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JONMANUEL R.

JONMANUEL R.

Joined on 03/01/04

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speed

Intel 335 Series Jay Crest SSDSC2CT240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Intel 335 Series Jay Crest SSDSC2CT240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Size, price, loading programs, no bog down or waiting for things to load.

Cons: Other SSD will load windows faster.

Overall Review: Don't buy this if you want the fastest SSD on the market. Buy it if you want one of the most reliable drives. I switched from a 10,000 rpm WD velociraptor so the speed difference was good…not great. 10 seconds to bios screen then another 10 seconds to windows. What I do notice is once windows is booted you are ready to go…no bog down from startup programs. My rig is an a first generation i7 with 24gb of ram, most programs load in under a few seconds with this SSD. Undoubtedly faster than any standard HD on the market.

Most Critical Review

Great while it lasted

Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 60Hz VGA DVI DisplayPort USB Hub Anti-Glare LED Backlit IPS Monitor
Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 60Hz VGA DVI DisplayPort USB Hub Anti-Glare LED Backlit IPS Monitor

Pros: Brand name big screen, better aspect ratio for my use (graphics/CAD/rendering/modeling/photo editing).

Cons: About a month after I bought this monitor the bottom right of the screen started to occasionally go dim. It now goes dim every time I turn the monitor on or after waking it up from sleep. The bottom left is now starting to do the same. After several power cycles (3-8) it will temporarily reset to full brightness. It just happened now as I'm writing this. The calibration is off, to the point that it would hurt my eyes until I adjusted the settings (using a DVI connection); not as bad with display port.

Overall Review: I'm pretty disappointed because I wanted to have the office buy a bunch of these. I bought this one thinking it would serve as a show and tell; instead I'm just stuck with a bad monitor and money out of my own pocket.

Great Price

GeIL EVO POTENZA AMD 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Dual Channel Kit Model GPR432GB3200C16ADC
GeIL EVO POTENZA AMD 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Dual Channel Kit Model GPR432GB3200C16ADC

Overall Review: I had no issues installing this RAM and the heatsink felt sturdy. There's no "AMD Edition" branding or mention of it anywhere on the package or on the ram itself & I did have to manually set the voltage/speed in my bios.

benchmarks

AMD FX-8150 - FX-Series Zambezi 8-Core 3.6 GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor - FD8150FRGUBOX
AMD FX-8150 - FX-Series Zambezi 8-Core 3.6 GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor - FD8150FRGUBOX

Pros: price

Cons: reviews

Overall Review: Take a look at the benchmarks on this processor. Most of the processors in it's class are $1000; the inexpensive ones are double the price. This is a top of the line high end CPU for the price of the typical 'latest and greatest' 'flavor of the month'.

fan

SilenX IXP-52-11 80mm Case Fan
SilenX IXP-52-11 80mm Case Fan

Pros: Very thin, extremely quiet.

Cons: Doesn't move much air.

case fan

Scythe SY1425SL12L 140mm Case cooler
Scythe SY1425SL12L 140mm Case cooler

Pros: Extremely quiet, large, fits in 120mm holes.

Cons: Doesn't move much air.

Overall Review: I decided to use this fan for top exhaust...not enough air flow for intake.