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Josh J.

Josh J.

Joined on 11/09/08

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler LGA1150 Haswell Compatible
XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler LGA1150 Haswell Compatible

Pros: It works well. It looks like it could kill someone. This is a good thing.

Cons: This thing is huge. It touches the side of my case -- and I thought I had a big (ATX) case. The way this company does its fans is also awkward to work with without taking the heatsink out to fasten the fan on.

Overall Review: I think I'm going to stop buying this company's heatsinks, but I would not "not recommend" them. They're nice, big, quiet, and keep my CPU cool, I just don't like working with them.

11/22/2011
Most Critical Review
LOGISYS FP528BK USB 2.0  3.5" Support CF, T-Flash, MS Micro, MMC.  All-in-one Internal Card Reader
LOGISYS FP528BK USB 2.0 3.5" Support CF, T-Flash, MS Micro, MMC. All-in-one Internal Card Reader

Pros: Seems like a cheaply built piece of hardware.

Cons: I'd say "It wasn't free" but it was.

Overall Review: This came as a free gift with something else I bought. Upon examination, it seems to be made of a light plastic. I'm unable to use it in my case as the floppy drive bay is set up awkwardly, preventing me from using this. A nice gift. I'll find a use for it.

11/22/2011

Amazing card

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 015-P3-1580-AR
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 015-P3-1580-AR

Pros: This is an amazing video card. Pick a game, turn all of the settings to max, and enjoy.

Cons: This card runs incredibly hot if you're not careful. I am not sure if it is airflow in my case or a defunct card... My HDMI port stopped working after 5 months of use, and is finally unable to game after one year of use. Was hoping for a longer life out of an EVGA product.

Cooler Master Elite Power - 460W Power Supply
Cooler Master Elite Power - 460W Power Supply

Pros: -It's a power supply. It works. -It has not blown up my computer.

Cons: -It didn't fit in my case very well. Not sure if it was the case or the PSU. Had to hold it into place using an ice pick to screw it in properly. (Unorthodox, I know O.o) -Doesn't come with tie-downs for wires, but I didn't expect it to.

11/22/2011
BELKIN Hi-Speed USB 2.0 5-Port PCI Card Model F5U220v1
BELKIN Hi-Speed USB 2.0 5-Port PCI Card Model F5U220v1

Pros: It's a PCI USB controller. Perfect for when you're out of USB ports. The inward-facing USB port is nice for USB Bluetooth dongles, flash drives permanently used for Readyboost, and other USB devices you needn't unplug.

Cons: Wasn't free. Also doesn't make me coffee.

11/22/2011

Great gaming keyboard

Logitech G110 LED Backlighting Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G110 LED Backlighting Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Great keyboard. A little pricey, but it's fun to toy with the lights on the keyboard. Nice and heavy; won't slide around too much during gaming or require velcro to keep it in place. Plug-n-play compatibility for basic keyboard functionality. After installing the driver software, you can use the macro keys/change the LED and fun stuff.

Cons: - Wasn't free - The macro keys cannot be mapped to generic keys (to be mapped as their own key in some games)

11/22/2011