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Ashley K.

Ashley K.

Joined on 03/10/05

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Most Favorable Review

Sweet Spot

ASUS 27" 1440P Eye Care Monitor (PB278Q) - QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI
ASUS 27" 1440P Eye Care Monitor (PB278Q) - QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI

Pros: Love this monitor. It's 27" but was still light enough to work with my VESA mount monitor dual monitor arms. Picture is bright and crisp. I get sad now when I'm looking at the dull washed out colors of my other monitors in the office

Cons: I could only afford one of them

Most Critical Review

Was great...for a while

NZXT Kraken X62 RL-KRX62-01 280mm All-In-One Water / Liquid CPU Cooling with Software Controlled RGB Lighting
NZXT Kraken X62 RL-KRX62-01 280mm All-In-One Water / Liquid CPU Cooling with Software Controlled RGB Lighting

Pros: Pretty. Quiet. Cools well.

Cons: Had the unit for about three months. Now, the pump seems to have stopped working. My computer won't boot: At POST it complains that the CPU is overheating and that there is a CPU fan error (the pump) before shutting itself down.

Warranty fail

Samsung UN43MU6300FXZA 43" 4K UHD HDR Pro Smart TV
Samsung UN43MU6300FXZA 43" 4K UHD HDR Pro Smart TV

Pros: Nice enough TV while it worked...

Cons: less than 50 hours of viewing time in (<4 months old) it died. Its been more than a month since it died and I'm still waiting for Samsung to make good on their warranty commitments

Overall Review: - I've owned the TV for about 5 months and for more than 20% of that ownership period, the device has been non-functional. I'm still waiting for Samsung to repair/replace the unit. - The people that answer the phone are very nice to speak with and professional. - Unfortunately, no one at Sumsung support appears able to expedite handing of the case, regardless of how long the case has been opened or how much of my time, money and energy have been wasted seeking a resolution.

Only works one way

Fosmon High Quality Black DisplayPort Male to HDMI Cable Male - 6 Feet / 2M
Fosmon High Quality Black DisplayPort Male to HDMI Cable Male - 6 Feet / 2M

Pros: Works find if the source has DisplayPort and you are connecting to an HDMI display device.

Cons: Only works in ONE direction. Does NOT covert a HDMI source to a DisplayPort display. Bought this to connect my XBOX to my monitor which has a DisplayPort input, but was dissapointed.

Overall Review: I'll keep it around. It's cheap enough, and I'm sure i'll find a use for it since my Laptop has a DisplayPort output.

It worked out fine

XFX MI93007 AS9 LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9300 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
XFX MI93007 AS9 LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9300 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: It worked without any hitches. I didn't run into any of the driver complications I've experienced in the past with nVidia chipsets. The board was well laid out and easy to work with. The documentation was minimal, but sufficient. The eSATA on the back is a nice perk for such an affordable board.

Cons: No BIOS documentation...but after 10+ years of building computers, I think I've yet to encounter a mainboard that actually documents the BIOS sufficiently. Every manufacturer seems to have a few esoteric, undocumented options in the CMOS.

Overall Review: I ordered this a replacement for another mainboard which had blown a few capacitors. I'm happy I chose this board. It looks like it's going to do the trick. I usually stick with Intel chipsets, but this one was a winner. I only had to install two driver packages and everything was good to go. (Chipset and sound)

NEEDS MORE POWER

SUPERMICRO CSE-743T-645B Black 4U Pedestal Chassis w/ 645W Power Supply 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
SUPERMICRO CSE-743T-645B Black 4U Pedestal Chassis w/ 645W Power Supply 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays

Pros: Very high build quality, which is almost always typical of a Supermicro.

Cons: Shoddy/misleading documentation: Supermicro's product website claimed that this chassis configuration supported dual Intel / AMD processor configurations. They should have elaborated on this claim. My new Asus Z8PE-D12 dual Xeon board requires an 8-pin eps connector for EACH CPU. The included power supply provides but only a single 8-pin connector.

Overall Review: One of the non-removable mainboard mounts had no matching grommet to pair with on the Z8PE-D12. To further complicate matters, two of the grommets on the mainboard had no matching hole for a mounting post inside the case. I'm not sure if I should blame ASUS or Supermicro for this problem. The only plausible solution at this point will most likely void someone's warranty...