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Mark W.

Mark W.

Joined on 12/03/11

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Most Favorable Review

Its an SSD

Patriot Ignite 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PI480GS25SSDR
Patriot Ignite 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PI480GS25SSDR

Pros: Worked as desired Holds bits information Price for performance is good

Cons: Speeds are not what was advertised There a 60% increase in latency over my crucial bx100

Overall Review: After formatting the drive I performed tests to verify the value of this SSD. It is pretty good and most will not notice its issues...we're talking a loss of seconds over hours of normal use, compared to other drives. It does fail to meet even 25% of the advertised 4k read and write speeds, with 4K read suffering the worst. On my system, z97 4790K, averaged 530 mb/s read and 440 mb/s write. Like mentioned earlier, it also has higher latency then I expected. With that said, I would still purchase this drive for the price I bought it, $100. Noticing a real world difference in performance over my crucial BX100, will be a waste of time. I do believe patriot should change the advertised specs.

Most Critical Review

Not sure what to call this

Sunpentown SD-350 MINI Dehumidifier Black
Sunpentown SD-350 MINI Dehumidifier Black

Pros: Its small, discrete and quiet. Mainly because, it doesn't have the parts of a real "Dehumidifier".

Cons: Does not effectively remove humidity. The advertised description of this products capability leads the buyer to believe it's a solution.

Overall Review: I had bought this item to sit next to my Chimney, in the attic. Had some water issues and after fixing the problem, I hoped this would help with the moister that remained. After 24 hours in the attic and only a dew drop of water in the reservoir, I moved it to the basement to see how it works. I have a dehumidifier already doing a great job in the basement, removing 2 liters of moister daily. Figured this would be a great test. After 24 hours running the SD-350 in the basement, with all other equipment turned off, it did nothing for the humidity. The quality of air was terrible and the amount of moister collected in the reservoir was laughable in comparison to what the existing dehumidifier could do. In 24 hours the SD-350 managed to pull 6 oz of water from the basement air! Terrible! This is not worth the time or money. I honestly can't think of one purpose for this thing. It blows hot air and has no condenser. If you have a cabinet with a moister issue.....fix the leak LOL! This thing is no solution.

Good product

Patriot Viper Steel 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 4000 (PC4 32000) Desktop Memory Model PVS416G400C9K
Patriot Viper Steel 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 4000 (PC4 32000) Desktop Memory Model PVS416G400C9K

Pros: Was able to run at 3866 16-18-32 @ 1.4v on my 8700k.

Cons: I was not able to run them at the XMP of 4000 mhz

Overall Review: Keeper because I was able to achieve respectable timings at 3866 mhz

I really wanted to be satisfied!!!

Pixio PX277h 27 inch 144Hz HDR 10 WQHD 2560 x 1440 Wide Screen Display Professional IPS Adaptive Sync  Flat Gaming Monitor
Pixio PX277h 27 inch 144Hz HDR 10 WQHD 2560 x 1440 Wide Screen Display Professional IPS Adaptive Sync Flat Gaming Monitor

Pros: 1440p ips @ 144hz HDR and Freesync.

Cons: There is a cluster of dead pixels...I counted 13...and one stuck red pixel right in the middle of the screen. I couldn't feel more disappointed with Pixio and their quality assurance.

Overall Review: I was set to get what I payed for. Willing to live with a few dead pixels on a 1440p monitor is not to hard with the pixel density. When the panel flaws are right in the middle of the screen and number more than a dozen...well I doubt they are "quality" testing.

11/13/2018

Finally!!! An incredible deal worth more than it price. (Generation 2)

MSI Optix G27C2 27" 1920 x 1080 1ms (MPRT) 144Hz DVI HDMI DisplayPort AMD FreeSync Widescreen Anti-Glare LED Backlight Curved Gaming Monitor
MSI Optix G27C2 27" 1920 x 1080 1ms (MPRT) 144Hz DVI HDMI DisplayPort AMD FreeSync Widescreen Anti-Glare LED Backlight Curved Gaming Monitor

Pros: The VA panel provides best blacks that I've owned. The samsung panel that MSI used came without flaw...NO DEAD PIXELS!!! The curve is OK but, not needed for a VA panel of this size. There is very little glare, which I have three light source that can be an issue. Color production is great with standard mode and running 144hz. Great performance for the price...feels just as smooth as any TN panel I have had and looks 110% better.

Cons: 144hz is only attained through display port but, that is better than needing DVI-D. Lack of speaker...not a con for me since I use a sound bar. Navigating the OSD can be a bit wonky at first. As long as you use a three fingers, you can fly through it with some practice.

Overall Review: For those that feel the color accuracy is a bit off. Try going in to color temp and applying R-53, G-57, B-59. I personally use standard mode and overdrive set to normal. On brighter days in my house, I may adjust brightness in game since blacks can be a bit much.

12/16/2017

Incredibly Efficient Upgrade

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GTX 1070 GAMING 8G
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GTX 1070 GAMING 8G

Pros: Fast! Efficient! Due to boost 3.0, it boosted to 1911 mhz out of the box. Size was not an issue...was smaller than my asus 290x. Easy to OC and plenty of performance for 4K 60 fps at limited settings

Cons: I am not overly impressed with the custom PCB and 10 phase voltage regulators. I dont see a point in putting premium components on a card that is locked at a lower voltage limit equal to a low grade card. I see the same limits of a founder edition and the same limited OC. Generally I do see an impressive 2038 but, some games ask for more voltage and could drop the card to 2000 mhz. Still thee clocks could be worse but, with the head room provided by the PCB, I expect better. I paid for a premium and would like that to be reflected in temp limitation and VR headroom. Instead I have throttle at 58c and voltage limits of a founders edition.

Overall Review: windows 10 64 4690k @ 4.5 8gb 2133 ram ASRock z97 ex4 seasonic 750w gold I do notice a bit more CPU draw with the NVIDIA, as compared to my AMD that I replaced. Also, the image does not seem as crisp compared to my AMD 290x. With that said, what I am able to accomplish with the 1070 is impressive and I would not hesitate to recommend this card to others. Many games I have tested can reach 60 fps 4K with anti-alliasing and ambient occlusion turned off. I will remain hopeful that MSI removes the limits on some of their cards with a bios update...at least the cards they provided 10 phase regulators with. I find it sad that the difference between the gaming cards is merely 10s of mhz in a bios OC...there is no certainty that the cards will OC better than a lower grade model.