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David G.

David G.

Joined on 09/17/05

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Cools Like a Champ!

ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

Pros: Dropped my AMD processor 20 degrees over the stock cooler. Runs whisper quiet and gives a pretty blue light. What more could you want?

Cons: Doesn't contain liquid nitrogen.

Most Critical Review

Drivers Cause Sound Problems in Win 7 x64

ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 150/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2
ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 150/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2

Pros: Wireless works as it should, signal strength is good.

Cons: After spending countless hours trying to understand what was causing the horrible constant buzz in my audio, I pinpointed the problem was linked to this wireless adapter. It causes spikes in the DPC Latency, which can result in audio dropping and buzzing. This can be confirmed with a tool called DPC Latency Checker.

Overall Review: If you run Windows 7 64-bit, you may wish to look elsewhere until drivers are released. The latest drivers are a year old. Hopefully this issue will be resolved.

10/10/2010

Excellent Modular PSU

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: - 10 year warranty. - Best in class performance, excellent efficiency. - Fully modular, plenty of cables for component support. - Hybrid mode fan support.

Cons: None!

Overall Review: I've been using Seasonic PSUs exclusively for years and they have never let me down.

Poor Quality Headphones

Motorola Pulse Escape, Over-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones, US Warranty, Black (SH012-BK)
Motorola Pulse Escape, Over-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones, US Warranty, Black (SH012-BK)

Pros: - They were free with Moto phone - Can be used via Bluetooth or wired

Cons: - Arrived with one side much quieter than the other - Sounded worse than any headphone/earphone I've ever tried - Not comfortable, ear pieces to small to fully cover average male adult ears - Feel flimsy, I wouldn't want to readjust them much out of fear they would break - Cheap, poor-quality products like these fill up our landfills

Overall Review: When I got these, I was initially upset that one side didn't seem to work. After I plugged them in, I was hearing sound out of both channels but the quality was very bad. I briefly considered contacting Newegg about the DoA but then realized that I would never use the replacement. As someone who does care about the environment, I wish I bought my Moto phone elsewhere for the same cost so that I wouldn't have gotten these headphones, since their best use is in a landfill.

12/12/2017

Useless Cooler

ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

Pros: Quiet, looks pretty.

Cons: Terrible cooling performance, especially for the price. My Phenom II 1090T's stock cooler performed better under loads.

Overall Review: I bought this cooler a couple years ago based on the great reviews it has here. It's fine if you're only planning to do only mild overclocking at stock voltage. However, if you intend anything more than that, I would strongly advise looking elsewhere. My 1090T was 5C cooler with the stock heatsink and 15C cooler with a CM Hyper 212+. It's ridiculous that a ~$25 budget cooler would perform so much better than a cooler retailing at 2-3X its price.

Love It!

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 80W Desktop Processor - C3 Revision - HDZ555WFGMBOX
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 80W Desktop Processor - C3 Revision - HDZ555WFGMBOX

Pros: I was able to unlock to X3 and overclock to 3.8GHz on stock voltage! One of the best bang for your buck CPUs on the market today, especially if you end up running as an X3 or X4.

Cons: Not really a con, since there is no guarantee on this, but I was not able to get one of the cores stable.