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CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400) Desktop Memory Model CMD64GX4M4B2800C14
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great memory so far! May require tweaking on some boards. 02/29/2016

This review is from: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400) Desktop Memory Model CMD64GX4M4B2800C14

Pros: Ran a bunch of tests with it and it passed them all including memtest86 for about 18 hours. Quite fast on quad channel, reporting in memtest at half the speed of my L3 cache lol. No complaints, looks awesome as well :)

Cons: Not really a con but if you use XMP on a EVGA Classified board it will put the bclock at a really weird number. The Asus R5E may be more forgiving with this speed, I am not sure. I actually bought these sticks instead of the 3ghz sticks because my friend was reporting issues with his 3ghz sticks on his R5E (later fixed those with a bios update) but ironically my board supports 3ghz at 100mhz bclock but not 2800.. oh well lol. The issue with these higher speeds seems to be going away slowly though as more advanced bios are put out on the x99 platform.

The XMP profile puts the clock at something like 167.3 mhz using a 125mhz (4:5) strap on x99 which is not so great for overclocking. I opted instead to simply push the bclock to 105mhz using 2666 speed (2:3 bclock x 20) which bumps it up to 2800 native. I think the board will handle a 5% overclock on pci-e but time will tell. No problems so far but I don't have the final gpus yet for testing which is where the bclock instability will pop out if its going to.

Other Thoughts: Got this kit in early January for about $580, its already dropped $80 since that time but not taking an egg for that, just sucks. If it keeps dropping I will buy another kit and have 128gb of ram for even more of an obscene ramdisk!.

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Dell U2715H Black 27
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice size/resolution, beautiful design, thin bezel, nice controls, nice software options (shutting off/dimming the monitor on screensaver is handy) good amount of options on the onscreen menu, decent refresh times, does ok at gaming, I prioritize color reproduction for work over gaming so its a decent compromise, better than my old IPS pannel for sure.

The color reproduction is very good, very nice detail in blacks even at extremely low (1,1,1) vs (0,0,0) levels and bright pure whites. The color consistency however leaves something to be desired.

Cons: I read a review online saying the color consistency was not as good as they had hoped. I had hoped it was a problem limited to their specific pannel but it seems mine has the same issues.

First off there is a noticable dimmer area around the edges of the screen. I guess this is because they did not fit LED's straight up against the edges due to the thin bezel design but on solid color backgrounds (ie photoshop etc) it is noticable and somewhat distracting.

2nd off the right side of the screen is cooler than the left side of the screen color wise, the reviews I found mentioned a similar issue, but my old IPS pannel has about the same issues. It however is a good 6-7 years old I was hoping with the LED backlight and better technology it would have improved color consistency, then again it is a bigger display which makes color consistency more difficult, still for $600 I was hoping for something a little better.

Other Thoughts: I got this monitor because my 10+ year old 2ndary TN pannel finally died, have always used an IPS for my main work screen and decided to upgrade to something bigger than my 23" 1080 display.

This is my first 1440p and first led backlight monitor, been using traditional backlight IPS monitors for years however. My eyes are very sensitive I suppose, probably would need a commercial grade pannel to truly be happy but not prepared to spend the 1-2 grand to get one. Overall I am happy with this monitor I just wish the color consistency was a little better for the price point.

Did notice a decent sized drop in gaming performance, this is not unexpected since theres 70% more pixels than a 1080 display. If you get a 1440p screen make sure you got a good system to back it up if you want to game at near ultra settings. My GTX 680 works for gaming but its not happy about it with a multi monitor setup and a background 3D app running on the 2nd screen, it had no problems doing this with a 1080 setup but the 70% more pixels and 2gb of vram are probably crippling it at this resolution for multitasking 3d applications.

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Linksys EA3500-NP SMART Smooth Stream Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N750 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have had this router running for the last 7-8 months with 0 problems, never drops net and stays absolutely rock solid. The wifi signal strength is superb, the mobile configuration app is pretty handy. Overall it is a wonderful router to have and works perfectly for what I bought it for.

That being said there is one LARGE catch. I have had this router actively inter-cooled with a home built and designed cooler from day 1 which uses a 120mm fan to force air through it. Without the active cooling this thing would be dropping packets and net like crazy and probably need daily resets.

Cons: Cisco has opted for a sleek stylish design on this router and completely ignored the router cooling. If set flat on its feet the curved top with no vents just pools all the hot air in it. The only vents are on the bottom and sides and the bottom vents are blocked by the board. I have the router sitting vertically and jammed into some thick 4 inch foam with a 120mm fan in the compartment below it to force air through its side vents and out the top. It stays cool to the touch. With proper cooling the router runs flawlessly. But since it overheats within a few hours without active cooling its basically a piece of junk if you don't want to take steps to keep it cool.

The only other con I have is you can not disable the SSID broadcast, but really that's not a big con, its better to have it enabled anyways, but the option to disable it should still be there.

Other Thoughts: I had to active cool the last router of this form factor too by having it sit on a stand that blew a fan onto its bottom to keep it cool as well. I bought this knowing I would need to cool this one too, if you don't want to actively cool this thing in some form or another I would stay far clear.

Again the hardware is very good but only if you can keep it cool.

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Display Name: Nathan E.

Date Joined: 07/24/02

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  • First Review: 04/14/08
  • Last Review: 02/29/16
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