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ERIC G.

ERIC G.

Joined on 04/03/11

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition

Corsair Air Series AF140 140mm Red LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan (CO-9050017-RLED )
Corsair Air Series AF140 140mm Red LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan (CO-9050017-RLED )

Pros: ~Alright airflow for the price ~LEDs arent super bright like alot of fans ~very low noise compared to my sickleflows

Cons: ~feels flimsy ~LEDs form little red swastikas ~no twin pack available when purchased

Overall Review: Its a fan that blows air and doesnt sound like a turbine, what more could you ask.

Most Critical Review

Apevia 80mm

APEVIA CF4SL-URED 80mm Red LED Case Fan
APEVIA CF4SL-URED 80mm Red LED Case Fan

Pros: ~works ~cheap

Cons: ~ugly as sin ~lower CFM than advertised

Overall Review: at least I hid them in the bottom of my HAF XB.

Well designed mouse with very iffy internals.

Xornet II Optical Precision Gaming Mouse with Full RGB Lighting, Customizable Buttons and Optimized for Claw Grip Users By Cooler Master
Xornet II Optical Precision Gaming Mouse with Full RGB Lighting, Customizable Buttons and Optimized for Claw Grip Users By Cooler Master

Pros: -very comfortable -good price -great sensor

Cons: -meh software -middle mouse click died after 90 days -random cutouts and control issues

Overall Review: Note: had issues on both 1.02 and 1.03 firmware, no fix. I was hoping to replace my dead Spawn with a new/better version of the same mouse, but apparently you get what you pay for. Doubt its even worth returning for how cheap it was. Shame too, its a really well designed mouse and super comfortable. Back to the G500. Would not reccomend.

EVGA GTX 980 ACX 2.0

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 04G-P4-2983-KR 4GB SC GAMING w/ACX 2.0, 26% Cooler and 36% Quieter Cooling Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 04G-P4-2983-KR 4GB SC GAMING w/ACX 2.0, 26% Cooler and 36% Quieter Cooling Graphics Card

Pros: ~ solid 1080p card, stable 60 FPS ~ very quiet when fans are running under load ~ temps never go over 75C @ 4K (DSR) ~ looks great in my black/white build

Cons: ~ poor overclocker (at least mine was) ~ no backplate (seriously, get with the times EVGA) ~ slightly overpriced for the performance (only ~15-20% better vs $300 R9 290X) ~ very flimsy packaging, no real anti static protection

Overall Review: Paired with an outdated FX-8350, the card performs admirably. Upgraded from a HD7870 and can now hold a stable 60 FPS @ 1080p in almost all games maxed out (GTA V being the outlier). EVGA's variants are almost always worth it due to the excellent customer support (Step Up, RMA) and decent build quality, even if their OEM is the same as Zotac.

Cooler Master HAF XB EVO

Cooler Master HAF XB EVO - High Air Flow Test Bench and LAN Box Desktop Computer Case with ATX Motherboard Support
Cooler Master HAF XB EVO - High Air Flow Test Bench and LAN Box Desktop Computer Case with ATX Motherboard Support

Pros: ~Cube case, unorthodox and easy to find a place to put it ~Horizontal Motherboard, No Card Droop/Flexing CPU sockets ~No frills Matte Black, looks great in any theme ~Great cable management potential, even for non-modular PSUs

Cons: ~Can hardly fit any tower coolers with the top 200mm fan ( 212 is 5mm too tall, two CM products dont work together :& ) ~280mm Rad Liquid Coolers are unusable, even with 140mm fan mounts. ~Only one SSD adapter, two would have been great. ~X Dock works half and half, not super reliable

Overall Review: After moving on from a line of standard tower cases, I decided to mix it up and go for a cube case, this or a Corsair 540. This was on sale so I took the chance and it seems to pay off. Decent airflow, some good expansion options.

CM Storm Spawn

CM Storm Spawn - 3500 DPI Optical Gaming Mouse with Durable Omron Microswitches
CM Storm Spawn - 3500 DPI Optical Gaming Mouse with Durable Omron Microswitches

Pros: ~very comfortable for claw/fingertip grip users ~clicks feel meaty, not light with some other mice ~not very heavy (which could also be a con for some people) ~decently affordable compared to other mice

Cons: ~rubber grips catch dirt in them very easily ~outside of the mouse click, it does feel rather cheap ~thumb buttons have lots of travel and feel squishy, not very tactile ~iffy sensor

Overall Review: Bought this back in 2012 after my old Intellimouse died and I couldnt find any reasonably priced fingertip grip mice. Lasted 3 years almost to the day before my left click finally started double clicking, even after cleaning out the switch the problem stayed. Not going to place the fault squarely on the mouse because it was heavily used (lots of D3), but it didnt last quite as long as Id like. Solid mouse for the money, good performance up until you meet its LOD, but look elsewhere if you want a mouse to last you for the next 10 years.