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Pros: Great specs, runs any 1080 game smooth as silk, amazing piece of machinery. There are a number of reviews complaining about drivers and programs being out of date, think about how long that machine may be on a shelf since it was put in the box. They don't update themselves in the box. So depending on how old the model is, if it comes with even Windows 10, everything installed on that computer could be more than a year old, if it comes with Windows 8... it could be 3 or more years old. Programs and drivers sometimes go through weekly changes... and your computer has been sitting in a box, most likely for months at least, but a lot of cases more than a year. Their website has model specific, up to date drivers for everything except video drivers, but Nvidia's Geforce program alerts about updates. Sorry, a not so quick defense of MSI.

Cons: I'd love for it to have a 1440 screen, but it is an older model, but on the new one with the desktop strength 980, 1440 should be mandatory :-) And I will mention the touch pad.. it isn't very accurate, it jumps when you touch it, no amount of driver un and installing could get better performance, but I use a wired mouse for most everything anyway, especially gaming.

Other Thoughts: Overall great computer. Few quirks here and there that are easily remedied.

Logitech G430 Circumaural Surround Sound Gaming Headset 981-000536
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4 out of 5 eggs Great headset 07/31/2014

This review is from: Logitech G430 Circumaural Surround Sound Gaming Headset 981-000536

Pros: Sound great (with the right software), comfortable, amazing price

Cons: The Logitech surround software is really bad. Tried it plug and play first (with the USB connector that comes with it), they worked but the sound levels were really low no matter how high I pumped the volume up. I found Logitech's Gaming Software on their website to see if I could mess around with the EQ, gain, preamp, etc. The software has some options for the EQ, and even has a slider for "preamp" but doesn't let you adjust it. So I worked with what I had and tried a few games out. The sound was ok (which I was willing to settle for with a headset as well priced as these were), the surround effects came through nicely, but there was no fullness to the sound, and anything bass heavy in the game came out hugely distorted. Tried the crossover function in Windows to no effect, the only thing that solved it was turning the bass down as far as it would go, but then what is the point of having over-ear headphones if you can't get full range out of them...

Other Thoughts: So I finally decided to ditch the USB adapter and the Logitech software all together, and use the headphone and mic jacks on the front of my case. I have a discrete sound card, so why not. Set it up for 8 speakers, high impedance, adjusted the EQ to full bass and treble just to see if it was the headphones themselves. They sounded GREAT. Tried several different games, and a couple BluRays to test them out, A+ man. Nice deep, clean lows, relatively clean highs, and the surround effects sound great. So.... great headphones, but Logitech really needs to do something about that software, it is REALLY bad. I'm not sure how a motherboard's on-board audio would work, I guess it depends on the quality, but it honestly can't be worse than the Logitech Gaming Software. My ASUS Xonar DGX did the trick though (I will refrain from singing its praises too much seeing as this isn't a review for my soundcard lol, but it is worth the $40)

If you have some means other than the Logitech supplied software to reproduce your audio, get these headphones, you really can't beat the price on them. If you are relying on Logitech, skip it, you will not like the results.

I docked an egg because of the software, though I'm probably being a bit lenient... but the headphones really do sound great

CORSAIR CX-M series CX500M 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Modular Power Supply
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Pros: This is the 5th Corsair PSU I've bought for various builds over the past few years and they are all still going strong. Quiet fan, semi-modular, and reliable. The motherboard connector is wrapped, and there are plenty of peripheral SATA and Molex adapters for what you will need in an average home PC.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I continue to get good PSUs from Corsair, they are my go to company for decently priced and reliable power supplies.


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Date Joined: 02/13/12

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