For starters my family calls this the beast so I stuck with it. Recently gave in and got a decent card. It's probably not needed since I don't game, but hey building is addictive and I just couldn't let this guy get a bad rep for a lacking card. Anyways here's the details. Main Desktop, 24/7 server PC for media to ITX, Laptop and Raspberry Pi B+. Use Kodi/MySQL on Desktop as server for 3 PCs. One ITX as living room HTPC. Lenovo Yoga 11s laptop and Raspberry Pi B+ in bedroom. "The Beast" runs 24/7 with little off time for cleaning,upgrade,etc. CPU and board are very stable and XSPC Raystorm with 240 mm radiator and dual-bay pump/reservoir keeps CPU around 26 degrees C. Currently have 10 case fans installed. 2 in front of HDD rack, 2 behind rack and in front of radiator, 2 behind radiator used as a push/pull for cpu cooling (all inside case which Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 has inside mount for 240 radiator) One on bottom of case *mid-case", Two silent 140mm Aerocool fans on top (pull into case which is a little unconventional, but use all to pull through rear fan.), and of course, one rear 120 mm fan. Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 case is very quite with foam padding throughout. The design is very sleek with swing opening for 3x5.25 bay access (I have LG Bluray writer on top with XSPC reservoir filling next two slots). Kingston Fury RAM is outstanding. For the price, I would not go with any other RAM. Although PSU is great price per wattage, I would recommend Corsair rm430 for comparable price. Pros: Great performance throughout system. Very quiet even when overclocked running at 4.1 with room to increase up to 4.4/4.5. Almost no loading time. EVER. Abundance of storage to store music,movies,tv shows, games, etc. SSD is outstanding for price. Lastly I cannot stress enough the great value of XSPC Raystorm kit. Came with 240mm radiator, dual-bay reservoir, LGA and AMD cpu block, 6 fittings (would be nice to upgrade fittings to compression fittings, but they do the job), plenty of clear tubing. All I had to add is $10 coolant. I had a Corsair H100i and one, the performance is not even close, two, the H100i died in about 3 months. Bad radiator, and as you should be aware you can't replace a piece of an all in one system. Cons: Although the case is very sleek, it is still quite large. Would take a second to consider how big these things are and if you have the space to hide it. Also, since this is a silenced case, the biggest con for me is that it has no window. Never thought that this would matter, but once you complete a build, you want to be able to "show the goods". Plus the only LEDs came with the Raystorm (reservoir and CPU block( and the 2 Aerocool fans. Makes it a pain replace stuff without having to use a flashlight.
Best bang for your buck. Very stable. Overclocks to 4.4 without a problem. Got this paired with GYGABYTE GA Z97X UD5H BK for $300.00. Still cannot find a better deal to date for price and quality of this combo. Compliments of Slickdeals and Newegg.
Used this on more than 7 PC/Laptop builds, upgrades and repairs. Always reliable.
Runs as good as any RAM available and for the price, this is an automatic choice. BONUS, multiple colors to match your board and they look good.
Super fast. Super quite and never gets hot. Price continues to drop. 128g is all that I required, and I only use half. Samsung name continues to impress.
took this out of an external HDD. Runs cool and is stable, but no software support gives it one star off. Still worth a buy if you find one around.
As advertise. Got this for $100.00. Sleek, Quiet, and unlike others not sci-fi looking and overboard. Love the 2 in that it is shorter for a large case, and rather extended the length which also allows you to place a radiator inside the case. I wish the windowed version was available, well anywhere in the states. Also, not much room for cables and is all black with no LEDs. Just saying, if your in this thing as much as I am, get a flashlight.
Best price for BR writer. Worth it , probably not since BR sucks when it comes to writing and you have to have a freaking $90 software to have any luck, still not LGs fault and DVD/CD RW is as you would expect with fastest RW speeds to date.
2 months ago. 3 stars, but def. growing on me. The duel mode as a traditional desktop and app style mode. Apps still limited and fall well short of IOS, but windows still ahead in traditional desktop features especially since I am a builder, and if you are not aware, Apple sucks for builders with 0 cross-compatibility and overpriced components. (Although I still have an Iphone).
Average. Does the job, but would look for something on sale as an alternative.
Low price. Cool look and design. Quite and good price, but not as quite as I was expecting. Still worth a buy.
It's coolant and it's blue. My PC is by no means dormant, but come on. It takes a lot of supper running to notice a difference in coolant.
Raystorm all the way!!! Best choice (maybe second) I have made in a PC component. Never go closed system. I mean, you already took the step to build a PC rather than a store bought desktop, don't sell yourself short for a $30 savings on a Corsair H100i (Obviously I made this mistake. A $120 mistake for less performance and died in 3 months). Let's just say I wish I would have forked out the $30 then.
ISP fo $120. Umm yes please. 22" is plenty even for the less than perfect sight. Although there is literally no software support, thats what a graphics card is for. Added bonus. Borderless frame around sides and top are great. Very sleek when mounted on swivel mount.
It's cheap, it's logitech (got to love unifying receivers) and wireless. Although not the most durable board and def. nothing special on interface, it does the job.
$7. Wireless, Logitech (love unifying receiver the have) and touch mouse. All in all it's a good by, but don't be too sold on touch surface. It is not the most precise touch sensor on the planet.