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Shawn T.

Shawn T.

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Perfect!

HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX6400D2LLK2/2G
HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX6400D2LLK2/2G

Pros: Fast, affordable, reliable, cool blue shield.

Cons: Nothing.

Overall Review: I've use all the other brands, but Kingston is my new favorite! I've had Patriots that went bad and OCZ that were not stable. I've used these HyperX in 2 builds so far, and no problems at all!

12/18/2011
Most Critical Review

Poor Quality

DeLonghi Black EC5 Steam-Driven 4 Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
DeLonghi Black EC5 Steam-Driven 4 Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Pros: accesories

Cons: Cheap plastic body was broken upon opening!

Overall Review: Terrible design and cheap plastic body. I thought DeLonghi was a good brand until now. Now I either ship it back and pay for shipping or just keep it. I am so disappointed since I didn't get what I paid for. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT!

Sheep in Wolf's clothing

Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100 Black
Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100 Black

Pros: Cheaper than 3TB bare drive!

Cons: Waste of case. Price doesn't make any sense.

Overall Review: Confirmed as 7200 rpm 3TB bare drive I bought previously. Exact drive, but in a case. With a credit card, you can slide it under seams to release latches. Patience and you will be able to open in a few minutes. Case is plastic. Inserted into my HP micro-server and works great. No issues so far. Newegg has the fastest shipping, only 2-3 days and it's at my front door! Amazing! $30 cheaper than bare drive. Plus, since it is in a case, chances are, it's protected more than a bare drive...IMO.

Impressive transfer speed!

HP ProLiant G7 N54L MicroServer Server System AMD Turion II Model Neo N54L 2GB DDR3 250GB LFF 704941-001
HP ProLiant G7 N54L MicroServer Server System AMD Turion II Model Neo N54L 2GB DDR3 250GB LFF 704941-001

Pros: Small, stable footprint. 4 bays for HDD, Clean,Classy design. Price was $229 AR.

Cons: No SATA to 4-pin adapter for CDROM!!! No 3.0 USB.

Overall Review: Installed Win 8 Pro from CD, so it took a while to install CDRom from another PC. A few days later, copying big video files from Win 7 PC was way too slow (25 Mbps)! Usually copying to my other nas (less powerful) was 25 MBps. Google for days but no answer! Then decided to re-install network adapter driver....and now, I'm copy/paste from 80-100 MBps! Something must have messed up my network adapter. This is seriously fast now. So relieved and can't believe how fast it is now. I was only expecting 40-50 MBps transfer speeds. I learned a good lesson...re-install drivers!

Best BANG!

PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 7870 MYST. Edition (Tahiti LE) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card (UEFI Ready) AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E
PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 7870 MYST. Edition (Tahiti LE) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card (UEFI Ready) AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E

Pros: Having almost bought a GTX 660 (non TI), I by chance read tomshardware about this new Tahiti 7870 LE. So glad I did! Newegg had the best price and I love how quick the shipping as always. This Tahiti runs BF3 on ULTRA and I can now aim due to higher FPS than my Piece of Shoot GTX 560. The 2 games included were icing! I am now competitive online (priceless)! No lag and high FPS is how you stay alive online! I new this, but could not justify a GTX 680 or even GTX 660 TI. The Tahiti has to be the best card for the money out there. Forget about the Titan! You want a product that is powerful and affordable, no more, no less. I am so thankful that I read about the Tahiti after a few years of struggling with the GTX 560!

Cons: None so far! I don't notice any loud sounds or care if the temp is a little higher than a GTX.

Overall Review: After a week of BF3 online, I am totally satisfied with the Power Color 7870 LE Myst. It actually runs quiet in my rig. I haven't been this happy since I added an SSD as a cache drive with my i52500k@4.4 ghz air cooled. This Tahiti will no doubt handle BF4 and anything for the next 3 years.

Almost a great mouse!

Corsair Vengeance M60  Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Performance, FPS Gaming Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Performance, FPS Gaming Mouse

Pros: Solid aluminum chassis and overall build, accurate laser sensor

Cons: Body design is too BULKY. Not good for small hands or claw style grip-sniper button to far forward, 2 side buttons too small, wheel a bit loose, needs thicker rubber coating

Overall Review: Costing 1/2 of the Rat 7, I took a gamble...but all is not perfect! First, M60 is NOT for smaller hands or claw grips (such as myself)!!! Since I keep my fingers bent and press more with the tips of my fingers, I have less reach. Side buttons are too far forward. The rear body is too bulky compared to the Lachesis-also restricts my reach. Quality is superb,-except the wheel is NOT as "tight" and "solid" as other mice, i.e. Razer Lachesis. I struggled with the bulky size playing BF3 and not able to press the sniper button without changing my hand position. Why did Corsair make this mouse so "FAT" like a pot belly pig??? Final thoughts: Not the perfect FPS mouse for me. Due to packaging, and lack of demo mice, I could not test this mouse before buying. For now, I will stick with my Lachesis until the Rat 7 is much cheaper!