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Robert R.

Robert R.

Joined on 10/08/10

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Very nice SSD

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC512N/AM 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade Kit
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC512N/AM 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade Kit

Pros: FAST. Software actually works. FAST.

Cons: None

Overall Review: OK, so the ASUS G74Sx was getting on 1 year old, so I decided to upgrade it a bit with the 512 GB Samsung 830. After a clone using the free EaseUS Total backup 4.5 (about 1.5 hours to make a clone on the SSD hooked to my USB3 port), I removed a few screws and slipped in the 512 GB Samsung 830, flipped it back over and booted into Win 7_64 in 15 Seconds. That was fast. Made sure I was booting in ACHI, clicked a few settings in control panel to stop indexing, defrag, etc., and put everything bak in. The entire operation took about 20 minutes. Turned everything off after a cold boot, re-ran Performance and numbers were as follows: Pre-Samsung - CPU (i7-2500) - 6.4 16 GB Mushkin DDR3 2100 RAM- 6.5 Nvidia 560 GTX 2 GB DDR5 - 6.4 Seagate 500 GB 7200 rpm - 5.6 Post-Seagate: CPU - 7.1 RAM -7.1 GPU -7.4 Samsung SSD - 7.9 Costs are irrelevant when returns are sufficiently high, and in this case, the $700.00 for the Samsung SSD was well worth the expense.

Great Headset

Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound, Wireless Headphones with Microphone
Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound, Wireless Headphones with Microphone

Pros: Excellent sound, comfort, options and good battery life. Very good build quality.

Cons: a little bulky

Overall Review: I own 2 sets and use them for games, VOIP, etc. they are simply great for $110.

Bought for power

EVGA GTX 590 CLASSIFIED Limited Edition 3GB 768-bit GDDR5 PCI express 2.0 x16, 3xDual-Link DVI, DisplayPort,  HDCP Ready, QUAD SLI Ready, PhysX, 3D Vision Surround Support Video Card, 03G-P3-1598-AR
EVGA GTX 590 CLASSIFIED Limited Edition 3GB 768-bit GDDR5 PCI express 2.0 x16, 3xDual-Link DVI, DisplayPort, HDCP Ready, QUAD SLI Ready, PhysX, 3D Vision Surround Support Video Card, 03G-P3-1598-AR

Pros: Good amount of RAM; good chippery

Cons: None really for what I do. Keeps my wallet fatter than buying a couple of Teslas.

Overall Review: I only play CounterStrike CSS and use this in my lab to run my gene sequencer and CUDA using the Smith-Waterman algorithim; don't care about games. CSS looks nice though.