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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC Game
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Blackops 12/01/2012

This review is from: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC Game

Pros: Many weapons to select with many upgrades.

Cons: No real gameplay, capture the flag is some of the worse in first person games, no strategy or tactics involved. Every match is laggy compared to almost every other FPS out there.
With no server support or LAN play there is no way to really play this game except hosted on someone elses server where they will get very low ping and everyone else will have higher ping.
If you bought any of the last 5 call of duty games, you already own this.

Other Thoughts: There are good games out there, dont buy this one.
If you like fast paced shooters play Tribes:ascend, its a little faster paced but has actual capture the flag and taking over control points instead of blackops version, which is called team death match with random icons around the map that you ignore cause it dosnt matter.

If you want fun and strategy then get BattleField3, which has way better graphics and much more ways to win and play then waiting 30 hours to unlock the good weapon.

If you love capture the flag, and can stand the odd charaters, play TeamFortress 2.

Turtle Beach Ear Force X41 (XBOX LIVE Chat + Wireless Digital RF Game Audio, Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound)
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Light weight but somewhat sturdy. Fits at least two different head shapes very well.
Comfortable when used for a couple of hours.
The microphone sounds good.

Cons: Random cracks and drops in sound when someone starts the microwave, receives a phone call, or when my mom comes over with her bluetooth phone earpiece on.
Causes packet loss on my wireless router on most channels (I have a neighbore with a wireless router also, who gets screwd more then me when I use this headset).
Alot of hissing, especially during the most dramatic parts of a game, the quiet parts.

This is also not wireless in order to use the headset and microphone. It must be plugged in to work. Other headsets are truly wireless and do not need to be plugged in while using.

Only one of neweggs pictures show the cable that is required.

It also dosnt have 5.1 inputs. Since this pricey headset only has 2 speakers (some have several speakers on each ear to try to reproduce 5.1 sound) it wont matter much. These are not for first person games where you will want to hear which direction the footsteps came from.

Other Thoughts: Dont turn base boost on if you have the volume over 20%.

This headset has all the worse problems of a wireless headset but it also absolutely requires a cord and a plug dangling from your head in order to work.

Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This drive is great for any OS boot drive. It loads windows in seconds, tried it with ubuntu and it was almost instant on.
When I open programs on it they seem almost like they were already running (like firefox, vlc player, ect)

If you use this as your "C" drive then the reads will be faster then any other normal harddrive.

This drive, while slower then SSDs that cost the same, it is 4-6 times as large.
More importantly, this drive is OS independant, it will run on non-Win7 or newer linux just fine. Winxp, older linux distros, mac OSX, it will all benefit from this as the boot drive.

This drive has changed the way I use my computer, instead of hitting power and going and brushing my teeth I have just enough time to put my slippers on. I now use shutdown and the power button instead of standby.

There is no delay after boot while the drivers load that I used to have.

The drive size means it can also spice up a slow netbook.

Cons: I got this drive for just under $90 and it is a deal at that price. Due to current harddrive shortages this drive is 30%-50% more expensive depending on the week.

Didnt come with brackets for desktop 3.5inch bays.

No way to decide on my own what get put into the flash buffer area. It would be nice to perma-tag folders or files to it (like firefox cache, which is probably too dynamic to be in the flash part after it fills up).

There is a firmware that is better then the rest, read some comments on the newest 3 firmware, one of them is the sweet spot for putting in the best files to cache. The newish one that should ship with the drive is one of the better firmware, so dont sweat it if you dont want to.

Other Thoughts: The best thing is to take this drive and use clonezilla to copy your old instal (if your C drive is smaller then this drive) over to this drive.
Then you can plug one in at a time and see the difference.
Difference will be noticed the 2nd-3rd time you boot, and after starting firefox,vlc, ect twice.

Know what this drives does, its not a SSD (which needs trim to be on, so Win7 or Linux) so the writes are below a raptor. The reads smoke a raptor (150g version) after running the benchmark twice.

This drive would function as a normal 500gig if not your OS drive. That would mean your spending 50%-80% more then a normal 500g for limited benefit (under normal HD prices, not shortage prices).
There may be a case (installed as a 2nd drive) where you play a single steam game alot, then it would be like a single game SSD (with extra space for storage or less used games). Also a MMO might work, often visited areas and the login would get a boost.

But this drive is best as boot (C:).


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Display Name: Francis M.

Date Joined: 08/07/03

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  • Last Review: 12/01/12
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