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Victor C.

Victor C.

Joined on 03/18/04

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Logitech NX50 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 1000 dpi Notebook Mouse
Logitech NX50 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 1000 dpi Notebook Mouse

Pros: Accurate. small. No batteries needed. The USB cord attaches to the back easily.

Cons: USB cord "could" be a tad longer.

Overall Review: Model not listed in Logitechs website. Will still work with standard setpoint software if you wish to use it. Software not required for proper operation.

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Brother DCP series DCP-J140W Up to 33 ppm Black Print Speed Wireless InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer
Brother DCP series DCP-J140W Up to 33 ppm Black Print Speed Wireless InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer

Pros: Nice small foot print and wireless feature is a big plus. Colors were vibrant and ink is found everywhere really cheap.

Cons: Bought this in October of 2012 and lasted until July 2013. Hardly ever used since I also have a Brother laser printer that I use full time for work and school. The black ink cartridge (original and third party) stopped being recognized by printer. Tried every trick in the book I could find to fix, but no luck. Called Brother support and they agreed to send me a refurbished model, but not after dealing with nasty customer service rep. I put up with the rudeness on account I wanted the issue resolved as fast as possible.

Overall Review: I've used Brother printers for well over 10 years and never had an issue. This was a first.

Back to Asus after 8 years

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: I originally got the ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4, and that was a solid gaming board. After reading many reviews about this board and watching several videos I decided to sell my beloved Asrock board on Etay and get this one. Boy did I make the right decision. It's true what they say , you get what you pay for. * nice and easy UEFI Bios and easy overclocking. *Excellent sound (better than Asrock board even though it was the same realtek 1220 chip.) *Aesthetically beautiful (aluminum brushed heatsinks) *Tons of USB ports and no PS port (welcome to the 21st century) *Tons of headers for fans, water pumps, etc. *Power and CMOS reset buttons on the board *Quality components

Cons: *Would have liked to see a second M.2 slot for RAID array. *Would have liked to see an M.2 Wifi module included. (I know gamers like being wired in, but wifi technology and latencies have improved so much.

Overall Review: Using Cooler Master MasterLiquid 120 All-in-one CPU Liquid Cooler with Ryzen 1700 CPU and 32GB hyper X ram overclocked to 2400MHZ. Upated to bios 1002 by loading CH6.CAP file into USB thumbdrive and going directly into BIOS. Was afraid to plug into back USB and press that bios flashback button on account seems too gimmicky for me. Board started just fine with the previous bios 902. Asus AI software is actually quite nice to use (I thought it would be just bloatware but I was wrong). The last Asus board I had was the MVP wifi deluxe for the AM2 platform. Have bought 6 or 7 boards since then and I am back to Asus.

Great Product, Terrible IKEA like instructions

Cooler Master MasterLiquid 120 AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, White Led Pump, Robust Sleeved FEP Tubing, Push-Pull Dual 120mm Air Balance MF, Dual Chamber Technology
Cooler Master MasterLiquid 120 AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, White Led Pump, Robust Sleeved FEP Tubing, Push-Pull Dual 120mm Air Balance MF, Dual Chamber Technology

Pros: used on ASUS Hero VI AMD4 motherboard. Overclocked Ryzen 1700 to 3.850. CPU stays at 45C under full load when playing Titanfall 2.

Cons: Here's a virtual MIDDLE Finger to Cooler Master for the layout of instructions. I followed the steps to remove the backplate from motherboard, install a different backplate with long screws only to find out nears the end of step 14 that "oh by the way" no need to do that for AM4, just simply slaps these onto the cooler head and slip on. Had to take a deep breath and start over. I've been building computers since 1988 and this process had me frustrated. Maybe I'm getting to be an old f@rt. lol.

ASRock Continues to impress

ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 AM4 AMD Promontory X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 AM4 AMD Promontory X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -Features -Simple to install -Limited RGB, not too flashy -GREAT onboard sound. Put away my Soundblaster Z.

Cons: -Extremely finicky with RAM settings. The original description before they changed it was that this motherboard would support DDR4 3200 OC memory. Sadly it does not. All memory I have tried, even the Gskill Fury which they claim it has been tested for Ryzen, either does not allow the board to post or runs at 2133. So I figured I'd buy PNY DDR4 2133 Anarchy RAM from Be&T B^Y and try. Voila! worked instantly. -Not taking any eggs from it on account I know it has to do with a non-mature BIOS and I can tell ASRock engineers are working hard to release bios updates to deal with the Memory issues.

NOT as compatible as they say. More marketing scheme?

G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) AMD X370 / B350 / A320 Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C18D-16GFX
G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) AMD X370 / B350 / A320 Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C18D-16GFX

Pros: -Looks nice with the heat spreaders

Cons: I'm absolutely they work just fine, however, not with my ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 AM4 AMD Promontory. Debug codes are 0d, 17, 03, 1f, etc etc. Cleared Cmos, tried with one stick. Swapped stick. disconnected EVERYTHING but the necessary. No go. I know my motherboard works because it posts with regular PNY DDR 4 2133 ram. My board may be just too finicky and needing a bios update.

Overall Review: Decided NOT tp take an egg on account It's not entirely RAM's fault. However, Newegg had been making alot of money off me with those re-stock fees. May end up going to a brick and mortar store in the future. Prices are not as competitive on Newegg as they were more than 10 years ago when I started shopping here.