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Steve M.

Steve M.

Joined on 12/12/14

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Most Favorable Review

Surprisingly good card

ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-GTX1070-8G-GAMING
ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-GTX1070-8G-GAMING

Pros: - better than a 780ti, almost as good as sli 780ti's (benched just shy of my sli setup) - able to 4k fallout 4 which 780ti couldn't do at high/ultra settings - good overclock potential, I got +130mhz core and +600mem which works for benching, and +125 on the gpu and +436 mem which works when gaming, the gpu barely gets over 56 degrees compared with my 780ti which hovered just above 80degrees @ stock clocks - Black Ops 3 averages 100-110fps @ 1080p with dips into the 60's with settings like order independent transparency and volumetric lighting on med with max textures shadows and model detail, and other effects enabled (dynamic shadows and subsurface scattering) with no micro stuttering which I was getting with 780ti's - light effects like backlit logo on card which looks uber sweet in my windowed case - my card colors look fine, red is red, white is white but then my case window isn't tinted so of course the colors look fine, and the adjustments in the aura software are spot on, even a single pixels movement of the slider alters your color by a shade so for those who complain that there's pink in the red or whatever maybe need to make smaller adjustments

Cons: - fit wasn't perfect, had to shove a screwdriver in the hole to move the metal bracket enough to get a mounting screw in, probably manufacturing tolerance issue but card works fine with no other issues - had to install aura driver from disc, not really a con but nvidia user experience software doesn't work with the 1070 lighting, but with aura you get as much control as possible over the lighting which can be set to full rgbkw colors w. different effects like static color, breathing, strobing, and color cycling effects

Overall Review: - coming from dual 780ti's to this I am happy with the performance of this card but bought a second to sli because 4k

Most Critical Review

Not as pictured

Rosewill RHMS-11004 - 13" - 27" Flat-Panel Monitor Tilt Mounting Kit
Rosewill RHMS-11004 - 13" - 27" Flat-Panel Monitor Tilt Mounting Kit

Pros: It's cheap has 75 and 100mm mounting holes comes with 4 or 5 sets of screws for all different sizes mounting holes

Cons: not as pictured, only has 75 and 100mm holes (no 50mm as pictured), the 2 pieces aren't separable like the picture shows, once you screw the first half to the tv you have to screw the second to the first half and are only able to use the stud mount holes to secure the tv to the wall which if bumped upward could still knock the tv off the wall so idk why they changed the design when it has the exact same failure point

Overall Review: no I would not recommend unless you want something dirt cheap and with a design flaw that has carried over for 2 generations of the product

Ok Bay Converter

StarTech BRACKETFDBK 3.5in Hard Drive to 5.25in Front Bay Bracket Adapter
StarTech BRACKETFDBK 3.5in Hard Drive to 5.25in Front Bay Bracket Adapter

Pros: Worked with the 3.5" bay Usb 3 ports I had

Cons: Interior mounting holes are a bit thick, the screws that come with most cases just barely work

Overall Review: Does what it's supposed to

Good not great

Fractal Design Focus G Petrol Blue ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Fractal Design Focus G Petrol Blue ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Detachable Front Panel Roomy Big Window Dust Filters

Cons: Motherboard wouldn't sit flat, took some muscle to bend the case and correct the flaw, Rear was also warped where the pcie/video card mounting holes are, again muscle was the solution, HDD Cage is in a bad default location, had to move it closer to the front fans, USB 3 port on case was dead on arrival, verified the issue is with the case not the motherboard Not a whole lot of room for cables but if you use zip ties it's a non issue

Overall Review: I could go either way with the recommendation, I shouldn't have to bend things on a finished product, and a dead USB port is no good

Great Mobo

MSI MPG X570S EDGE MAX WIFI AM4 AMD X570 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI MPG X570S EDGE MAX WIFI AM4 AMD X570 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: 3x m2 slots, Ryzen 5000 support out of the box no bios flash needed, 9 rear usb ports, and it's Fast, stable at 2000fclk with a 5600x (the max XMP limit of my ram kit), also lots of goodies in the box

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: Would recommend, it's a Great Mobo

Decent Fan

Noctua NF-B9 redux-1600 PWM, High Performance Cooling Fan, 4-Pin, 1600 RPM (92mm, Grey)
Noctua NF-B9 redux-1600 PWM, High Performance Cooling Fan, 4-Pin, 1600 RPM (92mm, Grey)

Pros: moves air quiet

Overall Review: I got the 4pin pwm version (not sure why some got 3pin) to replace an old hp compaq 92mm fan and it fit perfectly, had to modify the connector a bit to fit hp mobo but it works fine, no complaints

seller reviews
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Great Seller

Would Recommend Shipped from Canada Arrived Quickly Works Fine

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Great seller with Local Stock

Shipped from within Ontario and arrived with the rest of the order, as described

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Good seller, decent product

Product shipped from within Canada so I received it fast, works fine no issues so far.

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