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Travis H.

Travis H.

Joined on 10/26/07

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Most Favorable Review

It works.

Windows 10 Pro - Full Version (32 & 64-bit) / USB Flash Drive
Windows 10 Pro - Full Version (32 & 64-bit) / USB Flash Drive

Pros: It installed on my 950 Pro in 3 minutes 19 seconds. Was very happy with that.

Cons: It's not Linux, but can't really knock an egg for that.

Overall Review: It's simple to use, simple to run.

Most Critical Review

Cheap case, but serves it's purpose

LOGISYS Computer CS136BK Micro ATX Computer Case with 480W Power Supply
LOGISYS Computer CS136BK Micro ATX Computer Case with 480W Power Supply

Pros: It holds the components inside.

Cons: Was bent and damaged on arrival, had the cheapest looking power adapters for the fans that were inside of it. Actually had to take a pair of pliers to it, to fix the ends on the fans, so that I could attach the four pin to put power to the chassis fans. The front panel actually just has a black sticker across the front under the headphone jacks, and the cable for audio, doesn't reach to that of a motherboard connection, so you can't use HD Audio, only AC 97. That part doesn't really matter to me, since I am not using it for anything more than a plex server. To add a hard drive, you have to remove the motherboard, because there isn't enough room to add a drive to the case. When pulling the side panel off, it was obviously bent out of shape, and took two people to get it forced back on.

Overall Review: All in all, this is the cheapest, most worthless case I have ever owned, but I didn't buy it to look nice, nor did I buy it to even be a good case, it came in the 300 dollar bundle, for a cheap Plex server build. Hiding this thing in the closet, out of sight and out of mind, it serves it's purpose, but I would never buy this again.

11/25/2016

It's RAM

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

Pros: Works well, no problems

Cons: The sticker on it made me think the manufacturer had made a mistake, but it turned out they didn't. Sticker said 8 gig, on each stick of ram, and I momentarily thought they had accidentally given me two 8 gig sticks instead of two 4 gig sticks, but then saw 8gig (2x4g).

Overall Review: I would buy this again.

11/25/2016

Good little processor

AMD A10-7700K - A10-Series Kaveri Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket FM2+ 95W AMD Radeon R7 Desktop Processor - AD770KXBJABOX
AMD A10-7700K - A10-Series Kaveri Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket FM2+ 95W AMD Radeon R7 Desktop Processor - AD770KXBJABOX

Pros: Plugged it in, using stock cooler, and even stock thermal paste, and it just worked. Granted, I am not using it for it's intended graphics purposes, I have it running on a CentOS 7 Minimal install, sitting in a closet, to host my media server. It handles multiple transcodes in HD with no problems, and I can have my kids watching movies in the living room, my wife in the bedroom watching tv shows, and myself in the computer room watching movies with no issues. Great little processor.

Cons: I have no problems with it.

Overall Review: I would buy this again.

11/25/2016

Good cheap little board

ASUS AMD A68HM-K FM2+ AMD A68H FCH (Bolton D2H) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS AMD A68HM-K FM2+ AMD A68H FCH (Bolton D2H) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: It works flawlessly for the application I intended. Installed CentOS 7 Minimal on it, and it's chugging along like a champ. Everything posts, it's quick, and had no problems, drivers all picked up on their own With CentOS 7.

Cons: Only complaint I have is positioning of a couple of the pinouts, but that is personal preference, and not anything to knock an egg off for.

Overall Review: If you need a cheap board, to get the job done, this is a board you should buy. It's serving me for a headless linux server, running plex media server, and a few other various programs.

11/25/2016

Great Video card

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-4995-KR 6GB SC+ GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling w/ Free Installed Backplate Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-4995-KR 6GB SC+ GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling w/ Free Installed Backplate Graphics Card

Pros: Nothing touches it. Everything I throw at it, runs beautifully. Even Ark: Survival evolved only drops to about 45 FPS on max settings.

Cons: Not a fault of EVGA, but ran into issues with my build (DoA motherboard) which caused me to not be able to install this right away. By the time I got my motherboard back from manufacturer, and could install this card, they announced the 1080.... So my card was outdated the first day I used it.

Overall Review: Unigine Heaven Benchmarked it at 166 FPS, gave it a score of 4180, showed min frames at 27.4, and max FPS at 311.5. During test, only got up to about 65 degrees Celsius.