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CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 Laptop Memory Model CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: N/A

Cons: DOA out of the box. Would not boot, failed memtest.

Other Thoughts: This is the 2nd time this has happened to me with Corsair memory in a row. They need to fix some quality control issues.

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ASUS VG248QE Black 24
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great monitor for the price! The 24 bit display shows great color depth with 16.7 Million colors and 144 Hz refresh rate is great as well. If you use the wrong cable the monitor will let you know that you can get better quality with a different cable. You are able to use light boost in 2-D mode to reduce tearing but at the cost of brightness (I have been very happy with the monitor without "light boost" enabled). I didn't think I would get much use out of the base which allows the monitor to flip, turn side by side and also set height but I use this feature all of the time now and will never buy another monitor without it. The monitor's speakers are not great but they are there if you need them for an office setting, if you are looking for good sound buy speakers. I'm not 100% sure but I believe you will be able to upgrade the monitor with Nvidia's G-Sync hardware. I will be buying 2 more shortly!

Cons: Short Dual Link DVI cable included. Had to order a longer cable in order to reach my rig through my desk. Add another $10 for this in most applications. Didn't take away an egg because the monitor by it self is worth every penny even without the sound.

Other Thoughts: I believe this monitor was used in a Nvidia build with G-Sync pre-installed but as I said this is an unconfirmed rumor (I did see a picture of the monitor and it look exactly the same).

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Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs 5 Year warranty GREAT PRODUCT 02/08/2012

This review is from: Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very fast for all comps that only have with SATA 2 or higher controllers. Installed 1 in my laptop and instantly noticed a HUGE difference. I also installed one on a desktop running the H67 chip set (extremely fast). Boot time cut down by about 75%. No wait time at all opening small files as you do on a regular HDD (I believe this is called random access time). Anyways, if I open up Outlook etc. BAM!!! there it is. Cut my boot time in half. 5 year warranty is a big deal with SSD drives because they have a read/write lifespan and it is a known fact that they are going to fail after so many uses, thats why we don't run a disk defragmenter on an SSD. I think Intel is more honest with their Read/Write information, I have tested other drives and they didn't meet their claims even on a high end controller. SSD's beat the "bottleneck" in the system, so after you upgrade your SSD, you can by a new CPU, memory etc from newegg!!

Cons: Being that the drive is SATA 2 only, I believe it is bottle necked by the controller speed but I haven't put the time in to test, it is comparable to a SATA 3. For the cost it should be SATA 3. Very expensive SSD but I wanted something reliable.

Other Thoughts: I just found out about the SSD toolbox application that Intel makes, so I haven't reviewed this. I will add and this is important. The description doesn't claim to have Trim support but when I type in the proper cmd prompt item to check if trim is enabled it claims that Trim is. In short I believe this drive supports Trim unless there is some glitch in the cmd. Trim support cleans out the old garbage so when you write to the drive you don't have to wait for it to delete then write thus increasing write speeds. Very important, I am very happy with this drive though. Data transfer kit worked in under 30 minutes and is so easy to use even a cave man can do it.....

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Display Name: Andrew L.

Date Joined: 09/22/08

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  • First Review: 08/26/11
  • Last Review: 12/06/13
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