Date Joined: 11/20/11
Pros: Replaced one 8 gb stick DDR 3 in grandson new Acer E5-576G-5762 with this matching G Skill two 8Gb sticks. Took his one 8 gb and placed it in my old Toshiba C 55 single slot lap top
Pros: I use for mass storage 4 TB 256mb cash at 5400 rpm seam to do quite well for a HDD. On big transfere10 GB + to USB 3.0 slows from 350Mb to 150Mb after exhausting the cash
Cons: Not a SSD, but a 4TB SSD would cost $600
Overall Review: I now always use a Samsung 500GB SSD as my primary and now use this Seagate 4TB HHD for storage and back up.
Pros: Seems some what faster on boot up, Win 7 64. Always between 45-60 seconds . Before 60-100 seconds. 5 year warranty.Vs 2 Year on standard HHD. I would buy again
Cons: Not a real SSD
Overall Review: I amost always buy Seagate for HHD. About 20 in last 15 years. Only one failure on 2012on a 1.5TB Seagate HHD and was replace under warranty
Pros: Easy set up, even if you want custom settings on LAN and WiFi. Mush faster and better range than my old Linksis E3200 both on my LAN network and wifi network . From my basement reaches whole house at least 60 + feet at max bandwidth. Great value and tech support if you need it by phone to CA , not Bombay
Overall Review: Would buy again. Plan on buying a AC9 1200 for remote access point. Tip: To Change LAN IP from 192.168.0.1 if using LAN connected Computer to lets say to 192.168.1.1 disconnect LAN computer from router after saving new IP address
Pros: Bought 3 Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB in 11/2016 for $129 ea Black Friday week. All have preformed great and appears to last. I believe the controller affects speed the most and EVO seems fine VS Pro. Has 5 year warrantee vs all other 3 year. Software comes with unit which is great. Others use Downloads which are headaches
Cons: No SATA Cord or mounting adapter, but nobody supplies them with unit
Pros: Got mine for $58 delivered,new egg on sale. 2 GB DDR 3 512 streamers . Used for Home Entertainment Ct , Basic card not gaming but at least it can used Direct X 12, and is better than mobo video, or on cpu video.
Cons: Non I have found
Overall Review: Passmark score G3D score 1430 Direct compute 920
Pros: Your product SU800 512gb is a good value at $134 on sale. 3D TLC seems just as fast as my Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
Cons: Adata software and ability to get it sucks!!!. I spent at least 8 hrs trying to obtain and use the so called "Valuable Software" BSversion of Acronis. There instructions were tearable and the product did not work after 4 attempts. I found freeware Macrium Reflect, downloaded it in 10 mins and it worked the 1st time in a simpler fashion. I will never use Acronis again. Adata SSD Toolbox seems to work but are cramped and hard to read even on a 22 in screen. I spent at least 1 hour trying to get these so call programs by putting in way to much info . Adata biggest competitor, Samsung just give you a CD. That is what you should do and dump Acronis.
Overall Review: Acronis is bad and caused me many headaches claiming errors the were not on my drives. Found Macrium Reflect free. Only 250 MB download , no zip. Worked the first time, without rebooting and locking up computer during cloning. Worked perfect and it was free! to home use. Acronis NEVER again....
Pros: I 5 Kaylake 2 core 4 threads 14nm 50% more energy efficient than my old I5 2430 32 nm CPU score 3200 vs 4800. 8 gb 2130 DDR 4 and 256 gb SSD. HD screen 1920/1080. Easy to modify and work on.
Cons: None easy work on not like HP bulldenky which took 45 min to open up and find only one DIMM slot available and broken. Acer Battery is not easily removable. It is an internal battery...
Overall Review: It is thicker , but much easier to work on. 3 screws to get at ssd, 2 ram slots, and add a larger 2.5 HHD. No optical drive , just a dumby plate I remove the 1 marked screw, pulled out dumby and placed a spare Optical drive I had. Great. Not like HP bulldenkie. I might another 8 GB DDR 4 2130...This is for my daughter to replace HP I might even buy one for myself
Pros: I have used this 24 port switch for 3.4 years without any problems. i have pulled 780Mb or 78MB speed from my GB Nas doing 16GB in 5 minutes with Cat 5e. Like connection speed indicators off to side10/100/1000. Like sm fan, and carefully blow out basement dust every year.
Cons: If port is unused for a long time, Have to depower and restart. No problems otherwise.
Pros: This is the 5th exact unit I have purchaded in 3 years. All are working great and 3 are powering my power hunger AMD 6970 GPU. No problems or failures. If needed, will buy again at $49 with 10 dollar rebate.
Has 50+ amps of 12 volt which is most inportant. Also 80plus Bronze certified another great plus.
Overall Review: All PSU are made by contractors in China to customer spec. This unit is RU 3777 and made buy ANTG in China and seems high quality. The cable are many and very long, and rapped neatly also two 8 pin GPU power plugs.
Pros: This the 3rd AMD/ATI 6970 that I have bought. The First a Vision Tech cost $190 in 2013. then $99 for a Power Color. and $85 for the Sapphire. They are all great Cards and were top of the pile in 2012. I looked and nothing came even close for Shaders 1536 and 2 gb DDR 5 in this price range. It does need at least 225 watts of 12 volt at least 50+ amps on 12 PSU
Cons: Power Hunger. 10.25 in long and needs slot is double wide .
Overall Review: GPU-Z spec's 40 nm 2 Billion 640 Million Transistors. 1536 unified shaders. Pixel Fillrate 28.2 GPix. Texture Fillrate 84.5 GPix. Bus width 256 Bit. Band width 176 GB/second GPU Clock-rate 880 Mhz Memory 1375 Mhz 2048 MB Samsung open CL and Direct Compute 5.0 Direct X support 11.0/SM 5.0
Pros: Do not use CD drivers. Download Asus 2012 drivers and then no problems. Found out hard way. For front audio do not use HD audio plug, use only Analog 97 audio plug to work ,attaching to top front of card. Must use extra power cord for card to work. Instructions are p-ss poor
Cons: Bad CD and instructions. Could be much much better....
Overall Review: Asus should up date CD shipped with card and improve instruction then they would have much less complains..
Pros: Very Clean sound with more depth. It is 115 db quiet. It came with everything including optical adapter, and power connector sm molex to large molex. Warning don't use drivers in CD use Asus site drivers 2012 vs CD 2008. Can use CD accessories programs.
Cons: Instuction very poor.
Overall Review: I did not even try CD Drivers dated 2008. Many claim problems with them. Asus site drivers dated 2012 worked fine. In computer in Bios turn off on board sound. Power off unplugged, install card attach sm molex cord BUT do not plug to big molex. Open and run set up, wait until instructed to plug big molex into power source, for card discovery. reboot and then instal CD programs, but not drivers.
Pros: Bought so I could use analog display port to VGA Monitor. Video card only Digital DVI, HDMI, and Analog Display port. 1st product arrived and was very erratic. Called Star Tech, they recommended returning it to Newegg. Newegg paid shipping to and from and 2nd one worked fine, as expected
Cons: 1st one didn't work, 2nd one Fine..
Overall Review: I didn't know that Display Port is analog and can be converted to VGA. Most new cards have only Digital DVI and HDMI, but have analog display port and this will work for older VGA monitor..
Pros: Great Price USB 3.0 much faster that 2.0. 16 GB in less than 5 minutes
Cons: I wish the Sata connector was separate from the power connection like my older USB 2.0 adapter. This more convenient., But all I seen in USB 3.0 were like this. If separated I could leave the Hard Drive inside the machine if I wanted too, to copy.
Overall Review: Would buy again... If Have speed problems or conection problems make shure your USB 3.0 computer adaptors are up to date. I use Asus M5 A97 R2 and old drivers didn't recognize. Went to Asus got 3.0 patch and everything worked fine...
Pros: This case is cast aluminum and very strong. I bet you could drive a car over it and it would still work. The Electronic adaptor is bolted to the bottom of the Hard drive locking in place. Much better than just push on/friction. It transfere 16 GBites in less than 5 minutes running at about 50 MB per second. This equels 500 G Bits per second about 10 times faster than USB 2.0
Cons: It heavy, but strong
Overall Review: USB 3.0 speed factors on hard drives vary based on Sata 1,2,3. RPM, cash, how busy the computer is. Also don't confuse GB=Bites 10 verses Gb= Bit 1. 50 GB = 500 Gb so 50GB to 100 BG is very fast. USB 2.0 usually 5-10 GB in my experience in real world use...
Pros: It is a great little HDMI 5 port switch. It has a remote IR sensor for the Remote, so you can place it in more positions, It works with TV and my Dish, Computer, X Box, and Sony Blue Ray. It has Manual switch on top, a blue port indicator LED and can auto detect when device is powers up automatically. Have not tested that feature on everything yet. The remote is small and easy as long as you remember # 3 port is in the center.
Cons: Requires power and being plugged in. The power cord is only 18 inches. 24-36 in would be better. I don't like auto detect. Computer comes out of sleep mode and switches to it
Overall Review: I would buy again...
Pros: This FX 8320 can be easly over clocked to 4.4 Ghz. Why spend more on a 8350, Which I have also built. I used Mobo Asus M5 A97R 2.0 and the ueif bio makes it easy. You should uses a larger air cooler. I use Coolmaster 212, and have neevr had a problem in 2 years of use
Pros: I have purchased 5 of these over 4 years all are still going strong, no problems. Sata 3 6 Gbs 7200 rpm 64 mb ram...
Pros: Case is Cast aluminum, thick and strong. The electronic adapter is mounted to a SS plate that mount to the big side of the 2.5 in drive locking with screws from the HD to the electronics adapter. Most just push together this bolted together . The Case is longer and heaver than,most. But You could drive a sm car over it and it would probably still work and your HD would be safe. It is definitely Super Speed USB 3.0
Cons: Not a feather weight
Overall Review: I test this unit transferring 16 GB in 6 minutes About 40 + MB per second. USB 3.0 or Gibabit deliverers up to 50 MB per second or or 500 Mb per second bidirectional. Mb is Mega bit MB Mega Bite or 10 times more in reality than Mb 50 MB = 500 Mb in each direction. Some Hard drives will need tp use the extra USB Power pug attached to run some of these drives based on size and age. Also SATA 1,2,3 will affect overall speed I would buy this again if needed.
Pros: Ok Board good value , especially if they would issue my rebate.
Cons: Rebate is bull denkey... ASUS Claimed it was not in the time frame, even though it was, and they have had this rebate all summer long, and now i don't have my UPC code label, what a rip off
Overall Review: ASUS , I thought you were better that this, I have bought at least 10 boards from you and you won't honor you rebate, then don't have me waste my time and stamp for me sending it in, you lie...
Pros: Good Price for 2140 8 gb Ram timing 9-11-11-31 1.6 volt Red cooling fins.
Overall Review: I have used this Ram 3 time before except timing was 11-11-11-31.
Heat fins do stick up high and may interfere with some Hi Perf CPU coolers, based on position.
Pros: This is a great AMD. I don't know why any one would buy the 4300 or the more $ 6300. Operates 3.5 to 4.2 ghz. I own 2 8350 and 1 8320. This a grat value at $120
Cons: CPU cooling fan is mediocre, Plan fin alumin block with sm fan. I had 3 8300 fans with cooer plate and heat pipes and used that instead..
Overall Review: I if going to OC definitely get a better cooling system such as Cool-master 212
Pros: This case is great, It is big enought for my AMD 6970 Video card, It has plrnty of places for 120 mm fans. Up to 2 on font , only 1 if using 3.5 slot. 2 on side 2 on top 1 in back. This case is lighht but sturdy due to ribing on side panels, It also looks great. My case came with the 20 pin mobo usb 3.0 front cord not the pass thru like shown in picture to go to rear.
Overall Review: This case is just as good as my HAF 912 which is $20 more, which does not have front USB 3.0. I plan on buy another for my next build...
Pros: It is 128mb band width 2 mb gddr 3 memory, reasonable price. I'm using it for a computer to 40 in LED TV computer display, for entertainment , UTube etc.
Cons: Does not support any VGA ports, only DVI HDMI digital, and a DVI to VGA converter will not work