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Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD1 2.5
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5 out of 5 eggs not bad for a games drive. 07/28/2014

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD1 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I purchased this with a wd black to replace a raid i had that was on its way out. after the ungodly long amount of time it took to transfer 2.5 tb of data to my new drives i noticed that this drive helped the micro stutter i was noticing with my old raid drives. games play a lot smoother now and even though this isnt being used as an OS drive everything feels a lot snappier now that its in AHCI mode as opposed to raid (i blame that on the 2 dead drives)

Cons: none whatsoever. i cant even find anything to be picky about

Other Thoughts: the packaging was decent, it goes along with my 60gb crucial M4 OS drive and all is well with my system. couldn't be happier for $179. this was a great purchase.

Toshiba 40L3400U 40” Class 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Not bad for gaming monitor 06/27/2014

This review is from: Toshiba 40L3400U 40” Class 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV

Pros: colors looks amazing blacks are black, whites are white purples are rich its very colorful compared to my last tv. no screen tearing in ff14 with 115 average fps without vsync on in an SLI'd setup. it looks smooth and im really picky about that stuff as i have a sensitivity to micro-stutter. with this tv there is none. cleanscan is bundled in with cinema mode and works as it advertises. almost no blur! over all im happy with my purchase and if you bought this tv after reading everything i say in cons and other you would be too after gaming on it for a few hours. For $379(on sale). this thing was a steal.

Cons: i didnt get an owners guide that explains all of its features. i got a warranty pamphlet,a quick start guide and a resource guide but no book to read about how to use the firmware.becuase of this im still getting it set up perfectly trying different options and such.

sitting less than 2 feet away from it i can see the grid between the pixels but if i just barely i lean back in my chair its gone. this thing should look perfect if put my face on the screen but the grid is so small its almost like im imagining it so i asked my kid if he can see it and he said "it looks like a million tiny black squares that are so small they are almost not there at all"

120 hz is not possible until you hook it up to a modem and download a firmware update for it so its not a true 120 hz its like a software overclock inside the tv and to enable it you have to turn on Cinema Mode which is greyed out with the current version of the firmware. this is worth docking an egg for as i figured a company like Toshiba would have true 120 hz. and i bought this tv for its 120 hz function

Other Thoughts: dynamic lighting makes everything darker.
dynamic contrast looks bad for me on everything but the low setting.

i get a little texture flicker with the edges of moving leaves on trees but i think that can be fixed once i have it set up properly.

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I bought these Corsair Vengeance sticks to go with an AMD 8350 and a crosshair V formula Z board. They booted up first try. i set my timings and voltage... over clocked my processor to 4.8 ghz. ran prime 95 and it ran for 6 hours no problem. this ram is really responsive @ 1866 mhz. i dont notice any identifiable wait time when clicking on stuff and programs seem to open up and be ready to use instantly. my system is blazing fast. no microstutter in games with SLI'd 760s. and running stable.

Cons: if i have to be picky it would be that when i seated these sticks they didnt seem to be spaced evenly. that kind of irked me so i shut my pc down and used my finger to move each one where it looked like it was supposed to be. didnt have to push hard at all and now my red and black color scheme looks amazing. judst wish i dint have to take that risk in the first place

Other Thoughts: if your a budget gamer like me that cant afford to go with intel or your an AMD fanboy then get the 1600 mhz version of this stuff and itll be perfect for you. the only reason i went with a faster set of sticks is becuase ill be doing alot of video editing as i start to record my gameplay for you tube. but any normal gamer doesnt need that kind of frequency for gaming; 1600 mhz is the sweet spot for AMD processors even if thier boards boast a max of 2400mhz... i just got rid of 4 gskill trident x 2400 mhz sticks for these 1866's becuase it was too much stress on the imc and i had to underclock/undervolt them and then over clock my northbridge to have them stable and get my system running right and even then my sli had micro stutter becuase it was liek my timings were all off plus my north bridge was like 8 degrees hotter than it needed to be.. didnt think that was healthy for my pc so i had to buy these to fix a problem that should have been more apparent when i bought my processor. the fx 8350 does not "support" over 1600mhz. so even though its possible to use over 1600mhz it can be more of a headache then its worth. save yourself apprx $200 and get the right ram the first time around.


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Display Name: Mike T.

Date Joined: 06/03/07

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  • Last Review: 07/28/14
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