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Pros: In the time I've had this card I can report that it works very well, installs easily, and the AMD Crimson software works very well.
Cons: But there's a huge gottcha that forced me to return the card: The card is so wide that it renders the SATA6 slot on my Asus M5A97 motherboard unusable. There's not enough room to plug in a straight-end SATA cable -- the card makes the cable bend outward and the motherboard's receptacle is strained. There wasn't enough room under the video card to use an "L" shaped SATA plug. So beware. The actual dimensions of this video card are: width 1 5/8"; length: 9 3/8"; height 4 1/4". Fortunately the good folks at NewEgg graciously accommodated my somewhat unique situation and accepted the video card and issued an in-store credit.
Other Thoughts: I was terribly disappointed that this card made unusable this SATA port that I do need to use. When I do a massive upgrade next year to the AMD ZEN CPU, I will make sure that the new motherboard can accommodate this otherwise excellent video card which I can heartily recommend to anybody whose motherboard can accommodate it. I fully expect to purchase this card or a very similar AMD RX 480 next year for the big upgrade.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BELKIN A3L980-14-GRN-S 14 ft. Cat 6 Green Network Cable
Pros: I cannot believe that newegg.com wastes its resources to send me an email asking me to review this purchase. Seriously, what can you possibly say about a networking cable other than it works and the design of the plugs makes it easy to plug in? And that's about all I've got to say about it.
Cons: No cons at all.
Other Thoughts: With my tongue firmly in cheek, I strongly recommend this cable to everybody who likes the color green. The green distinguishes it from the other networking cables in our system and certainly brightens my day. Until I got a green networking cable, I didn't realize how empty my life had been. I don't know how I lived without it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cuisinart CPM-700BK EasyPop Popcorn maker Black
Pros: This really is the best electric popcorn popper we have ever owned, and we have owned a lot over the decades. That's in part due to the mediocre quality of the poppers we had owned, nearly all of them from WestBend. We paid more for this Cuisinart (albeit not $109) and are pleased with its considerably higher quality in every respect.
First the parts are higher quality -- the bowl is much thicker than competitors' products. The bowl's lid is rock solid plastic, not flexible rubber. The heating base is probably the most solidly built and best designed we've ever seen. The design keeps it clean and free of residue from the popcorn oil -- the first electric popper we've ever seen to do that. The plate with the rotating arm that moves the popcorn around is solid and attaches firmly to the heating base. We appreciate that the unit has a on/off switch.
And it actually has a users guide that is understandable and illustrated. We anticipate that this well-built unit will last many more years than any of the others we have bought.
Cons: This unit, however, is not perfect (and how many products are perfect?). The power cord is ridiculously short, less than two feet. I suppose that might be a safety measure, but would another foot in length really hurt Cuisinart's bottom line that much? The instructions for using the plastic grips that solidly keep the popping plate in place on the hearing base are not quite a clear as they should be. I can understand why the first person to post here may have run into problems, but it takes some real force to break them off. I strongly suspect that 99% of users will quickly get the hang of using the grips without damaging them at all.
The used oil, however, does create a residue on the popping plate that just will not come off even in the dishwasher (yep, the popping plate and bowl are dishwasher safe -- the only thing that can't be placed in the dishwasher is the heating base (no surprise there).
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a rock solid popcorn popper that should last for years.READ FULL REVIEW