As Cooler Master based the brand, the Hyper 212 Evo has unmatched performance at an unmatched price. The 212 Evo is on the larger side of the scale when it comes to scale. To make up for this though, the cooler itself has 4 direct heat tubes, made of copper, that help when the processor is under load. As my computer, a long with many others, undergo heavy loads, the extra support while gaming is a major advantage over many other cooling systems. Not only is this beast a bang for the buck, it has universal mounting solutions. With this system, if you read the directions, it is easy to mount up to any motherboard you throw at it. This product is used in many systems world wide. From casual gamer to streamer making a living from donations and viewers, this cooler stands tall compared to its competitors. This cooler is the most affordable in my opinion. At a low price of 30 dollars, I highly recommend this product. You can pick up this cooler at newegg.com.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Many modern computers that are built for gaming or extreme us contain an ssd. With the purchase of Kingston's SSD v300 series, I was thoroughly impressed. The 120 gb ssd is used as my main operating system drive. With the increased performance while gaming, it was a no-brainer to get my hands on one either way. With the price of ssds dropping they have become very affordable, this one being around forty-five dollars. As a user stated, "Like a midget gigolo...cheap, fast, small, and looks good!" Since this is a smaller capacity drive, purchasing more than one for larger storage or a HDD would be beneficial. I would have no problem purchasing this product again. As many other would agree, if one is looking to get into the ssd market, this is a good starting place. If interested, the link for the product will be below.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
MSI, a well known company in the computer parts world, has released hundreds and hundreds of boards over the years. With some of the latest higher end gaming boards dropping in price because of sales, I was able to pick one up for a little over a hundred dollars. The B85 board that I purchased was a nice buy for many reasons. It has a simple, easy to learn bios that is nice for computer builders, experienced and noob alike. This military grade board allows for slight overclocking that is capable with the installed OC Genie. It also allows for easy access to assigning priority to drives. Since the board is from MSI, we get the beautiful red and black design, of course this adds to the effect with the MSI dragon being present. This board stands strong to its ratings as I would give this board a ten out of ten. If interested, this board and its siblings can be picked up at newegg.com.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Arguably the best price to performance CPU on the market, the Intel i5-4690k holds true to the customer satisfaction. It is no wonder that the everyday gamer and anyone looking for a fast rig love this processor. With a base clock of 3.5 and a turbo clock with a 6mb Cache to 3.9, this quad core has little competition. Intel's haswell team has definitely stepped up their game on their thermal interface material. This new material may seem like a small change, but it allows for the processor to run at higher temperatures while under a stock heat sink. The Intel integrated graphics is perfectly fine for light gaming and everyday use. While under load the processor has no noticeable performance drops. The next step up from this processor is an i7 that is nearly one hundred dollars more. I like many others am willing to argue that the i7 is not with the extra money with this beast at large. Given the wonderful customer feedback, I would give this a ten out of ten!