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Pros: Really pleased with this purchase. The laptop physically looks brand new minus a little one inch scratch that is barely visible on the outer shell. The laptop is super sturdy and the keyboard has a really great feel. It came with the 9-cell 87 Wh battery, which is the best battery Dell made for this model and lasts crazy long. The SSD is a Samsung 830 pro which is very fast and according to HWinfo64 has been lightly used. The CPU is snappy and can turbo boost up to 3.2 GHz. The memory configuration is 2x2GB so the onboard graphics get to enjoy dual channel memory. This is a business grade laptop and you can really see the difference in quality. You can still find all of the official parts for sale on the Dell website.
Cons: Small storage space
Older gen i5
only 4GB RAM
These specs may not work for what some users are looking for.
Other Thoughts: I wanted a cheap laptop with at least an i5 and an SSD for programming and school and this is exactly what I needed. I was a little worried about buying a refurbished unit but this really exceeded my expectations, it looks like its brand new. Newegg did a great job on shipping this as well, I received the item less than 24 hours from placing my order. My next laptop will most likely be another newegg refurbished unit.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Pros: i5 4690k hit 73C at full load at stock speeds with the included heatsink, this dropped that temp down to 50C. Allowed me to overclock to 4.2 GHz with a max temp of 62C. Can OC higher but don't want to push it too much.
Cons: Included directions suck. Look up others on youtube installing the heatsink if you need help.
Other Thoughts: Comes within 1mm of touching my RAM and barely fits in my Rosewill Challenger case but works great.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock Z97 Extreme6 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: I had absolutely no idea how to overclock my i5 4690k and just hit the optimized OC settings in the BIOS for this motherboard and hit 4.6 GHz no problem. Backed it down to 4.2 GHz to keep temps down and am topping out at 62C with a Hyper 212 EVO cooler.
Cons: Fan header #1 forces the fan to always run at 100%, I ended up getting a cheap fan controller to remedy that.
Other Thoughts: Great overclocking board, but I wish all of my fan headers worked. Not worth the RMA for 1 header though.
i5 4690k @ 4.2 GHz
Asrock Z97 Extreme6
Gskill Ripjaws Z 2133MHz RAM 4x4GB
Nvidia GTX 970 @ 1402MHz
Hauppauge 1265 TV Tuner
Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD
WD Blue 1TB HDD
EVGA Supernova 850 G2 PSU