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EVGA 121-LF-E652-RX LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Not reliable after a year 02/05/2012

This review is from: EVGA 121-LF-E652-RX LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Solid components, good layout, low price, small form factor and sufficient space. EVGA support.

Cons: This motherboard does not accept even minor overclocking. If you are using an i7 CPU, chances are you would like to overclock past the 3Ghz mark, but this motherboard begins to display very strange behavior when doing so.

For example, it does not power on once the power button is pressed. It will power on first, then shut off, then power on a second time and continue to boot windows.

It does not wake from sleep mode. For some reason, it just boots into a black screen about 50% of the time.

Support tried to help, but even they were stumped. But because these issues ONLY occured during overclock, they were relunctant to help. Having everything run at stock resolves ALL issues.

Other Thoughts: Buy this only if you never plan to OC. But since EVGA is a brand that usually respects overclocking (it's even advertised on their products), I have to deduct eggs for misleading advertising.

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Aluratek
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Works with TXT and PDF. Issues in other formats. 03/23/2011

This review is from: Aluratek "Libre" E-Book Reader Pro with 5" Display, White

Pros: - Reads PDF's fairly well.
- Very low price point.

Cons: - Screen has moderate (ie. noticeable) glare under reading lamp.
- Needs to be charged every 2-3 days after moderate use (so not very ideal for long voyages to other countries).
- EPUB books don't support bookmarking!! (They always get erased when you go back to the library screen)
- MOBI has caused my ebook reader to "crash" back to the home screen, or even shut the unit off at times.
- Almost no ergonomics or comfort in the design and layout.
- Very cheap plasticy feel.
- No Browser / Wi-fi.

Other Thoughts: Overall I find that this eBook reader is fairly good for PDF documents; it tries to reflow the document and has so far done a good job in my experiences.

But because I read daily, it was important for me to have a good quality device that was also effortless and enjoyable. The Aluratek Libre Pro was not the device for me. It had screen glare, lackluster performance, uncomfortable ergonomics, low battery life, etc. This was too much, and therefore I ordered a Kindle to replace it. I have not once regretted this decision, even though the Kindle is about 2.5X the cost.

Use this eBook Reader if you really need one and use it less than 1 or 2 times a week and strictly for reading TXT or PDF files. Otherwise, do not buy this just because money is tight. Save up and opt for a significantly higher quality eReader.

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EVGA FPB (Free Performance Boost) 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I just popped it into a pci-e slot and it ran every game in max settings. I game at 22" 1680x1050 and its pretty much never given me issues in starcraft II, mafia II, and many other games on ultra high settings. Amazingly this card was pushed to 800Mhz core and 2100Mhz memory. Its still significantly cooler than my CPU, idling at 31C and never really going above 52C max load. Just plain unheard of for me.

Cons: People are still reluctant to pick up one of these.

Other Thoughts: I use this for 3D work in 3DS Max. Works flawlessly for game modelling and animation. Couldn't be much more satisfied. You don't gotta be a computer wizz to love the all around performance of this card. Can't praise it enough!

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Display Name: Kim Y.

Date Joined: 01/17/09

  • Reviews: 21
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  • First Review: 04/25/10
  • Last Review: 02/05/12
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