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Eric H.

Eric H.

Joined on 07/14/08

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome Card

SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card (Dual-X Edition) 100364-4GL
SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card (Dual-X Edition) 100364-4GL

Pros: By far the best card I have owned. I upgraded from a HD6850 2GB to this beast and it is night and day. I'm currently running Farcry 4 on all high settings at 2560x1440. I also multibox WoW and it runs 5 clients without issue.

Cons: None so far, it has handled everything that has been thrown at it.

Most Critical Review

DoA

Seagate Desktop HDD ST500DM002 500GB N/A 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD ST500DM002 500GB N/A 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Price

Cons: I orderd this with my new gaming rig to be a backup HDD since my old backup was an IDE drive. This was sent in a unmarked box with no labels on it and the drive inside was sitting with no shock absorbtion of any type. Hooked up the drive and it would not recognize in bios or in windows. After some tinkering I could get it to show for about 10 minutes then it would disappear again. The whole time it did this you could hear the platters grinding so obviously it was bad. Sent it in for RMA refund and now I'm going a different route with a SSD.

Overall Review: Really heed the reviews. I thought I might be one of the lucky ones that get a good one since they are supposed to be very fast when they work.

Great value

QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution II Multi TRUE10 Matte 27-Inch 2560x1440 AH-VA Panel DVI HDMI Monitor
QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution II Multi TRUE10 Matte 27-Inch 2560x1440 AH-VA Panel DVI HDMI Monitor

Pros: I bought this for my wife who does some amateur photography and was always complaining about our acer monitor's color being off. This has been a major upgrade not only in resolution and size but the calibration is near perfect. One note, It does not overclock well as others have said.

Cons: None really, I did notice some screen tearing when running Farcry 4 but that was due to the refresh rate being up too high.

Fantastic Case!

Antec Lanboy air Yellow Black / Yellow Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case
Antec Lanboy air Yellow Black / Yellow Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case

Pros: Modular design - completly customize your case how you want it. Extra fan spaces - slight problem with right side, see below Looks great

Cons: I bought 10 extra fans to put in this beast and a fan controller, Couldn't install any of the fans on the right side to go behind to MB tray. The fans are too thick and you can't fasten the side back on. I'm at a loss for which fans can fit there because I can't find any fans that advertise being a slim design. It's not a big deal because everything is staying cool just fine without them but I could have saved a couple of bucks.

Awsome control over fans

Kaze Q12 12-Channel Fan Controller for 5.25" bay, Black Color
Kaze Q12 12-Channel Fan Controller for 5.25" bay, Black Color

Pros: Power cords are long enough to hide wires and have more left over if needed. All ports worked fine out of the box so no problems so far.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I really like the ability to completly kill the fans, useful if you ever need to do something in the case while it's running and don't want your hand to get bit.

Great perfomance for price

Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators
Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators

Pros: Price was cheap (paid $5.99 per fan). Bought 10 of these for an Antech Lanboy Air. They work great and keep everything super cool and look great. Only downside is they didn't fit certain spots in the case due to being too thick but that isn't a problem with the fan.

Cons: None.