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Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6eA
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Really really good - generally speaking 02/01/2016

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6eA

Pros: Easy to install, takes advantage of new tech, plugs right in to m.2 slot on MB. Win 7 installed on it with no difficulties at all - really fast by the way. This is a good size for an OS drive plus 2-3 large games like WoW, War Thunder and SWTOR. Really the price isn't so high considering it's new and faster tech. No BSODs, quick boots, fast performance. Win 7 WEI = 7.9! This was true at the time it was written - shortly after I got it. Recently I had some problems - see below.

Cons: None - for quite awhile. I had to re-load Windows on it several times after 10 -11 months. Data corruption caused several system freezes and crashes. The drive was unusable as it was not reliable and I can't afford the time to reload Windows and restore my system over and over again. It was less than a year old and I started to regard it as garbage. Windows will only crash so many times before a system re-install is needed. It had the worst time when I was playing WoW. I had my OS on it and the game. I just don't use it at all now. I tried to contact Plextor Customer Support. The voice message told me to leave a message, that they were busy. I contacted Plextor customer service after I waited over a week to hear back. This time I got through easily. The rep gave me some avenues and assured me the 5 year warranty would be upheld in RMA if I wanted, I downloaded a Plextor testing tool and the latest firmware. I used both. I reinstalled WoW and I haven't had any issues in about 1 1/2 weeks now. My OS isn't on the drive now.

Other Thoughts: Mine was OK for awhile, but then, within a year, it wasn't. It seems that it needed some maintenance. The new firmware seems to have fixed mine. It's working good now. I just use it as a game drive now - maybe the new firmware makes it viable as an OS drive but my system is stable now and I don't want to mess with it.

LOGITECH G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs too small for larger hands 11/01/2015

This review is from: LOGITECH G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse

Pros: Good quality switches. Very positive tracking. Very quick responsiveness.

Cons: This mouse is on the small side. After many gaming sessions, I went back to my Anker 8200 DPI gaming mouse. I wanted a Logitech because I like the on-the-fly option to freewheel the scroll wheel. Can't do that with the Anker. It always has the "clicky" scroll mode. But the Anker fits my hand better. Therefore it works better for me. Other Logitechs have been larger and I didn't have this issue.

Other Thoughts: If this mouse were larger it would be great for me. Since I can't use it for its intended purpose, I took off 2 stars. Disappointing. I have never had this issue before except with the type of OEM mice that come with a new computer. I have hands that use large to XL men's gloves. My hands aren't huge. I am 6' 2" tall and my hands are proportionate to my body size.

Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 1150 53W BX80646G3258 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Still going strong but even better than before. A couple months back, I began more OC'ing with this CPU. I decided this likely is the i7 4770K or similar but with 2 cores, no hyper-threading and no turbo boost. In other words, it likely started off as a possible i7/i5 with the bells & whistles gone. I had tested my new i5 4690K by running it with 2 cores shut off. I couldn't really see any difference - except in the temperatures. My games/programs didn't need that much CPU after all! On my G3258, I use a Xigmatek Gaia cooler - it's very similar to the CoolerMaster 212 Evo. It never runs hot - 50 C under load @ 4.4 Ghz. I have mine totally stable and cool at 4.0 with 4.4 Turbo boost. Oh did I say turbo boost? Yes! I have a Z97 Gigabyte board and it allows me to turn turbo boost on with this CPU that "doesn't have" turbo boost. My WEI on Win 7 32bit is 7.3. That's on a 2-core CPU!

System Spec:
CPU: G3258 @ 4.0 & 4.4 Turbo Boost WEI = 7.3
Cooler: XigmatekGaia SD1283
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H
RAM: 4 GB DDR3 2000 Patriot Sector 5 RAM WEI = 7.9
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X - ITX model w/ 2GB DDR5 EI = 7.9
Main Hard drive: OEM Sandisk x100 128GB SSD - Sata 3 WEI = 7.9
OS: Win 7 Home Prem 32 Bit
PSU: Corsair modular 750 Watt
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER S - ATX Mid Tower

I built this with mostly used parts I bought online and some that I had left over. I didn't have a lot invested but this system can easily be built for about $600.00 if you buy some new and some used pieces.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I wanted a cheap emergency-use computer for times when my main quad core machine might be down for any reason. I chose Win 7 Home Premium 32 but because it needs 4 GB ram to game on instead of 8. Overall system price was about $50 less due to that. I use Arctic Silver's Ceramique 2 thermal paste.


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Display Name: Michael L.

Date Joined: 01/03/05

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