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gary k.

gary k.

Joined on 12/15/09

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Most Favorable Review

4.914GHz FX-4350: 51.4C

ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: This all-copper unit looks fantastic. Fan is very quiet, and the unit cools extremely well; it is currently keeping my OC'd AMD below 52C during heavy use. Installation is a breeze on AM3, AM3+ sockets (if you read the instructions) since the only item required is the spring clip; installation on Asus M5A99FX Pro, and Gigabyte GA-990FXA UD3 took less than 2 minutes.

Cons: None at all.

Overall Review: I read a lot of complaints about how an item is bad because it "doesn't fit". That is not the fault of the manufacturer, but the builder; check the specs on a product before purchasing to ensure it fits. The builder is responsible for measuring things like case dimensions, video card dimensions, number and types of connectors, and CPU cooler dimensions. I guess I'm the Newegg oddball because I always check the manufacturers webpages for specifications and compatibility of various parts when doing a build. As a result I have not had a single item not fit or work properly. Remember the 6 P's : Proper Planning Prevents P!ss-Poor Performance.

Most Critical Review

Save Your Money

Mustek HDV527W Black CMOS 2.7" LCD HD Camcorder
Mustek HDV527W Black CMOS 2.7" LCD HD Camcorder

Pros: Other than it's ability to be used in a wet environment, there are none.

Cons: The biggest con is the one pulled by the manufacturer of this camera. Video quality is abyssmal. Does not zoom smoothly. Still photo quality is subpar to an inexpensive cell phone. Cannot take still snaps while using video function. Sound quality is atrocious. Documentation is sketchy at best, and the camera will not function as a PC cam if you have a 64-bit OS.

Overall Review: Save the cost of this camera, add a few dollars and buy something else. Video was shot in 720HD and the camera was mounted on a tripod. There is no audio in my video review because when I played it back there was too much cussing.

It's G.Skill; What More Is There To Say?

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-16GXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-16GXM

Pros: It's G.Skill RAM... have never had any issues with their products... a simple tweaking in the BIOS and it's running at the rated speed... temps are low due to the great design of the heatshields... these modules look fantastic in my case... price point sealed the deal.

Cons: none

Can't Beat It At This Price

TOSHIBA Laptop Satellite C75D-B7297 AMD A8-Series A8-6410 (2.00GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD AMD Radeon R5 Series 17.3" Windows 10 Home
TOSHIBA Laptop Satellite C75D-B7297 AMD A8-Series A8-6410 (2.00GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD AMD Radeon R5 Series 17.3" Windows 10 Home

Pros: There isn't anything that isn't a pro... decent Cpu, good amount of RAM, nice storage capacity, and a great price point... was purchased as a gift, and the person using it loves it...

Cons: none

4 Years and Still Going Strong

Seagate BarraCuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Large capacity, inexpensive, reliable, and durable. Purchased four of these HDDs in 2011 for $49.99 each, and they've been running 24/7 since without a glitch. Would buy more at a similar price point.

Cons: The price is now $115.59

Great Sticks

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

Pros: Fast, stable, reliable and easy to OC. Currently running this RAM at 2022.8 MHz with no issues for the last 4 years. Heat shields function well and look cool. Price is $9.50 lower now than when I purchased it in 2011.

Cons: None