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Andrew P.

Andrew P.

Joined on 02/28/11

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Greatness

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )

Pros: Cheap, as far as I am concerned I bought it when it was 189.99 Before this card I had a radeon 2400 which let me play fallout 3 on max settings with my amd 1090t processor with slight lag, this fixed the lag, I don't lag on any games at max settings Games @ 1080p includes WoW at 30-70fps, LoL @ 110 FPS , Minecraft, Sims 3, Fallout 3 and Vegas, Prototype, Portal 1 and 2 all max settings and no lag.

Cons: AMD does not ship or auto download the files required to allow this video card to help convert video, you have to download it separately."AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding", had to Google it to find the software, but if you do not plan on transcoding video then There are no cons, and again this con only being you need to get an extra piece of software, for free, AMD offers it for free, just have to google it.

Overall Review: The stock fan rarely ever goes past 40% for me while gaming, I cant hear it anyway, my processor fan is so loud... at 40% the fan spins at 2473 rpm, on idle it sits at 24% which is 1186 rpm, fan max is 4634rpm. The GPU is loud at 4634rpm, but for the avg guy for the avg gamer, the one that does not overclock, you will barely hear the card at all. Another side note, the GPU at max, typically, not overclocked, will use around 247 watts. Another note from what I have read the GPU can stand temps up to 90C Another note, The GPU with the 1090t with the 3 turbo cores feature,when the turbo core feature is on, can use about 500 watts together, so be smart about if you need a knew PSU Great Product!

Works Great

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: 750 watts.. Running phenom II X6 1090t @ 3.6ghz(no turbo) Corsair h80 water cooling(Am aware my system can go a lot faster, with this) 16GB of 1600 kingston ram Samsun 840 pro ssd WD green 1tb hard drive 20 watt fan controller 2X Crossfired 6870s No problems

Cons: Well... First item I plugged it in, I put a lot of pressure on the power cord in a down position because I pushed the back of my pc..... against the wall -_- . PC instantly shut off, took it out, and have had no problems, nothing was loose and this was back in Feb 2011. So it has been almost 2 years

Overall Review: 2 yrs and still working perfectly. I plan to eventaully upgrade CPU to the asheria 4.0 ghz 8 core model, I've done research and the PSU can support it, really I've discovered the PSU can even power a crossfire of 2 7870's they use less power than the 6870's but more performance. I would recommend this PSU, if it is the same Corsair TX750 I bought. It came in (I,assume, synthetic) suede electrostatic bag. I have moved 3 times, and have moved the power supply to a new case once, and it has went through me upgrading components, too. I really probably should.... plug it into one of my surge protectors...

Awesome, What Else?

Microsoft  XBOX 360 Halo 4 320GB Limited Edition System w/Halo 4 & 2 Controllers
Microsoft XBOX 360 Halo 4 320GB Limited Edition System w/Halo 4 & 2 Controllers

Pros: 2 controllers. halo limited console and controllers Slim, it has a 30% reduction in motherboard size, from the older xboxes, so more airflow. Had it... sitting left next to my wii, I blocked the airflow, to the 360, but it did not die, or anything once i realized it, I moved it but i used it that way for a couple of days and it did not overheat.

Cons: There was a small crack but this was not neweggs. The small crack though blends in with the case, so it is not a big deal cosmetically and the crack is not an issue.. hardware/software wise either.

Overall Review: I've never had anything damaged from newegg, thats after 2 full sets of gaming pc components purchased, projector, and peripherals. This is my first xbox and I love it Took me 2-3 hrs searching online for a store that was trustworthy and that had the system in stock, got the last one from a lesser, but known national store. Yay 360 Halo 4 limited Edition :)

It's Great, People Need to Learn...

Linksys EA4500 App Enabled N900 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB
Linksys EA4500 App Enabled N900 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

Pros: My wired connected internet speed gets about 7megabyyytes per second. My old linksys gave wireless at about 2.3mb/s @ 300mbps signal. This one combined with the adapter, gives me 6.9mb/s almost as fast as my wired internet connection. To maximize the speed, you need to connect to the 5ghz channel with the dual band adapter. Dual band adapter is sold separately the AE300 I bought with the router. My router is on the 2nd floor and I'm in the basement, I get 5/5 bars. My signal varies between 126-450mbps but even when its at 126mbps I still get download speeds of 6.9megabytes per second. I am paying for 7megabytes(about 56 megabits per second), so getting 6.9/7 wirelessly when prior I was getting 2.3 wirelessly, is grand. Even when using my old wireless adapter I still achieved 4mb/s compared to 2.3; with the new router of course. New router and adapter, I get 6.9/7, but that is most likely to do internet connections vary anyway, so even wired, I may get 6.9 out of the 7 I am paying for. Pros: Plug and Play Amazing connection speed- full speed offered by ISP wirelessly and wired. about 7megabyte per second download speed 1.1-1.3 upload USB PORT Easy set-up - took me like 3 minutes- that is without using the CD

Cons: Most people do not know to much about them and tend to give bad reviews of technology they lack understanding of.... Hmm... Cons... ----True Cons----- I had to write a 4200+ word review to attempt to inform people this is a good product, when its kind of obvious... if you know what you are doing.

Overall Review: megabits and megabytes are VERY different Internet providers sell megabits, but downloads are measured in megabytes. 1 megabyte is 8 megabits. Most wireless routers and adapters that most have, go at 54megabits(6.75megabytes a second), but they NEVER EVER achieve that in reality. Like a gigabit(125 megabytes) ethernet port never ever goes even close to that speed. Also most Hard drives cant even transfer files faster than 20-30 megabytes a second, unless they do not have an operating system on them then maybe , well I've seen up to 67 megabytes a second, but most users will never get past 20. If you buy a solid state drive though then sky is the limit. really like 100megabytes or more per second. But yah most people even going ethernet should not expect things faster than 20 megabytes per second even with the 1 gigabit port(125 megabyte port) Fact that I have achieved my internet connection speed in my basement when I was getting 2.3/7megabytes... After the router change using the 2.4ghz band I achieved 4mb/s, a 1.73X increase in speed. With the new wireless adapter AE3000, by Linksys, I get 6.9/7 or compared to my older adapter at 2.3mb is 3x the speed now, or if you look at how the old adapter performed after the router switch, and the new adapter brought 1.725X the speed. Point is people. Connect to the 5ghz band not the 2.4ghz and get a new dual band wireless adapter. People you are complaining about a speaker that is rated at .. 500 watts not going at 500 watts when you have a... a system that can only provide 100 watts, then you give it bad reviews.... Previously I could network transfer, at about 15 megabytes a second. I have not tried, but doing the math... Since my internet speed went from 2.3mb/s to 6.9mb/s... and when I was getting a internet speed of 2.3 I could transfer at 15, in theory I could now transfer at 45 megabytes per second, but as I said that is faster than most people can transfer anyway do to hard drive limitations. It is equal to 162gb an hour wirelessly through 2 floors of thick wood and drywall. If you are buying a dual band router for 7th generation gaming systems or for devices that cannot operate on the 2nd band, dual band, which is 5ghz frequency then you should not be buying a dual band router, because those devices cannot connect to the 2nd band. Google your device if you do not know. Most smart tvs dont either and most phones, but pc's with dual band adapters do. People with these devices are looking for single band router with range, speed, and method to channel out interference. This router offers all that but, you can find a cheaper router for such, you buy this one if you want the least interference possible and you have a dual band adapter. This router was made to do well with dual band specially 2nd band of 5ghz. Awesome product, if you want awesome performance buy the AE3000 linksys adapter and this linksys router and you will be satisfied.

Great Case

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: SPACE Cable management Fans oh so many Fan controller Awesone looking MY friend was contemplating getting a new case, I showed him the inside and how clean it was with the cable management and he was like, yah I need to get a case :) It is so clean, neat and massive airflow. My processor 1090t with corsair H80, was quiet in ym old case, but now my PC is silent at idle. Then when gaming it sounds like a regular store bought oem pc, in terms of quietness, which is great. Room for another gpu, you can get away with 3 crossfire/sli my mobo only supports 2 way, so I will get that eventually. It looks like it was done by a veteran pc builder, in terms of clean, space, wire management, airflow and what not, and it was not even that hard to do, as I said I got a friend to want to buy it when I showed him the clean inside, clutterless.

Cons: I did not get a splitter for the two top fans. I don't have the 230mm fan yet so I'm using that connector on the controller to control the other top fan, just spend a couple dollars get a splitter no biggy.

Overall Review: Can't wait to buy the 230mm fan I spent about 30 bucks to buy the nzxt 200mm(blue led) top fan and a cool master 140mm(blue led) fan for the front. I'd eventually like to buy the 230mm blue led fan and replace the 2 120mm fans on the side with 2 blue leds ones. They have good airflow I just want BLUE GLOW :)

11/16/2012

Great CPU

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT90ZFBGRBOX
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Pros: Bought it March 2011. It is great, it can get loud but I don't call that a con. However I bought the Corsair H80 and its so quiet. I recently upgraded my mobo, case, and ram and transferred the processor over, since this mobo supports am3+ so when 6 cores is not enough I can upgrade. Great processor.

Cons: Processor from what I have read can't go past 1600mhz ram. I'm running 16gb @ 1600mhz, prior to mobo update I had 1333mhz ram, so it was still an upgrade for me.

Overall Review: I might have did a review on this before.....

11/16/2012