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SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model SDCZ80-064G-A75
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Pros: Wow, so I recently got a late 2013 15" Macbook Pro because I needed to be able to do iOS builds in Unity 3d.

It was a real pain having to transfer my project between PC and MAC to work on the different versions of my game project.

With USB 2.0 it took me around 30-60 minutes to transfer my project.

Just tried out copying from my MAC to this USB 3.0 drive and it took about 1 minute or less with a 2.4GB project?!

Not sure how THAT big of a speed increase is possible but I would say this USB drive is amazing!

Also this drive is the Windows 8 compatible model (not listed accurately on the description when I looked) which I've read has been giving people problems. Maybe that's only if you are using Windows 8 (no reason to not use Windows 7 still in my opinion).

But with Mac OS 10.9 and Windows 7 this drive appears to work flawlessly and is VERY fast!

Couldn't be more happy with this purchase!

Cons: Tracking information didn't work for me. It just said item was shipped in email but the tracking info was blank on . But the shipping took like 6 days so all is well.

EVGA 04G-P4-3778-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Dual Classified with EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This is a great card! I was running a gtx 560 ti which served me very well. I wanted to wait for the next generation of graphics cards and skip the 700 series since the gtx 560 ti still performed admirably. But I heard the next gen stuff would not come out until 2014, and without knowing how the performance would compare with a gtx 770 I decided to pull the trigger.

I am very satisfied in it's performance so far and it lets me play my favorite PC game at max settings with solid 60 fps so I'm happy.

Some benchmark comparisons between 560ti and gtx 770 (running Intel 2600k @ 4.3GHZ):

3D Mark Vantage:
560 ti: P22448 with a frame rate from test: 65 FPS
gtx 770: P36802 with a frame rate form test: 124

3D Mark 11:
560 ti: P5185 with a frame rate from test: 23
gtx 770: P10898 with a frame rate from test: 52

3D Mark:
560 ti: Firestrike 3304
gtx 770: Firestrike 8304

Conclusion: worth the upgrade :)

Cons: I'm not sure if it was worth getting the 4gb model for this price. At $450 I think it'd be worth it but $520 really not so sure... so I have to subtract an egg.

This thing is big! The other posters are correct that it's not 10.5'' it's closer to 11'' for sure.

I had to pull some Voodoo magic angles to get this to fit in my Coolermaster HAF 912 without rearranging the hard drive cages. It wouldn't even slide into the case at all without pulling extreme angles which was even more difficult due to my large Noctua cooler. It's almost like they designed it to be just barely physically possible to fit in a HAF 912, some people might have not even tried haha. But once it was in the slot there is no extra pressure on it due to space so I can't subtract another egg for the wrong listed dimensions.

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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5 out of 5 eggs Extemely Tough and Durable Cheap Board 02/19/2013

This review is from: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: I used this motherboard to build my brothers new computer. It is cheap and has all the features we needed other than a Firewire port which you can buy for about $10.

I recently had surgery so when I built this computer I was on pain killers. I also forgot that I had a good screw driver in my room, and literally tried about 10 different ones that were really old and stripped down.

The result? I was extremely rough with this board due to the screw drivers making it incredibly difficult and almost impossible to even remove a single screw... I also had to do some extra work removing the stock CPU mount, and dang one of those screws was tight with bad tools!

This board took a beating and due to my pain killers I was pretty sloppy even without the screw driver problems. This board was bending significantly and I really should have been more careful.

I was worried that perhaps I had broken the board by the time we were about to see if his system worked for the first time. But then I thought well I am sure there are people who are not as technically savvy as me, so they probably put just as much or even more abuse installing their motherboards even without the screw driver issues.

And I was right! This thing runs fine, handled his CPU overclock easily, and seems to be functioning 100%.

As of now it is 5 star rating, and it deserves it assuming it does not die within the next 3 years.

Cons: None yet. Remains to be seen how long it will last.

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend this for a budget AMD computer (I guess all AMD CPU's are pretty much budget since they can't compete with Intel, their higher up models are pointless. Would recommend the AMD Phenom II 965 and overclock it with Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus) if you are picking out those parts as well right now.


Ryan Z.'s Profile

Display Name: Ryan Z.

Date Joined: 10/20/09

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 10/30/09
  • Last Review: 12/03/13
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