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Brad H.

Brad H.

Joined on 01/23/07

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Most Favorable Review
Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-2VTX80G
Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-2VTX80G

Pros: Speedy, great price.

Cons: None so far. Just wish it would have come with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter

Overall Review: Read a lot of reviews that said their drives were DOA. Guess I lucked out. This is the second Vertex 2 SSD I own (this 80gb and a 120gb I've had for almost 2 years) and from what I've read from others, I've been VERY lucky!

Most Critical Review

Another one bites the dust

SAMSUNG Spinpoint M7E HM641JI 640GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint M7E HM641JI 640GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Worked fine in the beginning being used in a PS3

Cons: Now for the nitty-gritty... after about 1.5 months of not-excessively heavy use in a PS3 it has croaked. Now I can't RMA it through Newegg and will be forced to go through Samsung's support which I'm unsure how that will go.

Overall Review: Should have gone with Hitachi.

Love this keyboard!

Corsair Vengeance K95 CH-9000020-NA Black/Metal USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard (NA)
Corsair Vengeance K95 CH-9000020-NA Black/Metal USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard (NA)

Pros: ALL mechanical, unlike the K90. Easily customized back lighting. 18 G-keys! Easily recorded with macros to boot! CherryMX Red's are fantastic after just switching from Blue's after killing my Blackwidow Ultimate. Rolling volume control is a huge bonus for me. Almost the primary reason for purchasing this model!

Cons: White back lights. White? Why white? It it's white, shouldn't any/all colors be possible theoretically? I wish!

Overall Review: Everyone has their own preference when it comes to mechanical keys. I can say from my own experience that both my typing speed and accuracy have improved more than I ever thought possible after getting used to the CherryMX Red's. Very comfortable to type with and actuation is just right. This is not even mentioning the advantages to gaming that come along with the Red's. All in all, I HIGHLY recommend this keyboard. If you don't know what the fuss is about mechanical keyboards, but you're kinda on the fence for buying one, DO IT. You will instantly understand exactly what all the fuss is about and you will never be able to look back. It's kinda like going from a system with an HDD as it's primary drive to an SSD. There is no comparison.

11/21/2013

Large, but worth the possible hassle

CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm (CW-9060014-WW)
CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm (CW-9060014-WW)

Pros: Great performance cooling my 1100T. Haven't OC'd yet but am very confident of the results I will see. (Should be) Easy to install as long as you're sure that it will fit in your case. A previous reviewer falsely stated that a full tower case is required which is nonsense. He just didn't take his measurements. Be aware, however, that it will not fit in ALL mid-tower cases even if you have 2 140mm fan openings up top, it seems.

Cons: While it fits just fine in my Lian-Li Lancool k58, I had to pretty much empty the case out, put the rad in, and rebuild. I then realized that I would only be able to run 2 140mm fans in one direction or the other. Bye-bye hopes for push-pull setup.

Overall Review: Bottom line: I, also, didn't take my measurements. However, I knew my Lian-Li case was just about as large as any mid-tower case in existence so I was 100% confident that it would fit.

Couple hiccups on the way...

MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N660TI-2GD5/OC
MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N660TI-2GD5/OC

Pros: Fast, as expected. Supports 3-way SLI and works beautifully with it. More cores than I can shake a stick at. Was somewhat surprised to be able to run 3 of these hogs on a 1000w Rosewill Bronze PSU along with a 125w CPU.

Cons: 1 DOA. As others have said these cards get a little toasty. If you're planning on running more than 1 make sure your chassis is well ventilated!

Overall Review: Ordered 2 of these cards at first. 1 of which was DOA. RMA'd it through newegg no questions asked (Newegg support rocks, for anyone who's never ordered from them before) and upon return I had already received my 3rd card that I was forced to buy off of an auction site as Newegg was out of stock and everywhere else's price was out of line. Anyway, I now have these cards running amazingly in 3-way SLI powering 3 AOC e2460sw's at 5760x1080. I can never look back now!

Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad
Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad

Pros: Price is about right. Familiar, solid feel. Wireless connectivity has been impeccable.

Cons: D-pad precision leaves something to be desired. Especially when playing older top-down view RPG types