Date Joined: 04/17/08
Pros: Clear Documentation
Ports for days
Overall Review: A great board for even the most complicated setups. Decent BIOS settings as well!
Overall Review: Having sourced all RAM for my machines (desktop and laptops) from Corsair over the last decade, this set nicely makes my Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen2 a truly extreme laptop capable of almost any workload I can through at it. Nothing negative to say about this RAM set but I will update this review if anything comes up.
Pros: The colors you can make with this keyboard are stunning! The amount of pressure required to depress the keys is very little which has increased my APM. The colors changing as per APM almost eggs you on to keep up the speed and has consequently improved my Macro/Micro.
Cons: The Esc key is a little dim (forever alone) but almost never used so not an issue. Would have liked to see USB and Audio ports on the back-side like previous Razer keyboards.
Overall Review: Great over all keyboard for RTS games. Personally I think it suits my perfectly!
Pros: I would recommend this series of Corsair power supplies to all system builders out there. Installs wonderfully, braided cable sleeves slide nicely over the wires when working the cable management.
Cons: None so far, not that I'm expecting any.
Pros: Slipped right into the DRAM slots, Win7 x64 bit recognized all 8GB right away (I ordered 2 sets of 2 x 2GB). Sweet looking heat-syncs. Yes they work on the AMD boards though they are recommended for Intel, no issues to speak of.
Cons: NONE so far, not that I'm expecting any.
Pros: Once everything is in its place, this case shines at cooling all parts. The "positive" air pressure was weird (since there are multiple fans pointed at each other) but it works as good as advertised. I have the 135mm Zalman CPU cooler that is 5 inches from the rear "intake" (normally it would be exhaust) and I was originally skeptical, but its fine, the cpu doesn't go over 32C (AMD Phenom II x4 810 OC'ed - 2.99Ghz)
Cons: Set up was "interesting" to say the least. To install all the hardware was daunting due to the fact you needed to remove almost all the panels and screws (all panel screws were thumb screw though).
Overall Review: While install was daunting, the case really work great. Super portable (easy to move because of the handles). My current MoBo doesn't support USB 3.0 so I cant comment on the cable being short which I did notice but reading others reviews seems there is a work around.
Pros: CPU only goes 6 degrees above room temp when benchmarking. Easy install (after a bit of tinkering). Note I used IC Diamond, not the thermal grease that came with the product.
Cons: Hard to install first time around. I recommend you install it dry ( no thermal grease ) so you know what goes where and which parts to use then remove and fully install (w/ thermal grease )
Overall Review: Won't think about water cooling any longer, this heatsink-fan combo coupled with my Antec Lanboy beat the previous cooling setup by a long shot
Pros: HDD formated and passed all HDD tests with a battery of programs (shipped via UPS). Initial benchmarks showed promising results.
Cons: None so far...
Overall Review: Ownership of the product for me is still young. I will review the product again at a later date after HDD has made its way into my HDD farms and under loads (which it should sail through with flying colors given it is an "Enterprise" class HDD)
Pros: Beautifully designed, slim, light, and is THE smoothest gaming surface I have ever encountered!
Cons: The surface is so smooth, the muscles in my arm over compensate sometimes because they were used to a much more textured surface.
Overall Review: Would definatly recommend to anyone whom wants the style of a gaming titan and pure ability to completely and utterly obliterate any game, be it FPS, RTS, or minesweeper.
Pros: Great machine, haven't hit any of the snags that other are running into (i.e. lines on screen, keyboard problems). I personally wiped the HDD and installed Win7 Ultimate on it then installed the "bloat-ware" bc it is actually useful!
Cons: Mouse pad/mouse pad buttons (NOT FOR GAMING), get a real mouse like everyone else!
Physical size was a problem in finding a bag, but Samsonite had a good solution on Newegg!
Overall Review: Wish it printed money???
Seriously though, this machine is great for its price and I would argue that it can compete with SOME desktops of the one thousand dollar range.