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HyperX Grey Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Always reliable. Set XMP profile in Bios and forget. Have 3 custom systems with Grey in them. I have tried others, but they all always seem to fail, but I have never had a Kingston memory stick fail, ever. I have used their memory product for the past 15 years and can say while others have failed, Kingston always, always pulls through with reliability and speed. I have had power outages and brown outs that have killed other memory, but not a single Kingston has been affected by these happenings. They can run 1T all day long at listed timings, but the important part is reliability. You get what you pay for.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I now use no other.

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ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Options, options, options. VGA, DVI, HDMI, Modes.
Plenty of controls to dial in that perfect room setting. No glare in a room with 2 windows across from each other with the desk located at the middle of the adjacent wall. Digital interface to hook up the DVI and an XBOX 360 or DVD, Blu-ray player to HDMI for options of multiple uses. We have HDMI from his 770GTX with built in HD audio. The XBOX 360 is on another flatscreen, but if you are cramped for space or don't have an additional screen, this monitor gives you options, and that is what it is about. Sound passthough is nice for a gaming tower tucked out of the way, as most headphone leads are 3-4ft in length, simply use HDMI or an audio cable to bring the headphones closer. The colors are really nice and the backlight is very bright, see cons. 2ms response time with 11ms input lag!

Cons: The factory setting seems too bright, washing out somewhat, but this is with almost all monitors calibrated from the factory, so not really a con. No deduction for this, just turn the backlight down or pick from plenty of options in the menu to calibrate the color.

Other Thoughts: Purchased for my 4 year old son, now 6, to hook to his gaming rig. He loves it. I love it. I decided to get the VX238H 1ms monitor that has dual HDMI and built in speakers for myself.
Most people confuse response time as how fast the monitor responds to gaming, this is actually input lag, two different things. While a monitor can have a low response time, the input lag can cause gaming problems, ghosting, etc. Be sure to research before dropping money on low ms response monitor, as it may have, say, 38 to 78ms input lag, something most gamers don't understand. The monitor is a critical component and the most misunderstood or over looked.
G-Sync is coming!

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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: CrystalDiskMark, Atto, HDBench scores of 248MBs read and 224MBs writes. Have 2 coupled in Raid0 with full backup over network. Loads Win7 Ultimate rather quick and beats out my second Raid0 storage of the WD WD500KS by double (124MBs read, 123MBs writes) both on an Intel 6Gb/s Controller. Very very quiet and reliable.

Cons: None as of this posting.

Other Thoughts: I used to use Maxtor until Seagate got them, so I switched to WD. Seems like WD drives fail quicker than the previous. I picked 2 of these up about 3 years ago and am happy not to hear the chugging, clicking, and zerrrping WD drives make after a while. While I cannot speak of Samsung's Customer Service, dealing with WD's CS have helped me decide to give Samsung majority my future business, most recent being a batch of 840 EVOs.

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Display Name: Robert S.

Date Joined: 07/05/05

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 03/08/11
  • Last Review: 01/12/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 1 out of 5 eggs
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