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Jonathan M.

Jonathan M.

Joined on 02/02/08

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Most Favorable Review

Very good and hard to find drive

SAMSUNG Spinpoint M5 HM160HC 160GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache ATA 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint M5 HM160HC 160GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache ATA 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I operate a PC repair business from my home, and this drive was purchased by me, but for a customer's laptop. Since it was an older laptop, it also had the older interface and wasn't a SATA. Out of all the big-name computer supply retailers online, and even including E - bay, NONE came close to the price + warranty that Newegg.com had listed for this drive, and 90% of the ones I tried to compare with (for the CUSTOMER..I knew newegg was rock solid to begin with) didn't even have the drive. I felt bad that I couldn't find more than 1 or 2 other places to show her the price here was the best, but I told her no other site would give her the support that Newegg does and promised her that if ANY problems arose within the warranty period, Newegg.com would stand behind it's products and swiftly take care of ANY and ALL problems. Sold her the drive on 1/24/2010 and not had ONE call from her about issues..no problems at all with this.

Cons: Not one single con.

Overall Review: Sad that this interface is a dying breed..but thankful newegg had this in stock and I was able to keep someone from having to buy another laptop when nothing was wrong with hers except for a simple HDD needing replacement.

Great batteries

SANYO NEW 1500 eneloop 4 Pack AA Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries w/ Charger
SANYO NEW 1500 eneloop 4 Pack AA Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries w/ Charger

Pros: These work great in my brand new Fuji S4000...taking pics of our newborn 13-day old and probably have over 200 pictures on these batteries so far without having to charge them.

Cons: none

Very good, decent priced High-Gain device

ASUS RT-N15 SuperSpeedN Gigabit Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0
ASUS RT-N15 SuperSpeedN Gigabit Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0

Pros: It does what it's supposed to. Took this to my in-laws, who can't get ANY type of broadband...period..and they have a neighbor that's around 200 yards away (with a somewhat clear line-of-sight), this neighbor has some type of satellite broadband I believe..but regardless, the high-gain antenna picked up the signal inside the in-laws house on the desktop. It pulls it in well enough to make browsing the internet fairly quick...so no complaints on the range.

Cons: None come to mind..but the antenna could be on the tip instead of the side, towards the tip.

Overall Review: n/a

Part of the DIY combo kit

Cooler Master Elite 310 RC-310-BKR2-GP Black with blue front panel Steel Body / ABS plastic front bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply
Cooler Master Elite 310 RC-310-BKR2-GP Black with blue front panel Steel Body / ABS plastic front bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply

Pros: Good, sturdy build and feels pretty solid...I like this and may stick with it for a while. Going to try the CoolerMaster cooling options now for my new DIY combo kit..stock isn't enought and I would like to have more cooling.

Cons: none

Part of DIY combo kit...

ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AM3 AMD 780L Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AM3 AMD 780L Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: I kept one egg off this review for myself... But actually this board was sent to me, installed the 6-core AMD 1055T 2.8 in it, and it wouldn't recognize. I spent a little time and finally hit the interewebs for an answer. The bios wasn't up to date and needed to be flashed. Once I did that, and it finally knows the processor, I'm still hit with a "This CPU is not supported, please hit F1 to resume" before I can get into Windows.

Cons: The BIOS needs to be fixed on this..every reboot now, since updating, brings me to a screeching hault and I HAVE to hit F1 to continue past the POST screen because of the "CPU not supported" warning. I can F1 / resume and it goes into Windows, but it's still a nag i'd like to have gone.

VERY powerful processor.....

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT55TFBGRBOX
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT55TFBGRBOX

Pros: Part of my DIY combo kit, and i'm SURE glad I bought the 6-core bundle. NO one near me (Bestest Buy mainly) could come even remotely close to the price I put one together for..they all wanted enormous figures for a pre-assembled machine with some Wallyworld name on it... I couldn't have spent the money any more wisely if Ben Stein was my accountant.

Cons: none

Overall Review: I wasn't aware, but some boards don't have BIOS installed to support this new breed of processor..so if you're building one, make sure you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard.