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Mark E.

Mark E.

Joined on 07/13/07

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Most Favorable Review

My First SFX PSU!

CORSAIR SF Series SF600 CP-9020182-NA 600 W SFX 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply
CORSAIR SF Series SF600 CP-9020182-NA 600 W SFX 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply

Pros: - 7 Year Warranty!!! - Single 12V Rail with up-to 50Amps of power! - Dead silent operation. - Braided Cables. - Fully Modular Design.

Cons: None.

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.

Most Critical Review

Nice Brightness, Half-baked App & Terrible Support

Belkin WeMo F5Z0489 WiFi Enabled LED Lighting Starter Set
Belkin WeMo F5Z0489 WiFi Enabled LED Lighting Starter Set

Pros: - Bulbs are cool to the touch after many hours of use. - Rated for a long life - Very bright on high brightness *I think it's on high, read on...* - Power efficient! That's about it...

Cons: HORRIBLE APP SUPPORT! I couldn't get the link to recognize on either my android phone, or my ipad. There's also no web interface for this so the smart features are rendered completely useless, making these just regular LED bulbs. I can't update the firmware or even check if I'm on the latest one as I can't get the app to recognize the bulbs past the initial setup, after which the link LED flashes orange/amber rather than green. IFFT is in beta, I wouldn't advertise it unless it was a full featured working system. For shame Belkin.

Overall Review: It's very disappointing that this didn't live up to it's promise. I would've been content with simply being able to dim the lights from my phone/ipad or turn them on/off. But no such luck. Maybe one day it'll magically "work." Sadly, that day isn't today and I've all but given up on the WeMo system all together.

JUST BUY IT!

Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Low Profile GL Tactile Key Switch, LIGHTSYNC RGB, Advanced LIGHTSPEED Wireless and Bluetooth Support - Tactile
Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Low Profile GL Tactile Key Switch, LIGHTSYNC RGB, Advanced LIGHTSPEED Wireless and Bluetooth Support - Tactile

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.

Great Performance RAM @ a Value Price

CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro SL 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMH16GX4M2E3200C16
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro SL 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMH16GX4M2E3200C16

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.

Average performing AIO

RAIJINTEK EOS 240 RBW AIO Water CPU Cooler, with 12025 Addressable RGB PWM fans, Addressable RGB tank,  ARGB Y-cable, compatible with INTEL & AMD morden socket CPU
RAIJINTEK EOS 240 RBW AIO Water CPU Cooler, with 12025 Addressable RGB PWM fans, Addressable RGB tank, ARGB Y-cable, compatible with INTEL & AMD morden socket CPU

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.

Great OverPriced RAM

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 64GB (8GBx8) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C14Q2-64GTZR
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 64GB (8GBx8) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C14Q2-64GTZR

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.

12/22/2019