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G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Memory Kit Model F4-2133C15D-16GRR
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent price and works just fine with my board 01/13/2016

This review is from: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Memory Kit Model F4-2133C15D-16GRR

Pros: I like the price and capacity, and I've always had good luck with G.Skill memory. I wanted a 2X8 16Gb kit and there are only a couple currently available at or near this price tag. The other one currently available for just a few bucks less than this one is from a company I'm unfamiliar with and that kit lacks heat spreaders. While I'm not really sure how necessary the heat spreaders are for my situation, I like the look of these and I trust this manufacturer.

Cons: None. No cons what so ever.

Other Thoughts: I bought these for an MSI B150 board. I have no intention of overclocking them and they run just fine stock on an MSI B-150M Pro-VD with a non-K i5 6600. Plug them in and they work. That's what I wanted. That's what I got.

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HyperX Savage 2.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Fast, OK price, I like the accessories and extras 01/13/2016

This review is from: HyperX Savage 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal SSD (w/ Upgrade Bundle Kit) SHSS3B7A/240G

Pros: This comes with everything you need to install it in just about any situation. That was part of my decision to buy it. When I say everything, I mean everything including a screwdriver. It came with a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter, screws, a screwdriver, a SATA cable, a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter, and an external USB 3 enclosure... I didn't use whatever hard drive cloning software they provide, but it comes with that too. Other Pros: It is in the same league with other SSDs like the Samsung Evo and Sandisk Extreme Pro. There were some performance questions regarding queue depth and sequential mixed when the Phison S10 controller was first hitting the market (in this drive and others) but Phison addressed that last November with new firmware.

Cons: I can't list any legit cons but maybe the price. It's a few bucks more than three or four similar capacity, similar performing SSDs you'll find... but, the extras and accessories made the price worth it to me.

Other Thoughts: Kingston pulled a nand bait and switch a while back with one of their popular SSDs. That turned a lot of the enthusiast crowd off on Kingston drives. I'm old enough to remember when nearly all of the popular motherboard manufacturers used pirated electrolyte formula in their capacitors and pretty much every single big name in the industry got caught when the caps started popping because the stolen formula was no good... That doesn't stop me from buying motherboards from any of those companies. Kingston's reputation took a bit of a hit over it, but this particular product in some ways is their way of trying to make up for it. It's among the top performers in its class and is worthy of consideration if you're in the market for an SSD. I'm perfectly comfortable recommending it.

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ORICO USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Multi-Card Reader for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/CF/TF Cards
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Works exactly as advertized 01/13/2016

This review is from: ORICO USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Multi-Card Reader for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/CF/TF Cards

Pros: Easy to install. Works as expected. Provides support for more types of memory cards than I own and also provides a front USB 3 port for my aging Lian Li case. It's nice to have a high speed reader for high speed memory cards and be able to dump 30 Gb of video files off my camera card on to my PC in three or four minutes rather than the half hour or so it used to take with my USB 2 reader. And, it's nice to not have to crawl under my desk to find and use a USB 3 port on the back of my PC for my portable drive... and along with that, it was nice to get an inexpensive device like this to provide a USB 3 port in front so I didn't feel too compelled to replace my case with a newer one.

Cons: As others have said, it's a little weird inserting memory cards upside down. It isn't a big deal once you know you need to, but it does make me wonder what their engineers were thinking when they designed this.

Other Thoughts: I recently replaced the majority of the guts in my personal workstation. My case is a few years old and doesn't have USB 3 front ports which didn't mater before my upgrade because my old motherboard didn't have USB 3. The USB 3.1 header on my new B150 board supports two USB 3 devices at a time, so this giving me the ability to use a class 10 SDHC or an SDXC card and my portable hard drive at the same time suits my needs exactly.

I'm pleased with it and mine works fine.

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Display Name: Robert L.

Date Joined: 05/07/05

  • Reviews: 30
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  • First Review: 03/19/09
  • Last Review: 01/13/16
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