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Thomas H.

Thomas H.

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Most Favorable Review

Fantastic

Wacom CTL471 5.8" x 3.6" Active Area USB Bamboo Splash Pen and Tablet
Wacom CTL471 5.8" x 3.6" Active Area USB Bamboo Splash Pen and Tablet

Pros: Very fast shipping. Seven hours ago it was a couple hundred miles away! I've owned an intuos4 before. The functionality to this one is very similar, even though the intuos is more ergonomic. That does not mean this is a bad tablet! I feel like these new bamboo pen tablets are very well engineered. If you're on the fence between purchasing this or an intuos, I'd suggest only buying the intuos if you are planning on spending several hours a day drawing. Otherwise, bamboo all the way!

Cons: None so far!

Most Critical Review

BSOD - Do not buy!

PowerColor Radeon HD 3450 256MB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Video Card AX3450 256MD2-HV2
PowerColor Radeon HD 3450 256MB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Video Card AX3450 256MD2-HV2

Pros: None!

Cons: It worked for about a month and now it gives BSOD errors about drivers, even after updating!

Overall Review: Buy a cheap nVidia and avoid this ATI card!

So far so excellent

ENERMAX NAXN ADV.  82+ ETL650AWT 650W ATX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
ENERMAX NAXN ADV. 82+ ETL650AWT 650W ATX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Extremely quiet. I have a GTX 570 paired up with this, and I cannot even tell if my computer is on. The peace of mind knowing that I have a quality power supply fueling my computer is astounding. It does its just well.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: The only way I'd assume they can cut costs is by cutting quality, so no complaints here. From what I am able to tell, this PSU is probably the best budget component out there.

Okay

Edimax BR-6228NS 150 Mbps 11n Wireless Broadband Router with 4 Port Switch, featured with intelligent iQ-Setup for hassle free installation and configuration, Green technology for electricity saving.
Edimax BR-6228NS 150 Mbps 11n Wireless Broadband Router with 4 Port Switch, featured with intelligent iQ-Setup for hassle free installation and configuration, Green technology for electricity saving.

Pros: Cheap & it's not the worst.

Cons: Router insists on 60 second wait periods whenever settings are changed. Just go back to the router address instead of waiting, so it's not too big of an issue.

Horrible

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ZT-50708-10M
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ZT-50708-10M

Pros: None; see cons below.

Cons: BSODs for Skyrim, which it cannot even run on ultra settings. Other games experienced a performance penalty. I tried different drivers, etc, no fixes. Memtest86+ for 16 hours and CHKDSK confirmed it is not my HDD or memory causing the issue. After popping my 9800GT back in, I get no blue screens with only a marginal decrease in graphics fidelity. Quite a disappointment. RMA'd for a refund. I'm disappointed, especially that I have to pay for a restocking fee. This is the second time a ZOTAC product has failed me. The other one was an LGA775 motherboard that went bad in a matter of weeks. My advice: avoid ZOTAC. Avoid spending this much money on something you can't be 100% certain of.

Overall Review: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2ghz 8gb DDR3-1600 (2x 4gb) 600w PSU 23" Asus V238H 1080P LCD 750gb Western Digital HDD

11/25/2011

Excellent as Always

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL

Pros: This is my second stick of this exact same product. DXDIAG and CPU-Z detected it immediately, and I'm having no problems whatsoever. The price is also great.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: I'll be back here if I have problems with it, but that is not likely. This stuff has never failed me in the past, and the other reviews are evident of a good product. Thanks, G.SKILL and Newegg.

11/19/2011