Date Joined: 07/13/07
Pros: - Exceptional feel.- Fantastic Battery Life.- Gorgeous RGB with lots of nice lighting effects.- 2.4Ghz wireless or BlueTooth, both works flawlessly with 0 perceptible input lag!
Cons: - Not a fault with the keyboard, but I wish I'd waited for the TKL version before buying. - G Hub software has had a few bad releases in the last 2 years, but Logi(tech) has been good about releasing patches quickly when they have a bad release.
Overall Review: I've owned this keyboard and used it as my daily driver now for quite some time, it has served me well and I haven't had a single issue with it. It's easily been my the best keyboard I've ever used and I'd recommend it to anyone in the market for a new one. The fact they have a TKL version as well and different key configurations means that there is a version for everyone.
Pros: - Bright uniform RGB LEDs.- Fairly "Low-Profile" heatsinks compared to some competitors.- iCUE software is easy to use and intuitive. - XMP profile works without a hitch on AMD and Intel-based systems.
Cons: - Not true Low-Profile, may encounter clearance issues in certain builds.
Overall Review: I would recommend these sticks to anyone looking for a good value product. 3200mhz is pretty standard these days, and the timings are decent. 16GB is enough for most gamers today as well so this is a perfect kit to throw into your gaming rig. The RGB has a nice uniform aesthetic (at least on my samples) and the ram works flawlessly. Just enable XMP or DOCP and call it a day. No issues. The iCUE software is pretty easy to use, and you can even uninstall it after you configure your RGB settings and they will be retained, so that's pretty sweet also.
Pros: - RGB!!!!
- The included fans aren't terribly loud
- CPU Block looks interesting
Cons: - Too many wires
- Too loud of a pump
- Subpar cooling performance
Overall Review: While this cooler is more affordable than the bigger name brands like Corsair or NZXT, I would advise you look elsewhere for better cooling performance, acoustics and noise. The Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II is everything this is, done better and with more grace/class. It's also a bit cheaper depending where and when you buy it and it is from a more establish and better trusted brand.
Pros: - One of the best kits on the market.
- Nice RGB aesthetic.
Cons: - Entirely too expensive for what it is.
- RGB should have brightness controls, better defusion, and more LEDS.
Overall Review: There are better kits on the market than this, which will cost the same or cheaper.
Pros: One of the best 2080Ti's you can buy...
Cons: - WAYYYYY TOO EXPENSIVE!
- The pump is too noisy and always on.
- Card runs 1-3c hotter than the Strix.
- No better performance than any of the other flagship cards.
Overall Review: Buy a FTW3 or Strix card instead, they'll perform 99% as good as this and be quieter with no pump whine. If you really got money to burn buy the Lightning, HOF, or KINGPIN Edition cards instead.
Pros: - Great cheap RGB Ram Kit.
Cons: - 0 OC-ability
- SKHynix Ram Chips.
- Loose timings
- Fingerprint magent
Overall Review: Decent value, timings are too loose with minimal to no room for improvement.
Pros: - Good performance.
- Low Temps.
Cons: - The pump is always on and always @ 100% This causes an auidbile electrical sounding buzz to always be present, not acceptable for a silent build
Overall Review: I wouldn't buy a Hybrid card as they all have the issues with always on pumps @ 100%. I think it may be better to just get a Strix or FTW3 card.
Pros: - Fantastic value!
- Great OC ability! *I bought the 4300Mhz version: Running this kit @ 4000mhz @ 15-15-15-35-2T*
- Cheapest Samsung B-Die Ram.
- Awesome stealthy aesthetic with robust heatsinks
Cons: - Wish it were a 2X16GB kit.
- Wish they had ARGB
- The timmings could be much tighter out of the box.
Overall Review: System Specs:
CPU: Intel i9 9900KS @ 5.2Ghz
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62
Fans: 4x BeQuiet! Silent Wings 3 140mm
GPU: EVGA 2070S FTW3
RAM: Team Group T-Force XTREEM 16GB 4300Mhz @ 4000Mhz & 15-15-15-35-2T
MOBO: ASROCK Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX
PSU: Corsair SF 600w
Case: Sliger Designs SM580
Keyboard: Logitech G915 Wireless Tactile
Mouse: Logitech G Pro Wireless
Monitor: Alienware 34" G-SYNC 3440x1440
Pros: - 7 Year Warranty!!!
- Single 12V Rail with up-to 50Amps of power!
- Dead silent operation.
- Braided Cables.
- Fully Modular Design.
Overall Review: Keep in mind there is also a Gold Rated one with the same exact name. Be sure you are buying the correct version.
Pros: - LIGHTNING QUICK TRANSFERS!
- LOW VIBRATION
- LOW NOISE
- NICE FINISH
Cons: - 0
Overall Review: I transferred 150GB in under 5 minutes via the USB C connection! Very impressed!
Pros: - Ultra-low latency performance.
- The mouse looks nice.
- Good in-the-hand feel; a godsend for those of us with larger than average sized hands!
- Tons of customization options within the Corsair software too!
- A truly great mouse for the price... in a vacuum. *See cons for where things begin to fall apart*
Cons: -1-year limited warranty. Doesn't inspire much confidence. *WTH Corsair?!*
- The Logi or Logitech *Whatever they're calling themselves these days* G903 RGB gaming mouse is just better, better sensitivity, lighter, supports wireless charging., ETC.
- Compared the competition this mouse just doesn't do enough to justify its price tag in my opinion.
Overall Review: Compared to the competition, there are better options out there for both less and more money, do your research and buy what fits your needs best. Me personally, I went back to my Logitech G903 after testing this mouse for about 3 weeks in creative apps, gaming and general web browsing... Ultimately, it just wasn't for me, and generally, I really enjoy Corsair products. Better luck next time I suppose.
Pros: - Aesthetics, this board is one of the few that prioritizes a "white" *silver* PCB. Really sharp looking if that's what you're after!
- High-Speed XMP RAM Support! *Missed this coming from RyZen*
- Ease of use with everything within the UEFI working as you would expect.
- Very affordable given the feature set packed in.
- Pretty good support from Gigabyte with regular bios/software updates.
- Very nice RGB lighting options.
- Metal reinforced PCI-E slots!!! *Still get GPU sag though with most premium 2-3 slot cards*
- USB3.1 gen2 header!!!
- Thunderbolt support.
- Smart Fan 5. *REALLY useful for tuning fans.*
- Both SLi & Crossfire Support.
- G-Connector *Think ASUS Q Connector. Same thing.*
- 3 Year limited warranty.
Cons: - No dual ethernet support. :-(
- Gigabyte's EasyTune software isn't as good as ASUS or MSI tuning variants. *But TBH, all these in-OS suites are lacking*
- Wish it had 4 more USB ports on the I/O.
- Not the most robust on-board audio solution out there.
- Could maybe be ~$30 cheaper. *Wait for a sale.*
Overall Review: This board will get a i7 7700k to 5.0Ghz with 32gb of ram and dual 1080 Tis' in SLi, no problem!
***This board also pairs nicely with the Phanteks P400s in white.***
Pros: - Fastest GPU money can buy you as of 03/10/17!
- Nice aesthetic design.
- 1440p gaming Maxed out @60+ FPS.
- Works with Titan XP air and water coolers.
Cons: - 4k 60FPS Maxed out is still a struggle even overclocked... *Minimum FPS dips down to 30's on some games*
- Fan is INTOLERABLY Loud above 65%.
- Card will run very hot (up to 85C with Overclocking) and throttle down Boost Clock aggressively in an attempt to reduce temps.
Overall Review: || Intel i7 6950X @ 4.3Ghz || Cryorig R1 Ultimate || ASRock X99 Extreme6 || EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE || 24GB Corsair Vengeance 2400Mhz || Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 SSD || Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD || 4x4TB WD Green HDD RAID 5 || Corsair AX1200 PSU || Corsair 330R || Samsung UN55KS9000 4k HDR TV || Kanto Yu 3's + Klipsch Sub || SteelSeries Wireless H || Logitech G710+ & MX Master ||
Pros: - 7th gen Intel CPU support!
- Great UEFI layout; simple and easy to use!
- Dual Bios Support
- G Connector ***LOVE THIS!***
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 with Type C and Type A connectors
- High quality audio capacitors
- Robust onboard audio with good SNR
- 1 Intel LAN port
- Intel Thunderbolt support
- Dual NVMe PCIe SSDs that supports RAID!
- 3 Year warranty
Cons: - No RBG Lighting or Thermal Shielding Shrouds like the competition.
- No dual gigabit LAN (MOBO only has the 1 port)
- M2 support (up to 32Gb/s?)
Overall Review: Essentially this board is a slightly stripped down version of Gigabyte's Gaming 5. For most people this will do the job and undercut the costs of the premium boards without batting an eye. There really is no need to upgrade to the more expensive Gigabyte boards unless you're out to set some OC world Records, or you need the RGB Lighting effects. For everyone else, there's this!
Pros: - Super easy setup!
- Simple Ui.
- Elegant design.
- Brilliant LED status ring.
- small footprint.
- Flat Cables!
Cons: - A little pricey for the hardware. *You're paying for the convenience and ease of use more than anything else.*
- Limited connectivity and functionality (For now) *2 LAN ports...*
- USB port not really useful at the time of review.
- App is pretty basic *But that's the point!*
Overall Review: If you're looking for a no-nonsense, no frills router that is geared for mainly WiFi devices, and or, you're not too tech-savy, this is the router you've been looking for! Seriously, the setup takes less than 10 minutes at the most.
In the future I'd love to see a beefier model with more LAN ports, processing power, and added features for the same price point.
Pros: - Cheap.
- Good amount of storage for whatever your needs may be.
- No caps to loose.
Cons: - No key ring system or any way to take anywhere other than keeping it in your pocket or bag.
- Easy to misplace.
- Slow and inconsistent transfer speeds ~7Mbs.
Overall Review: There are better options out there for around the same cost.
Pros: - Relatively low cost per GB of storage.
- Seagate is one of the more reliable brands
- Small physical foot print considering the capacity.
Cons: - Sub par average read/write speed compared to competition.
- Read/Write speeds are inconsistent and can vary largely pending on amount of/size of files being transferred.
- 1 year warranty?
Overall Review: The small manufacture warranty is concerning and I guess I'll need to see how it fares with time. I will update back later should something go awry.
Bottom Line/TL;DR: If you're looking for a good high capacity storage solution for a relatively low cost, this is the one to get!
Pros: - Fast large capacity card at a very modest price.
- Lifetime Warranty!
- Formatted exFat outta the box!
Cons: - Speeds vary and aren't too quick to read or write. Thankfully though, they're not too far from advertised.
- Pending your device and your use you may require a faster card.
- Full sized SD adapter doesn't mean this card will work in all devices.
*My Sony cam didn't like the adapter and the card was not able to be used.*
Overall Review: I bought a 128gb S*msung card exactly 4 months ago for $99.99. No lifetime warranty and not much faster than this card... Food for thought.
Overall though, I'd say this is a pretty good deal for the money if you need a pretty cheapo high capacity "do-it-all" type micro SD.
Pros: - No Frills mobo supporting all the latest and greatest chips from intel? YES!
- Works As you'd expect.
Cons: - Too Cheap. Poor UEFI implementation without much support from the OEM.
- Not a lot of extras in the box.
- Lacks some of the other features you'd find in comparable boards.
Overall Review: - Overall good budget board for a newbie or someone who just needs a cheap PC.
- Wouldn't recommend to anyone who knows what they're doing or wants to do overclocking.
Pros: - Not DOA!
- Formats to a little under 450gb (447GB)
- Decent speeds Read (MBps): 551/567 / Write (MBps): 533/545 - Samsung Magician*
Cons: - Not a ton of storage for media, but enough for a typical OS drive.
- Could/should be much faster
- OCZ doesn't inspire too much confidence. They were the first SSDs I bought back in 2008, but they're also the only SSDs I've had fail.
Overall Review: Be aware there's no include a spacer bracket for mounting this drive in a laptop that takes a 9.5mm drive.
Drive imaging software is not included either. :-/
Pros: The cable modem has great looks with a smooth black case and LEDs on the dim side *If this lives in your bedroom you'll be happy!* Everything you'll need is in the box. It's compatible with cable providers using DOCSIS 3.0 *All major ones do...* This thing tops out at 343mbps and 143mbps. YMMV pending your provider and service.
Overall, solid piece of kit.
Installation is very simple and straightforward and the supplied documentation is very easy to understand. Note that you will need to contact your ISP and register the modem with them before you can be off to the races.
Cons: 0. Everything works well with this unit and at $60 it's a steal.
Overall Review: This is a product that works, and works well with ease. Easy to setup and is one of those set and forget devices.
Pros: - X99 on a budget!
- No Frills design
- All the whistles none of the bells
- One of the cheapest OC-er boards!
- Great on-board audio
Cons: UEFI Bios is VERY finicky and needs to be better fleshed out, system often wouldn't post until I updated the the latest bios.
Many users report issues with 16GB of ram prior to bios update. I DID NOT encounter this.
Overall Review: The question at hand here is this board worth your time? No. I think it's too little too late and the X99 platform wasn't meant for the low end. Having been outpaced by other newer chips and chipsets, this X99 solution was meant for a no compromise build. This board sacrifices too much compared to its peers and just isn't worth the price of admission. There are other better more efficient solutions for the same price that are fairly equal or better to this. (Z170)
I'm just not really sure who this board is for, and if it had been avalible at launch, it'd have been a slightly different story...
Pros: Where to start?!
This baby will automatically distribute all of your 5GHz devices evenly between it's two bands with excellent range and speeds *appearing as only as a single SSID Network if you choose.* (AWESOME!!!)
The U.I. is snappy and easy to navigate, (Big +!) and it requires minimal tinkering to get to where you need to be in terms of performance, this thing feels solid. Kinda like an Apple-esque product. The thing just simply works. And it works well!
The many antennas ensure good range and throughput even through thick or reinforced walls.
It also has both USB 3.0 and 2.0 on-board. Sweet!
Cons: 1GHz dual core isn't the fastest CPU available in today's routers... (Do we really need more?)
Antennas are VERY tall.
Not the most aesthetically pleasing router to look at *If you care/can see it easily.*
Expensive... It shouldn't cost nearly $200 for this level of tech in today's age. I mean sure, I've spent more on less. I've also rocked the same Linksys for close to 3 years now. (WRT1900AC) Which, at the time was $299.99 when purchased. But let's be honest here. When things are being redone/refreshed every 6-8 months now... You should be able to get this type of tech for at least a 3rd less than what the asking price is. $129.99-149.99 would be ideal I think
Overall Review: TRENDnet is a name synonyms with networking, they've literally been doing it for what feels like forever. Sadly though, I've never owned any of their gear as brands like D-Link, Netgear and Linksys have just always fit the bill easier/better and been more accessible to me. (Brick and Mortar stores.)
That being said I'm really grateful to have had the opportunity to test and review this little piece of kit. It was/is a real joy to mess with.
Pros: Can't wait to play it! It was free! :-D
Cons: I can't play it now... :-( *Games not out as of my writing this.*
Overall Review: The Witcher franchise is awesome and THIS. WILL. NOT. DISAPPOINT!
Pros: Cards are fast, quiet, and low on power. NICE!
Cons: See below...
Overall Review: 2nd car I bought came with Hynix ram that wasn't as OC-able as the first with samsung ram, being that they are very quiet I wasn't worried about SLi but it got worse when the 2nd card had the most awful coil whine and it sounded like the fan was soon to give. This was made worse when the car would crash and no longer function. RMA'd to gigabyte and got it repaired after 3 week wait. Worse was that they wouldn't honor my request of simply exchanging the card for one with samsung ram...