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PANRAM 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model PSD3L1600C114G2VS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works like it should

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Seems to be exactly what it says it is. Sorry I can't be more clever. Memory is a commodity. Is there any *documented* reason to pay extra for a name brand?

Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-550 Continuous 550W & 50 degree C Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: 80+ Gold certified
Lots of connectors
Wires to connectors are in braided sheaths
Appears to be very high quality

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If do the math, you will find that an 80+ power supply (PS) will pay for itself.

For my analysis I assumed that for the life of the power supply I would operate for one full year, 8,760 hours, at 200 W ("Kill A Watt" Reading with 100 % CPU (i5-2300) and 100 % GPU (GTX 960) usage).

Now a cheap PS MIGHT BRAG about being 70 % efficient,
so power IN = 285.7 W,
thus consuming 2,503 kW•Hrs in 8,760 hours.

At 200 W, this PS will be 90.13 % efficient (interpolated using the parabola defined by tested performance values downloaded from the certifying body, PlugLoadSolutions),
so power IN = 221.9 W,
thus consuming 1,944 kW•Hrs in 8,760 hours.

Compared to the cheap power supply, this power supply will consume 559 kW•Hrs less in one year's worth of running.

I pay $0.142/k•hr, so this power supply will save me $79 in 8,760 hours of operation.

Here is the evaluation process as one big formula (efficiency is a number from 0 to 1):

$_Saved = Number_of_Hours_for_Analysis * ( Operating_Power_in_W / Old_PS_Efficiency - Operating_Power_in_W / New_PS_Efficiency ) * Cost_of_Energy_in_$_per_kWHr * 0.001

Brother HL-2270DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great Deals on Toner, Too => Less Than 1/2 Penny per Page 05/31/2014

This review is from: Brother HL-2270DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: Duplex
Flawless Print Quality
Quiet, and in standby there is NO SOUND AT ALL
Easy setup for PC and iStuff
Great Deals on Toner!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: To elaborate on the last "pro", I have found that Newegg has so many great deals on the Rosewill toner cartridges, that I now have stockpiled at over half a dozen of the 2600-sheet toner cartridges.

The best deal yielded a cost per printed page of less than ½ cent.


Scott R.'s Profile

Display Name: Scott R.

Date Joined: 09/21/08

  • Reviews: 10
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 10/11/11
  • Last Review: 06/28/15
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