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Jennifer A.

Jennifer A.

Joined on 11/11/08

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Most Favorable Review

Saved my life

Link Depot SCW-10-BK 10 Pack of Black Anodized Thumbscrews
Link Depot SCW-10-BK 10 Pack of Black Anodized Thumbscrews

Pros: These little doo-dads are phenominal. At first I thought I was just going to get some small hunks of metal with threads... WRONG. They have both clockwise AND counterclockwise functions. A bargain at this price. Furthermore, not once did I get a splinter while using them. Certainly a big upgrade over the circus midget I was paying to hold my case shut, cheaper too!

Cons: ??

Overall Review: For $1.5, these really are a nice alternative to fetching the screwdriver.

Most Critical Review

pass on this one

TRENDnet TEW-623PI Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n 32-Bit PCI Rev. 2.1/2.2/2.3 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
TRENDnet TEW-623PI Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n 32-Bit PCI Rev. 2.1/2.2/2.3 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: wasn't DOA... would connect to my neighbor's unsecured router (if 50kbps counts as connected for a "300Mbps" card) TRENDNET actually answered my call and tried to help, that was a nice surprise. Personal were helpful though unable to resolve my issues.

Cons: not Windows 7 compliant! would not connect to any router with ANY security setup. Would only connect to channel 1 or 11.

Overall Review: I recently built a new monster (for me anyway) i7 system. this was the ONLY product that didn't work out of the box. In hindsight, I should have just gone with a Netgear or similar product I ended up RMA'ing this thing back to Newegg, koudos to them for not sticking me with an expensive paper weight.

Works as adverstised

Team F108 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Golden) Model TG016GF108N3
Team F108 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Golden) Model TG016GF108N3

Pros: See bench-marked speeds below. Read and Write speeds >90MB/s on USB3.0 New Egg ships fast as usual.

Cons: not free

Overall Review: ----------------------------------------------------------------------- CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s] Sequential Read : 95.900 MB/s Sequential Write : 93.489 MB/s Random Read 512KB : 40.129 MB/s Random Write 512KB : 62.338 MB/s Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.521 MB/s [ 127.2 IOPS] Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.172 MB/s [ 286.2 IOPS] Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 1.366 MB/s [ 333.6 IOPS] Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.213 MB/s [ 296.0 IOPS] Test : 1000 MB [C: 56.0% (333.7/596.1 GB)] (x5) Date : 2012/04/12 12:33:28 OS : Windows 7 SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

A Good Buy

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: -80 plus cert (all the way from 20% load to 100%) -big 140mm fan keeps things cool without being loud -750W for $120!!

Cons: there are a LOT of cables... in my case, the extra cords fully occlude the lower air inlet. This is not a modular PSU, so I figured that shouldn't make it loose an egg

Overall Review: I'm really happy so far with this PSU. It's quiet, efficient, and was very well reviewed for the price. Plus, it provides me with some room to grow if I choose to set up a big RAID array or go SLI For my next PSU (many moons from now) I will definitely consider one with modular cables... It really is silly that I can't have lots of options AND a clean looking and well ventilated case.

Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler

Pros: Cools like a charm... fans are big, so they can run slower (quieter) Fins are not razor sharp Includes decent thermal compound includes brackets for multiple chipsets

Cons: None! Its giant, you know that... no surprises there

Overall Review: I have this thing cooling my i7 920 at 3.7Ghz at ~30C idle and ~65C under full load (after 4hrs). Couldn't be happier. Directions are actually pretty straightforward, read them first and the install will go smoothly.

Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Well ventilated (top vents are great) Looks more expensive than it is Fit and finish is much higher than I expected. Very impressed. Inputs on top are easily accessible

Cons: The blue LED fan looks like streetglow on a $500 honda civic. I pulled that fan out and swapped it to the back of the case where it wouldn't shine it's tacky glow all around my desk. The airflow path of the main front draw fan is pretty obstructed by the HDD rack. This is a silly design error, but not enough to really gripe over.

Overall Review: I'm glad I chose this case, I will definitely lean towards more Cooler Master products if this case is any indication of their product line