Asus Geforce GT1030 2GB Phoenix Fan OC Edition7/30/2021 2:44:15 PM

Pros: -actually available -fast Newegg order processing/shipping -GDDR5 -works -made in Vietnam -very quiet fan -no additional power plugs/requirements - everything from slot

Cons: -expensive for performance/spec rating (was $79 when first released over 4 years ago) -no display port -2GB ram -64-bit mem interface -dvi output (some might like it?)

Overall Review: Decent card to get you by if you need a vid card. Ok for light/low res gaming. Good for regular 2D desktop use. Very low power requirements which is good. It would have been nice if it had display port or 2 of them for dual monitors. DVI is kind of extinct. Be aware there is also DDR3 models - don't get those. So -1 egg for no display port and -1 egg for price/performance Other than that decent solid little card...........until better cards have better availability and pricing.

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Seasonic Focus GX-550 (SSR-550FX) 550W Gold4/17/2021 1:07:22 PM

Pros: -10 yr warranty-quality electrical output/characteristics-fan hybrid mode-fully modular -Newegg return support

Cons: -cables a bit stiff (I wish all psu makers would use cables with EPDM jackets and more and finer copper wires for improved flexibility)-ribbon type cables (I would prefer round/sleeved cables - personal preference I suppose)-I've read capacitors in cables (not a big deal still works if they burnt out, just may get a little bit more ripple) Updated April - well unit lasted a whole 2 weeks, after that something let go inside it. Blew the internal fuse in my tripplite isobar surge bar, I thought it was something else. I plugged the psu directly into the wall outlet and it tripped the breaker. Put the old psu back in and all is good again.

Overall Review: Good product, a definite recommend and buy again. I would like to see a 350W and 450W version. For PC's running on integrated graphics or with a small video card 550W is more than enough power. Disappointed - lasted 2 weeks and blew the internal fuse in the surge bar, another thing to fix now. Great service and return support from Newegg. Hopefully the GM-550W in another PC lasts with not issues.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear JMM? Thank you for your comment and we are sorry to read your issue. We do our best to avoid any issues with our product but it may happen and we we know how inconvenient it can be. Gladly, Newegg provided you already a replacement. If you still need any assistance or have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us at newegg@seasonci.com Thank you and once again sorry for the inconvenience. Best regards,
Team Elite 16GB DDR4-3200 TED416G3200C22012/25/2021 4:56:41 PM

Pros: -Inexpensive -2933, 3200, SPD speeds at 1.2V -passed 5 hours of memtest by passmark -passed 24 hours of prime 95

Cons: -lack of information on/of dimms -multiple dimm configs with same product # -not dual ranked (at least ones I got)

Overall Review: I two of these for 32 gigs due to it being on the motherboard verified/tested list for ram. On the motherboard ram QVL it stated dual rank and Micron E-die chips. Information on the website was basically nothing with only a disclaimer saying dimm info can change anytime. These sticks are actually single sided and single rank and look like might be SpekTek chips and not Micron, difficult to determine. Odd thing, exact same part number for completely different dimms, no rev, or anything else to distinguish any differences from single rank dimm with SpekTek chips. So -2 for lack of info and lack of transparency. Other than that, the AMD 3400G and Asus B550 motherboard booted no issues into default 2933 speeds and is stable.

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DOA Edit8/24/2010 4:36:32 PM

Pros: Works after playing around with different usb 3.0 drivers. -looks nice -will transfer 90MB/s+, well as fast as a mechanical drive anyway

Cons: Didn't work with newer usb 3.0 drivers (2.0.4.0) Works with older USB 3.0 driver 1.0.19.0

Overall Review: Strange it didnt work with the newer usb 3.0 drivers. I tried an older usb 3.0 driver (ver. 1.0.19.0) and it worked. Maybe windows updates helped too?

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DOA???8/19/2010 7:39:07 AM

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Doesn't work for the drive I have.

Overall Review: I dual boot with XP x86 and Win7 Pro x64 and it did not work with either OS. The light came on and the drive did spin up, windows showed installing device driver and nothing. No drive, I couldn't even get it through disk management. After some researching this unit uses a Jmicron JMS539, at Jmicrons website they say it is ONLY sataII, the drive I have is an old Maxtor 250GB sataI, which may be the problem. I have an older sata/ide to usb adapter which recognizes the drive though. I also tried 2 different cables and a few other things, I will try with a newer sataII drive and if it still doesn't work it will be getting an RMA to Vantec.

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Manufacturer Response:
We are deeply sorry that your product is not working properly. Rest assure that your product if it is under a year from the date of purchase does have a one year warranty. Please apply for an RMA number from our RMA center/warranty section located here (http://www.vantecusa.com/front/rma/warranty). If you have any further questions please feel free to email us back as we would be more than happy to further assist you. Thank you and have a nice day!
Nec chip2/9/2010 11:18:11 AM

Pros: -fairly quiet -nice plain black front -NEC MC-10045 Japan Chipset -inexpensive -nice big square button -shipped from within canada!!, got it quick -very very well packaged newegg (*impressed)

Cons: -no extras Lightscribe, etc, but I knew that and dont use it anyway -no software (but I knew that also) -no cable (but I knew that also)

Overall Review: I wanted a decent drive with an NEC chip since it has pretty good quality burns with verbatim and Taiyo Yuden media. If it lasts 5yrs without issues, maybe I will give it 5 eggs.

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Nasty Bios Voltages8/27/2009 10:08:35 PM

Pros: Seems to be good build quality. Ran first boot no problem.

Cons: Layout - floppy connector should be beside ide connector, should be a fan header at the rear, and why 2 sata ports sticking out and the other 4 pointing to the front? F5 BIOS!!!!!!! WOW doesnt auto set voltages properly and overvolts them!! cant undervolt SB, RAM, and sideport memory, and voltage incremements are 0.025 and 0.05V where as 0.01V increments would be way better. Fan noise with voltage control cpu header from bios (seems to vary the speed often??)

Overall Review: I gave this board 2.5/5, -1 layout and -1.5 for bios. About the bios, after updating to ver. F5, under Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker (MIB) sub **system voltage optimized** there is manual and auto. YOU SHOULD SET IT TO MANUAL!! I set it to auto and assumed it would use default voltages, HOWEVER it pumped 1.425V to the cpu instead of 1.35V (955be and same for a friend 940be same mobo) also on mine it pumped 2.05V to the ram, which is ocz LV platinum rated for 1.8V with 1.85V rating for OVP from OCZ. I caught this after xp was installed, and figured out, had to change it from Auto to manual, even at manual though my ram is still overvolted to 1.87V still over OCZs 1.85 OVP, but better than 2.05V,:| and I also undervolted the cpu to 1.2V prime95 stable :) Hopefully people notice this and check it before they melt their cpu and or ram!! This board has great potential to be a great board if GIGABYTE can get the next BIOS rev WORKING THE WAY IT SHOULD

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