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Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I have,
four 5TB drives in RAID 5 in a QNAP 451
eight 3TB drives in RAID 6 in a QNAP 869L
three 2TB drives in RAID 5 in a QNAP 469L

13 out of my 15 drives i bought here on newegg. the oldest drives, the eight 3TB drives, are 2 years old at this point. no failures and no headaches so far. whisper quiet and don't heat up past 42*C.

Cons: my only issue was that 1 came DOA, but it was due to VERY poor packaging on the merchants part (not newegg that time). but WD cross shipped me a new drive without even taking my credit card number for a deposit. in got here in 1 day. they saw that I have 50+ WD drives registered and did me this solid favor. so I really can't complain about the DOA unit.

Other Thoughts: i see a lot of people here complaining about DOA units. it's important to note that a lot of times the drives are mishandled either by the people at the warehouse or the carriers. they dropped, tossed and kicked around. so there is a high chance of you getting a drive that is DOA or one that fails soon after installation for this reason.

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15Q-16GRR
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Rock solid stability. i can overclock my set to 3300MHz without a problem or even boosting voltage. this gives me boosts in benchmarks and slight boost in game FPS but nothing to write home about. the memory is amazing enough out of the box and doesn't need any tuning since it is already extremely fast.

my first set of RAM was a set of Corsair RAM. for some reason i could not overclock my 5930k beyond 4GHz with the corsair RAM as it would constantly crash. but with this set of RAM I've been able to hit 4.7GHz just by using the automatic overclocking utility on my Asus X99 Deluxe. Awesomesauce!

Cons: i need to buy another set for another build, but the price sky rocketed since i bought it. nearly doubled. it well worth the current asking price of $500 but for this second build i'll step down to G.Skill's 2800MHz memory.

Other Thoughts: i bought this set via newegg's fleabay store, so I may not show up as a verified owner.

people like phong down below shouldn't be allowed to write reviews here

MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -both of my cards overclocked to 1520MHz core and 7500MHz memory without any problems and no volt modding.
-no artifacts, no microstutter even in SLI.
-eat everything i play at 1600p at max settings with every option turned on and/or maxed out.
-dead silent. no coil whine. nothing. (for now)
-they are pretty to look at

Cons: -this graphic card uses an 8 phase power delivery system (6 for GPU, 2 for memory). BUT the voltage regulator on this card (OnSemi NCP81174) is designed to use only 4 phases. in reality this MSI card is nothing more than a reference card with a needlessly oversized cooler.

-this thing can NOT use a solid SLI bridge. you need to use a ribbon style SLI bridge. the plastic shield of the cooler sticks out about an inch over the SLI connectors. and this REALLY sucks because i wanted to use the pretty nVidia SLI bridge that has a glowing logo on it.

Other Thoughts: if they were going to go with this stupid giant fan design they could have at least thrown in some free extra long ribbon SLI bridges with the cards. but that's a minor thing.

more importantly, the Asus GTX 970 STRIX uses an 8 phase capable voltage regulator (IRF ASP1212) and costs the same. there is no excuse for going cheap on what is essentially the 3rd most important component on this card (behind the GPU itself and the memory). even the much hated EVGA GTX 970 uses a 5 phase voltage controller!!!

i'm returning both of my cards.


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Display Name: solomon a.

Date Joined: 12/28/05

  • Reviews: 29
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  • First Review: 03/22/11
  • Last Review: 05/17/15
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