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PNY Quadro K4200 VCQK4200-PB 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I got it for CAD-CAM, and replaced my 3 yr old Quadro 4000. Of course the performance is great and probably way overkill. But what I love about this card is how cool it runs. My old card was always hot enough to fry eggs on, even at idle, and that's why the 4000's would burn out and start blue-screening your system after about 3 yr. I am hoping to get more out of this improved, cooler-running design. PNY acts like it was intentional/normal for the 4000 to run that hot, but it was an inferior design, intentional or not.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: Expensive at 780 but not much more than the card it replaced. For a while I was running off the Intel CPU graphics. I could still run 2 screens at 1680x1050, the the material rendering in CATIA looked almost just as beautiful. The difference is seen when you rotate the model with the spaceball. Whereas a real card will do this smooth as silk, the model would freeze for a sec and jump in big increments of motion.

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High Quality 4 Port USB 3.0 PCIE PCI Express Control Card Adapter+20pin to 2 port usb3.0 hub 3.5” Floppy bay Front Panel,
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Works OK, after a few headaches. I wanted front & rear USB3 on an older computer, and this seemed ideal for that.

Cons: The 3rd party seller is in China, and it ships from there. It took over 11 days. USPS tracking said it arrived a week ago-wrong! (Wasted my time filing claims for lost package). Then I had to drill out the plastic bracket legs to fit my floppy bay, not a big deal. Then Win7-64 didn't recognize. Newegg tech support miraculously supplied this USB3 driver link, which solved that problem: http://am.renesas.com/media/products/tools/introductory_evaluation_tools/starterkits_evaluation_boards/usb_3_demo_card/RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-30230-setup.exe

Other Thoughts: after the pain, I am "happy" with it now. But shopping at newegg isn't supposed to be like a risky flea market purchase. I don't like they way they have so many 3rd party sellers that are sometimes a little ... lower tier than what we're used to. This was not some $2 product. $35 for a product like this is high priced.

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StarTech DVI to VGA Cable Adapter - M/F
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Watch Out for type of DVI you have 09/06/2013

This review is from: StarTech DVI to VGA Cable Adapter - M/F

Pros: I like Star-Tech stuff most of the time

Cons: Beware of the difference between DVI-I (analog) and DVD-D (digital). This adapter is for analog. My laptop dock is DVI-D, I learned the hard way. DVI-D is missing the 4 extra pins around the larger prong. If you have to connect a digital DVI_D to vga, you need the much more expensive active converter. DVI2VGAE

Other Thoughts: The description could have been better regarding this, for people like me who forgot that there are different flavors of DVI out there that won't interchange. I'm sharing dual monitors between a desktop and laptop dock, and the desktop uses the DVI inputs on the monitors. VGA is all that's left for the laptop. The Dell dock had one vga for monitor 2. But for monitor 1, must use the dvi-d output. Was looking to use a VGA cable between. Ordered the active converter instead. Samsung has a new 24" out with display-port & DVI duals, but the other specs aren't as good as what I already have.

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William G.'s Profile

Display Name: William G.

Date Joined: 01/28/05

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 01/24/09
  • Last Review: 05/11/15
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