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ROBERT S.

ROBERT S.

Joined on 12/28/07

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Most Favorable Review

FireCuda Gaming SSHD 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Catch 8GB NAND

Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ST1000DX002
Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ST1000DX002

Pros: To try this out I saved all of my games to this drive but did not use this as my boot drive. As you frequently open the same game or application again and again I can say that I did notice faster load times. I did not test this but if you were to install you're OS installed on this, you'll certainly see improvement as you continue to reboot as other reviewers have mentioned. I'm giving it 4 stars because it does what it says and isn't a bad value but as you'll see in the cons, I don't think this would be my choice.

Cons: The main problem I have with this SSHD proposition is you are paying about a $30 premium for 8GB of NAND and you get the maximum benefit if you are only playing one game for an extended period. If you put your OS on this, then your boot times will be faster but also eat up some of the 8GB. If this is your situtation, another option would be to buy a 120GB SATA SSD for $40 to $50 and put both your OS and most frequently played game or two on that and then have an HDD for your infrequently used apps. I would rather do the 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD than the 1TB SSHD.

Overall Review: How much of a benefit there is depends on the game and how many games you tend to play at a given time. If you typically will mostly play one game for a while then move on to another game you will see greater benefits than constantly rotating between many games. Personally, I use a 1TB M.2 SSD.

Most Critical Review

Works but not impressed

DEEPCOOL N6000 Laptop Cooling Pad 17" Metal Mesh Panel 200mm Fan with Blue LED
DEEPCOOL N6000 Laptop Cooling Pad 17" Metal Mesh Panel 200mm Fan with Blue LED

Pros: -simple design -very little noise -variable speed fan -Has 2 usb ports. This allows you to power it and have a pass through so that you don't lose a port on your laptop. -cheap -LED can be turned off -there is a slot to store the usb power cord on the back

Cons: -The fan provides little airflow. I would think since the fan is variable speed one would design it to go very fast and let the end user decide at what point it is too much noise. -LED's are pointless -the fan is small for the size of the unit -not at all mobile

Overall Review: It is inexpensive but I can't help noticing DEEPCOOL's other products that appear to be better buys. -1st there is the N180 for $10 less. You give up the variable fan speed and storge for the usb cord and the fan is a little smaller but it has a much higher rpm giving it greater airflow. The N180 also has 2 tilt positions. -In the other direction for $5 more you can get a N25 or N9. Both offer all the features of N6000 and more along with greater airflow.

Very Good Slim Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With Clicky Switch
Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With Clicky Switch

Pros: There is a lot to like about this keyboard. Right out of the box you notice the slim profile. Its a nice build quality, not too heavy. The cable/wireless system is one you've probably seen before and works well. USB cable for charging that has a wireless adapter you can either plug directly into your computer or on to the end of the cable. Having bluetooth is nice as well if you want to use it with another device like your phone. The tactile feel was very nice and was a positive surprise to me. I had my doubts given the slim profile. When it comes to tactile feel I did not feel there was any sacrifice using this compared to my normal size gaming keyboard. However, travel distance is still a personal preference thing so the shorter travel distance may not be ideal for all. The battery life is superb. They advertise 30hrs with back lighting at max brightness which is really bright. I had the brightness set to a medium level whether it was on wireless or wired. With the brightness turned down or off the battery life quickly increases to a matter of days as opposed to hours. It also is good about turning off the back lighting to conserve power. Lastly, setting up the back lighting was very easy in Logitech's software. I assigned different colors to different groups of keys, but you can customize each key individually.

Cons: There are some cons to this keyboard. First it is expensive. Second, while it is very thin making it more mobile than other gaming keyboards, it's a 10-key. Normally I prefer to have a 10-key, but if Logitech is going for mobility here, I think they should have gone 10-key-less. Moving on, the side edges are sharp which can be annoying. I would have liked rounded edges all the way around. Lastly, there is only and indicator light for Caps Lock. There are none for Num Lock nor Scroll Lock. At first I though "maybe with the individual key backlighting, I can setup some logic to have the Num Lock and Scroll Lock keys change color depending on if they are on or off." Sadly, such logic isn't possible in Logitech's software.

Overall Review: Great gaming keyboard that doesn't sacrifice performance to achieve a slim profile. Battery life is exceptional for a rechargeable battery. Customizing the back lighting is very straightforward.

10/19/2019

Perfectly Fine Fan but a Little outdated

Corsair AF Series AF140 LED (2018) CO-9050088-WW 140mm White LED Case Fan, 2-Pack
Corsair AF Series AF140 LED (2018) CO-9050088-WW 140mm White LED Case Fan, 2-Pack

Pros: I am reviewing the TWO Pack of WHITE LED in case the reviews are combined with other colors. -Decent amount of air flow -Quiet operation, you can hear them if you listen but doubt you'll really notice with them inside your case -The LED is just in the center but the white, semi-transparent blades help diffuse it. Pictures in description are an accurate representation of real world lighting -The cables are a good length, unlikely you will have problems with them reaching

Cons: -Not sure I see myself buying anything but an RGB or a no-led fan these days. -They aren't PWM fans. Sure you can do VM but then you're lights dim or get brighter. I would be more ok with this if they did not have any LEDs

Overall Review: They aren't expensive but I would have liked to see them priced lower to award five starts considering they are not rgb nor pwm I know this is to be a fan that goes on a case rather than be used for cooling but these days, it's common for case fans to be pwm as well and it's always a benefit because all fans make noise and if you can decrease the noise while not doing intensive tasks then that's a plus.

Amazing Case

Phanteks Enthoo Elite PH-ES916E_AG Anthracite Grey Anodized Aluminum Panels, Powder Coated Steel Chassis, Tempered Glass Side Panel ATX Super Tower Computer Case
Phanteks Enthoo Elite PH-ES916E_AG Anthracite Grey Anodized Aluminum Panels, Powder Coated Steel Chassis, Tempered Glass Side Panel ATX Super Tower Computer Case

Pros: -Solid construction -Very flexible and loads if accessories included -Easy to build in -Looks classy. my girlfriend does not mind this behemoth being in our living room -The multiple chambers with PSU being is the hidden back chamber is my preferred configuration these days -You can do dual systems if you want

Cons: -Expensive. The flight case is nice but I'm sure the price could have been a lot lower if they didn't ship it in that -Heavy. I ended up getting those furniture sliding pads to put under its feet

Overall Review: I love building and wanted a case that would let me show off my build, be flexible enough that it would support any build I want to do in the future, and be easy to build in. While I have way more water cooling capacity then my components demand, I wanted to fill out the case. I have what I'll call a dual/mixed loop (2 loops with shared reservoir). Pump : In the bottom I have a 480mm rad. 1080 Ti. Pump 2: On the front is a 360mm rad and on top is a 280mm rad. Threadripper 2950x and the VRM. Both of these loops end in a large reservoir which I have mounted to the sliding panel to the right of the MB.

Sold Construction but Flawed

Gamdias Achilles M1 RGB Gaming Chair - Black / Blue
Gamdias Achilles M1 RGB Gaming Chair - Black / Blue

Pros: -The chair's frame is very solid -It goes up very high which I like because I'm on the taller side at 6'2" -The bottom cushion is very firm and a good shape to me -The two pillows that come with it are also very firm and supportive. I am not worried about them losing their shape any time soon. -Arm rests are very adjustable

Cons: -Other than the bottom of the seat, their is now actually cushioning in the chair. It is simply a metal frame, with some foam sleeves around the metal an then the fabric. For example, the side bolsters, they aren't a solid cushion. If you grab one and squeeze it, your fingers will touch your thumb with only fabric in between. -The lowest high is probably about the highest height of most chairs. I usually use chairs near their top, but this one I have at the lowest it can go -The casters do not have brakes. At this price point, I think it's expected to have breaks

Overall Review: The RGB lighting is simply a joke. I considered not even mentioning it but it's in the product title. I have plenty of lighting in my computer, but don't see the point of this, especially when you consider you have to be tethered to you computer via the usb cord to use them.