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Mark W.

Mark W.

Joined on 10/28/01

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Most Favorable Review

This Smokes!

Intel Core i7-3930K - Core i7 3rd Gen Sandy Bridge-E 6-Core 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Desktop Processor - BX80619i73930K
Intel Core i7-3930K - Core i7 3rd Gen Sandy Bridge-E 6-Core 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Desktop Processor - BX80619i73930K

Pros: This is the fastest processor I'v ever had. I just built a new system with this. My old computer was 5 years old and was on the bleeding edge when I built it. This new rig exceeds expectations and overclocks very well.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Newegg is the best place to purchase all your computing needs. They make everything, including RMAs, very easy.

Most Critical Review

Nice, But Slow.

Corsair 32GB Voyager Mini USB 3.0 Flash Drive (CMFMINI3-32GB)
Corsair 32GB Voyager Mini USB 3.0 Flash Drive (CMFMINI3-32GB)

Pros: For a 32gb USB 3.0 drive it is very compact. It will fit anywhere on your computer without removing other hardware. The industrial look and metal casing gives one the feeling of durability. The key ring is nice and fits a lanyard nicely. Leave it to Corsair to design a great look and feel to this product.

Cons: I was very excited to have a USB 3.0 flash drive as I was expecting USB 3.0 speed. As other reviewers have noted, the speed is underwhelming at best. While it is a bit faster than USB 2.0 drives, the difference is marginal at best. The key ring is nice, but I would have to remove it prior to use because my keys would get in the way negating the compact design. I would prefer a cap on the end of the unit to keep dust and dirt out of the flash drive. I don't understand why this flash drive doesn't deliver 3.0 speed. This is a big negative for me.

Overall Review: The 5 year warranty is a nice touch. I have flash drives that are over 5 years old and they work fine. I guess if you use this flash drive every day, the long warranty is a big plus. I have 4 hard drives in my computer and 1 external drive. For backups and storage, space isn't an issue. I work from home, so I seldom use a USB flash drive to transport data out of the office. My primary use for a flash drive is to transfer data from my wife's laptop to the printer and update the BIOS on all the computers in the house.

11/13/2013

This PSU is a great value for the money.

CORSAIR RM650 650 W ATX 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
CORSAIR RM650 650 W ATX 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

Pros: The quality of the build is strong and the output is steady. My meter shows it running from 646w to 651w. All measurements taken under full load. I installed this in my gaming rig running a 1,000w unit and it never missed a beat. Just an indicator that I really overbought. I was going to install another RTX graphics card, but that's another story. This is a nice unit.

Cons: I can't really say anything negative about the RM650. I don't really like the flat cables, but I'm just used to the old fashioned round ones. The RM650 is very plain looking unit. My case has a PSU cover so nobody is going to see it anyway.

Overall Review: If a 650w will power your rig with a little room to expand, this is a great option. Make sure it has enough cables and connectors to suit your needs now and in the future. I've always had good luck with Corsair products and that's a huge plus.

Not So Much!

RAIJINTEK EOS 240 RBW AIO Water CPU Cooler, with 12025 Addressable RGB PWM fans, Addressable RGB tank,  ARGB Y-cable, compatible with INTEL & AMD morden socket CPU
RAIJINTEK EOS 240 RBW AIO Water CPU Cooler, with 12025 Addressable RGB PWM fans, Addressable RGB tank, ARGB Y-cable, compatible with INTEL & AMD morden socket CPU

Pros: - Nice Box. - Easy to Install.

Cons: - Loud Pump Whine. - A Huge Ball of Wires. - Cheap Feel. - Subpar Cooling.

Overall Review: It is worth the money to get one of the Corsair, NZXT, Cooler Master, etc. higher priced AIOs. They are much quieter and much better at cooling your CPU. I had the air cooler that came with my RYZEN 2750 and it was quieter and cooler than this RAIJINTEK EOS 240 RBW. If it's RGB lighting you want, some of the major brands offer them as well.

WOW!

Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB NAS Hard Drive 7200 RPM 256MB Cache CMR SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal HDD ST14000NE0008
Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB NAS Hard Drive 7200 RPM 256MB Cache CMR SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal HDD ST14000NE0008

Pros: - Packaging was great. - Surprised how hefty the drive is. - Copied 2 SSDs and 4 hard disk drives onto this drive and the contents hardly registered. - There was hardly any noise during copying or accessing data. - If you need massive amounts of storage in one drive, this is it. - 5 Year warranty.

Cons: - Minor noise when heads are parked, but this is minor. - If you have as many fans as I do, you won't even hear it. I disabled some of my fans during this review.

Overall Review: I never thought I would see the day that a 14 TB drive would be available on the consumer level. This gives you the opportunity to have a huge amount of storage in a small package. I will use this to backup my entire home network. This will also be a boom to folks requiring massive storage in a small form factor. This is a fantastic unit.

High quality and reasonable price.

Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Black - HDTB420XK3AA
Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Black - HDTB420XK3AA

Pros: -Great packaging. -Surprising speed. -Easy installation. -Perfect size. -Very portable.

Cons: -Rubber pads would keep it from sliding all over. -The cord is way to short. -The standard warranty is on the short side.

Overall Review: I would recommend this drive to anyone looking for good capacity, great speed, and portability. For the price you just can't beat this product.