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Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound, Wireless Headphones with Microphone
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Works great on Win and Linux out of the box! 10/16/2015

This review is from: Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound, Wireless Headphones with Microphone

Pros: Works great out of the box for both Windows and Linux (Ubuntu/Mint) machines. In Windows, simply change it to the default input and (in separate window) output device.
Decent sound for a gaming headset. Probably 6.5/10 sound. Nice design for charging and wireless adapter only using one USB port. Good cable length, too. Cable wraps up for easy moving and storage.

Cons: Flimsy. Very flimsy. I'm used to my Sennheisers that I've had for years. I've stepped on them, thrown them on a regular basis, sat on them, etc... and they are still 100%. I strongly feel that if I do ANY of that to this set of cans, they will shatter into pieces. The joints are small and weak. I feel like I have to be very careful with these. So, I will be. If you are clumsy, you may want to get a different set. If you want a good deal and can be careful, these are the cans for you! I recommend buying/making some sort of hanging stand for them.
These are closed-ear headphones... but man, that thin plastic and light materials really, really let in a lot of outside sound. There is no sound isolation to speak of. Whether that matters depends on your use case. They don't have the audio quality of a similarly-priced set of studio phones... not by a long shot. However, when comparing these to similarly-priced wireless gaming headphones, they hold up better than most. The audio is absolutely adequate for gaming (I swap them out for music or movies, of course).

Other Thoughts: I've only had these a week. I added this review quickly primarily because I wanted to let fellow Nix gamers know about compatibility.

They don't let out much sound (well, they are battery-powered, so aren't loud by any means, which is probably why). So take this into consideration for your usage case. These have no shielding for RF interference, so also keep that in mind. They DO work while plugged in to charge. However, the cable is thin (for portability). If you roll your chair over this cable, it is done for :o So be careful. I recommend charging it

ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectX 11.2 R9280X-DC2T-3GD5 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very fast out of the box. Overclocks nicely as well. I got mine stable at better than stock nvidia 980 specs... for much less. the PRICE. Very powerful for the price compared to nVidia cards.

Cons: 1. The fans. They are very efficient and nice... BUT the fluid bearings LEAK. The heat is OK for the gpu with automatic fan settings. dont speed them up or you'll lose fluid and they will start scratching. I wish i would have gone with the Windforce. :/ ***2. The SOFTWARE!! (AMD Gaming Evolved, Raptr, etc.) If you record your games, stream, etc then go with nVidia. Right now, though yes it is new, it is absolute junk. very buggy. Crashing games, crashing OSES, lagging games by saving video files in one big save (several seconds) instead of continuously, and more. It also seems to crash at the end of match games, and generally corrupts the last file (up to the last 20 minutes or so of recorded gameplay) saved. Super stoked because you just recorded that epic win? Nope, no you didn't!

Other Thoughts: 1. Artifacting. a LOT. However, after talking with tech support, they recommend I updated the card BIOS (yes, the gpu itself has its own bios apparently). I updated the BIOS from the file on their website and the artifacting and crashes went away. Gaming performance and overclocking stayed the exact thing, so it was a software bug. Since there is a fix for it, I didn't put it in the Cons section. ***2. You cannot buy the special replacement fans, and i just live with the scratching sounds now. :/ ***3. there is no nVidia physx build in, of course, so games that rely on that wont be as fast on this card as nVidia many nVidia ones.

Thermaltake NiC F4 (CLP0606) 120mm CPU Cooler
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Nice cooler, but hard to install 06/16/2014

This review is from: Thermaltake NiC F4 (CLP0606) 120mm CPU Cooler

Pros: Cools much better than stock heatsink, and looks great in my case. It is nice and big, with plenty of mass. The whole thing seems well-designed, and well-built. It fit in my in win case with around an inch to spare (it has a protruding clear case, but it would probably fit inside a regular one, though barely). It has nice mounting gear so that once installed, it it will only lessen its grip if you unscrew the backplate. Quieter than my GPU :p I LOVE the fan clips. just bent wires, but very easy to work with. pure genius. I couldn't imaging trying to get a screwdriver to put the fans on (which, in my build, was the very last thing to do). If it weren't for these, I would have had one or two screws holding on each fan :o

Cons: It looks they designed this to be as big and efficient as possible... but wow, it is pretty hard to install. I know install difficulty is a trade-off with efficiency and effectiveness with a heatsink, so i debated about taking an egg off at all. But... it was just such a pain to install I took one off for it ... I kept running into what seemed to be an endless series of catch-22's with the install. So I actually installed it about 4 times, despite my best pre-planning lol I installed it inside my case, but I don't see how it would be much different outside, simply because it would be very difficult to get to the MOBO screws with this behemoth in the way. I dont even know if I would be able to run necessary cables with it installed before i put the MOBO in.

Other Thoughts: Overall I am happy with the purchase. It does exactly what I want and is quiet to boot. I had some issues with my case, but the though of having to reinstall this thing again made me think again :o


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