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ASUS Essentio CM6730-06 Desktop PC Intel Core i5 2320 (3.00GHz) 6GB DDR3 1TB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good specs for my daughter. Good name brand***so I thought. I am happy with the specs for what I paid.

Cons: Used the computer for 3 weeks...started to get the BSOD. I ran some trouble shooting tests....bingo....fails the memtest. The machine only has 2 ram sticks, so I found the defective one and removed it. Machine works fine now...except that I only have 1 stick of ram in the machine. So I call Newegg to see if I can just get a replacement stick of memory so I don't have to ship the whole computer back. Well, they just direct me to call Asus and were no help at all. So I give Asus a call and express to them that I build computers for the company I work at and have lots of experience with building and fixing them. I explained to them that my computer has a bad stick of memory and I would like to be able to return my bad stick to them and have them ship me out a new one so I can replace it. Sorry sir, we can't do that....you have to ship the whole computer back in for a replacement computer! All for a lousy stick of ram that can be replaced in less than a minute!!! Also, since I opened the case to remove the bad ram, they probably wouldn't honor my warranty anyway!!

Other Thoughts: Is common sense gone?? Today it apparently makes more sense to a company to ship an item back for a minor thing instead of just sending out a replacement part that can be shipped out for about $2.00! Granted, not everyone would feel like me and they would want to ship the computer back and get a replacement. That is fine and I understand, but I offered an easy solution to them. I have built so many computers over the years and getting a bad stick of ram is a pretty common occurrence.

So, here I sit now shopping for a new ram kit for the computer. Hopefully I will not have any issues with the rest of the computer over the next year. Since I had to open it up, I have no doubt that I have voided my warranty.

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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Works awesome. Easy to set up to the advertised specs. It works with AMD platforms flawlessly!! Operates at a low voltage. 8 gigs!

I have oc'ed mine with no stability issues and at stock volts.

Cons: No cons. Dropped them in and started up with no issues.

PS...I hate it when I see cons that say...doesn't cook breakfast, wasn't free....etc!

Other Thoughts: My rig:

GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.915
G.Skill RipjawsX 8-8-8-24 DDR3 1600 8 GB
XFX HD6970 2GB Reference
Thermalright Archon
Corsair TX850
CM STORM SNIPER 3 X 200mm's, 2 x120mm's
640 GB WD Black
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Logitech G15 & G500
Viewsonic VX2450wm (1920-1080)

I have built several computers for home and for work and always go to G.skill for the memory! Excellent company and excellent support!!

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CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nice solid unit. Powered everything in my rig. Nice looking and has a very good reputation. Great warranty.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Died after 4 mos. Wouldn't power up at all. Had to spend $25.00 on shipping it back to CA from NC! There goes my rebate savings. I don't think it is fair to have to pay to return a defective product. Knocking off one egg for this. Sent back 8/3, by UPS 3 day select. The Egg recd it on 8/6 and it still shows in the "recieved" on my RMA...who knows how long this will take. But it is not very much fun to be down so long. Maybe they will "expeidte" shipping back to me for the inconvenience this has caused. Probably wishful thinking though!

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Gary K.'s Profile

Display Name: Gary K.

Date Joined: 01/05/08

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 01/13/08
  • Last Review: 05/06/13
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