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SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 256GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P256BW
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5 out of 5 eggs Buy it for the Form factor not the speed 02/06/2016

This review is from: SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 256GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P256BW

Pros: As fast as advertised. Meets or exceeds advertised benchmarks. Small as a stick of gum. It is a must have if you are like me...I just had to have one because it is future tech now at a reasonable price.

Cons: No perceived difference between this and my 850 EVO. None.

Other Thoughts: This would be perfect for a Z170 mini-ITX build. It will mount on back of my Asrock MB in the near future. The EVGA Hadron is a nice case but is a little tight. One of these mounted on the MB would eliminate the SATA and power cable management issues. The HD cage could even be removed and discarded for better airflow and more room.

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5 out of 5 eggs By far the best bang for buck in CPU's 01/10/2016

This review is from: Intel Core i3-6100 3M 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 BX80662I36100 Desktop Processor

Pros: Easy overclock to 4.45Ghz using an Z170 ASRock ITX/AC MB and G-skill 3200 DDR4. This CPU can handle any game. Runs 50-60% on BF4 with GTX 960 running at 99%. Zero stutter. TDP of 65W means it runs cool. Buy this now!!!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Built a mini-ITX LAN party rig using this CPU and a GTX 960 in an EVGA Hadron case. Absolutely love it. This CPU OC'ed to 4.45Ghz will kill any AMD in gaming. Perfect place holder for a couple of years if you want to get an i5 or i7 down the road. My main rig is a 4790k at 4.4ghz with a GTX 780. The i3-6100 feels quicker and games just as well. Time to pair the GTX 780 with this i3 to see if it is possible to bottleneck it.
Had an i3-4130 and it stuttered often in BF4. Also had a G3258 that was fun to OC but could not handle much of a video card. The i3-6100 is the one I have been waiting for. 2 cores + Hyperthreading with fast DDR4

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Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer KJ2B#001-NA Intel Atom X5-Z8500 (1.44 GHz) 2 GB LPDDR3 32 GB eMMC Windows 10 Home
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Pros: A small well constructed computer equipped with a quad core processor and an SSD.

Cons: Not as powerful as my full tower i7-4790K with 16GB of 2400 DDR3 equipped with an EVGA GTX 780 GPU.

Other Thoughts: Can you imagine if you could go back in time with this computer, say 20 years ago? This thing is absolutely amazing when you consider the price!!! I cannot wait to see what InFocus comes out with next.
PS I would look into using a Peltier unit to cool a more powerful CPU if it was possible from an engineering standpoint.

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Display Name: James S.

Date Joined: 09/14/07

  • Reviews: 13
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  • First Review: 07/18/12
  • Last Review: 02/06/16
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