Date Joined: 03/28/11
Pros: -Great SATA DVD reader/burner at a great price
Cons: -With the price of BluRay readers/burners now it would probably be worth it to just buy one of those
Overall Review: I had this for four years and it always worked great. I ended up buying a BluRay burner not long after I got this but kept this one around to keep Skyrim in at all times. I would definitely buy an ASUS product again.
Pros: -Worked fine, simple design
Cons: -Not all cases have 3.5 external bays
Overall Review: So I ended up returning this because my case didn't have any 3.5 external bays and I didn't pay attention when ordering it that it wasn't 5.25, but I did plug it in after I opened it and it seemed to work fine.
Pros: -It worked as expected
Cons: -Form factor may not match case designs
Overall Review: It's just a case fan and it worked fine. I ended up getting another case fan to replace this one so that all of my fans were by the same brand, but I never had a problem with this one.
Pros: -They worked as expected
Cons: -Build quality felt cheap
Overall Review: As far as doing the job they worked fine, I just wasn't a fan of how plastic-y they felt so I ended up giving them away after about a week of use. But you're getting two fans for ten dollars so what can you expect.
Pros: -A great CPU cooler for a great price
-Does a decent job while not being too loud
Cons: -No problems
Overall Review: I used this CPU cooler for four years and loved it. The only reason I no longer use it is because I wanted to get into water cooling. For anyone on a budget or anyone looking to overclock, this is the way to go. Would definitely recommend.
Pros: -120mm case fan, works as expected
Overall Review: I had this fan for four years with no issues, I ended up getting another fan only because I wanted all of my fans to be the same brand.
Pros: -Runs great, good for backup
-Comes with carrying sleeve
Cons: -Proprietary charger
Overall Review: I have really enjoyed having this card, it makes it easy to bring photos and movies to friends' houses, but mostly I use it for backup. My main problem with it is they are still using proprietary charges, so if I ever lost it I would have a hard time getting a new one. I would definitely recommend this to a friend though, as I have not had any problems with it or WD in general.
Pros: -Great SSD, solid build quality
-Package includes everything you need from SATA cable to 3.5 tray adapter
Cons: -A little more expensive than newer SSD cards
Overall Review: Overall this was a great card, I have since upgraded to a 250GB just because I got a good deal on one, but I never came close to filling the 180GB. The quality was great but you do end up paying a little extra for it. I would recommend any Intel SSD.
Pros: -Beautiful case with great cable management
-Lights can be turned off by a switch on the back
Cons: -Window tint is way too dark, you can barely see inside of it
-It's a bit expensive, but it's Razer so it's expected
Overall Review: I love this case and the only reason I wouldn't recommend it is because I wouldn't want a friend having the same case as me.The green is a little bit tacky but I wanted the matte black and this was the only option. But the case design is solid and really shows off your components.
Cons: -I kind of wish I spent the extra $30 on the Trident ones just because they look cooler
Overall Review: It's RAM, it does it's job. With the prices right now there isn't really a reason not to have 16GB, although I don't think I've come close to needing it yet. I have had G.Skill RAM for years now and have never had any problems with their products.
Pros: -Good quality, nice looking motherboard
-UEFI BIOS is fantastic
Cons: -I/O Shield does not fit properly
-One of my USB 3.0 connectors had a broken pin
Overall Review: Overall I like this board and would definitely recommend it. The issues I had I noticed after I completed my case and I really don't feel like taking it apart now. I have always had ASUS motherboards though and they have never given out on me. My old board was four years old and were as good as new.
Pros: -Thin, quiet keys (but not chiclet)
-Matches my DeathAdder mouse
-Synapse 2.0 seems to work pretty well
Cons: -Cable is very thick plastic and not threaded like my mouse. I will most likely end up buying a new keyboard eventually because of this.
Overall Review: Overall I like the keyboard. It matched my mouse and I like Synapse even if a lot of people don't. My main problem is the plastic cable and while trivial, it bothers me and I will most likely be getting a different keyboard. But I would definitely recommend this one. Also I bought this keyboard thinking it had chiclet keys; it does not, they are just thin.
Pros: -Great CPU, not a bad price
Cons: -Doesn't make pizza
Overall Review: I made the jump from AMD to Intel and have no complaints about either. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking to build a new PC as it is a great mix of quality and price.
Pros: -Super quiet and very efficient
-Packaging was superb
Cons: -A bit expensive
-Corsair Link isn't the best program
Overall Review: I went from a Hyper 212 Evo to this as I wanted to get a closed-loop water cooler and overall I love it, I would definitely recommend it to someone. It came superbly packaged with everything you would need to install it. It is a bit expensive, so I would say that it may be overkill for anyone that isn't overclocking, but if you want your case to look nice this is the way to go.
Pros: -Great HDD at a great price
Cons: -None aside from get a solid state instead
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this card for someone looking to get an HDD, but with SSD prices so low I would suggest getting one of those instead if possible. but for HDDs I have had WD Black cards for four years now and have never had any issues.
Pros: -Great power supply, completely modular
Cons: -First one fried my HDD, RMAd them both and have not had any problems since
-A bit pricey, EVGA has some similar PSUs for about 20% less
-760W may not be enough for people trying to CrossFire/SLI
Overall Review: I bought this power supply because I have other Corsair products which I like and I was willing to pay a little bit extra for them. I would give it a perfect score but the first one I got fried my HDD and caused a lot of headache. Other than that I have had no issues and would recommend the product.
Pros: -Solid card at a great price
Cons: -Made of plastic so it feels a little cheap
-3.5 adapter tray not included in package
Overall Review: Overall I would recommend this card, but if I were to get another SSD I would go with the M.2 form factor for cable management purposes. My previous Intel SSD was made of metal and felt more sturdy, but it was also about $40 more so you get what you pay for.
Pros: -Great fan, comes with everything you need
Cons: -A bit expensive, no black-colored option
Overall Review: Overall it is great case fan, just a little pricey. I spent the extra money because I wanted all of the fans on my case to be the same, but if you don't care about brands there are definitely cheaper options.
Pros: -Works well, most of the games I play are able to run at maximum settings
-Build quality feels solid, packaging was great
Cons: -It is a pretty loud card, won't be buying a "blower" type card again
-Still have not received rebate from Sapphire
Overall Review: Overall I would recommend this card, it is a good bang-for-your-buck GPU; but if you have the money I would grab a newer card with a better cooling system to reduce on noise.