Joined on 12/01/02
Fine Fast Solid NVME M.2 Drive, Great for games!
Pros: When I first looked into M.2 NVMe drives for booting I was a bit apprehensive at first. I didn't think it would be as easy as it was. But I just stuck this stick of gum sized stick on my board and I had storage right on the board. It's going from using standard SATA SSDs to something even smaller and more convenient to install. OS install was easy, everything just worked and this was the fastest install of Windows I've ever experienced. Booting is lighting fast and I have a bunch of stuff start up. Within seconds of hitting the power-button I have Steam, Origin, Corsair CUE, Corsair LiNK, battle.Net and nVidia's Geforce Experience up and ready. Chrome, Krita, Audacity, Discord, pretty much all my programs load really fast on this. Loading games is wicked quick, freaking fantastic. When it comes to game loading, it feels like going from a HDD to a SSD, the interface and the memory used on this is a blessing. Overwatch replays load up wicked quick, and a neat thing I noticed is ever since I've used this drive to play Overwatch I seem to have much more time to pick my character. I assume that the game loads so fast that I just get to the character selection screen first. It's a nice plus for this drive if that's the case. GTAV loads nice and fast with single-player, and PUBG also loads very quickly. Transferring the installs from my old SSD to this M.2 drive was lighting quick, slowed only by the old SSD. This is a fantastic drive, I highly recommend it.
Cons: This is not really a con, but something to keep in mind. On some boards (for example my B350) two of your SATA ports will be disabled when using this or any M.2 drive. Check your motherboard's manual for more information.
Overall Review: I'm using this 1TB Western Digital NVMe M.2 2280 on my Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming, with a Ryzen 2700x, G.Skill Trident-Z 16GB DDR4 2933Mhz RAM and a Zotac Geforce GTX 980-Ti AMP. All inside a NZXT Noctis 450 with a Corsair 850Hx and Corsair H100i. I ran the latest version of Windows 10 as of 5.15.2018. I ran Crystal Mark 6 x64 while playing Overwatch on this drive, here are my results: Seq Q32T1 Read = 1885.5 ------- Seq Q32T1 Write = 1598.7 4Kib Q8T8 Read = 1678.4---------4Kib Q8T8 Write = 1520.6 4KiB Q32T1 Read = 409.8---------4KiB Q32T1 Write = 367.2 4KiB Q1T1 Read = 46.68----------4KiB Q1T1 Write = 151.4 Temperatures on HWMonitor were 47 C
Pros: Seemed to be nice, sounded slightly better than dollar store headphones, and the ear cups are actually comfortable.
Cons: Died after a week. Seriously, the other reviews stating this are NOT a joke. I thought I'd take my chances, but got stuck with reverse lottery and got a bad set. Judging by the reviews, I'm not alone. They worked well for about a week, then just suddenly stopped working. I let it charge for 8 hours, try to turn them on, but NOTHING. RMA process through Thermaltake is a joke. Not only is the site convoluted to put an RMA through, but once you do (several times mind you) they ignore them. That is not trustworthy. Even if by some coincidence you can get a pair that last's more than a week, don't waste your money.
Overall Review: This thing has ruined all Thermaltake products for me. In my eyes they are al pure garbage, and Thermaltake is clearly not on the customers side when it comes to replacing their customers Items. I won't even consider one of their cases anymore, let alone a powersupply or other accessories. I'm staying far away from Thermaltake going forward. They don't appear to be an honorable company, and if this headset is any indication, they do not make quality long lasting products.
Pros: Used this for a bit, and I found this to be a great trimmer. It feels nice and hefty in the hand, but not too heavy, and the accessories it comes with are useful for adjusting the trim levels for my beard and other regions of my body that have hair. The heads are also easy to change and slip in and out nicely. The small trimmer is nice for smaller places that require more accuracy, and the nose-hair trimmer works very well. I also like how everything (including the charger) fit in the travel bag. The price on this is very reasonable and this is much better than the other trimmers I've purchased in the past, and considering the brand-name, it's a worthy trimmer to purchase.
Cons: The travel bag's "zipper" slid off by accident while I was opening it. While the bag itself is of nice quality, the "zipper" is like that of a zip-lock back. It was easy enough to fix, but if I had to find a fault with this, it would be that.
Overall Review: I would absolutely recommend this trimmer to anyone looking for a well priced trimmer with a nice amount of versatility. It's nice and hefty, and feels very high quality. Definitely a good buy.
Great Looks, Good Cooling, Audible, Difficult to install
Pros: Packaging on this is beautiful and very protective of the heatsink inside. The fans come pre-installed and didn't move at all during shipping. The materiel on the heatsink itself is a nice matte-black encompassing the entire heatsink, not including the part that meets the CPU. The Fan/RGB splitters are appreciated as it saves some headers on the board for other fans/RGB-Strips. Also the cable for the fans/RGB are nice and long, which helped with routing behind the motherboard tray, with just the splitters poking out and connecting to the board. The fans also come out pretty easily which will be very helpful for cleaning. Once installed, it's a beautiful heatsink and cools well with my Asus B350 motherboard.
Cons: The manual is a folded sheet of paper with multiple languages, it can be intimidating for novices. The manual makes no mention of the RGB portion of the heatsink. No information on the RGB or Fan Splitters are mention either. Installation, while explained well in the manual sheet, can be complex, especially if you're replacing an existing heatsink.
Overall Review: Installed this on an Asus B-350 motherboard, with a Ryzen 2600. I feel, coming from a Coolermaster heatsink with a similar Push-Pull set up, the cooling is similar, but , at least with AM4, the installation of this heatsink is needlessly complex. This could have gotten away with using the existing mounting bracket on AM4, instead I had to pull the motherboard out and swap out the mounting mechanism, for the included one. I understand this with Intel, but for AMD, I don't feel this Heatsink is any heaver than the Coolermaster it replaced and I didn't find the cooling any better. This is a MUCH better looking heatsink, and the RGB-Sync to the motherboard is great and this looks easy to clean. The current price looks right, and I recommend it, but keep in mind the complicated installation.
Nice case with Tempered Glass, some shortcomings.
Pros: It ends up being a very handsome case with plenty of room for large video cards. I put in some RGB fans in back and top, it looks great. Installed the following: - AMD Ryzen 3 1300x (OC'd to 4.1Ghz) - Asus Strix B350F - 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz - XFX Radeon R9 290 - Dark Flash RGB Fans - EVGA Static Pressure Fans - Corsair RM650i PSU +Using the right fans for the front, and remove the top filter, not only cools it better, but the lightshow on the top is really nice. The glass is nice and heavy, provides a good look into the system interior. The inside of the case is really nice with the black. Filling it with fans helps with the sturdiness. +Looks like the front has room for a 240mm radiator. + Nice magnetic top. + Buttons feel nice, and all the internal cable are clearly labeled. + Front bay available for accessories. + Very light to work with easy to move around on the desk.
Cons: - Thin Metal and Plastic. I put in RGB Fans and in a pitch black room, the lights from the fans penetrate the plastic in the Front. Consider I have the RGB fans in the back and top and that shows how thin the plastic is. Without the glass or a components installed this case is feather-light and the metal bends pretty easily. - No room for larger PSUs. I tried putting in a Corair RM850i, but the basement on the case was too short. Ended up having to swap for a Corsair RM650i. - I used an Asus B350F motherboard and the open slot is positioned ABOVE where I put the R9-290 I used in this machine. Thankfully I had a spare PCIe slot cover. - I had issues putting in the 8-Pin power for the motherboard with the fans I had already installed. I ended up having to remove the top fans to install the motherboard correctly. - The front can be suffocating, ended up having to use EVGA Static Pressure fans to have air pull in. - Using the Corsair RM650i in this case with just the cables need, I had a heck of a time putting the metal side on. While the part you normally see looks amazing and clean, it's a mess under the metal panel. - No rubbers for the feet, it does tend to slip and slide on my desk.
Overall Review: Not easy to build in, but ends up being a very nice case. Filling it up with fans helps with the stability of an otherwise very cheap feeling case. You get a little more than you pay for. It ends up being a good looking case, with negatives that are easy to list, but does not take away how nice it ends up being when the system is done.
Rich Red Corsair Fan
Pros: Installed it in a Red Corsair Spec-Alpha, looks really good and pushes a good amount of air in the case. RED led looks nice and rich.
Cons: Only red, but you know that when buying it.
Overall Review: I've had so many Corsair fans in my past and they all are still in use. I expect this one to last as well.