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JUSTIN G.

JUSTIN G.

Joined on 03/21/05

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Most Favorable Review

Great router

ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: Extremely fast, great signal coverage and penetration at my home.

Cons: Price, but isn't that always a con for quality products?

Overall Review: I had an issue where I thought the router was dead. The power supply light was blinking and the router wouldn't power up. I ordered a replacement power supply from (unnamed auction site) to no avail. I finally called tech support, they had me hold in the reset button for like 2 minutes. It worked, the router booted right back up and has been working perfectly since.

Most Critical Review

Seriously PC Power and Cooling?

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire Intel Haswell Ready Power Supply
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire Intel Haswell Ready Power Supply

Pros: Powered on initially, purchased when it was on sale for $109.99 and have a $20 rebate.

Cons: $109.99 is pretty expensive for a paperweight. I hooked everything up in my Antec 900 case, in which all the fans are set on high, was surfing the web for about 5 minutes, then POP, my pc died. I unhooked everything but the mobo, and still no go, put my old Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W item # N82E16817182030 that I've have since February of 2007 back in, and voila, back up and running. Why did my BRAND NEW PC Power & Cooling psu pop and die?

Overall Review: I'll give Newegg and PC Power & Cooling a chance to correct this, but I'm rather angry that it died in under 10 minutes running. I know if my 550 can run it, it's not pulling too much juice for a 950. Antec 900 case E5300 2.6 GHz dual core cpu ZALMAN CNPS9700 cpu cooler Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo mobo XFX 8800 Ultra video card 4 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 Asus DVD-RW, Lite-ON CD-RW 750 GB SATA HDD 300 GB IDE HDD

Loud with original fans.

Cooler Master Nepton 280L - All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 280mm Radiator and 2 JetFlo Fans
Cooler Master Nepton 280L - All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 280mm Radiator and 2 JetFlo Fans

Pros: Cools very well, cores on my i7-5930K at stock speed stay between 24-28C when not gaming or benchmarking.

Cons: The fans for this are loud, very loud. I swapped out the fans for a couple Noctua NF-A14 FLX 140mm fans. That made all the difference in the world. It runs whisper quiet now, and cools magnificently. Updated to 5 eggs.

Beautiful monitor, but pick differently (VESA) if you want an easy triple monitor mount setup

ASUS Designo MX279H Silver & Black 27" Frameless Widescreen Monitor FHD (1920x1080) AH-IPS 5ms (GTG) Built-in Audio by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® 2 x HDMI D-Sub 3.5mm Earphone Jack  250 cd/m2 ASCR 80,000,000:1
ASUS Designo MX279H Silver & Black 27" Frameless Widescreen Monitor FHD (1920x1080) AH-IPS 5ms (GTG) Built-in Audio by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® 2 x HDMI D-Sub 3.5mm Earphone Jack 250 cd/m2 ASCR 80,000,000:1

Pros: Bright, bright, bright. Had to adjust the settings to my liking (less bright). sharp, crisp, magnificent picture. No visible dead pixels, no lines, no red boxes. Now have 3 for 5760X1080 gaming, still need to upgrade video card(s), but I can play all but the newest titles across all 3 screens. Great for multitasking, 3 makes for a great surround environment for flight sims. I love the look and response of these monitors. The only way ASUS could improve them, is by adding VESA mount.

Cons: The only con this monitor has, is that it's NOT VESA mount. The only way to set up 3 of these is using 3 VESA Mount Adapter for Asus Monitors - by HumanCentric, and the EZM Deluxe Triple Monitor Mount. This adds $200 to the cost after buying 3 monitors, the stand is HEAVY, and the monitor mounts are not nearly as stable as I would like. If I had it all to do over again, I may have gotten VESA mount monitors just for the triple stand options available.

FAST

SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7KE512BW
SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7KE512BW

Pros: This is my first SSD. I should have gone with the 1TB. This thing is wicked fast compared to my old HDDs. I expected that, but still, WOW. Everything is faster with an SSD, I'll never go back to HDDs except for storage.

Cons: Price ($399), but I knew going in because this was brand new at the time, it's now $269.

Absolute beast of a processor

Intel Core i7-5930K - Core i7 5th Gen Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor - BX80648I75930K
Intel Core i7-5930K - Core i7 5th Gen Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor - BX80648I75930K

Pros: No way I've found yet to slow this beast down. It's the centerpiece of my new (09/2014) system. No problems at all, the only thing that's ever utilized all the cores is a benchmark. Nothing else even comes close to making this break a sweat. I have no need to overclock at this point, perhaps after I upgrade a few more parts.

Cons: Price, but I knew that going in. You get what you pay for.

Overall Review: 6 cores, 12 threads at 3.5 GHz, fastest machine I've ever owned. I see no reason to go for the i7-5960X over this unless you actually use programs that utilize all cores. This CPU is actually major overkill for gaming, but I wanted one that can do anything.