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Michael S.

Michael S.

Joined on 03/14/07

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Most Favorable Review

Pleasantly Surprised

Turtle Beach Ear Force X-52 Circumaural 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
Turtle Beach Ear Force X-52 Circumaural 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Pros: Extremely comfortable, even after prolonged gaming sessions (even when wearing glasses) of several hours straight. Removable mic works great though the arm may be an inch or two too short. Comes with nice, long cord with 2 velcro straps attatched for tidying it up. The directional sound is very good once you get the inline control set to your liking.

Cons: The plastic can make popping-sounds and, although mostly due to your movement, they can be a little distracting. The in-line volume control is HUGE (1" wide, 5" long and 1/2" thick at it's largest). It's best left to sit on the desk somewhere (mine's behind my keyboard).

Overall Review: These are much more comfortable and balanced than the Zalman headset. Already I have had a buddy try them on for 5 minutes and get a set himself.

Most Critical Review

Structural Design Flawed

Turtle Beach Ear Force X-52 Circumaural 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
Turtle Beach Ear Force X-52 Circumaural 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Pros: See my prior review from September... really comfortable and I used daily for last 5+ months. The surround really worked well in games from Hellgate: London to Quake3.

Cons: The y-shaped plastic part that holds the left cup and connects to the headband part broke at this little swivel point right below the adjustable section. The connection area there is just

Overall Review: Maybe my head is just too big... maybe they're not designed for daily use. I don't think the plastic part that broke is large enough, and I'm fairly convinced that if I do get another set it will do the same. 90-day warranty seems awfully short about now. It's a shame, they were really comfortable.

RAM works great!

Team T-Force Vulcan 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model TLRED432G3000HC16CDC01
Team T-Force Vulcan 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model TLRED432G3000HC16CDC01

Pros: 32GB kit runs at advertised speeds with AMD Ryzen 2700x on Asus Prime X470-Pro mobo.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I bought the RAM just before the shortage ended, so I paid much more than it's selling for now. Unfortunate, but it happens. The "bad" review is complaining that they can't return one stick to a retailer for warranty... for that you have to go to the manufacturer. Newegg shouldn't have to open a new retail pack of RAM to issue one bad stick that's the fault of the manufacturer because you don't want to be without RAM.

12/29/2018

Fast and Cool, but beware the giant heatsinks

Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model PV38G213C1KBL
Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model PV38G213C1KBL

Pros: The over-sized heatsink is sturdy and keeps the RAM nice and cool. Gigabyte Z87x-DH3 motherboard detected it at the right settings on first boot. I have not overclocked the RAM, though it appears there's a bit of headroom if that's your thing. I can't comment much on price because I won this in a Facebook giveaway other than to say it seems a tad bit higher than some of the other brands.

Cons: The heatsink stands quite a bit higher than the actual RAM PCB by about 1/4" and with my motherboard and heatsink (Enermax ETS-40 Black Twister) I cannot use the slot closest to the CPU socket, which is a bit disappointing since I will need to find another model of RAM with similar timings and a "standard" heatsink when I add 16GB in the next month or three.

Overall Review: They have apparently discontinued making the blue heatsink version, now only having the red and black options.

Decent boost from eVGA 7900GT CO OC

XFX GeForce 8800 GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card PVT88PUDD4
XFX GeForce 8800 GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card PVT88PUDD4

Pros: Single slot card doesn't take up all the space in your case. Uses 6-pin PCIe power.

Cons: Fan is loud. I'm most likely going to replace the stock cooler as it's far too loud for my system (2 120mm & Zalman 7700 on Vantec Nexus in Antec P160 yields a super-quiet gaming rig - most people don't realize it's running). Comes with Lost Planet (useless XBox Port)

Overall Review: I thought I purchased the 512MB version (I didn't :( ). Too lazy to RMA :)