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Rikki B.

Rikki B.

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Most Favorable Review

Well worth every dollar.

Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) BOXNUC8i3BEK1 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) BOXNUC8i3BEK1 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System

Pros: -Small footprint. Currently using it as a backup computer. -ease of access to the internals via 4 screws at the bottom. -Cool box. -Nice black/grey color scheme. -Intel core i3-8109U (mobile CPU) included was enough for me. -Case badge, Power brick/cable, Instructions and VESA mounting system included. -Fan is quiet. No thermal throttling on light uses. -M.2 Capable - I am running 2280 length M.2. -Easy to install and Instructions are clear. -Has a charging port to charge your phone or can be used as another USB (Yellow) -Has audio out jack for headphones and MicroSD slot

Cons: No cons as of 12/4/18 - Everything is running great today. Got windows 10 and updated the BIOS and drivers. Very pleased and saves space on my desk. I doubt I will have any issues for years to come.

Overall Review: Intel engineers did a great job with this lineup. I was reading reviews from back in the day when some NUC's didn't have a power cord and some models has complaints of overheating. My NUC is cool to the touch and will serve as a backup should my main desktop go down. Please note this model is the M.2 SSD version.

Most Critical Review

My first PSU that caused issues

CORSAIR CX-M Series CX650M 650W 80 PLUS BRONZE Haswell Ready ATX12V & EPS12V Semi-Modular Power Supply CP-9020103-NA
CORSAIR CX-M Series CX650M 650W 80 PLUS BRONZE Haswell Ready ATX12V & EPS12V Semi-Modular Power Supply CP-9020103-NA

Pros: The colors matched my theme that I was going for Customer Service Easy to install Black cables and its semi modular.

Cons: Well unfortunately this is the first PSU from Corsair I had a issue with. It was causing a weird power on when I flipped the switch on the back then the system cut off a few seconds. Then it would power on again by itself and stay on for a few minutes then power off. After spending hours with diagnosing my system, I also realized my power button was rendered useless as the system power cycles on and off constantly so I pulled the plug to be on the safe side. I checked all connections and in the end, this PSU was the culprit. So I purchased a 550x fully modular with my own money to test, Installed it and all is well so I am keeping the 550x in my system.

Overall Review: This was the first time in 5 years since I had a actual issue with Corsair. I would like to thank NewEgg for assisting me with a easy return. I await my refund. But don't let this dissuade you from Corsair products. I just happen to gotten a bad lemon and luckily it didn't take anything else out. But I rate this 3 eggs for my time spent troubleshooting. I am not the type of guy that will rage over a product. As mentioned before, my first bad experience from corsair since I started using them 5 years ago.

Awesome DDR4 Memory

CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro SL 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMH64GX4M4E3200C16
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro SL 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMH64GX4M4E3200C16

Pros: -It's Corsair - Very good PC component company. -Low profile design - I was able to clear my top mounted radiator with millimeters to spare. Your mileage may vary. -Has RGB if you want to set a color and has a elegant glow with adjustments that can be made in Corair iCUE software. -Fast shipping. -Memory works right out of the box with my Alder Lake system.

Cons: -No cons.

Overall Review: I got this on a Black Friday deal. I wanted to add a bit of color in my build so this RAM fits the bill. I have had good luck with using Corsair products over the years of PC building and upgrading.

Inaccurate product picture

Unirise VELCRO-09IN-50PK Velcro Strap, 12" Width, Black, 50-Pack
Unirise VELCRO-09IN-50PK Velcro Strap, 12" Width, Black, 50-Pack

Pros: -It's Velcro zip ties. Easy to undo and tighten around cables.

Cons: -Picture is not accurate. I hope NewEgg captures right photo. All I got was a zip lock bag with 50 pre cut velcro strips. I was hoping for what is pictured so that I can cut to my own length but I did not get that.

Overall Review: Asides from the wrong picture, it does it's job. Perfect for cable management.

11/27/2021

Did not fit my case

Anidees Graphic Card Cooler 3 x 80mm PWM Fan, Support ASUS Aura SYNC/MSI Mystic Sync/ASROCK Aura RGB/GIGABYTE RGB Fusion (5V 3-Pin Addressable Headers ONLY) PCI Mount Bracket with Remote - AI-GP-CL
Anidees Graphic Card Cooler 3 x 80mm PWM Fan, Support ASUS Aura SYNC/MSI Mystic Sync/ASROCK Aura RGB/GIGABYTE RGB Fusion (5V 3-Pin Addressable Headers ONLY) PCI Mount Bracket with Remote - AI-GP-CL

Pros: NewEgg made my return easy and painless. I got my refund today.

Cons: Did not fit my case. Looks slick and cool but I could not use it.

Overall Review: Please check your case specs before buying. The reason why this did not fit my case is because I have a 280mm radiator in front and due to how this case was designed. I hope someone else can benefit from the returned product. 4/5 eggs.

Great Network Switch

NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS308) - Home Network Hub, Office Ethernet Splitter
NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS308) - Home Network Hub, Office Ethernet Splitter

Pros: -Has 8 ports. Perfect to grow into. -NetGear reliability - Had no issues with their products. -It was on sale at the time.

Cons: No Cons

Overall Review: I have this switch resting on my desk and it does not take up much space. 8 Ports is plenty room for expansion.