Date Joined: 03/25/04
Pros: Fairly quiet under a load, its a very tight fit with ram installed but it fits. Does very well at stock speeds for the i5-10600k.
Cons: Overclocking the i5-10600k to 5GHZ pushed temps up about ~80C with this cooler (which is safe but not ideal imo). There are probably much better coolers for OCing.
Overall Review: Great but not amazing if youre overclocking 10th Gen CPUs.
Pros: Zippy CPU, unlocked is the only way to go!
Cons: This CPU does indeed run a bit warm under a heavy load. Prepare for your fans to spin up, especially if you are overclocked. Get a big bad cooler for this if you plan to OC.
Overall Review: If you can keep this sufficiently cooled Im sure this proc could be pushed pretty far. You could get it to 5GHZ no problem with sufficient cooling.
Pros: Easy installation, software package is sufficient and useful. Board layout is great.
Cons: A few more USB ports wouldnt hurt but Im not currently using all of them. No onboard DisplayPort but again I have a discrete graphics card. HDMI is sufficient I suppose.
Overall Review: The board went as far as to prepare my existing windows installation for this hardware. Very pleased with not having to reinstall windows and all my apps again. Everything was very straightforward.
Pros: When it works its great.
Cons: This device cuts out constantly. Logitech can attribute this to interference all they want but this excuse is largely unacceptable. If they couldn't figure out how to get this tech to mingle with other wireless tech with absolutely minimal issues then it should've never been released. To call this a "Gaming Headset" is a joke. Its more like the headset that will cause you to fail miserably at anything competitive. DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.
Pros: There isnt much useful to say other than right out of the box it can cut through any game out today on ultra settings in 1080p like a hot knife through butter. Crysis 3 on the highest settings at 1920x1080 resulted in 35 fps steadily. More than playable at that framerate.
Cons: None that Ive discovered.
Pros: Easy to install, modular, cables are already cleanly wrapped up, comes with a handy dandy bag for all your parts and pieces that you dont use when you initially build your rig, comes with velcro tie wraps, super quiet! Its been rock solid since I powered it up for the first time.
Cons: None in so far.
Overall Review: Not sure why the string of bad PSUs. I have not experienced this.
Probably just a string of angry people with none of the happy people reviewing. It is frustrating to receive a defective product when ordering through the mail. Because that just means you're gonna have to wait. UGH... I hate that too.
Pros: Firstly... No SSD including this one, when compared to traditional HDD, is slow, relatively speaking. It can be much slower than other SSDs but really at these speeds I feel like its splitting hairs as there will be no real noticeable difference. I like to compare it to the person that does 100mph to go 60 miles to the person that does 80mph to go the 60 miles. That sounds like a lot but in reality, since its a short distance (most people arent constantly moving terabytes of data around everyday), its the difference of someone going 1.3 miles per min to someone going 1.6 miles per min. So then is roughly 12 minutes really going to make an enormous difference in the grand scheme of things? The answer should be: No. If not, seek therapy...
Installation was easy and fast. Boot times are crazy fast coming from a traditional HDD. Transfers to/from my Seagate USB 3.0 drive are stable at about 180 - 200MB/s! The advertised speeds are a little misleading but its speed is still REALLY good so that really only deserves losing an egg. Giving one egg for the drive because of advertising gimmicks is not a fair review. My main purchasing factor though was the PRICE/CAPACITY RATIO. Its a very good deal when you look at that by itself and I dont think you would be losing all that much performance to get the capacity. I would be constantly cleaning up my computer and have one game at a time and very few applications had I stuck with smallish SSDs. Right now I have every basic app in the book installed (2 media players/codecs, entire office suite, 2 media burning suites, 3 benchmarking and monitoring programs, and 4 of the largest games on the market WoW 27GB, Far Cry 3 8GB, Skyrim 10GB and my steam folder is 10GB. Plus probably 20+ other smallish apps. After all that I still have system protection on with no page file and 110 GB of free space. Very happy about that!
Cons: My expectations were a bit higher than actual. So the drive is slower than the ad would have you believe.
Overall Review: As a customer of high technology, one is expected to do a bit of research before making purchasing decisions. But I should not have to delve as deeply as one would have to in order to make the most informed choice. It is the job of the manufacturer to advertise the drive based on REAL WORLD activities. Copying to/from a USB 3.0 device for example or how fast windows boots or how fast it will load a game using certain minimum specs. This would be a much more convenient way for people to make decisions and probably improve your sales. Its not out of the question for a customer to just go with what they know instead of worrying about making a poor purchasing decision (read as: some may stick with traditional HDD because SSDs are a bit of a mystery atm).
Pros: What you see is what you get. Its been great so far.
Cons: When it spins up to mid speed to maximum its a little loud. Basically its sort of deep buzzing sound. I think all drives probably are though.
Overall Review: Cant beat it for the price.
Pros: Aluminum. No sharp edges. Everything lined up perfectly. My Gigabyte GTX 760 fit with no problems at all. There are even official lian li accessories that allowed me to hide my drive behind a matching bezel. Case fans that come with it do the job as long as you dont have nothing crazy. There are filters for the front fans and PSU intake at the bottom. It looks like it can accommodate a water cooling system which is a nice plus. It comes with all of the extra screws, grommets and tie wraps one would need! You can really feel the quality. I wont ever buy a bargain bin case ever again. Totally worth the extra cost.
Cons: Its a smidge tall than typical mid towers. Probably by about an inch. Not a huge issue but it wouldnt fit in the desk where my old case could. It would probably fit in most desks though. This space was especially tight.
Overall Review: Great case. You wont be sorry you bought it at all. You'll be delighted in fact.
Pros: Affordable. Decent speed.
Cons: Like many others, it has started showing bad blocks just out of warranty.
Overall Review: Probably do best to avoid unless you dont care about the data going on the drive.