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Russell B.

Russell B.

Joined on 12/22/02

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Most Favorable Review

Not bad, not bad at all!

EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Good specs, easy build, great tech support (polite and well mannered, picked up on tech knowledge level quickly). No real problems yet.

Cons: Go through the BIOS settings with a fine tooth comb (check every detail). When building up a new system things worked fine until the video drivers caused numerous reboots while playing games. The video default was set to PCI not PCIe (Why?). Their tech support picked up on the details that I gave them and they led me to a quick solution.

Overall Review: I have not had a chance to exercise every detail of the motherboard. While chasing the video setup problem I ran the system through prime 95 for 4+ hours taking the CPU to max temp spec without any problems. This build is going much better than the last system I built using a different motherboard manufacture. I think that I will buy EVGA motherboards again in the future.

Most Critical Review

Good Idea, So So Implementation

ADATA 1TB HD710 Waterproof / Dustproof / Shock-Resistant External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model AHD710-1TU3-CBK Black
ADATA 1TB HD710 Waterproof / Dustproof / Shock-Resistant External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model AHD710-1TU3-CBK Black

Pros: Cable capture system when not in use is a good idea. Decent price for a drive of its size. Supported by MS standard drivers on Win 7.

Cons: Weak or poor design. The USB 3.0 connector on drive is not firmly secured resulting in flex and intermittent connection. While there is a LED, it is not very visible. The rubber armor needed more design as it could have held the cable more cleanly, and the cover over the USB connection is a pain to close correctly. Problems with the USB connector cover could result in the drive not being protected.

Overall Review: As a hole the drive feels cheap with the USB connector and rubber armor not completely secured on the drive. The USB cable needed to be more supple; because when it is stored in the armor it doesn't want to conform to the drive giving it a cluttered look with the cable bending away from the drive. Maybe a way of capturing the cable ends would help. The USB connector is where I had the most problems. Stiffens of the cable and flex in the connector resulted in the OS seeing the drive disconnecting and reconnecting as I just moved the drive fractions of an inch. If the drive was left untouched after connection I did not see any problems. I was thinking of giving this drive one egg to counter glowing reviews; but I decided to rate as I see it.

Piece of junk

Foxconn NT-330I-A-B-NA-A NVIDIA ION Black Barebone Systems - Mini / Booksize
Foxconn NT-330I-A-B-NA-A NVIDIA ION Black Barebone Systems - Mini / Booksize

Pros: Compact size, low power, came with a Linux distrobution!

Cons: Durability is very low, setup is moderately difficult as I had to fine drives on the internet, not supplied on the CD.

Overall Review: After letting set for 1+ month the unit wont even POST. So how to trouble shoot a high interrogation design? It was neat while it ran; but its poor durability makes it very expensive.

Nice Improvement

Intel X25-M 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2MH120G2K5
Intel X25-M 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2MH120G2K5

Pros: Low Power Consumption, Fast Read Speeds, No Vibration from a spindle, No Noise from a read/write arm actuator.

Cons: Price for FLASH based storage technology. Smaller size than traditional hard drive.

Overall Review: This is purely non-scientific; but my laptop now performs more like it should. I was configuring a laptop as a endurance machine. But all of the low power components worked; but the machine just dragged along. This one change made a slow processor feel more responsive, resulting it running near its max potential by reducing all of the delays associated with disk access. Plus the machine now meets its specified battery run time.

Overly complex

Microsoft SideWinder Mouse
Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

Pros: Lots of bells and whistles. Allowing for greater user customization.

Cons: Poorly designed. Key tolerances are to tight so that if anything happens to the mouse buttons lock of hang.This shifting of hardware inside the mouse, makes it useless environments prone to dropping of rough usage.

Overall Review: I originally thought this was a good mouse; until one day it fell off my desk and hit the floor. Pieces fell of that should have not and it started doing a hold on mouse clicks.

Game on!

Intel Core i7-950 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 3.06 GHz LGA 1366 130W Processor - BX80601950
Intel Core i7-950 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 3.06 GHz LGA 1366 130W Processor - BX80601950

Pros: Fast.........! This thing running VMWare Workstation 6.5 and using a GTX285 graphics card, can play Half Life 2 (1440x1050) inside the VM with only the most minor of hiccups. Feels very smooth to play game on Vista Ult. 64 bit.

Cons: Price! Hot idle temps (CPU 48C/Cores around 60C).

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It was a bad experince

I feel like it was a scam to get me to help support finance of somebody's Virtual Currency mining rig. While every thing was correct in the end. It should have never happened in the first place. It was reported to be in stock when ordered actions were taken to look like it was in stock; but it was not, and it took a couple of week to get my money back.

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