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Patricia W.

Patricia W.

Joined on 12/09/08

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Most Favorable Review

Acer ROCKS

Acer G276HLDbd  Black 27" 6ms (GTG) Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (3000:1)
Acer G276HLDbd Black 27" 6ms (GTG) Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (3000:1)

Pros: Tons of real estate, led technology , thin, very light, excellent image quality

Cons: was shipped in original box, wish the monitor was concealed so the wrong person didnt decide they wanted it more than i did , not acers fault.

Overall Review: Got from Newegg on sale $199 free shipping, cant beat it. Acer monitors have never failed me, ever. NOt one dead pixel was found on this monitor, packaging was rock solid but i wish it was covered before it was shipped so no one could see what was in the box. Acer customer for life.

Most Critical Review

Decent Board Bad Sata Connectors on board

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P (rev. 2.0) AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P (rev. 2.0) AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: decent motherboard for the normal user, not recommended for the overclocker or gamer

Cons: after installing the motherboard and all other components in a new case I connected the HD with the supplied cables, did a test tug (not hard) and the plastic sata plug came right off the board leaving the terminals exposed. I am not concerned about the broken sata connector and I am not going to return the board for this cause I will only ever need 3 connections anyway, but this should not happen ever. I have built my own PCs since 1996 and have never seen anything like this happen.

Overall Review: I am not griping about the sata connectors on my board but a little more quality control is needed where these things are built. I usually use ASUS boards this is my first Gigabyte , needless to say im very skeptical about another gigaboard.

Great Video Card my first XFX Card

XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Single Fan Edition

2048 Stream Processors

1226 MHz Core Clock

4GB 256-Bit GDDR5

6600 MHz Effective Memory Clock

PCI Express 3.0 Video Card RX-470P4SFD5
XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Single Fan Edition 2048 Stream Processors 1226 MHz Core Clock 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 6600 MHz Effective Memory Clock PCI Express 3.0 Video Card RX-470P4SFD5

Pros: One 6 pin plug, tons of horsepower to run ANY game out on the highest of settings, and shorter card than most which is nice. The aluminum back plate looks fantastic and it actually is quite effective transferring heat from the back of the card while giving the card tremendous stability and strength.

Cons: What I dislike most was the fan control, maybe I'm old school and like to see a fan running it bothered me not seeing the fan spin up until it reached 50C . Tried AMD Crimson control center with WATTMAN but it didn't work at controlling the fans, it wouldnt respond even after three re-installs. Everything else in the software worked except the fan control. I remedy the problem with MSI Afterburner which allows me to set fan speeds to different temps which works 100% fantastic. This is nothing to do with the rating of the card, it does cool sufficiently on its own, its just my preference.

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this product to anybody looking to upgrade , its a great price/performance ratio.

ASUS boards rock

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Everything works right out of the box, no surprises, no disappointments, just quality and rock solid performance.

Cons: would have liked to seen some small fans or a larger cooler , does throw some heat

Overall Review: would def buy again

Best processor I have ever owned

AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: Nothing bogs this thing down, can play GTA5 while watching netflix and media player running and it still has more processor available.

Cons: none

Overall Review: would like to see someone build a motherboard that could run 2 of these together!

great ram

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-16GXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-16GXM

Pros: great price/performance ratio

Cons: none

Overall Review: works as advertised flawlessly, will buy again