Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Adam E.'s Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

HP EliteBook 745 G2 14
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Responsive, quiet. 11/23/2014

This review is from: HP EliteBook 745 G2 14" LED Notebook - AMD A-Series A10 Pro-7350B 2.10 GHz

Pros: Excellent build construction/quality. Body is made of a magnesium alloy (lid/screen is standard plastic).Comes with actual installation discs for Windows 7 pro AND Windows 8 pro, along with driver discs for each. Upgrading is very simple compared to other laptops, everything is immediately accessible after removing the bottom cover. Quiet. The fan doesn't even turn under light loads.
Can even handle light gaming thanks to the 384 shader cores in the integrated graphics.

Cons: Throttles under very heavy loads (prime95/furmark). Seems it could use better cooling. Haven't seen it throttle for anything else, though. Has Displayport instead of HDMI, and a non standard ethernet port. Cheap Displayport-to-HDMI and low profile ethernet cables are cheap and easy to find online, though. RAM limited to 1600 MHz.

Other Thoughts: Never used the hard drive that came with the laptop. Installed a 480 GB SSD to keep things snappy. Docking station and battery "slice" available through HP.

READ FULL REVIEW
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs 07/21/2014

This review is from: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

Pros: Excellent cooling capacity, currently being used with an FX-9590 without issue. Comes with top quality thermal paste.

Cons: Heavy.

Other Thoughts: The bottom of this cooler is grooved from the manufacturing process. I lapped the nickel plating off the cooler to smooth the bottom surface and remove the extra layer of thermal resistance, however this made no difference to cooling performance.

READ FULL REVIEW
AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7GHz Socket AM3+ 220W FD9590FHHKWOF Desktop Processor - Black Edition
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fastest AMD processor you can currently buy, roughly equivalent to an i7-3770K as far as performance goes.

Cons: Can't seem to overclock. This problem is twofold in my case. The ASUS Sabertooth R2 either suffers from significant voltage droop under full load, or ridiculously high thermals. Can't seem to strike a balance between the two.

Other Thoughts: Doesn't need water cooling, currently using a Noctua NH-D14. Idles at 30°C, tops out at 62°C after running prime95 for 8 hours (Assuming ASUS' AI Suite thermal measurements are correct, AMD Overdrive shows 20°C thermal overhead after 8 hours of prime).

Can be had for $270 if you are patient and wait for the deals.

READ FULL REVIEW

Adam E.'s Profile

Display Name: Adam E.

Date Joined: 06/13/05

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 07/31/09
  • Last Review: 11/23/14
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China | Taiwan
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2015 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.