Joined on 04/03/11
Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition
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.
Well designed mouse with very iffy internals.
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
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Overall Review: Paired with an outdated FX-8350, the card performs admirably.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
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
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.