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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: No problem running at the advertised 8-8-8-24 timings and DDR3 1600 speeds after some minor BIOS changes. Nice price after 15% off.

4GB sticks leave 2 more slots open for future expansion on my mobo - replaced 2 x 2GB sticks instead of getting an additional 2 x 2GB set of RAM

Cons: Not enough to dock an egg - but the Cas was 11(!) when they were installed out of the box. It was expected from reading other reviews though so I was ready to do some tweaking.

Other Thoughts: If you are not comfortable tweaking BIOS settings or finding info online of how to get the RAM to run at the advertised speeds I would look elsewhere.

Otherwise its a great set of RAM - took me very little time to get everything running at advertised speeds

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ASUS DVD-Writer 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24F1ST
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good price/performance, reliable. Bought for a PC build for my parents and it handles all the basic R/W operations for CDs and DVDs just fine.

Cons: Definitely loud when spinning up but nothing abnormal compared to other drives I've used. Unless you're sitting right next to the tower I doubt it would hardly be an issue for anyone.

Other Thoughts: If you're just looking for a basic DVD writer to throw into a PC this works just fine for the price.

No included SATA cable just so any potential buyers are aware - make sure you have one on hand.

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Rosewill CAPSTONE-550 550W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good buy for the wattage and 80 Plus Gold PSU.

Cons: Just died this morning (Jan 6th) after having it in a build for less than 2 months. Even worse this is a PC i built for my parents who are 5 hours away. PC is just running an i7 and gtx 650 - both factory clocks - nothing that could've strained a decent 550W supply.

Had the best reviews/price point for the wattage I was looking for so I picked this one out hoping for something I could "set and forget" for them. Now I get to scramble to figure out how to get them back and running ASAP.

Other Thoughts: First power supply I bought from Rosewill and the only PSU I've ever had fail on me (even worse not me - but a PC built for someone else). Always stuck with Corsair for my gaming builds and will for all other builds from now on. even if I pay a premium.

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Display Name: Edward G.

Date Joined: 07/26/10

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 01/28/14
  • Last Review: 01/28/14
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