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Matthew A.

Matthew A.

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Most Favorable Review

Solid performer.

ASUS GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5
ASUS GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5

Pros: Runs quiet, no coil whine, solid aesthetics, great boost without actually overclocking it.

Cons: Is this GPU from Michigan? Because it's SaginawLLLLLL day... Corny I know, but in all seriousness, this GPU has quite a bit of sag to it. I actually had to use the PCI connector cables and zip tie them to the front of the H440 I got for my little brothers birthday build in order to keep the GPU from sagging any lower...

Most Critical Review

ThermaltakeYourMoney

Thermaltake CL-F025-PL20RE-A 200 mm Luna 20 Series RED LED High Airflow Case Fan
Thermaltake CL-F025-PL20RE-A 200 mm Luna 20 Series RED LED High Airflow Case Fan

Pros: High air flow?

Cons: While this does have nice air flow, it is incredibly loud.. Not loud enough that I can hear it with my headset on and music or gaming going, but when I have my Razer Tiamat 7.1 headset (closed ear) on, I do hear it if there isn't any sound. The LED is pretty weak in this thing, at least coming from the Cooler Master LED fans, I hardly see it and that is disappointing because I was looking for something which is brighter, not hardly noticeable.

Overall Review: To me this was a waste of money, I enjoy silent operation, but also enjoy my LED's to be somewhat bright so my components are more visible. This provided me with neither one, I am currently looking for a new fan to replace this one with, and will use this one only as a backup....

DO NOT BUY

MasterCase H500P ATX Mid-Tower Case with two 200mm RGB fans in the front, light grey tinted tempered glass side panel, cable management covers and up to 360mm radiator support by Cooler Master
MasterCase H500P ATX Mid-Tower Case with two 200mm RGB fans in the front, light grey tinted tempered glass side panel, cable management covers and up to 360mm radiator support by Cooler Master

Pros: Looks great?

Cons: Steve from Gamers Nexus did a proper review of this, go watch that. I hate to be negative, but this case is a slap in the face to the purchaser. My case arrived with scratches on the interior, noticeable light spots on the finish, which was very uneven and quite frankly a huge disappointment especially given the price. The plastic top and front panels, well, right out of the box I removed the tape that is holding on the top panel. After that I went to put the tape down and bumped the top panel with my finger.. The thing popped off/open.. With a tiny bump from my finger/hand.. Oh, that's why it was taped shut I said.. I can honestly say that this is the most disappointing purchase I have made in the last 15 years of building computers.

Overall Review: If you want a proper experience, with proper build quality, go with the Meshify C from Fractal.

10/16/2017

Almost perfect!

ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 Z270 ATX Motherboard
ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 Z270 ATX Motherboard

Pros: Solid for overclocking as to be expected on a motherboard of this quality. Phenomenal aesthetics, fantastic looker. TONS of features and very expandable.

Cons: I wanted to give it 5 eggs, but the same thing with my Maximus VIII Formula, the lighting profiles are just awful. With a company like ASUS, and a product like this, you expect PERFECT, and the lighting profiles on my VIII Formula and this IX Formula are just cheaply done. The lighting zones are not displaying the same colors all across, I use a green theme, and my green has hot spots. The IO is a vibrant bright green, but the REPUBLIC OF GAMERS is a very DARK green, nearly almost not even lit. My VIII Formula had red bleed, so when I set it to green, it looked like I was trying to do red/green for a Christmas theme. They fixed the bleed, but broke the vibrance/brightness. Even using the Aura software slider, if you put it in the exact corner, it resets and pushes more towards the middle when you hit apply.. What?..... ASUS, I know you're going to read this, PLEASE fix your Aura software.

Overall Review: Overall it is still a great motherboard and I do recommend it, just don't expect much from the lighting. I just want my proper solid color, I don't need the RGB spectrum.

Ablazing!.. I mean Amazing! Or blazing.. Yeah that

SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 1TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E1T0BW
SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 1TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E1T0BW

Pros: Great storage option, incredible speeds, and SATA power/SATA data cables required!

Cons: ZERO!

Overall Review: Overall an amazing product, I highly recommend it.

5.0 GHz with ease.

Intel Core i7 7th Gen - Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80677I77700K Desktop Processor
Intel Core i7 7th Gen - Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80677I77700K Desktop Processor

Pros: Took two seconds and dialed in 5 GHz and a 1.35v and passed stability tests. What more can I say? SOLID!

Cons: Further testing showed that I cannot hit 5.1 GHz on this chip, but 5.0 GHz is very solid and great in my opinion.

Overall Review: I recommend this product.