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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL10D-16GBXL
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Never received a dead stick, works great in most use cases.

Cons: I have not managed to find a stable profile for this DIMM to run 32GB (4x8GB) at 1866 in line with a FX-8370 on a FX990 chip set. I have, multiple times, successfully managed to run 16GB (both 2x8GB and 4x4GB) of the Ripjaw X-series at 1866 with the above specs.

Other Thoughts: Though I am disappointed with the failure to hit the 1866 with the larger capacity, the user experience difference between 1600 and 1866 is negligible. Also, this particular DIM is not listed on the approved ram on any of my motherboards at 1866 speeds, thus I do not feel "deceived", so only losses one egg in my book.

Conclusion: good sticks, though I realize we are transitioning to the new standard of DDR4.

Currently running this model on the following set ups:

32GB (4x8GB) @ 1600 on ASUS Sabertooth 990fx r1 with FX-8370
32GB (4x8GB) @ 1600 on MSI 990FXA-GD80 v2 with FX-6300

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ASUS VN248H-P Slim Bezel Black 23.8
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great high res with fast refresh.

Cons: The problem with the sound is not the wattage, but rather the quality of the drums the speakers are made. Low quality material changes the timbre of the throughput causing an echo resonance and banding the higher register (yes, I work with sound).

To those not in experienced in sound engineering, it basically makes everything sound like it is coming out of an "old-time" radio.

Other Thoughts: For my use case it has been reduced to only visual (meaning I am using add-on speakers). Honestly, this monitor is a massive disappointment for me as I have only had positive experiences with ASUS and the materials they use in my past. After finally diagnosing and testing the material of the actual physical drums, I suspect this model was contracted out, as the drum material does not meet minimum standards in any testing certifications I have ever been involved with.

On the other hand, the visual quality is what one would expect from ASUS, and was a fair deal at the price I payed - but not a steal especially as I decided to go with a slightly smaller to have build in speakers.

Conclusion: price point this as a visual display unless you do not care/mind "radio" sounding speakers.

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CM Storm Devastator - LED Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Bundle (Red Edition)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Keyboard:
-Red LED not invasive (when working at night) and easy to turn on/off
-Quick and accurate response to typing
-Great sound and video controls

Mouse:
-Easy to use back/forward quick button
-Sensitivity button with 3 settings
-Great scroll wheel

Cons: Keyboard:
-A bit load, but that is what you expect with mechanical keys.

Mouse:
-No way to turn this LED Light off, and it stays lit as long as the computer has power (even when shut down).

Other Thoughts: Honestly, this set blew me away. It works better than $50-$100 sets I have had in the past, and I got it for a song.

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Display Name: Kevin C.

Date Joined: 11/30/10

  • Reviews: 43
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  • First Review: 01/01/11
  • Last Review: 09/17/16
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