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Loreto R.

Loreto R.

Joined on 11/17/04

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Best Value

MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Runs cool and quiet, very good performance for the price

Cons: None Yet

Overall Review: Upgraded from an ATI HD4870 which has been an excellent card. However, didn't know how much cooler and quieter the newer technology can be.

Most Critical Review

Quality Problems

Western Digital WD RE4 WD1003FBYX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital WD RE4 WD1003FBYX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: None so far.

Cons: Ordered two drives for a new NAS. One of these drives experienced a drive failure within 8 hours of use.

Overall Review: Read the reviews on this product and there appeared to be an excessive amount of drive failures as written by other users. I went ahead and ordered anyway - as I have been a Western Digital hard disk user for almost 18 years now. In those 18 years, I have never had a WD drive fail on me within 5 years of use. This particular model must have quality issues. Hopefully this won't be a trend going forward as I am seeing a significant amount of products on the market that appear to have serious quality issues lately. Now I have to immediately order a new drive as my NAS is no longer redundant due to the failed hard disk. I absolutely did not expect this from claimed 'enterprise' class hard drive. Especially a failure after 8 hours of use.

Above Average Quality

Cooler Master HAF XM - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Two External Drive Docks
Cooler Master HAF XM - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Two External Drive Docks

Pros: Above average build quality overall, above average engineering, plastics used on the outside of the unit are above average quality, extra roomy interior

Cons: the two front 3.5 hot swap panels can be difficult to insert/remove as they don't seem to line up perfectly within the 3.5 inch bay.

Overall Review: Perhaps a full size side window would be a nice option, but you can order a cooler master side panel with a somewhat non-full size see through panel. I was looking for the highest quality and durable case I could find. Preferably something with the as much metal as possible. I wanted it too look and feel as professional and solid as possible - and not give a feeling of excessively plastic and flimsy materials. I think I found about 95% of that here.

quality product

IronKey Personal 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - FIPS Hardware-based encryption Model D2-S200-S08-2FIPS
IronKey Personal 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - FIPS Hardware-based encryption Model D2-S200-S08-2FIPS

Pros: Reliable and Secure Quality well built product

Cons: None

Overall Review: No more tracking userids and passwords with spreadsheet!

Excellent Value

Intel Core i5-760 - Core i5 Lynnfield Quad-Core 2.8 GHz LGA 1156 95W Desktop Processor - BX80605I5760
Intel Core i5-760 - Core i5 Lynnfield Quad-Core 2.8 GHz LGA 1156 95W Desktop Processor - BX80605I5760

Pros: Excellent Value in a modern processor. Best price performance ratio.

Cons: None.