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john t.

john t.

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Most Favorable Review

So far no problems

Apotop Altair Value 8GB (2 X 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3-1600 CL11 Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Apotop Altair Value 8GB (2 X 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3-1600 CL11 Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Pros: -It's cheap and it works -The purple heatsink is almost low profile and MIGHT fit under my hyper 212; not perfectly sure on that though, so don't buy this product for that on my word alone. -The purple heat sink is beautiful, and the chrome logo give is a very clean and finished look.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Used these in a budget build for my mother. They run at the proper clock speed right out of the box with no issues. I was a little suspicious buying from Taiwan, but meh most things probably come from there anyway it's just the company is based in Taiwan. They seriously are sexy looking dimms.

Most Critical Review

Not for the True Gamer

MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -Auto Over clocking. -Looks Cool. -It booted most of the time. -Audio was fantastic most of the time (see cons).

Cons: -It's a very slow boot: it takes almost 30 seconds just to hit the BIOS splash. -The auto overclock was very conservative and almost not worth using. -The manual overclocking tools were incredibly limited -When restarting from within windows, it would close out of the OS, but would remain powered up in a sort of limbo where my LEDs/Fans were on but nothing else; the power button would not respond, and it would stay in that state indefinitely until I shut off the PSU or unplugged the computer. -The audio was flooded with static when I lowered the volume below about 75%

Overall Review: This is the first product that I have ever had to RMA. And I've gotten the Asus Sabertooth instead.

Very Nice Mobo

MSI Z170M MORTAR LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard
MSI Z170M MORTAR LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: The bios is a nicely put together piece of software. XMP support for my 3200mhz RAM works out of the box. As of April 4th 2016, it supports the intel non K cpu overclocking out of the box.

Cons: There is extra padding on the backplate which makes it a little difficult to seat the mobo. I wish it had a full size M.2 slot.

Awesome mini-itx board

MSI Z87I AC LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
MSI Z87I AC LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: - Small wifi antennas that are on the IO shield, not auxiliary like most other mini mobos. - It looks beautiful, and will fit with any color scheme except myabe white. - I'm using a haswell pentium dual core, but this can take the i7 if I want to upgrade in the future. - Has front panel USB 3.0 headers. -The IO shield is actually labeled and coated with a black sticker, not just a straight metal one like on cheaper board. -UEFI displays in full 1080 not 1024 like some other boards, so it's more usable on my wide screen monitors.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I've installed Win 10 tech preview on it, and nothing is having trouble running. The z87 chipset isn't the newest, but it still supports haswell processors with a bios update. My board came with the bios update out of the box though, so I was just plug and play. I also got a free DIM of 8gb DDR3 ram with this board, so for $70 off the price of the board normally, I couldn't day no.

10/21/2014

Fantastic

DELL Venue 7 Intel Atom Z2560 2GB Memory 16GB eMMC 7.0" Touchscreen Tablet - WiFi Version Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
DELL Venue 7 Intel Atom Z2560 2GB Memory 16GB eMMC 7.0" Touchscreen Tablet - WiFi Version Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Pros: -speedy -4.2.2 is great -price -small enough to fit in my back pocket -battery lasts around 2 days under normal usage

Cons: -speaker is kind of weak -webcam is grainy -front webcam is even worse -can't accept a SIM card

Overall Review: I bought this as a budget tablet to debug an android app on jelly bean and It has replaced my iPad as my primary tablet because of is it's size. It has also replaced my nook as my ereader. This is a great entry tablet for people who haven't used tabs before or who just want a small pocket tab for use in class or meetings. The manual shows a slot for Sim next to the SD slot, however that are is just plastic on mine, maybe the 8in can take one and the manual is just standard, or maybe a future version will have it. So don't buy this if you want a networked tab.

11/24/2013

Great Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 02G-P3-1559-RX
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 02G-P3-1559-RX

Pros: Running quiet, played Dirt3 on 1920x1080 on full settings for 4 hours straight and it stayed below 50C the whole time. Idles at 34C. Price

Cons: Didn't come with a mini HDMI to full size HDMI converter, but I expected this because its a refurb

Overall Review: My gts450LP (great card btw) was struggling to power my new dual 1080i monitors so I bought one of these. I am very satisfied and I bought a second one for SLI. Also I believe that Sir Hand reviewed the wrong product, as he seems to be talking about a case.