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Erik C.

Erik C.

Joined on 01/19/06

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
Enermax ETS-T40-BK Black 120mm Twister CPU Cooler with TB Apollish Blue LED PWM Fan
Enermax ETS-T40-BK Black 120mm Twister CPU Cooler with TB Apollish Blue LED PWM Fan

Pros: Good price. Keeps cpu at normal temperatures for moderate use. Easy to install.

Cons: Just a little to tall (3mm) for a standard mid tower case. This shouldn't take away from the product though. I'm in Europe and certain things don't ship well over here like cases. So I'll get a new case, like I've been wanting to for some time, when I can.

Overall Review: Need new case.

11/26/2014
Most Critical Review

Remember when....

Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM SATA Barracuda ES.2 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM SATA Barracuda ES.2 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Pros: Price was good.

Cons: Price was too good. Remember when Seagate and WD made HHDs that lasted forever? Because I do.... This HHD died after a little over 18 months of use. At least when it was going out, it stayed alive just long enough to retrieve a few things.

Overall Review: I'm not putting past the fact that it may have been a power surge... Behind the PC power supply, a surge protector, an UPS, and a room in the house wired to break of grounding...

11/26/2014

Great monitor

Affinity 32” Class (31.5” Diag.) 720p 60Hz LED HDTV LE3251
Affinity 32” Class (31.5” Diag.) 720p 60Hz LED HDTV LE3251

Pros: Easy to use, takes a beating while moving a lot and still works like a champ. Great little monitor for home/office use.

Cons: None

11/26/2014

SSD is the way to go

SanDisk Ultra Plus SDSSDHP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
SanDisk Ultra Plus SDSSDHP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I bought this to keep my OS on it and have my 1TB be the storage of stuff. Best call I have ever made. The read/write time is very low and just with this one replacement, boot up time has decreased by 80%.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Maybe it's because I'm a little lazy, but I wish I had an adapter to put this in a regular HHD slot on an ATX tower. I don't really care for just sitting it inside and letting it go.

11/26/2014

Good price

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Memory Kit Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Memory Kit Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

Pros: I caught this on sale and I'm very glad I did. No problems and the temperature stays low on it.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I wasn't looking to build a computer strong enough to launch the space shuttle. But the speed on this ram is fast enough to keep me from complaining and wondering if grimlings are inside the wiring slow down the traffic.

11/26/2014

No need for SLI

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 650 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card GV-N650OC-4GI
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 650 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card GV-N650OC-4GI

Pros: I've been able to run all my games on the highest graphics level with no problem. It utilizes very few resources from the CPU and can independently process what it needs to. Auto detectable by any OS and easily configurable for whatever screen setup you have.

Cons: The screens available to fully utilize the awesomeness of this video card are really expensive. Lol

Overall Review: While I don't always stress videos cards out to their full potential, I can for sure say that this is the "fire and forget" video card for low to moderately high experience/use. There is no need for someone to go through the hassle of setting up SLI when this card is available. Now, for those who do more graphic intensive stuff than me, it's your call, but I think this can support some pretty complicated stuff.

11/26/2014