Date Joined: 04/20/10
Pros: code worked just fine
Cons: boring game. seriously, why make a game with guns that rewards you for not using them? also you can afford all this cool stuff and your suppressors/silencers/cans get blown out after 30ish rounds? mine havent.
Overall Review: its free. no real complaints.
Pros: Chugs through MSG V and Mad Max on high or anything else I own at x1200 with a consistent 60FPS. I'm sure it wont have a problem with battlefront either.
One 8 pin. I'll SLI these on the next price drop.
Low power usage
Cant hear it (see other)
Cons: I didnt like output options. At least 2 display ports would have been my preference but It's also no secret as to what you're getting so I cant *really* knock it for that.
Theres a small, really really bright white LED to indicate power. This wouldnt be a problem except all my chassis fans are red so it looked a little funky and needed to be covered. Not a huge deal but worth mentioning.
Overall Review: I keep a box fan in my office so I cant comment on noise other then its not louder then a box fan lol.
asus 990fx v1 sabertooth
8150@ 4.2 GhZ
16GB 1333 ram
1 SSD and 3 mechanical drives
750 Watt ultra PSU (6 years old, thing just wont die)
Pros: havent had any problems with with the 4 sticks i have
like that you can switch between red and green (not just one color choice)
easy to use management app
like that its made by crucial
Cons: cant run one stick with both colors.
older ddr2 models had 4 or 5 colors per stick, seems like a step back
Overall Review: going strong for 2.5 years. 16gb on a asus 990fx
havent tried over clocking these and dont plan too.
ya ya ya, i know its rice but i dont care
does what it says its going to do
plays nice with second (non cross fire) card
Cons: non really. sure it could be faster but then it would be more $$$. does what it says
Overall Review: upgraded from a 460gtx and O.M.G, night and day in BF3, BF4, batman series and the such.
current set up
asus saber tooth
16 gigs ram @1600
270x (display port to mini displayport into apple cini display @ x1200)
quadro 1800 running 2 secondary x1080 monitors
single ssd and 6 data drives
all on a 750 psu
Pros: it lets me run an apple cine display to my gpu's full size display port.
Cons: this is the only length. wish they made some 3' and 6' versions
Pros: cheap as h3ll. came with 2 levels. free hdmi cable seems to work well. no frills mounting.
Cons: the instructions provided were for a (slightly) different mount. non of the screw patterns matched up but all the parts were basically the same.
nothing was labeled. on the instructions things were labeled, but they parts them self's werent. I mean it wasnt too hard figuring out how to make a square out of 6 pieces of metal, but why bother labeling the instructions and not the parts.
i have no idea why the bottom part of the bracket is included. the tv only hangs off the top portion. maybe it comes into play with the tilt feature but it does nothing for me. if i were hanging something bigger then my 32 i would want something a little beefier. but for something as small as what i was hanging a simple no frills mount was perfect. but, the bottom half is not really needed.
Pros: hey its a fan and it spins and its red and its big and its not too loud
Cons: make it go faster!!!!!! i dont care about noise. 1300 rpm would be fine by me
Pros: 8 real cores, love 'em virtual machines
better performance than some higher priced intels
smooth gaming (but i'm still rocking a gtx460 at 1920x1080)
4.2 on air, stock cpu cooler in a HAF 942. core temps are 35-36c at idle from HWmonitor.
Cons: what, cant have 10 cores!?
Overall Review: lots of people say the stock cooler is cr@p. it might not be suitable for all builds or people but its not the worst stock cooler that i have come across. of course ill be moving to water
Pros: lots of sata
lots of pci-e
great auto over clocking (automatically put my 8150 to 4.2)
lots of temp sensors.
good usb 3.0 placement
Cons: horrible paint job
took a while to find the option to turn raid off
Overall Review: no real cons, just me.
read my 8150 just fine.
Pros: tons of room. super easy cable management. lots of air flow. and all the other things you would expect.
what i really appreciate about this case it the little things. for usb 3.0, they give you a nice length header to plug into the board...but, if your board doesnt have one they include an exaction cable to run to the back of your MB. its a nice touch. i love the little 'stand off applicator'. it can be pain to install those little stand offs. but they got it covered!!! third, including a ssd bracket and 8 pin cpu extension cable was awesome. i thoroughly utilized both of them. fourth, not including a I/O shield. not a huge a pro, but they are thinking! fifth, tons of room on the far side to hide cable. sixth, give more than enough black screws of every type to match your brand new case. seventh, giant cut out in the back to add water or bigger heat sink
Cons: make the top and side fans light up to match.
the gpu thingy is kinda useless and hard to (figure out how to) install
NO ONE WANTS TOOL-LESS DRIVE INSTALLS!!! albeit these are better than most, but still not as good a simple screw
Overall Review: 3 hours into the build and no problems yet. im not expecting any but will update
this all-in-all a great case. im just getting nit-picky about small stuff that doesnt really matter. dont second guess your self. its a good buy
Pros: cheap, 2TB
Cons: cheap, unreliable
Overall Review: roughly 3 days in and its dropping folders, i cant access some of my folders and some read just fine. luckily this was just a drive for backups, so zero data loss! im going to reformat and test further. but if you buy this drive, make sure you have back ups.
Pros: been powering a quad core phenom II and 9800gtx+ since april '11...no complaints.
Pros: used these in 2 separate builds. thats 4 sticks. one was bad (random BSOD). so, 75% success rate. i dont think any company is perfect, and corsair corrected their mistake. both builds were last April and have had no problems after the bad ram was replaced
Cons: 25% failure rate
Pros: i've never had a problem with gskill and i got what i paid for. it works just like advertised. and filled the empty slot in my g73-jh...
Cons: none, you get what you pay for
Pros: im not a sound expert, but for 15$ no complaints. good bass. no static. not sure why i have a ~2" lead to a female 3.5mm....but its there if you need it (again, not a sound expert). i have no regrets about this buy and would 100% do it again, and even for 40$.
Cons: none really....if i had to say something, its that they didnt offer an all black pair.