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JONATHAN T.

JONATHAN T.

Joined on 09/27/11

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Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011048-WW) Arctic White Steel High Airflow ATX Cube Case
Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011048-WW) Arctic White Steel High Airflow ATX Cube Case

Pros: aesthetically pleasing, great air flow, easy cable management, ssd cage, plenty of fan mounts, great watercooling capabilities, easy maintenance.

Cons: a bit pricey(you can get full towers at this range), no fan filters beside the front, stock fans are a bit on the loud side, optical bay drive lock mechanism is iffy at best

Overall Review: one of the few cases I've come across that I truly love. I'm a sucker for air flow so the dual chamber setup is great. Though personally, I wish there was an extra 1-1.5 inch on the psu chamber so I could have recycled my old chassis' HDD cage, oh well.

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Seagate BarraCuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Packaging
Seagate BarraCuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Packaging

Pros: no trouble formatting and setting up to my system. got it at good price at the time ($80 something). no problems in about 8 months now (knocks on wood). Retail kits for the win!

Cons: none so far.

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Intel Core i7-3770K - Core i7 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I73770K
Intel Core i7-3770K - Core i7 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I73770K

Pros: powerful computer chip in terms of raw power. My chip is a fairly decent overclocker, 4.8ghz capable within very reasonable temps (tc14pe). could possible reach 4.9/5.0 if i ever decide to delid.

Cons: intel's TIM almost porked the potential of this chip greatly. Thank gosh for delidding- if not it would have been a serious hamper on this chip's reputation.

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ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

Pros: very cheap and bang for the buck. built-in headphone amp is great.

Cons: none.

my thoughts

GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card
GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card

Pros: windforce cooler is very quiet and efficient. My card was a decent overclocker, combined with factory overclock=good clocks overall.

Cons: a tad on the long side, no backplate, pcie connectors that have the click/tactile feedback when plugging them in.

Overall Review: not much to say for graphic cards, usually all the same. Haven't had a issue with the card yet so I cant comment on Gigabyte's customer service either.

thoughts

Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: -bought it during a shellshocker, 4TB for $133 is pretty sweet -comes out to 3.63 after proper format -used as a simple storage hdd for about 3 months now in my high end rig and still kicking *knocks on wood*

Cons: -Newegg packaging for bare drives are pretty bad

Overall Review: a lot of reviewers who list a 5 tech knowledge level and don't know the GPT requirements for hard drives > 2TB should be ashamed of themselves.