Date Joined: 06/08/08
Pros: Fan controllers that turn fans completely off and are aesthetically pleasing. Nice smoked window. Case looks like a much more expensive one. The curve in the motherboard side tray makes it possible to fit a lot of stuff inside a case that's not huge. Has a very modern appearance without overdoing it.
Cons: Rear metal cutouts for pci express are difficult to remove as well as the front cutouts. Cougar should rethink the design on those. One of the fan controller wires came out of the power connector. Front plastic cover cannot be removed once BR drive and such is installed.
Overall Review: This is a beautiful case. i didn't take an egg for the cons because of the price of the case, you have to expect some short cuts. You have to be careful with it but once you get it together it looks really nice. Case is rugged where it counts but there are some weak points. For the price I would recommend it to anyone with certain demands but not willing to pay a huge amount of money for a case.
Intel Xeon E3-1231V3
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB
ASRock H97M Anniversary
GIGABYTE Radeon R9 390
SeaSonic X Series X-850
Pros: Price, performance
Overall Review: working great
Pros: Price, reliability, performance
Overall Review: Was a real winner of a buy!
Pros: great dpi options, great feel, really good power saving features
Overall Review: Really love this mouse!
Pros: no problems
Pros: Low heat, low wattage, very stable, games run beautifully with it.
Overall Review: I would call this CPU a jack of all trades and master of nothing. I bought this for gaming and a little bit of editing(possibly). I have an i7 4790 and this CPU benchmarks right below it. It is essentially a i7 4770. If Vulcan or dx 12 take advantage of multi core processors then the logical 8 cores should work great. I am happy with this purchase as opposed to an i5 4690. This processor is a hell of gaming processor, wish more people would try it.
Pros: Cools well....better than cheap water coolers
Overall Review: very good air cooler
Pros: bright LED's...low noise
Cons: Doesnt push just a lot of air but works well.
Overall Review: Better than the cheapys!
Pros: The mouse feature is awesome! Fully functional using Kodi! Receiver and buttons work really well.
Overall Review: Great price on this. I had been using a WMC remote from way back in the day and this far exceeded my expectations!
Pros: price, faster than my 2.0
Cons: 12 mb/s in 2.0 slot, 13 mb/s in 3.0 slot
Overall Review: not impressed with the write speed but it was cheap
Pros: Independent control over 6 fans. Ability to turn fans completely off. Different LED schemes so you can tell which fan is which. Full control over fan speed.
Overall Review: I love this fan controller. I have an Antec 1100 with 8 fans and I wanted and I wanted to set them independently. Every fan I have has a level right before it gets audible. With this controller I can find the sweet spot on all 8 fans for adequate cooling and low noise. Forget getting a cheapy and invest in true fan control! Heavily overclocked machine and very cool and quiet!
Pros: Plays most games in ultra settings. Card length guarantees fitting in most cases. Overclocks well. Has a nice black theme with a black back plate. Is one of the more affordable r9 390's
Overall Review: I cant say enough about this card. I was able to OC to 1100 core 1650 mem without voltage increase (voltage is locked). This is the same card as the gaming series only without the factory overclock. I can OC the card myself and don't like to raise voltages. Works great with my Asrock MB and the overclock is higher than some with other cards with raised voltages. Once again its the same card as the gaming series with lower factory overclock. I do have an 850 watt Seasonic PSU so make sure you have enough wattage. Card uses lots of power. No shutdown issues here. Definitely recommend it!
Pros: This was the easiest overcooked I've had. Running at 4.5 at 1.45 voltage. No problems. Made a great deal of gaming difference from AMD 945
Pros: Works great, nice blue led.
Cons: Did not work and caused a bios crash. I keep trying to leave a negative review but its not being posted.
Cons: Its been weeks... no update in shipping, nothing. I should have read the other reviews
Pros: Worked perfectly, great price
Overall Review: They are short but it was perfect for my htpc
Pros: Works great
Cons: For $10 more you can get a BR burner!
Pros: Cost. OC capabilities
Overall Review: This thing overclocked real well and did a great job in my eyefinity setup although I moved up to a 7970. Price wise this is the best buy since the 7970 was 100 more with marginal increase in performance, at least in eyefinity.
Pros: Low heat. Good power.
Overall Review: There is no V2 of this psu, they don't make that anymore so don't expect the pictured version of this. V2 started to have problems so be happy they are sending you the most recent version, which is the only version of this model. Fan comes on only when needed so if you sit there and watch it it's not going to come on. If you have alot of hardware monitoring you can tell when the fan has come on since it get a little hotter in your pc.
Pros: 4 out of 5 worked
Cons: 4 out of 5 worked.
Overall Review: Very thin.
Pros: Not overly expensive. Works perfectly.
Overall Review: Great value!
Cons: Cheap! Can't hold up a slr without taking a nose dive.
Overall Review: If you photograph straight up your fine. Try to do a downward angle and nose dive!
Pros: Wasn't real expensive.
Cons: I used to be a loyal Asus buyer. I have 2 quad core computers running Asus motherboards. This changed with the purchase of this laptop. It won't successfully burn a disc. I RMA'd it back to Asus after I tried for a couple of weeks to install a driver that would fix it. Tech repeated the problem, said it was driver and re-installed their windows setup with pre-installed drivers. When I got it back it said windows was booting for the first time. The tech didnt bother running tests after reinstall. I try to burn a disc and it fails. WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY dealing with people more concerned with not fixing a poorly built laptop. No more Asus!
Overall Review: If you buy it plan on being stuck with it even if it doesnt work right.
Pros: It will play a blu ray just fine.
Cons: I cant burn a blu ray at all with this thing. I get write protection error every single time no matter what type of file I burn to blu ray.This includes non media files. RMA'd it, same problem.
Overall Review: Called Asus support and they blamed it on software. I used imgburn and Roxio and had same results.