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Samuel P.

Samuel P.

Joined on 01/17/06

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Most Favorable Review

No problems

APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Fairly Quiet Blue LED High power, low price Runs my full-ATX with no problems. Games run great!

Cons: None that I can see so far

Overall Review: The reviews seemed pretty black and white; either the PSU worked great, or it was DOA. I suggest doing what I did, and buy the $5 extra 1-year warranty (or $8 2-year) . If you get a DOA, you can just send it back for a new one. Plus, it will save you in case it dies out in the first year or two.

Most Critical Review

Hot PC, broken parts, horrible customer service

CyberpowerPC Gaming Desktop Gamer Xtreme C768LQ Intel Core i7 10th Gen 10700K (3.80GHz) 16GB DDR4 1TB HDD 500 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CyberpowerPC Gaming Desktop Gamer Xtreme C768LQ Intel Core i7 10th Gen 10700K (3.80GHz) 16GB DDR4 1TB HDD 500 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Pros: - It had a Gigabyte 3080 non-LHR - Case is decent

Cons: - The CPU runs crazy hot (70C-90C) - Mini-ITX in a full-size case so it looks really stupid - The power supply was broken on arrival (it rattles). I called customer service (45 minute hold time every time) to have them cross-ship me a new one to minimize downtime. They asked for my billing information 6 separate times over 4-5 weeks because they "couldn't authorize a hold for some reason". Then I kept calling for a tracking #, and for weeks kept hearing that it was ready to go but hasn't shipped yet. Finally told them to cancel the RMA after 8 weeks.

Overall Review: Stay away unless you're desperate enough for a 3080 that you're willing to spend more money repairing this PC after you get it. Although you can probably get a scalped card and build a PC for less of a headache.

LOVE this laptop!

ASUS Laptop A55VD-NS51 Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 3230M (2.60GHz) 6GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 610M 15.6" Windows 8 64-Bit
ASUS Laptop A55VD-NS51 Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 3230M (2.60GHz) 6GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 610M 15.6" Windows 8 64-Bit

Pros: Reliable Fast, I can have a ton of applications open at the same time without slowing it down. Love the design, touch pad keeps very cool. Good for Work, School, and it can even play some modern games on medium settings. I was able to get it to play Wolfenstein: The new order on low at ~40fps, Mortal Kombat 9 at ~40fps-~50fps, and payday 2 around ~20fps. Not perfect for gaming, but it's a good on-the-go alternative to my gaming PC in case I'm stuck somewhere and bored.

Cons: I've owned this laptop for over a year, haven't really found any cons. Couple little things that bug me are that the ESC key is super close to the power button, so I've accidentally over-reached a few times and put my laptop to sleep.

AWESOME mobo!

BIOSTAR TZ77A LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
BIOSTAR TZ77A LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Comes with all inputs I need, all PCI types, HDMI, USB 3.0 etc. Everything is clearly labeled on the board, instructions are clear. Games are running great!

Cons: None as far as I can tell.

Great cheap-o fan

ARCTIC Alpine 11 Plus CPU Cooler - Intel, Supports Multiple Sockets, 92mm PWM Fan at 23dBA
ARCTIC Alpine 11 Plus CPU Cooler - Intel, Supports Multiple Sockets, 92mm PWM Fan at 23dBA

Pros: Keeps my CPU below 50C Quiet Cheap

Cons: Comes with thermal paste already applied ... I had to take time to clean it off, and almost ruined my motherboard! I placed it on the CPU mount to see if it was going to fit - thankfully I had the cover down!! I set it on the table and noticed the paste mark after I picked it back up. Not worth knocking an egg off, just annoying.

Overall Review: I bought this thinking it would hold me over until I bought a more expensive CPU fan. But this actually does the job. I don't plan on buying another fan. Keeps my i7 below 50C while gaming.

Works for me!

MASSCOOL Fanner-420 Thermal Grease
MASSCOOL Fanner-420 Thermal Grease

Pros: Keeps my CPU cool (i7, keeps it between 30C - 50C with good case airflow) Comes with a cap and enough grease for multiple applications. Cheap!

Cons: None