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Thomas O.

Thomas O.

Joined on 12/07/05

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Most Favorable Review

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CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Pros: Easy installation, Well built, quiet fans, and COOL. Full settings on Skyrim with HD texture mods, full on everything and my CPU doesn't pass 37c. I would recomend this to anyone who wants a super cool CPU and esp. if you plan to OC

Cons: Doesn't keep my drinks cool.

Overall Review: Cosair FTW!

Most Critical Review

Keys die out randomly :(**

RAZER Lycosa RZ03-0018010 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Gaming Keyboard
RAZER Lycosa RZ03-0018010 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Great Look, Back Light is perfect, Media Keys, Low Profile keys

Cons: Keys randomly die out, you have to unplug the keyboard and plug it back in to get them working again, and me being a gamer, that is the worst thing to lose keys in a fight or on a boss in a game. The usb port on the keyboard itself is low powered and many usb devices did not work on it.

Overall Review: Razer wanted me to ship them the keyboard back out of my pocket, I ended up going to newegg and they took care of me with a prepaid shipping lable. I returned it for a refund. I'm really upset with Razer, this keyboard was everything I wanted had it not been for the keys dying out, and there poor RMA service.

2 damaged boards...Terrible support

ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Overall, this board works well, decent speeds and good features.

Cons: First mobo blew caps, 2nd one sound chip is fried. Support is terrible and cold as ice, never dealt with worse than Asus. Now I have to either give up my computer use for 2 weeks while they RMA it (including a shipping fee) or deal with no onboard sound and give up ever using speakers or non usb headsets. Overall I am very disappointed with Asus's support and lack of quality in this motherboard. FYI hope you if you do physical damage to your board, the 1st one blew caps and while I was packaging it bent a pin, which is completely my fault, however Asus was a complete jerk about it. They wanted to charge me 140 dollars to fix the motherboard, just to replace it from the blown caps, this is on top of spending 20 bucks shipping it with all the required packaging. So 160 to fix a board or get a re-manufactured one, when it cost 180 new. Support was nasty to me and wouldn't flex at all even when I asked if they could give me a discount on a new board after they refused to replace mine because of the physical damage which occurred after a blown capacitor. I just can't get over the poor build quality. Would not suggest this to a friend and will look to ditch this board first opportunity since I don't feel like sending it in for 2 weeks on an RMA because they couldn't test my audio chip before packaging it.

Couldn't ask for more

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM

Pros: Fast, way way fast. These can be OC'ed and I don't even need to. Used in a high end gaming rig. You absolutely cannot do better for the price.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Color matched my Asus mobo which was awesome. For you Windows Index Score freaks...7.9. Windows 8 was also maxed out.

Requirment

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: I will NEVER put a CPU in a system without this on. Lowers temps a lot vs. any other thermal paste I have used in the past.

Cons: They don't sell it by the gallons.

Must have for IT professionals

LaCie IamaKey V2 16GB Flash Drive Model 131106
LaCie IamaKey V2 16GB Flash Drive Model 131106

Pros: Very solid design Takes a beating Works fast Software included was pretty sweet

Cons: It wasn't cheaper, and doesn't cook bacon.

Overall Review: I have known a few people who had these for years with heavy use and abuse and they have not failed them yet.