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AKRacing AK-7018 Ergonomic Series Racing Style Gaming Office Chair - Black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Guess I'll give a review on it. 12/20/2016

This review is from: AKRacing AK-7018 Ergonomic Series Racing Style Gaming Office Chair - Black

Pros: -Very sturdy and very solid
-Actually feels like a blend between an Evo 8 and an Evo X seat
-Somewhat easy to assemble without a manual

Cons: -The Recaro seats in the Evo 8 have more cushion in them and this one does not
-The bottom of the seat is a really stiff cushion
-You will need to have the lumbar pillow in place if you wish to sit in this chair for long periods
-Not as good of a comfort as my previous chair, AK Designs Octane
-Side supports on the bottom of the seat are made of metal

Other Thoughts: I will be comparing this to my previous chair, the AK Designs Octane chair. The Octane chair had a lot more cushion on both the bottom and back rest so it was much more comfortable to sit in. Another thing about the Octane was the cushions were soft out of the box and stayed soft the whole 10+ years I had it. It also didn't have the raised side supports on the bottom seat like this AKRacing one does so it was way more comfortable to sit with my legs crossed on it. Also, I'm a more on the heavier side with a waist size of 36 inch. I fit perfectly in the AKRacing chair's raised side supports. I would guess and say the limit of this chair is a waist size of 40 inches. The side supports are made of metal with cushioning around it so you won't be able to bend them out if you're a big guy.

And now, I will compare this to my Evo 8 Recaro seats since this chair is designed to somewhat replicate a semi-bucket seat. The Recaros are much MUCH more comfortable to sit in for long periods of time. Even then, I have to take breaks and crack my back because bucket seats are not actually comfortable to sit in for long periods of time. This is why I suggest keeping the lumbar pillow on this chair. I will also be adding a lumbar pillow in the Evo too because of how much easier it is on my back. I would like to add that most cushioned bucket seats have a lot more cushion in them than this. I don't know why they decided to use very stiff cushion on this chair either. Other chairs, the cushion absorbs you into them but this chair, you're sitting right on top of the cushion. And I can understand having side supports on the bottom for a sports car (as I've been thrown out of my seat before during an auto-x event) but for an office chair? Not a good mix. Especially if they made the side supports out of metal. Recaros don't even have metal in the side supports so a huge person can actually fit in those seats just fine. Something they should definitely take back to the drawing board to discuss about.

I bought this chair mainly because I loved my AK Designs Octane chair and who knows if AKRacing is the same company (I thought it was) so I bought this. The biggest thing about this chair I love is that it's a solid chair. Back rest doesn't bend back or flex from the bottom seat. The Octane would flex back because a single bracket bolted the back rest to the particle board on the bottom. It lasted for 10 years before the particle board gave in and broke in half. This chair is a full steel frame so that was a huge plus to me because it's going to last me a very long time. This is the biggest reason why I can't give this chair less than a 4. Overall, I'm still happy I got this chair. It's not too big (since my room is small) and knowing it's a quality chair, it'll last me for quite a long time. I'm hoping after a few years of usage, the cushion would loosen up a bit and the feel would be better. I've sat in worse (literally had a wooden chair for the past 2 weeks while waiting for this chair to come in the mail) so I'm not too disappointed in this chair. Price is quite high compared to others but knowing I bought a quality chair makes the purchase feel better.

Rosewill RHAF-15004 1400W Oil-Less Low Fat Air Fryer - 3.3-Quart (3.2L), Black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -I use this thing almost every day to cook when I get home from work.
-Faster than a conventional oven.
-Easier to clean than an oven.

Cons: NONE.

Other Thoughts: This thing is just like an oven when set to broil. Biggest difference is the fan that circulates around the food to heat it up. It took some time to find what to set the timer to for each thing I cook but it's easy to use. You just have to find out for yourself what to set the timer to and I can tell you right now, 30 min (which is the maximum timer this thing can go up to) is more than enough for the majority of things you'll cook with it.

Corsair Certified HXi Series HX850i 850W High Performance 80 Plus Platinum Full Modular Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -More than enough power to 2 RX 480s overclocked on an overclocked system.
-Coming from a TX650, modular is very nice to have.
-Corsair Link is very accurate compared to my volt meter that I have plugged into the wall to monitor PC wattage. Works great for monitoring.
-Fan doesn't spin at all when PC is at idle so the whole system is more quiet.
-Very efficient PSU with the 80+ Platinum rating.
-More than enough cables to run multiple different things in my PC.

Cons: -Flat cables are a little difficult to do cable management.
-The HX850i sticker fell off in the back.

Other Thoughts: With my old TX650, benchmarking with 2 RX 480s on a game like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, my watt meter would read 676w on full load. It would bog the game down and I would get a stuttering affect because I have reached the maximum power of the PSU (with the mininum fps going down to 11fps). Saw that this was on sale and for a very good price and took the gamble of a refurb model. A few weeks later, I don't regret my decision as it has proven itself to me that it works as intended. And of course, running the same exact benchmark, power reached as high as 585w and never went over 600w (and minimum fps only reached 40fps this time). This already tells me that the Platinum 80+ rating this got means that it is a very efficient PSU. Of course, my TX650 might have been seeing itself age so the Gold 80+ rating on that thing might have been degrading after 4 years of use. Overall, I'm happy with my decision on this PSU. Even if it degrades, I'll have plenty of power left to still run dual cards without having to worry if I have enough power or not.


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