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John I.

John I.

Joined on 02/11/08

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Most Favorable Review

Hearing aid Bluetooth

ASUS USB-BT500 USB 2.0 Bluetooth 5.0 USB Adapter with Ultra small Design, Backward compatible with Bluetooth 2.1/3.x/4.x
ASUS USB-BT500 USB 2.0 Bluetooth 5.0 USB Adapter with Ultra small Design, Backward compatible with Bluetooth 2.1/3.x/4.x

Pros: Works great to interface my desktop PC with my Bluetooth hearing aids

Cons: None

Overall Review: Satisfied with what it was advertised to do. Works well with Windows 10 as well as Windows 11 Beta

Most Critical Review

Replacement Fan for Intel OEM fan. (No difference)

Thermaltake Gravity i2 95W 7-Bladed 92mm 4-Pins PWM Aluminum Extrusion CPU Cooling Fan for Intel Core i7/i5/i3 CLP0556-B
Thermaltake Gravity i2 95W 7-Bladed 92mm 4-Pins PWM Aluminum Extrusion CPU Cooling Fan for Intel Core i7/i5/i3 CLP0556-B

Pros: Easy mounting

Cons: No better than the stock OEM Intel fan that came with CPU. Actually it is slower in rpms that OEM version

Overall Review: Work for my basic i5-3750K chip at 4Ghz and at idle is 40c which is what I got off the old fan. Used good quality thermal paste and even remounted a second time and still no noticeable difference in temps. But it is a 4 pin version and some are only 3 pin version so watch it.

Samsung 980 Pro 250GB is fast

SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2 2280 250GB PCI-Express Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3c Samsung V-NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V8P250B/AM
SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2 2280 250GB PCI-Express Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3c Samsung V-NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V8P250B/AM

Overall Review: I just needed a drive as a C: Drive for my OS as I have other drives for data. This thing is super fast and very happy I got this size for my new build. Numbers match Samsung Specs for read and write. Very Happy

11/25/2021

Great Motherboard!

GIGABYTE B560M AORUS PRO LGA 1200 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE B560M AORUS PRO LGA 1200 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Looks very well built with many fan hubs and cooling heat sinks. Board thickness was solid as usual for Gigabyte. BIOS Posted and booter right up. My hardware Windows 11 Home, Intel i5-11500, DDR4 3200 (2 x 8gb) memory, NVMe M.2 drive, Hyper 212 cooling. Too bad I forgot to install the MB drivers from the CD first. lol After you initially install Windows and things are stable run the CD with motherboard drivers next and don't count on Microsoft to have the latest and best drivers. Did update Bios to F7 which was easy.

Cons: None other than my stupid mistake not using the Gigabyte Driver disk. LOL

Overall Review: My last Gigabyte motherboard which was on my previous 2011 build is still kicking. Hopefully this one will do and last just as long. All purchased from Newegg directly and they always stand behind what they sell. 5 Eggs to everyone.

Great Cooler for i5-11500

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler, Silencio FP120 Fan, 4 CDC 2.0 Heatpipes, Anodized Gun-Metal Black, Brushed Nickel Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151/1700 Compatible
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler, Silencio FP120 Fan, 4 CDC 2.0 Heatpipes, Anodized Gun-Metal Black, Brushed Nickel Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151/1700 Compatible

Pros: High quality CPU fan for my i5-11500 Keeps CPU super cool. Nice they added additional mounting bracket for another fan if I decide to go with more. Take a look at the picture of CPU core temps at full load.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Very happy with install and works better than I expected.

Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact

Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact Black ATX Flexible High-Airflow Light Tinted Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact Black ATX Flexible High-Airflow Light Tinted Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: This was one of the finest, well design cases I have seen in my 40 plus years of building PC's. Fractal cost a bit more but worth every penny. They include many extras that makes the build go easy. Rubber bushing for your HD mount as well as easy to remove mounts. All cable access holes have rubber protection as well as numerous places to tiedown cable to keep space tight but tidy. The screwless snap on side covers make it easy to check things out without trying to find a screwdriver. The two large front fans are nice and with all the easy to remove filters work like a charm.

Cons: The only things I consider slight Cons are: The Power button is a bit light and may get be weak over time and easily touched to start the system accidently as I did while moving the case. Also the white power Led strip that is located inside the front panel is not visible unless you look down in front of the case.

Overall Review: Overall I'm still very satisficed with this case and my new system build went well without any issues. Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus B560M Pro Windows 11 CPU: Intel i5-11500 CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black edition Video: Will use the Intel CPU Graphics initially Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX total 16 GB (2 x 8) DDR4 3200 Samsung 980 Pro NVme M.2 256 GB for C: Drive Additional two 1Tb SSD for main storage, data, backups, etc. Power Supply: 750 watt Gold Plus