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Baine K.

Baine K.

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent power supply for a gaming build

Rosewill FORTRESS-750 - 750-Watt Active PFC Power Supply - Continuous @ 122 Degrees F (50C), 80 PLUS Platinum, ATX 12V v2.31 & EPS 12V v2.92, Intel Haswell, SLI & CrossFire-Ready
Rosewill FORTRESS-750 - 750-Watt Active PFC Power Supply - Continuous @ 122 Degrees F (50C), 80 PLUS Platinum, ATX 12V v2.31 & EPS 12V v2.92, Intel Haswell, SLI & CrossFire-Ready

Pros: This is an excellent power supply for those of you who want to build a power hungry gaming computer and expect it to last for many years and use the least amount of energy. The components used are excellent. With a gaming computer you need to save on the energy bill as much as possible. Trust me on this as I was in a gaming clan for many years. I still get shocked knowing what I used to pay when I was playing as a clan member religiously 6-10 hrs a day. I have had to replace many power supplys in the past and paying a high premium price when I have had to get a fast fix at a local shop is very annoying when you have to select a sub-standard power supply because most places do not carry anything efficient in power like this or higher in wattage than 500. The power supply I used before this one can’t even compare and I got it from a very large retailer here in my town and it was honestly the best power supply they had which was just 4 dollars cheaper than this power supply. Warranty - 7 year warranty is absolutely amazing. This is raising the bar and shows the commitment of Rosewill. I still have a gaming computer I built in January of 2007 and it still rocks and plays everything out today so you want this type of warranty on a gaming power supply. I also have an Alienware M18X with Intel i7 2820 cpu, 2 X 6990 AMD “ATI” graphics cards and 2 solid state drives running in Raid-0 in it, so trust me, I know most everything you can imagine about the best gaming performance. I have replaced a Seasonic M12 power supply that I paid over 200.00 for when I built this gaming computer because it died after warranty expired. It was hard to swallow that loss! I recently replaced a Corsair GS800 gaming power supply (it is actually still working fine) because the efficiency is too amazing to pass up on this one. The warranty is truly outstanding on this power supply! Cables - Excellent length on the cables (see the video I attached) and 8 sata connectors will let you hook up just about any kind of configuration. I recommend a solid state raid-0 configuration on any gaming computer and there are tons of connectors to make this easy and still have ports for tons of devices. Here is good advice on modular. I am somewhat a fan but I will be truly honest with you. Even using modular, I was using every cable but 2 with my gaming computer. We spend good money to pay for modular when we are the type of people that hook up tons of components when selecting a power supply with this type of wattage. That is my honest opinion and with the Seasonic M12 the modular cabling still had to be tucked away throughout the case even though it was a modular power supply. Modular would be great for a HTPC or minimal component build. Power – Continuous 750W @50C – 80 PLUS PLATINUM which easily powers a SLI or Crossfire configuration (4 X 6+2 pin connectors). A single 12V rail which is ideal for power hungry gaming machines. A large 135mm fan that has au

Cons: No modular cables / no fancy lighting.

Overall Review: This is an excellent power supply for a high power build. The price is amazing when you consider all Japan capacitors and a 7 year warranty!

Most Critical Review

Great sound but has a few issues

Corsair Gaming VOID PRO Surround Premium Gaming Headset with Dolby Headphone 7.1, Red
Corsair Gaming VOID PRO Surround Premium Gaming Headset with Dolby Headphone 7.1, Red

Pros: The sound quality is great and I played several games with these and pretty impressed by the quality. Great surround and these are fine for casual gaming. The cord is rather short though if you are plugging this into the back of a tower and would recommend these only if your tower sits on your desk in front of you. These are going to be a pain if your tower is under a desk and you have to plug this into the rear USB ports.

Cons: The headset is huge. I am a 42 yr old male and this headset is just too big. If I tilt my head down this headset pretty much just slides off my head. Unless I'm looking straight ahead I cannot use this headset and its very annoying. I also have the Logitech G930 and they fit much better and tighter. Playing games on my phone while using this headset has not been fun at all because they slide and eventually fall off. The volume knob is easy to turn when you are taking these off and could be in a better location.

Overall Review: This headset is good if you have a huge noggin but other than that I would look for something else and spend extra money to get wireless headset. These will fill in when my G930s are charging but they won't replace them by any means at all. These should also be called XL headsets because they are way too big. I cannot even imaging anyone opening these up to use the largest fitting.

Paired with Corsair iCUE 7000x

CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM850x CP-9020200-NA 850 W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM850x CP-9020200-NA 850 W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

Pros: Modular cabling - makes it easy to only add only the cables you need to keep your pc looking neat. Silent design - fan will not run unless psu needs to be cooled down. Braided cables on PCIe and 24 pin. 850w - plenty of power for pretty much any gaming/workstation build. 10 yr warranty!

Cons: Future proofing - 850w not enough for 3090 TI and 4090 graphics card newest builds. No lighting for RGB builds. Many other 850w PSU at similar prices with more options.

Overall Review: This power supply has more than enough power for almost any current gaming/workstation build as long as you are not expecting to power the 3090 TI or the 4090. There are many people using it with the 3090 (not TI version) running the card fine under 750w as long as ita not overclocked. When you add a 3090TI and many other components, then you need to start looking at a 1000w or higher. Dont risk it . Dont try to use 2 power supplys to make up the difference. Just buy more power and have no worries about stressing the PSU. *edited with more pics than original review

10/17/2022

Compact full body trimmer

Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 3000 All-In-One 13-Piece Trimmer, MG3750/60
Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 3000 All-In-One 13-Piece Trimmer, MG3750/60

Pros: I like that this trimmer is small and compact. It is perfect for beard and mustache. The trimmer feels good in the hand and makes it easy to use. It comes with a stubble guard which is nice instead of using the blades right on the face as I have to do with my other trimmers.

Cons: Blades and nose attachment feel and look of lower quality.

Overall Review: For the price, I wouldn't consider it a con but this is a very cheap trimmer and there are better options if you plan on using this as a daily device. This would be better suited as a travel device IMO and wont replace a model that cost 2x the price that I use as my daily trimmer.

Easily doubles the speed

devolo Magic 2 WiFi next Starter Kit
devolo Magic 2 WiFi next Starter Kit

Pros: Straight forward instructions. Double the speed on my second floor of my home from using the Magic 2 instead of router (see pics attached). Mesh network automatically switches from router to Magic 2 depending on range to each. Clean, nice look with outlet so you are not comprising taking up your electrical outlet (see con below also relating to this). Comes with 2 yr warranty but there is a card in the package for an additional 12 months warranty (3 yrs warranty total).

Overall Review: I have reviewed these for many yrs and they just keep getting better. I have not recommended these before (cheaper ones) but this product is solid and I'm very impressed with the Develo Magic 2. The difference is speed is over double. I've ran many tests going back and fourth from using the router to Develo Magic 2 and I'm very happy. I live in a decent sized 2 floor home and I'd recommend one of these on every floor of you home. There are 6 people in my home all using multiple devices and this product makes a huge improvement taking the stress off the main router.

Compact and durable

CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL – CHAMPION SERIES Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - CHERRY MX SPEED Keyswitches - Durable Aluminum Frame - Per-Key RGB LED Backlighting - Detachable USB Type-C Cable
CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL – CHAMPION SERIES Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - CHERRY MX SPEED Keyswitches - Durable Aluminum Frame - Per-Key RGB LED Backlighting - Detachable USB Type-C Cable

Pros: Solid keyboard with nice aluminum frame that does not show fingerprints. - Compact without the added 10-key for easy storage in backpack. - Easy to use Corsair iCUE software. - Media keys for easy volume +/- and on the fly media playback. - Tournament mode with a simple flip of the switch that locks in macros and lighting (see video). This feature can be locked with the locking mechanism which is a nice feature. - USB C braided power cord that fits snug and solid. - Cherry MX super sensitive keys that are perfect for ultra-fast game-play. 7 settings for polling rate up to 8000 Hz / 0.125 ms. - Many lighting schemes and dedicated button on keyboard for dimming / lighting (adjust brightness level up to 5 increments.

Cons: - No USB power ports or headphone jack. - heavy for a compact design weighing at 1.99 lbs without a palm rest which must be purchased separately. - Polling rate over 1000 Hz probably not noticeable to most people.

Overall Review: This is the best keyboard I have ever owned and I've used many gaming keyboards in the past. The RBG is superb on this one and I leave mine set to "RAINBOW" which looks awesome next to my Corsair Scimitar Pro mouse also set on "RAINBOW" lighting scheme. Corsair's iCUE software is flawless with this keyboard and very easy to use. It's all business with a flip of an easy access switch on the keyboard to turn the keyboard into tournament mode which is totally awesome. Lighting for tournament modes are able to be customized. Although I use the 10-Key for my business everyday. I don't miss it because this is by far my favorite gaming keyboard I have ever used and the saved space from not having the 10-Key on this board is welcome when I get the time to play. I would definitely recommend this keyboard for anyone that wants one of the best that's currently out.

10/10/2021