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Dennis M.

Dennis M.

Joined on 02/02/09

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ASUS Prime Z690-P WiFi D4 LGA 1700(Intel® 12th&13th Gen) ATX motherboard (PCIe 5.0,DDR4,14+1 Power Stages,3x M.2, WiFi 6,Bluetooth v5.2,2.5Gb LAN, front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 USB Type-C®,Thunderbolt™ 4 support,Arua Sync)
ASUS Prime Z690-P WiFi D4 LGA 1700(Intel® 12th&13th Gen) ATX motherboard (PCIe 5.0,DDR4,14+1 Power Stages,3x M.2, WiFi 6,Bluetooth v5.2,2.5Gb LAN, front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 USB Type-C®,Thunderbolt™ 4 support,Arua Sync)

Pros: This board used as a build for grandson's first rig liked the built in features Wifi 6, takes Intel 12th Gen CPU, PCIe5(for future upgrading) Thunderbolt ready, Windows 11 ready, the board itself feels sturdy had to use a fair amount of force to seat the memory sticks properly. BTW the retainer clips did close all the way on first attempt without the memory sticks being fully seated only figured that out after system wouldn't post up so did the reseat pushed in harder and then all OK

Cons: As another reviewer said the rear panel cover doesn't seem to fit well, was it the manufacturing by Asus or the slot in my ATX case off? Had to do some Dremel work on it. Used memory slots 2&4 but that first slot is pretty close to the CPU/cooler so for users who need to use all 4 memory slots might be an issue Took a little while to do updates/load all the drivers/update BIOS(used EZ Flash 3) not really a con got to figure a 'new board' software changes inevitable from manufacturing time to purchase

Overall Review: Think a reasonable price for a 'Latest board' looking forward to videocards eventually coming down in price so grandson can upgrade his gaming experience

Most Critical Review

not up to par with other brother machines I use

Brother IntelliFAX FAX4750E (4750E) 33.6Kbps B/W Laser Technology High Speed Business Class Fax / Phone / Copier
Brother IntelliFAX FAX4750E (4750E) 33.6Kbps B/W Laser Technology High Speed Business Class Fax / Phone / Copier

Pros: reasonably small footprint, found toner reasonable compared to others still not cheap however

Cons: Having paper tray issues works for a while then a misfeed takes the machine offline, another aggravation is some of the warning sounds are too loud such as when you load paper a very loud noise no reason for it Have 2 brother MFC machines in the office they have been workhorses, was hoping this fax would have been cut from the same cloth

Overall Review: Unfortunately past the 30 day return period so will see if I can get the paper tray replaced

Nice compact CPU cooler

Noctua NH-L9i-17xx, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA1700 (Brown)
Noctua NH-L9i-17xx, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA1700 (Brown)

Pros: this cooler easy to install seats firmly components are well made, comes with a tube of thermal paste, hardware and good instructions on how to apply, fan does not make any noise at least none so far Not really a con but don't know how well this will work under stress used for a new build CPU is Alder Lake i5-12000k 125W- temps have been between 25-28 during all the software download and installation process and net surfing will need to see temps with gaming will give an update

Overall Review: seems an excellent nonwater cooled CPU cooler, time will tell how well under stress will try to post an update after grandson gets into it- have put CPU temp monitor on taskbar so he can easily see ongoing temps

Seasonic quality

Seasonic FOCUS GX-750, 750W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-750FX.
Seasonic FOCUS GX-750, 750W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-750FX.

Pros: easy fit into case, many high quality cables and cable management velcro strips included, no sound at all from fan. Great warranty BTW this was used for a new build for my grandson and I had a 3 year old Seasonic Prime PSU that was bought new but never previously used that turned out to be DOA and Seasonic warranty process was straight forward and great service/satisfaction. Have 4 other builds in my office/household all Seasonic powered 3 10 years old on 24/7/365 still smoothly powered

Cons: What to do with all the extra cables,LOL

Overall Review: I'm sure there are other quality PSU's out there but I will continue to look at Seasonic first

laptop was as described

HP Grade A Laptop EliteBook 8460P Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2520M (2.50 GHz) 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 14.0" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
HP Grade A Laptop EliteBook 8460P Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2520M (2.50 GHz) 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 14.0" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

Pros: came turned on everything appears in working order, normal wear for a refurb but overall in good to very good condition

Cons: A minor con Came with Windows 7 Pro last updated in 2014 so had .5 Gb of windows updates to do but went well

Made it right

Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2015 - Download
Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2015 - Download

Pros: my previous review must have been taken down, it dealt with recommending getting a disk and not taking the download as method of delivery due to return issues, this is to say Newegg made it right by me and I am grateful

Cons: still advise caution about downloading software if you have any possibility of need to cancel/return. Get the disc instead

11/29/2015