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Mark J.

Mark J.

Joined on 09/27/03

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Most Favorable Review

Powerful Raid card for the money

HighPoint RocketRAID 640L PCI-Express 2.0 x4 Low Profile SATA RAID Controller Card
HighPoint RocketRAID 640L PCI-Express 2.0 x4 Low Profile SATA RAID Controller Card

Pros: Load command set gives this raid card the edge for me.

Cons: don't like the sata connection layout

Overall Review: another reviewer here at Newegg, David C. has made this card the perfect raid card for my system, as it is being used as a secondary raid-10 support unit. The load command that he indicated, will eliminate the bios load of the card, which works perfect for my hardware setup and speeds up loading of the overall system.

Most Critical Review

It needs work

MK903V Mini PC TV Dongle Stick Android 4.4 Quad Core A17 RK3288 4K H.265 Dual Wifi XBMC Bluetooth
MK903V Mini PC TV Dongle Stick Android 4.4 Quad Core A17 RK3288 4K H.265 Dual Wifi XBMC Bluetooth

Pros: it's small

Cons: Overheats, creating reboots on the order of 2-3 / hr. My unit also has some bad NAND and only registers 3GB. I am pretty sure it was a return, because it had quite a few installed Chinese aps on it. I installed the newest firmware and it has become more stable. It was not a good purchase, due to all the issues with heat and NAND.

Overall Review: It's just not thermally stable, Since I don't want to deal with returning it, I will hack it and resolve the thermal issue.

10/13/2015

It was nice while it lasted

GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: It had everything you could want back in 2009

Cons: It only lasted just under 5 years, Sata ports flipped out, rendering it useless.

Overall Review: It was an expensive board for an AMD platform back in 2009. The sata ports on AMD went haywire and crashed several hard drives when it decided to die. No more Gigabyte boards for me. On average they last 3-5 years at best.

Great Drive

Intel X25-V 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2MP040G2R5
Intel X25-V 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2MP040G2R5

Pros: No heat. Moderately Priced!. I striped 4 of them and achieved crazy performance on SB750 ie.. Random read/write @ 720MB/196MB/sec. 160GB with crazy performance for less than an 160GB single drive.

Cons: If you do raid you will have to dissemble it later for trim process. That is going to change in later firmware release hopefully.

Overall Review: Make sure you align the drive or stripe depending on your configuration. Create the array @128K. Use windows V or 7 install disk to partition. Use Acronis to image system to array but don't bring MBR. Don't bother to stripe them on Gsata it is only a x1 buss and will bottleneck your drives if Raid applied. I am running XPPro SP3 and very happy.

LOST TIME=LOST FUNDS

AMD Phenom X4 9650 - Phenom X4 Agena Quad-Core 2.3 GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Processor - HD9650WCGHBOX
AMD Phenom X4 9650 - Phenom X4 Agena Quad-Core 2.3 GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Processor - HD9650WCGHBOX

Pros: 4 cores CHEAP!

Cons: Failed Cache in Prime95 & Everest Ultimate Better Test and torture your system to be sure.

Overall Review: Newegg is great, ask for shipping expenses. I forgot on this one.

great memory

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ

Pros: fast but on the warm side

Cons: none

Overall Review: put some air on them.

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It's unstable thermally...

Unit reboots itself, due to what I think is a thermal problem. Maybe better to go with a box type unit for this processor, due to poor cooling in this form factor.

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10/13/2015

NO COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Steer clear of this vendor. ZERO Communication skills, no follow-up on your purchase. They will just take your money. SHAME on Newegg to allow them in the marketplace. What has happened to Newegg?, once a great company, now just another ripoff. I'm still waiting 7 days later on a request for help.

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