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Robert L.

Robert L.

Joined on 06/11/11

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Welcome back to your throne Intel!

Intel Core i5-6600 - Core i5 6th Gen Skylake Quad-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 1151 65W Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop Processor - BX80662I56600
Intel Core i5-6600 - Core i5 6th Gen Skylake Quad-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 1151 65W Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop Processor - BX80662I56600

Pros: Runs like a dream, as an avid gamer this is the perfect processor. Low power consumption, low temperatures. 25-30C idle and 65 C at peak loads. I wasn't a huge fan of the last gen intel processors, but this is what I more expect from intel... greatness.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Not a con more of a suggestion when installing the heatsink that comes with this CPU make sure all of the pins are turned the correct direction I recommend using a flashlight because the arrows are somewhat difficult to see.

My Dual Monitor Setup is now Complete!

LG 24MC57HQ-P Glossy Black 23.8" 5ms Widescreen IPS Multi-Tasking Monitor DFC 5,000,000:1 (1000:1) HDMI 1920 x1080 w/ 4-screen Split
LG 24MC57HQ-P Glossy Black 23.8" 5ms Widescreen IPS Multi-Tasking Monitor DFC 5,000,000:1 (1000:1) HDMI 1920 x1080 w/ 4-screen Split

Pros: Given that I got this thing for 110$ during the black Friday sale I'd say everything about this item is amazing.

Cons: None.

GSKILL is fantastic

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15D-16GVR
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15D-16GVR

Pros: Easy to install and quality RAM at a bargain price.

Cons: None to speak of.

Overall Review: Not exactly a flaw with the RAM but worth pointing out that on some MOBOs it may require some additional finesse to seat it properly because of its shape. Also on the ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming the XMP setting did not detect the RAM at 2400 and defaulted to 2133. I was able to set it manually, but still kind of a pain.

Decent, low battery life.

PowerColor Gift - ULTRA'GO Mini Power Station (Sliver)
PowerColor Gift - ULTRA'GO Mini Power Station (Sliver)

Pros: It's a good portable charging station for my phone and I got it for free so can't really complain too much.

Cons: It has a smaller charging capacity than I expected. Maybe 1 hour charging a device before it needs to be charged. Could have been better.

You get what you pay for.

PowerColor Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB HBM PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card AX R9 FURY X 4GBHBM-DH
PowerColor Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB HBM PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card AX R9 FURY X 4GBHBM-DH

Pros: This card is truly a masterpiece. With the exception of 3DMark 11's 4K test this card rips through everything like it was made of tissue. Even on the 4K tests it still maintains around 30-40 FPS. Now that I've got a card that is liquid cooled I'll probably never go back to air cooled. Under full load I've yet to have temperatures break 55 C. It's super quiet and I've gotten none of the reported pump whine from prior models.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: If you can afford the price tag and are a gaming enthusiast with an eye to future for 4K gaming there is no reason to not get this card.

EVGA sets the bar for quality.

EVGA SuperNOVA 850 B2 110-B2-0850-V1 80+ BRONZE 850W Semi Modular Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 B2 110-B2-0850-V1 80+ BRONZE 850W Semi Modular Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply

Pros: Great power supply, incredibly quiet, and very little noticeable heat increases. Easily supports my R9 Fury X.

Cons: None