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Fallout 4 - PC
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2 out of 5 eggs What they didn't tell you 12/16/2015

This review is from: Fallout 4 - PC

Pros: - Great game, familiar since it's the same as Fallout 3 except it's in the Boston area. Not that it is exactly like the Boston area (which is where I live) since by their compressed scale you are about 100 times bigger compared to the real world but still cool nonetheless.
- A few crashes but common for today's games, nothing corruptive or lasting.
- Love the fact when you or your system alt-tab away, when you come back its as if you hit ESC (you are paused).
- Takes a good 10-15 seconds to load on an 8350 8-core, 32 GB memory system from a WD Black HDD but that's to be expected with these graphics.
- Dual screen works with a Radeon 7950 but there is some visual distortion so I stay with one screen.

Cons: - Bethesda in their insidious wisdom has required Steam, the world's most evil DRM tracking tool, to be used to run this game. There is nothing in Newegg's webpage that mention's this. 3 eggs off for these things. Nevertheless Steam has been removed from the equation via Windows firewall. Long live!
- Game will take up a LOT of your time :] (not a con to me but others may think so)

Other Thoughts: - Constantly have to decide to play World of Warships or Fallout 4, such a dilemma every time...

Samsung EVO 32GB 32G microSD microSDHC SD SDHC Card Class 10 UHS-I with oem SD Adapter & oem USB 2.0 Reader
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - microSDHC came with an SD adapter (have several) and USB adapter (never had one of these).
- Delivered in only 3 days! Faster than Newegg's products ordered at the same time! (they came two days later, fast enough, all by USPS)

Cons: - Didn't take me to dinner and a movie?

Other Thoughts: - Will use it in a PopcornHour VTEN, should be more than adequate.

SYBA SI-PEX40064 PCI-Express 2.0 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) Controller Card
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: - What RM said is important. Applying this to the card, it can fill those little, itty-bitty PCI-e 1x slots on your motherboard because it is a PCI-e 1x card.
- Works with NAS4Free and have used it recently, fully loaded in an 11 HDD NAS. I have encryption, ZFS RAIDZ1 and ZFS compression all on four green WD 2 TB HDDs through this card [<rant>Why spend more on red WD HDDs when green WD HDDs on a home NAS are just fine? Notice I said home? Have been running green WD HDDs for nearly 10 years in 24/7 NAS' [I have four] and no issues but lower electricity bills.</rant>)
- SATA 6 GB/s
- Supports port multipliers (but I've never tried it)

Cons: - I always connect the SATA card I have in my NAS' to the power LED of the computer case so I can see HDD activity. Thus the case HDD light is for a 6x HDD RAIDZ1 array connected to the motherboard (has 6 SATA connectors) and the Syba SI-PEX40064 connects a 4x HDD RAIDZ1 array to the case power LED. The con is I had to solder in paperclip wire to the card's HDD activity connection to connect the case' power LED connector and what is seen is an always on light that blinks when there is activity. Typically a HDD light is off and turns on during activity only (not just blinks). The case LED now shows me power AND the 4x HDD array activity. Super minor con, I admit, I wish there were pins for those case LED connectors.

Other Thoughts: - Have had the card for years and works everywhere. Most importantly it has always worked with NAS4Free with all kinds of green WD HDDs.


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Display Name: Daniel T.

Date Joined: 09/18/04

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 12/24/06
  • Last Review: 02/29/16
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