Date Joined: 04/11/10
Pros: - Portable
- Great Battery
- Amazing Pen
Cons: - Precision could be just like a tiny very tiny bit better.
- Not a big fan of the keyboard.
- Pen should come with the different tips.
Overall Review: I am now on my second semester since purchasing this device. And it has been put to work in this time. Mathematics Major with a Minor in Business. While I still like to scribble some math work on my notepads at home I tend to opt to do most of my work on the tablet even when at home. The ability to work on a problem without wasting dozens of pages (Math Analysis Proofs) is great for my sanity. All my work is on OneNote and that is basically the only thing I need with me at all times in school. No more half dozen notebooks in my bag... Just one surface a small notebook just in case of emergencies and that is it.
Pros: First of all. I had my system and custom loop inside of a Define S until yesterday. When I started the migration into the new S2. Was hoping for a very similar setup being that both cases are almost identical. So read bellow.
- Solid build with an elegant simplistic design.
- Plenty of support for water cooling.
- Straight forward case if you are not going to do anything too extreme.
Cons: Well where to start...
- Reservoir bracket things are as fragile as paper.
- The front, top and bottom radiator mount locations are very limiting as far as position goes.
- Top dust filter will not go in if you mount your top radiator on the closet part towards the window.
- I was able to mount my top radiator while keeping my Dominator Ram untouched. Here even mounting towards the edge it required me to remove the metal portion of the ram.
- After removing the top metal cap, while prying the dust filter out of it, it bent like it was paper. Be very careful with this part. Very thin metal there.
- Fans included not the same priced PWM version.
Overall Review: Anyways. Spent two days transplanting my loop into this case just to complete it and fell totally unsatisfied. I could have just upgraded my tubing and done my delid on my new 8700k while staying the Define S and been totally happy. Instead I purchased this and since I am not about to mail a case as a return and I am not about to transplant the loop back again... I will keep it. But very unsatisfied. Online reviews are just too limiting on this case. Be very careful when planning a loop on this baby.
Pros: Works as intended. Price is reasonable. Matched my build quite well after adding the light bars.
Cons: I have no cons as fo this moment. Its been a few months now since the build was completed and this set has been running non stop at peak performance.
Pros: Well haven't really put this processor to work yet. But so far what I have seen is pretty impressive. I managed to reach 4.5 without almost lifting a finger using the so called safe overclock for this processor. 4.5 @ 1.3v. It has been up and running stable as hell for two-three days now.
Cons: For some reason realbench seems to make my system crash without even running the benchmark, just by opening the program... so more of a warning for those out there. Everything else works fine once that program is gone :D.
Pros: So far I haven't had much issues with the board. It looks amazing in my black and white, water cooled build. It has plenty of features most of which I am not even using but it is great having it there for future expansion.
Cons: The only issue so far was the fact that even though a G.Skill kit of ddr4 listed on the website was supposed to be supported by the board. It end up being that it isn't, at least in my case since the system wont boot if I enable to XMP profile for the memory. The memory does pass memtest so there is a support issue most likely here.
Pros: So i needed a inexpensive case that was water cooling geared and smaller than my previous case. I found all those things here with the Define S. I packed the case with an MSI X99S Krait, 5820k, EVGA 1000w, a 360 rad on top, a 240 rad up front, 2 ssd, and 2 hdd. Hard tubing and all. Plenty of space for more in there. Really recommend this case.
Cons: Well the pump mount in the bottom is kind of awkward depending on the pump ya got. I had to move my pump farther from the wall and use two other random wholes that luckily lined up with the pump to make my setup work.
Pros: Well its low profile, looks good with my system and it boots, kind of.
Cons: Well in my MSI X99S Krait edition mobo with an 5820k processor this memory will not boot unless I leave it untouched. What I mean by that is auto voltage and 2133 speeds. If I enable to XMP profile the system wont boot, if I try any speeds in between with the timings and voltage advertised it wont boot, if i try anything at all it wont boot. Spent a whole day trying to find a point where it would boot other than leaving it untouched. I did run memtest and the memory passed but being the only item that is causing the system to not boot I can't have that. It does list as supported memory in the MSI website but I guess it isn't after all with the mentioned board.
Pros: So what is there to say? This was the easiest overclock I have ever done. Right after the first boot I set it to 4.5ghz and it has not even miss stepped once. I am sure with a more complex overclock this cpu could easy reach 5.0ghz even without water cooling. But since my lady does not need anything extreme the 4.5ghz being cooled by a Corsair H100i is plenty. The cpu stays cool at all times. She only play non demanding games such as Diablo, and other than that it is used mostly for school duties (word, excel, powerpoint, internet and such)
Cons: None so far. I will be sure to return to update if any do appear.
Pros: So far this board has worked like a charm.
- Color scheme is just what my lady needed and wanted.
- Small simple yet feature packed
- Easy intuitive Bios
- All the commonly used connections are exactly where they should be.
- Six usb 3.0 available along with the header for some case header additions.
Clearly I only have had this board for about a month now. Once it sees more use if anything is to happen I will make a point to come back here and make it known.
Cons: No cons really at this point.
Pros: Okay I upgraded from a 650D if you can call that an upgrade. But lets list the good things... This thing is spacious, a full tower that does not weight or look like one to be sincere. Its barely bigger than my 650D on the outside but in the inside it is another world. Great for water cooling. The back of it for cable management its amazing. I have single braided cables, a lot of them, two gpus, main mobo and cpu power, one for the drives and another extra one for some fans along with fan cables, sata cables and such and for the first time in years of building pc I didn't had to bend the panel or force it in... went in smooth. The front is just amazing look as long as you are not going to place anything there on the 5/25 bays. The window on the panel is giant a beautiful. Overall a great case and for the sale price it was available during Black Friday it was the best buy of a long time.
Cons: Well it does not have the latches that the 650D has or the little fan controller other than that no other con.
Pros: Received my new card today to replace the older one which was a black screen monster. A single run of valley or any game for about 15 minutes would trigger one without any overclocking at all. Did all the troubleshooting steps to fix it but nothing did the job until I received this new replacement and without any modifications, overclocking or changing anything other than placing the card and installing the drivers and the card worked wonders. Really happy about it and will definitely buy a second one now that I know that this card actually has the potential.
Cons: The whole having to go through the RMA in order to get a good working card was a head ache but can't be lucky all the time.
Pros: Well it was just as expected. Round, blue and of great build quality.
Cons: The connector due to the round form of the cable will push against each other if your motherboard has those two connectors side by side.
Pros: Well its well built. Looks good. And if you get the single braided wires it makes it look even better.
Cons: Price a tad high compared to other quality psu.
Pros: Good quiet fan. Using to pull in air on the back of my Corsair 650D so that the top radiator will have some fresh air.
Cons: None so far
Pros: So my previous set up was composed of a BenQ XL2420T monitor along with an old 23" LG that I had laying around. The BenQ monitor seemed great to me until I got this thing delivered. The picture is just so vivid. The whites on pages and while typing on Word is actually white not a gray like color on the BenQ. I know the response is 5s but so far playing Skyrim, Portal 2 and AC3 I have not noticed any very noticeable delay on game play. I mean it really is that simple... for the sale price of $169 that I got them here at Newegg there was no other contender and for the time buying a screen online with Newegg I was worried but after getting the piece in and setting it up I was just blown away. Its not the best picture I have seen but man it sure is close as one can get for under 300 bucks. As the title stated I was so happy with the first one that I bought two more along with a triple mount stand to get me some Eyefinity madness in here. Just waiting on the other two to arrive now.
Cons: Well there are two that I can see being a problem to some people.
1 - It does not have DVI or Displayport inputs. The DVI being absent is more noticeable thou. I should have done more research since I lacked the proper cables to get it all working... but nothing that a few bucks at another online major retailer that uses the name of a forest in my home country didn't fix.
2 - The stand just doest not handle this screen... being only 23"8', thin and so very light they could have at least put some weight on the stand so that the screen wouldn't shake all around... for me it does not matter since I will be mounting this and the other two coming in a triple stand but for those that wil be using as is... I would recommend coming up with some ideas of keeping the screen stable or just looking somewhere else.
Overall Review: Either way highly recomended IPS screen. For gaming, working or just daily use.... it a great one and as long as you find it on sale like I did there is not better.
Pros: This thing is just giant. And giant is what I was looking for. I have all my gear set up on a 6ft long plastic fold-able table. The surface tends to get cold since my lady likes to keep the house at below 70F at all times. So after much researching I come across this piece. It is big enough to have my G710+ keyboard, my G700 mouse and still have plenty of space to rest my wrists on it so not to touch the desk. Also it does not move. The grip part at the bottom does as intended and to move it most of the time I have to lift it off the desk due to the hard grip it has on my desk. This speed version top is smooth, the mouse is precise and it moves around with no troubles at all. Great purchase and so very happy.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: Well it is sturdy, the rubber feat are great for my plastic desk and it holds onto that mouse wire for me firmly. Since I own a wireless mouse that only needs to be plugged in every so often having something that can keep my cable in check for when it comes in need.
Cons: No cons so far
Pros: Great big but not too heavy case. Plenty of space to all components and plenty of space to route all cables nice and hidden away for that good look case. Great airflow. And great potential for future upgrades and water cooling.
Cons: Well one fan missing... come on now just have that extra fan in there 15 bucks...
No where to mount 3.5 items... Such as Asus P8P67 Deluxe USB 3.0 Box. I still don't believe i missed this. No adapter for sale atm.
The rubber grommets aren't stiff enough on my opinion. But still good that there are some.
Overall Review: Add that extra fan there. Add the 3.5 mount and front cover. Stiffer rubber grommets. And that would be a great case.
Pros: Warranty, Customer Service, Great Drives
Cons: One drive with a bad sector after 2 years of use (happens).
Overall Review: You can't go wrong making WD your hdd to go. My WD drives have lasted longer than any others i have and when they finally started to show signs of failure i received an upgrade instead of a replacement within only two days after i sent the rma. To say the least VERY IMPRESSED and will always stick with WD.
Pros: I bought two of these cards for a sli setup. Sadly it took me about 2 days after receiving this cards to receive the flexible sli bridge from another retailer. So I used one alone for that time. And it outperformed my GTX 470 in every game I have. And it was running super cool compared to my 470 that is. This card sits at 30c idle. My 470 use to sit 40c+. In sli is another story this things rocks. The only problem I have is that my motherboard has a very dump sli placement. Both cards are right next to each other. When playing a demanding game the top card starts to get chocked but even then at 80% fan speed the card only reaches 80c (HOT). My 3dmark Vantage score went up by almost a full 10k. I am playing Crysis 2 on Extreme settings and there are very very few moments where the FPS drops below 60fps (game looks beautiful).
Cons: Anyways just wished my motherboard from the same maker P55 SLI didn't had such a bad sli placement for the cards. I would probably not be reaching the 80c if that was the case. i guess its time to look for an upgrade again.
Overall Review: For 250 bucks this is a card that can eat any game out there while still being a bit cool and sucking less power than some of the others out there.
Pros: This fans are doing a great job colling my H50 on a push pull setup. I went from stock fan along with another fan keeping my H50 at 33c to being at 27c now.
Cons: Very loud when at full power. Other than that nothing else wrong with these fans.
Overall Review: I have two setup on push pull connected to a controller. When just sitting on the pc i turn them down a bit and do the job very good. When playing games i turn this things up full power because the sound from my speakers drowns it out and i can't even notice until i am done playing.
Pros: It works and they are just a touch quieter than my stock fans that were previously in my case. They look good but doesn't matter much since i don't have them anywhere where its visible. They move air.
Cons: I don't feel much difference on air movement compared to stock fans this are just quieter.
I have one of 3 that i bought connected to my controller and the controller is reading only 800rpm and it wont let me take it higher. Not sure if its a mistake on the controller of its just the fan...
Overall Review: nothing really.
Pros: Great cooling for those of us that don't want to go with water cooling or for those of us that don't like those giant oversized radiators hanging on our expensive motherboards. Keeps my i7-860 @3.6 at 28c Idle and 65c/75c full load. The load is high but because i got a lot of hot toys inside the case helping with that.
Cons: In order to get the best out of this cooler I had to replace the stock fan that come with it and add another for a push and pull setup.
Overall Review: Go buy the H70 if you have the space on your case for it. Bigger radiator and comes with the push pull setup.