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Jeffrey H.

Jeffrey H.

Joined on 09/26/04

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Most Favorable Review

Best SSD on the Market; American Made!

Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCL60GB-DX
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCL60GB-DX

Pros: -product of the USA, it's time to reinvest people!!!!! -extremely FAST (Raid0 2 of these if you really want to experience what I mean) -affordable -boosted my W.E.I rating to a 7.9 -comes with conversion tray/screws -the SSD itself looks fantastic! -sandforce cont, 34nm NAND, upgradable firmware & trim support keep you above the curve -overall, this is the highest quality/value I've received from a retail drive. no random issues/incompatibilities here.

Cons: this is a newegg gripe...very slow shipping. As far as the drive, NONE. I'm completely satisfied & have since purchased 5 more elsewhere.

Overall Review: -excellent replacements for my crapped out Intel X25's (hella slow read speeds; a few have actually died on me). -save your time, money & frustrations with other brands and buy these...a no-brainer choice folks!

Most Critical Review

Quality motherboard, a few problems

MSI MSI Gaming 990FXA-GAMING AM3+/ AM3 AMD 990FX & SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI MSI Gaming 990FXA-GAMING AM3+/ AM3 AMD 990FX & SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: I love the red LED light, the feel and look of the motherboard. The features won me over, had everything I was looking for including the one PCI port for my "legacy" sound card. USB 3.1 works amazing. Supports my 32GB memory kit perfectly fine.

Cons: Can't overclock at all. UEFI interface is a little wonky, I have to admit I enjoy classic BIOS a lot better. Killer network interface on motherboard is ABSOLUTE AND COMPLETE GARBAGE. Don't believe me, Google is your best friend. You will experience hickups, freezes and slowdowns as you've never experienced before dealing with Killer NIC. If you see this on any motherboard you purchase in the future, plan to spend an extra $20 or so for a replacmenet PCI-e NIC. You've been warned.

Overall Review: Beginning to wonder if MSI is a bad brand to purchase for overclocking capabilities. I love the Red themes, but I need the quality and capabilities to be there.

5 Star HTPC (Nov 2017 Honest Review).

SILVERSTONE Grandia Series GD10B Aluminum HTPC for ATX / Micro-ATX / SSI-CEB Computer Case
SILVERSTONE Grandia Series GD10B Aluminum HTPC for ATX / Micro-ATX / SSI-CEB Computer Case

Pros: Came next day, DENT free! Beautiful case with good power and reset switches. USB 3.0 in the front is really nice. All my peripherals fit with no issues...tested everything working/posting within an hour and a half after installation and cable management.

Cons: 1. Price, but it was worth it so this is a subjective con. I do think these would sell better if they dropped the price below $80. 2. Shipped with 2 non-working 80mm fans. 3rd was just fine. I just replaced them with 2 spare 80mm fans I had so it's all good. 3. Be prepared to decide which is more important (HDD, SSD & Optical Drive) as space can be a problem depending on the size of your Heatsink & Fan. There's an included bracket that will allow for certain configurations pending you have the leftover space to accommodate. This isn't really a Con but something to be very aware of if you're looking to maximize your options here.

Overall Review: If you are looking for an HTPC/Enertainment system computer that can fit: 1. ATX motherboards 2. Standard format/high wattage power supplies 3. Long, modern video cards....LOOK NO FURTHER. I've sat on this case doing research for almost 6 month before pulling the trigger and this is definitely the case you want if you're looking for something very nice that FITS in your entertainment setup and has nice airflow.

11/13/2017

Amazing HDD for the price, will continue to buy more if the price stops rising

Toshiba X300 5TB Performance & Gaming Internal Hard Drive 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 inch - HDWE150XZSTA (RETAIL PACKAGE)
Toshiba X300 5TB Performance & Gaming Internal Hard Drive 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 inch - HDWE150XZSTA (RETAIL PACKAGE)

Pros: Great purchase!

Cons: Seriously, the price keeps going up higher and higher. Price has gone up significantly for it since I last purchased one. Can be loud if a lot of "scrubbing" or processing is happening on the drive.

Overall Review: Would purchase again and definitely recommend for everyone! I've bought a few more since and they are all still working wonderfully! I leave my computers on 24/7 and have not had any issues or random events occur yet. HDD health of all drives are normal.

POWERFUL!!!!!

MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card RX 480 GAMING X 8G
MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card RX 480 GAMING X 8G

Pros: Perfect, high fps performance at 1080p. Very good performance on DX11 games at 1440p (surprisingly GREAT performance at 1440p using DX12 and Vulcan). Great video cards!! I purchased 2 for Crossfire and I'm getting amazing results in Mass Effect, Witcher, COD, GTA, DOOM, 2K, Overwatch, etc. Colors are super nice touch, DX12 and Vulcan rock on these things.

Cons: None. They run hot when gaming hard at high specs but that's to be expected.

Overall Review: I love this setup and am glad I built it. The rx480 was a great solution for those who didn't want to dump any money into the 1080 and still get a great gaming experience at 1440p and a FLAWLESS experience at 1080p!

A Tad bit expensive for what it is......

StarTech.com MSTDP123DP DisplayPort to DisplayPort Multi Monitor Splitter - 3-Port MST Hub - DP 1.2 to 3x DP MST Hub
StarTech.com MSTDP123DP DisplayPort to DisplayPort Multi Monitor Splitter - 3-Port MST Hub - DP 1.2 to 3x DP MST Hub

Pros: Works great, was able to get my 5-monitor portrait gaming system running perfectly. Run games for long periods of time (like half a day gaming) and no problems with flickering or disconnects.

Cons: None besides price.

Overall Review: Would purchase again if I had to. I personally think it costs too much for what it is. It's just an active hub adapter.