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Shawn W.

Shawn W.

Joined on 08/16/13

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Most Favorable Review

Deathadder 2.0

ASUS ROG Gladius Wired Optical Gaming Mouse, 6400 DPI, Steel Grey
ASUS ROG Gladius Wired Optical Gaming Mouse, 6400 DPI, Steel Grey

Pros: tried and true shape that we all know and love, one of the best sensors on the market, fantastic build quality, great software, 2000hz polling rate, ability to swap switches

Cons: A little on the pricey side but when compared to other mice of this quality its not too bad

Overall Review: I switched from a deathadder 3.5 to this mouse. The transition was seemless. Side by side the shape is nearly identical but this mouse runs a tad bit smaller which helps with claw grip. The sensor is one of the best on the market, 2000hz polling rate is nice but I can't perceive the difference. If you're in the market for a new mouse you can't beat this one its the best mouse I've ever used. If you have a deathadder 2013 or something similar, would I upgrade? Not really, they are so similar you won't notice much of a difference. Asus really hit a home run with this one there really isn't anything bad to say about it. I didn't buy mine from newegg as another retailer had it cheaper. I'm sure you know all about the features if you're reading this review but I just want to say don't hesitate to buy this one.

11/30/2014
Most Critical Review

Defective after 1 Year

Tt eSPORTS KB-POI-BRBLUS-01 POSEIDON Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard - Brown Switch Edition
Tt eSPORTS KB-POI-BRBLUS-01 POSEIDON Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard - Brown Switch Edition

Pros: Its a very reasonably priced mechanical keyboard and at the time I bought mine it did come with name brand MX cherry switches

Cons: The first 6 months of owning the keyboard, 2 of the keys actually broke under normal use, now a little over a year later half of my keys are double registering and some of them aren't registering at all.

Overall Review: I can't recommend buying this keyboard at all. I realize this is still under warranty but after reading through alot of reviews there is a ton of instances going on with the double typing and keys not registering. Whats odd is most people would blame this on the non MX cherry switches, but I have MX cherry switches and have the same exact problem. Stay away, this keyboard has a high defect rate.

Great price amazing performance

Fractal Design Lumen S24 Aspect 12 PWM x2 AIO CPU Liquid/Water Cooler, LGA 1700 Compatible, LGA 1700 Compatible
Fractal Design Lumen S24 Aspect 12 PWM x2 AIO CPU Liquid/Water Cooler, LGA 1700 Compatible, LGA 1700 Compatible

Overall Review: I dont know how they fit so much performance in this small 240mm AIO or how they can offer it for this price but I'm a big fan. I've also used the s36 and the fractal celcius all of them have been fantastic products. Out of the box that pump will really get going under certain loads and it can have a high pitched tone to it. Thats just a simple fix hop into your fan control / bios and you can run it at more silent speed or a constant speed thats inaudible. Its the same with many fans that go up to really high RPMs so I dont see that as a negative. The cooling performance was really unexpected for how small of an AIO and rad it is I wonder if it has something to do with the unconventional pump design, I'm not really sure but I definitely recommend.

Very nice overall monitor with a couple small compromises

ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q 27" WQHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) 1ms (GTG) 170Hz (Overclocking) 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort G-Sync Compatible Built-in Speakers DisplayHDR 400 Frameless Design LED Backlit Height Adjustable IPS Gaming Monitor
ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q 27" WQHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) 1ms (GTG) 170Hz (Overclocking) 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort G-Sync Compatible Built-in Speakers DisplayHDR 400 Frameless Design LED Backlit Height Adjustable IPS Gaming Monitor

Overall Review: Please note I have only owned this display for under a week I cannot comment on the long term reliability this is more my initial impression. The fit and finish of this monitor is fantastic, it has a very high quality feel to the stand and housing with very slim bezels on the sides and top. The screen itself has more of a semi-gloss finish which is something small to note if you are using it near a window with direct sunlight I actually prefer it over the very matte TN panel it replaced, but that can be personal preference. The monitor has virtually no backlight bleed only when looking at certain angles in black scenes I can catch a little bit in the corners but thats very good compared to other IPS displays I have owned. I checked the display on dead pixel buddy and its virtually perfect I was not able to catch any dead pixels. A nice feature is it comes with a color calibration report so they go through and individually color calibrate these. I have it overclocked to 170hz with g-sync enabled, no ELMB or HDR enabled and there is no flickering in this scenario. I have read reports that ELMB is just not great on this panel but I never planned to use it in the first place for several reasons. I have not noticed any increased input lag, ghosting, smearing or any motion related issues. As far as HDR its HDR 400, and its definitely noticeable and was better than I expected. If HDR is your main focus you would probably want something higher than 400 but it still works fine and looks great. The only thing I am scratching my head about is displayport 1.2 I thought a monitor in this price would have DP 1.4 but Im no expert on these standards and figuring out exactly which inputs support which features can be a little confusing so I'm not even sure that it matters. That is really my only gripe and Im not going to knock a point off for it because I knew this upfront before I bought the monitor. So in conclusion if you want an amazingly vibrant monitor with a great 1440p IPS panel and great colors that does 170hz with good dynamic range and has that high end look and feel I can see no reason not to buy this one it really has a little of everything.

Great all around AIO

Fractal Design Celsius S24 240mm Silent High Performance Slim Expandable All-In-One CPU Liquid / Water Cooler, LGA 1700 Compatible
Fractal Design Celsius S24 240mm Silent High Performance Slim Expandable All-In-One CPU Liquid / Water Cooler, LGA 1700 Compatible

Pros: - Extremely quiet - Performance on par with other 240mm AIOs - Easy Installation with only 1 fan header needed - No need for 3rd party fan control programs - Had the exact look I was going for (black with white fans) - Newest generation of pump - PWM control if needed - 5 year warranty

Cons: - No RGB

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this AIO if you're looking for a minimalistic and extremely quiet cooler, if you like the looks and need a 240mm do not hesitate you won't be disappointed here. The only thing I would change is add an RGB LED onto the snowflakes on the block but I have plenty of RGBs in my rig as is so I can let it slide.

Good performance, ok cooling

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6181-KR, 8GB GDDR5X, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6181-KR, 8GB GDDR5X, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)

Pros: This is a great card that comes in at nearly 100 dollars cheaper than the founders edition and will perform just as well. The cooler is very quiet, it also looks great. Fps nearly tripled over my gtx 780. Out of the box the average boost clock was 1800.

Cons: The temperatures are not that great, on average they sit around 75 - 80c. The fan curve is set really low even at these temps the fans only run at 30 - 40%. This can be fixed with simply setting your own fan curve but out of the box I was expecting better temps and this is the reason I took off a star, also that god awful plastic wrap, I couldnt get it all off.

Overall Review: The performance is there, its a silent card, set your own custom fan curve and you won't have to worry about temps.