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Joshua T.

Joshua T.

Joined on 12/11/01

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Most Favorable Review

Works.

Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1333ELK
Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1333ELK

Pros: Works fine with the "BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard" that Newegg sells.

Cons: The heatsinks stand up a little higher than I expected, not a big deal though.

12/13/2011
Most Critical Review

Sketchy power supply.

Thermaltake W0116RU 750 W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Thermaltake W0116RU 750 W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Quiet fan

Cons: The power supply worked fine for about two weeks, then I mailed in the rebate paperwork. Wouldn't you know it, the unit failed to work the day after mailing the rebate. I pulled from the PC to test in another, still no luck. I put it back and crossed my fingers, it powered on. Worked fine for a few more days, and now it died again while using the PC. Now I find myself stuck in RMA limbo with $850 in unusable parts on my desk.

Overall Review: The cable lengths and plug configurations are not ideal.

Poor construction

Ipro Drive 3.5" USB 2.0 External SATA Hard Drive Enclosure
Ipro Drive 3.5" USB 2.0 External SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

Pros: Data transfer seems fine.

Cons: Poor design, enclosure does not fit together properly along the sides where the top and bottom come together. Too tight and the sides do not snap into place.

Overall Review: Glad it was cheap otherwise I would be more upset about the poor design.

Bad drive.

OCZ Vertex Plus 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1VTXPL60G.N
OCZ Vertex Plus 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1VTXPL60G.N

Pros: Fast when it worked.

Cons: Stopped working after about 3 weeks...

Overall Review: I purchased my drive on 5/31 as part of a rebate promotion that was running. Seemed too good to pass up. Should have passed... Other people online warned about the drive as well. Drive worked fine for about 2 weeks, then suddenly the BIOS could not see it anymore after a reboot. After changing SATA cable and resetting the BIOS a few times it started working again. I used it for a few more days and after another reboot it can't be detected again. So far BIOS resets and cable changes have not had any effect. Not sure if I want to bother with manufacturer replacement since I suspect I will just get another bad drive based on other comments and reviews online.

Meh

Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System

Pros: Sounded pretty good for my small TV room.

Cons: The subwoofer died after about a month of use. I could sometimes get it to work if I fidgeted with the speaker plug input, but eventually it quit working completely. No visible damage to the circuit board when I took it apart. Not sure it is worth trying to fix on my own, seems a waste to just throw it in the trash.

It works.

ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Worked out of the box.

Cons: Wish it had a DVI plug The BIOS is a bit abnormal, though I haven't used an ECS board in a while so maybe it is their standard interface.

Overall Review: Worked out of the box with an Intel G620 processor and some cheap ram.