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Craig A.

Craig A.

Joined on 01/30/12

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Most Favorable Review

NZXT Phantom orange/black

NZXT Phantom PHAN-002OR Newegg Exclusive Black Finish w/Orange Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
NZXT Phantom PHAN-002OR Newegg Exclusive Black Finish w/Orange Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Great looking case, good finish on the exterior and interior of the case. Stock fans put out a good amount of airflow and are really quiet.

Cons: Hard to get any sort of water cooling to fit properly. I installed a 240 double thick in this case and ran into the mobo hitting the bottom set of fans. You have to put the fans of the outside and the rad on the inside. Not as big as my previous case the HAF full tower but looks a lot better.

Overall Review: Great case overall, it fits all the components just fine and give a sleek finished look when you're done. Make it more watercooling friendly and this case would be great.

11/22/2012
Most Critical Review

Lowest of the low cpu

Intel Celeron G440 - Celeron Single-Core 1.6 GHz LGA 1155 35W Intel HD Graphics Desktop Processor - BX80623G440
Intel Celeron G440 - Celeron Single-Core 1.6 GHz LGA 1155 35W Intel HD Graphics Desktop Processor - BX80623G440

Pros: Cheap

Cons: CHEAP so cheap it lags browsing mozilla and

Overall Review: I used this as a test cpu to test mobo, thats all it should ever be used for

670 ftw

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Amazing cards, the ones I received clock up to 1300mhz with boost clock non overclocked. Great cooling running full load hit about 67'C which in my book is great for a high end card. I bought two for sli and they absolutely destroy anything you throw at them on max everything 100 fps+ easy

Cons: At first had a bit of an issue with the cards red screening and crashing my computer alot, but getting drivers 304.48 seemed to have taken care of my issues and thats all i can say bad about these cards. Drivers fixed all the issues i was having to begin with. Fans dont go to 100% only to 80% but for me thats more than enough to keep them cool.

Overall Review: I see these cards getting better and better with drivers each time they come out, Great card rivals the 680 and a way better deal imo

Biostar well founded reluctantancy to buy

BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Nice all black pcb, orange heatsinks. The board itself has a nice layout for the price. Bought this as a temporary replacement to my z68 ftw from evga. That's all i can say good about this board

Cons: DOA, put everything on the board, went to power the board on and all my fears came true once again. The motherboard would not post, didnt have a code on the debug display, no beeps with cpu out-ram out- any combo of parts did nothing for this board. Return for replacement dead parts is not something you look forward to after being without a computer for a week already then you get to wait for RMA to see if it works again. Other than that the board lacks fan headers, only 2 other than cpu fan.