Date Joined: 12/19/06
Design didn't change too much from previous deathadder
Overall Review: I have a huge hand, so a comfortable mouse isn't always an option for me. Found the Razer Deathadder Black Edition back in 2009, and have been using Deathadder's exclusively since. Fantastic mouse, would recommend to anybody.
volume control on earcuff
almost 100% noise cancelling (can't hear people talking next to me when I'm wearing)
Cons: literally haven't found any yet
Overall Review: Used this for gaming, mainly counter strike global offensive (cs:go). I'm almost entirely deaf in one ear, so choosing the proper headset is really tough for me. The noise cancelling on these is so effective, I literally can't hear somebody talking to me even if they are right over my shoulder. Great audio quality too, the bass in these kicks the snot out of my old PC350's I'm coming from.
Nothing bad to say about these, wasn't sure if they warranted the hefty price tag, but I can honestly say this headset is perfect for me.
Beautiful Colors (digital vibrance looks incredible turned up now)
Cons: 5 ms response time (serving as my right panel monitor in a 3-way setup, so this doesn't bother me)
Overall Review: I have 3 monitors + 1 TV above the 3 currently for my setup. This monitor serves on the right panel and is absolutely amazing. Looking to replace my 24" Asus on the left with another one of these to have 3 27's.
Pros: High quality
4 gb storage
Overall Review: Bought this for school. Even sitting near the back of the class, this little buddy picks up everything from my professor. If you need a small portable audio recorder, this is for you!
Pros: Works wonders
catches all kief
shipped much faster than anticipated.
Cons: Pretty grotesque scorch mark on the inside of the Kief trap, but it's essentially cosmetic.
Pros: it's HDMI M both ends
Cons: It doesn't carry 120 hz or 4k resolutions
Pros: 25 foot
Overall Review: Used this to run an HDMI extension to my living room from Computer in bedroom.
Pros: easy to use
easy to read
big enough scale to weigh easily by the oz (2 oz if in bag)
Cons: requires 4 AAA batteries
Pros: 144 hz
80m contrast ratio
2ms response time
Monitor is absolutely amazing. I owned the VG248qe (asus 24" 144hz) monitor and loved it so much I decided to purchase this. The bigger monitor makes it much easier to see heads in counter strike global offensive, just makes the game much more enjoyable. Also bought this at $379.
Cons: No display port
No 3d glasses
Overall Review: Would recommend this monitor to anybody that can afford it.
Pros: Comfortable (can wear for 12+ hours without ears hurting)
Volume control/mic switch
FanTASTIC sound quality
Cons: Price, but you get exactly what you pay for.. The best.
Overall Review: I've had this bad boy for about 2 years now. I use it for extremely competitive online gaming. Headsets were a HUGE deal for me, because i'm legally deaf in my right ear. Not completely deaf, but if there's any ambient noise, it's impossible for me to make use of my right ear. These do such a fantastic job of cancelling ambient sound and noises that I no longer have to use an wired earphone plug to hear. Before, while gaming, I would use a headphone splitter, using a bose earbud in my right ear with my previous headset on top of it. Now, even at LAN events when the noise level can get loud, I can comfortably wear ONLY the sennheisers.
Side note: They FEEL kind of cheap (lightweight), but I've had them for about two years now and they have taken some serious rage-induced beatings and still look brand new.
Pros: Bought this for my streaming buddy (we do dual game streaming). Now I can see his glorious face while we slay pimply face nerds on stream.
Cons: He makes pretty grotesque faces when he rages
Overall Review: Obviously the picture quality isn't going to be professional, but you're not paying for it. The webcam is cheap, and the quality is still good enough to count pimples on somebodies face. If you have a beautiful girlfriend, buy her a more expensive webcam. If she's a solid 6, get her this one.
Pros: Was cheap when I bought it (at a local store)
Sounds good when it works
Cons: Randomly turns off whenever it feels like it. It can go up to a few hours without doing it, but it's a common occurrence for it to shut off every 5-20 minutes or so. Really is a pain to deal with. I understand I probably just got a defective model, but the real kicker is the ilive service. I wrote them a nicely worded letter saying I was happy with the product quality but I would like to RMA it for a same model replacement. It took them.... wait for it..... 15 days to respond to me. The Email they replied with simply told me to unplug it for 60 seconds and plug it back in. This obviously didn't work, and it's been almost 2 weeks since I wrote them back without a response. What an absolute joke. Never again will I purchase an iLive product, and I will actively be speaking out against them whenever somebody asks (I own an electronic store).
Pros: Bought this as an xmas present for my girlfriend
Overall Review: She's still dating me
Pros: Best bios I've ever used.
1 click OC is a snap
Lots of USB 3.0 options
2 hdmi onboard drivers
3 PCI 3.0
Cons: -The "1-click installer" installs a bunch of adware you'll have to later manually uninstall.
-The on-board video drivers do not come in the driver disc.
-The on-board sata connector was built in for a direct plugin of a SSD. However, they left about 1 inch on either side of a PCI 3.0 slot, which means there is not enough room for you to directly plug in a SSD, especially if you have big Video Cards.
-The "OC Genie" is a one-click feature to OC your machine. It only OC's my i7-4770k to 4.0 ghz. I actually get the full 2400 mhz out of my RAM which I was shocked to find. You have to manually tweek the settings to get anything above a small "bump" of an OC that is provided. In other words, it's a gimmick.
-The PCI 3.0 slots are advertised as 16 4 4 or 8 8 4. This is a flat lie, and I've ran numerous tests on each slot. The max you can get out of any slot is x8. Not a huge issue, but all added up, I took off 1 egg.
Overall Review: Overall a great board, I got it for $169 sometime before black Friday. For the price, I almost feel like a sleeze for docking it an egg. No regrets yet, but I feel like I would have been better off spending the extra hundred bucks for the maximus hero.
i7-4770k (Currently OC'd to 4.7 Ghz stable)
16 GB (2x8) g.skill 2400 mhz RAM (OC'd)
256 GB Cruicial SSD
1 TB Seagate 10000 RPM HD
Seidon 240m Water Cooler
ThermalTake 750w Gold PSU
2 EVGA GTX 780's
LG 14x bluray burner
Thermaltake Arctic Full-sized Tower
Pros: This came free with the MSI z87 mpower max motherboard. I was putting together a completely new build, and had some issues with the SSD. I originally thought the RAM was the issue, so I actually threw in this little guy to test. It works fine.
Cons: 4 GB stick
Overall Review: I'm all for free stuff, but this has zero use to me.
Pros: Worked well for the first week or so
Cons: Put this into a completely new build, so it took me quite a bit of testing to determine that the SSD was the issue. It works fine as a 2nd HD, but I didn't buy a 256 gb ssd to use as a secondary to a 1 TB 10000 rpm hd. Hopefully the next batch will be better.
Pros: Fast shipping, worked fine out of the box.
Overall Review: My old cable somehow vanished, leaving me with a worthless laptop. rather than spend $50 for a "universal pack" at an electronic store, I ordered this. Showed up at my doorstep within 3 days of purchase, no issues.
sata access on top
Cons: Window is cheap plastic. I have to be careful when getting in and our of my case
Overall Review: No issues yet
Pros: Hooked this into my new build. No problems
CHEAP (got it on sale for 70 bucks)
Overall Review: Build
msi z87 mpower
32 gb corsair 2400 mhz ram
256 gb ssd
Pros: 2400 mhz
Cons: absolutely none
Overall Review: Already had 2 sticks, saw these on sale and decided to upgrade up to 32 GB. Paired with a SSD, I get about 3 second boot times, and my video editing renders lightning fast!
Pros: Cheap when I bought it
Fills my bedroom perfectly
Pros: 144 hz
24" (perfect for gaming)
I play counter strike very competitively. I've upgrade my PC in the past, went from a wireless to a wired gaming mouse, done various things etc, but NOTHING comes close to the improvement of my in-game performance as purchasing this monitor. Everything became instantly so smooth, making me even better than I already was. There's no way to accurately describe how amazing this monitor is, because you can only experience the full 144hz in person (can't watch videos on it or really see the difference). Came from a 23.1" asus 75 hz 2ms. The difference is so incredible it's literally mind blowing.
- - - - If you are in the market for a gaming monitor, purchase this. I don't care how much extra money it is compared to whatever other monitor you're looking at. Spend the money, even if you have to eat ramen for a month to make ends meet, it is absolutely worth it.----
This monitor is the pinnacle of human achievement.
Don't buy into the BenQ hype. Benq makes inferior monitors that are more expensive.
Cons: Colors a little bright out of the box. Nothing to fuss about, took me less than 3 minutes overall to find out how to change the colors and get them to my liking.
Little pricey if you're looking at the 27" option.
Pros: When working, I'd get decent fps on most games
Cons: Overheating and faulty memory. It would overheat/shutdown my computer every single day. I thought it was my CPU so I spent over a month waiting for different heatsinks and liquid coolers to arrive. Threw in a old geforce vid card and computer had no problems. As a professional gamer, this card cost me many matches by shutting down my comp and refusing to come back on.
Overall Review: Card cost me a lot of frustration.
Pros: I've been running 4x2 for about 3 years now. Just a couple months ago, I started getting blue screened. After running some tests I found out it was the memory. RMA'd them and corsair got me a new set of sticks within a week, after 2.5 years of ownership. They have my business forever. Sticks work great, even tho the 2 gb sticks are now a little dated, 8 gb is enough to run any mid level gaming rig.
Cons: 2 gb sticks are dated.