM (1) Samsung Pro Series 120GB SSD - Boot Drive (2) WD 1TB HDD, (1) Seagate 2TB HDD in RAID 5 H80i Watercooler + (5) 120MM Case Fans Raid Max RX-850AE 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Rosewill Blackhawk Mid-Tower Gaming Case Current System: ASUS 990FX Sabertooth Motherboard AMD FX-8350 CPU - Overclocked to 4.5/6Ghz Stable (2) Gigabyte R9 270x 4GB 256-bit Video Cards GSkill 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1866 DDR3 RAM (1) Samsung Pro Series 120GB SSD - Boot Drive (2) WD 1TB HDD, (1) Seagate 2TB HDD in RAID 5 H80i Watercooler + (6) 120MM Case Fans Raid Max RX-850AE 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Rosewill Blackhawk Mid-Tower Gaming Case

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Great Processor! Worth the Extra $$$$5/13/2014 9:35:54 AM

Pros: I had originally bought the FX-8320. I wanted this processor but at the time didn't have the extra $50 to spend. My buddy was wanting to do an upgrade on the cheap, so we struck a deal and I bought this, the FX-8350. It was so worth the extra $50! Runs flawlessly (as does the FX-8320), however this one is more stable when overclocking. I have had mine as high as 4.8 GHz, stable. Does run hot, see cons

Cons: It is not worth knocking off an egg, but be prepared to buy a water cooler, especially if you are going to overclock this CPU, at all! On Factory Cooler CPU runs about 45C Idle and 55C Under Load. With an H80i, not overclocked, it is about 35C Idle and as high as 45C Under Load. Depending on how much you overclock will depend on how hot it gets under load with a water cooler. I have had mine overclocked to 4.8GHz, Under Load, at 4.8Ghz, it would hit 61C. I thought that was a little hot, so I backed down to 4.5-4.6GHz and Under Load the highest I have seen is 55C. I did not try overclocking on stock cooler. If you case allows for a fan to be mounted on the backside of the motherboard it will knock about 3-5C idle and load temperatures of the CPU and VCore.

Overall Review: System Specs: ASUS 990FX Sabertooth Motherboard AMD FX-8350 CPU - Overclocked to 4.5Ghz Stable (2) Gigabyte R9 270x 4GB 256-bit - Crossfired GSkill 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1866 DDR3 RAM (1) Samsung Pro Series 120GB SSD - Boot Drive (2) WD 1TB HDD, (1) Seagate 2TB HDD in RAID 5 H80i Watercooler + (6) 120MM Case Fans Raid Max RX-850AE 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Rosewill Blackhawk Mid-Tower Gaming Case

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Follow Up to Review on 5/7/14 - Glitch Issue Fixed!5/9/2014 12:07:23 PM

Pros: Great Card. See Previous Review on 5/7/14... Glitch Fix below in Cons....

Cons: A lot of people have complained about the card being glitchy. I noticed this for the first time the other day. I was in a FPS game when all of the sudden the screen began to flicker and lines would run though it. Then the problem went away...only to return later. As the game progressed I noticed the issue was more frequent when I was starring at light sources that required the card to do shading and lighting angles. After I finished the game I investigated the cause. I had just installed a second one of these and Crossfired them. Apparently when I did that, Windows loaded an old driver from June of 2013! These cards (the R9 2xx Series) was not released until October of 2013, hence a driver from June of 2013 will not work! I downloaded and installed the right driver from AMD and the issue corrected itself. I am not sure why Windows installed a driver from June of 2013 when all I did was add a second of the same card in Crossfire. Seems like more of a con for Windows 7 than the video card itself.

Overall Review: System Specs: ASUS 990FX Sabertooth Motherboard AMD FX-8320 CPU - Overclocked to 4.2Ghz Stable (2) Gigabyte R9 270x 4GB 256-bit Video Cards GSkill 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1866 DDR3 RAM (1) Samsung Pro Series 120GB SSD - Boot Drive (2) WD 1TB HDD, (1) Seagate 2TB HDD in RAID 5 H80i Watercooler (5) 120MM Case Fans Raid Max RX-850AE 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Rosewill Blackhawk Mid-Tower Gaming Case 3D Mark Demo Score: 1 Card = 5335 2 Cards = 8038 The Crossfired cards gave just over 1.5 Times performance increase.

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Great MOBO!5/8/2014 12:42:50 PM

Pros: Great MOBO for AMD CPU's with the 990FX Chipset. The MOBO comes with some nice software for overclocking and setting up cooling profiles from the OS. Plus a copy of CPUZ. Has 4 Chasis Fan Connectors + CPU OPT Connector. That is a total of FIVE fans monitored by the MOBO. The software allows you to set up cooling profiles. These profiles allow you to set the speed at which Chassis Fans 1-3 will rotate based on the temperature of various components. For example the RPM will increase the hotter the VCore, CPU and NB are. Chassis Fan 4 is automatically set to increase RPM based on the temperature of the PCIe 2.0x16 Port. This is best used for a fan mounted as the side air intake on your case. Built in RAID controller for up to (6) Devices. Great for Crossfire as both cards will run at 16x Speed Comes with Front Panel Q (Quick) Connector which allows you to hook up your front panel inputs to he Q Connector and then place the Q Connector on to the MOBO Front Panel Hook Up. Much easier than connecting each item individually. UEFI BIOS is a nice feature too. Can use Mouse while in the BIOS.

Cons: The only PCIe 1x port on the MOBO is blocked by a Double Slotted Graphics Card as the instruction manual states a single Graphics Card MUST be in the PCIe 2.0 x 16_1 Slot To run memory higher than 1600MHZ you must go to into BIOS under Advanced Tab and set to DHCP and the select Profile #0, otherwise memory will not run stable above 1600MHz. I had to visit many internet forums before I figured that out!

Overall Review: Whole System: ASUS 990FX Sabertooth Motherboard AMD FX-8320 CPU - Overclocked to 4.2Ghz Stable (2) Gigabyte R9 270x 4GB 256-bit Video Cards GSkill 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1866 DDR3 RAM (1) Samsung Pro Series 120GB SSD - Boot Drive (2) WD 1TB HDD, (1) Seagate 2TB HDD in RAID 5 H80i Watercooler + (5) 120MM Case Fans Raid Max RX-850AE 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Rosewill Blackhawk Mid-Tower Gaming Case

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