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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: See other thoughts below. My 2010 purchase resulted in two sticks that have worked flawlessly.

Cons: See other thoughts below. My 2014 purchase resulted in two DOA sticks.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this exact pair of dual-channel memory in 2010 and it has worked flawlessly. Recently, in 2014, I wanted to expand my mid-range gaming rig from 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM, so I figured the most cost-effective way to do that would be to simply buy two more sticks of the same model.

I did that. I bought two more sticks, and they arrived DOA. Both sticks.

I have been building PCs for 11 years, and I have been fortunate enough to have never received anything DOA. I've had things fail after 1-3+ years, but never DOA.

G Skill wanted to be my first, apparently. I have no idea what its "success" rate is with memory that makes it out of its factory, but I will tell you this: no customer should ever receive anything DOA. Aside from the fact that it may violate federal and most state consumer warranty laws, and the contracts between you, the seller and the manufacturer, it is simply a poor, poor business practice. I wanted my RAM on a specific date, and for a specific price. Instead, I will now receive my replacement RAM well after the time in which I wanted it (my vacation), for at least $7.29 more than the amount that I expected to pay, and for an added 3+ hours of my time spent testing the RAM, testing the RAM again, filling out an RMA form, going to the post office, and waiting in line at the post office. All because the manufacturer neglected to ensure that all the RAM that gets out of its factory to its distributors and sellers functions properly, or at a minimum, is not DOA.

Grade: 5 stars for the 2010 RAM; 0 stars for the 2014 RAM. Averaged, and rounded down because both sticks were DOA = 2 stars.

Note: Newegg has always been a superb seller and I will remain loyal to Newegg, but I will never buy from G Skill again because one DOA is too many. I suggest you do the same.

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TRENDnet TEW-424UB Wireless G Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great External Wireless Adapter 07/09/2010

This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-424UB Wireless G Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Provides wireless access for my laptop after my internal wireless adapter stopped functioning regularly. Downloaded the driver mentioned by other reviewers (RTL8187B), disabled internal wireless adapter, installed driver, plugged in adapter and it worked immediately. Driver provides a new system tray icon + software which you can use to replace the default windows software for connecting to a wireless network if you prefer it. I use it because it provides a better interface and functionality than what I get in Vista.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The flip cover came off easily -- it's useless if you're using this as a permanent replacement for your old wireless adapter.

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APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Cooling Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Great LED Fan 09/29/2007

This review is from: APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Cooling Fan

Pros: It's big, has blue LEDs, and moves a good volume of air. I have two other Apevia fans which I have had for 2+ years and they still continue to operate (and all LEDs are still active).

Cons: I can't find anything wrong with this fan.

Other Thoughts: I originally had two 80 mm blue LED fans from Apevia (I have had this Apevia case for two years). The fans still work great, and I was looking to improve my airflow, so I put this 120 mm in the back, and moved both 80 mms to the front (previously had just one in back, one on top). The average decrease in temps has been around 5-8 C, which is pretty good. If you're considering buying a new case fan(s), don't hesitate with buying from Apevia.

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Display Name: Nick H.

Date Joined: 02/27/05

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  • First Review: 03/24/05
  • Last Review: 05/15/14
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