Joined on 07/13/13
In the Shadows
Pros: Very easy to install, follow instructions. RGB, remote control, change colors, dim, bright, and more. Unique and make me and my computer a show off. :-) Awesome bracket (using on FM2+ socket) Reasonable price. Using the remote, I can use from the other side of my living room and show off. The remote has soft covered magnets that you can put your remote onto your case, so you will never lose it. Awesome idea. Gives that show off look.
Cons: None. Can not find any.
Overall Review: Myself over the years, been going through a lot of CPU coolers (struggled) for my AMD A8-6600k processor, just to get my CPU to get lower temps. I feel I am now a CPU cooler guru. Searching for quality, modern, new on market, pricing, I found this one. Installation is easy, following instructions, and with knowledge. Knowing that FM2+ processors get very hot (out of all CPUs brands) when on idle will get 40-45 degrees. Going through air cooler, to air cooler, I will still struggle, and say this is not right. Now get this one, with all the air coolers, this cooler dropped temps down to 25 degrees. That is a -15 drop on idle. Then on load (playing MWO), it maxes out to 40 degrees. My jaw dropped in excitement and surprised. I found the air cooler for this CPU (finally), after all these years cooler after cooler. I am surprised many do not know about this cooler, and been out for about 8 months now? This is what I mean "In the shadows". That I do not see crazy amount of reviews on it and people are unaware of this awesome product. If only I could do reviews, this would be a 5 out of 5 on my video for cooling, mounting, and RGB, but scary about the remote which I find awesome and unique is 5 out 5 stars. :-)
Very Easy to set up.
Pros: - Helps remove clutter desk. - looks clean, organized, - Gives style, and a expression how you keep your desk clean.
Cons: - Notice it bends in center. So, if your monitor has center mass support, you will get that bend in center. I have a tray to help prevent bend. You will notice.
Overall Review: - Depending on monitor stand, can bend over time. You will need to put support in center, like a tray (paper), or dual drawer set.
The New Stuff
Pros: - The software that comes with board is awesome. - Armory crate is a must. - Audio is amazing.
Cons: - Have to remove Video card to plug in Hard Drive cables. - The Video card locking/Unlock from PCIx16 is not easy to reach when removing video card.
Overall Review: It looks like a norm now a days. Where sata plugs are right under the video card. Never thought it would be a problem. But when removing video card, had to push down on unlock (PCIx16) slot, it is very hard to reach, and only get one side. Motherboard manufacturer's need to make a new way to remove cards from slots easier. It is now an issue. Same with sata plug in area. Software is awesome. The audio is amazing, ear candy with music.
The Best New Thing.
Pros: - 3D+ - Like going into another world(s). - Educational + - Endless (for me anyways), of information. - 360 views (your surroundings) - its own console. Do not need PC, or console to hook up. - Price (the best) - Connect to family members on other side of world. (If they have a VR headset, "Oculus Quest 2"). - So Awesome, immersive. - Constant updates, and each update is an improvement. - Been in the white house, ISS, in the ocean, Mount Everest, concerts (front seat, on stage), etc...etc. Places where I am unable to go. - Best educational device. And hope companies that make VR headsets catch on with price, and education. Not only about making $$. Because VR education will get you the $$
Cons: - Need Apple, or android to finish setup. - Need to log into Facebook account (or) make a new account - Worried about battery inside VR, although can purchase external batteries. Wish their was easy way for replacement in VR set. - Isolated from family, people, life when in other worlds (in VR). Can be very enjoyable. Time will pass very quickly. - Not easy for PC setup (software), extra. PC doesn't recognize hardware. No drivers. - Worried about control by a company, that can shut the device down (brick it).
Overall Review: I purchased this for a flight sim (DCS), and also explore places I never will see, or go. Like under the ocean, or space (ISS), inside the White house. The VR education and 3d is amazing. Very immersive. Do not know how much I can say, "amazing", "Awesome!" If I had a choice between console or VR. I would prefer VR. Specially Oculus Quest 2. The price is so amazing. But also has a good reason. One, the head strap, you will have to get another, better (unless you are satisfied). The cable is very short and cheap. USB type-C. Well it is for charging. But if connecting to a PC, you will need to purchase a good, longer USB type-C cable. Was told, got to be very careful on knock-offs. Have to purchase external batteries, just incase the one in the VR headset shortens it life. Their is a lot of hardware for the Oculus Quest 2. The product is a start for all. Education is best from the VR. You can experience endless amounts of stuff around the world. The one reason I got this. You tube VR is a plus. Can be at concerts. Waiting for the day NHL makes it to VR. Hooking up to PC for DCS flight sim, is very difficult. Your video card states "VR Ready", but have to play around, need to this and that, and still not resolved. You are plugging a Type-C to the motherboard. Not into the video card "VR ready". People make videos, but not the same. One has it set up like this, and the other video has it like that. Not plug and play easy. Not one video stating, from scratch. Eventually I will get it. But in all, this is the best purchase I have ever made for the price, and puts you into another world(s).
Saved from the landfil
Pros: - Fits - Saving cooler from landfill. - Price
Cons: - None
Overall Review: Had a intel fan, and I do fix/repair old computers. Noticed it was missing a backplate. So I found one on Newegg. Was impressed. The cooler is complete and ready to use when needed. Saved whole cooler from ending up in landfill. Very happy.
Pros: - Price made me purchase two (one for my brother, and one for myself) - Just right for computer, appliances, little screws
Cons: - Not able to think of any
Overall Review: - Little screw driver set for little things in the home - I use mine for tech stuff - Not top of the line, but does what it is made for - Price - No magnets
I would apologize to this company endless amount of times, I have put it through. Problem was tracking. I get tracking numbers but not knowing where it is. I did cancel the order, and then I then next day I changed my mind to continue delivery (was a bad, frustrating week of deliveries (wrong address, chasing, parts missing, wrong item, etc). I find day later at my door when I thought it was still in process of being delivered (Only message I got is "Label created"). Hope the company can understand the frustration, and my apology for confusion (changing mind).I highly recommend company for proper product, and delivery on time, but need to know where product is during delivery. I thought the product was still at sellers. *Note, that customers are not that perfect either.*
Ordering online for a video card can be scary. If their was no tracking status, I would be concerned. But I watch every six hours. We do not get the option of going to a store and buying right away, and knowing you have it. But have to buy online. No choice and we have to suffer punishment's if things fail. The company delivered on time. Although the delivery guy delivered to wrong house. I get a phone call, saying my package is here. I had to go pick it up. Nothing to do with seller, but only delivery guy didn't read my address correctly. I highly recommend seller. Shows package tracking status, on time, and exact what I ordered. Thank you.