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Rosewill FORTRESS-550 550W Continuous @50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS PLATINUM, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Incredible 7 year warranty (unlike most other Rosewill models that INCORRECTLY listed 7 yrs instead of 5 yrs on the NewEgg ads last month....what is WITH that, NE?), ridiculously competitive pricing every November on sale in the 550W size, Great non-NewEgg reviews. Although I haven't done the fancier review tests, professionals did and were pleased.

Cons: Unfortunately, some sloppy quality control: loose AC power plug (see my review and following correction last year about this time on this model) may toast your unit the first time you turn it on (easy to avoid). Last year's unit continues to work flawlessly. New one came with 1 loose screw rattling around inside unit and a second screw almost completely unscrewed. These are of the 4 screws that hold the circuit board down! Shook out loose screw, managed to tighten other one. was able to do this without voiding warranty by loosening fan screws and placing screwdriver between the fan blades. Unit is working great so far. Just pay attention to details before you power this on the first time (otherwise prepare for fireworks!), and this is a great value. Great sale price only once a year so far, and only on this wattage. Other wattages have had much less impressive "sale prices". For example, this November best sale price on 450W model was $8 more and that's not including the $20 Rebate Card offer I didn't submit on the 550W! So $28 more for 450W over 550W - go figure!

Other Thoughts: This model and size is the cheapest top-tier quality PSU on the market when at its best sale price. I paid so little for this Platinum that most equivalent quality on-sale Bronzes are pricier, so if you can wait for another sale, calculating electricity saved for Platinum is unnecessary. You just win.

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ADATA DashDrive UV128 32GB Flash Drive Model AUV128-32G-RBY
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs initial impression: not bad 12/10/2013

This review is from: ADATA DashDrive UV128 32GB Flash Drive Model AUV128-32G-RBY

Pros: wrote 16GB ( three 5+GB iso's) at about 25MB/sec average after NTFS format, all on USB 2.0. Plastic of housing seems sturdier than last microcnter drive which broke its casing after light use.

Cons: none, really, but I've only had it for a day or so.

Other Thoughts: not the products fault, but need exFAT32 or NTFS to handle file sizes bigger than 4.3 GB. Linux (Ubuntu) claims exFAT32 is in repos, but glitched when trying to install it. Since I'm not savvy enough to figure it out quickly, I defaulted with NTFS. While NTFS works, it is less nice for flash memory due to journalling generating "excessive" writes, but for my limited sneakernetting use it is OK vs. headache of getting exFAT32 to install on computers.

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HP Smartbuy LV2311 Black 23
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Please remove inapplicable reviews 02/22/2013

This review is from: HP Smartbuy LV2311 Black 23" 5ms Widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Monitor

Pros: see other thoughts

Cons: see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: Read the reviews! 4 of the 12 5-Egg reviews are for a totally unrelated product! Fan, Mousepad, etc. Makes me wonder if some of the other reviews are for a different monitor. Come on Newegg, you are usually great, but this is a pathetic skewing of user feedback. A little due diligence would be appreciated.

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Victor R.'s Profile

Display Name: Victor R.

Date Joined: 10/21/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 12/03/12
  • Last Review: 12/10/13
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