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John G.

John G.

Joined on 11/22/06

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Most Favorable Review

An excellent little board

GIGABYTE GA-G41MT-S2PT LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-G41MT-S2PT LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Breathed new life into Core 2 Quad Q9300 and spare Windows 7 license. Paired with Mushkin Chronos SSD for excellent performance at price.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Had some difficulty getting memory right. These work without fail: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT. Single sided chips of same capacity would not work.

Most Critical Review

Good until it wasn't

SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro USB 3.2 Gen 1 Solid State Flash Drive, Speed Up to 420MB/s (SDCZ880-256G-G46)
SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro USB 3.2 Gen 1 Solid State Flash Drive, Speed Up to 420MB/s (SDCZ880-256G-G46)

Pros: Fast Durable metal housing Open/close switch far superior to cap or less rigid click switches

Cons: Stopped working after about 10 months

Overall Review: Have owned about a dozen different flash drives. This is the first one to stop working. Low intensity use and reasonable care but still died. A disappointment.

What's not to like?

StarTech.com PLATEBLANK Steel Full Profile Expansion Slot Cover Plate - 10 Pack
StarTech.com PLATEBLANK Steel Full Profile Expansion Slot Cover Plate - 10 Pack

Pros: Product as advertised. Arrived on time.

Cons: None

Overall Review: They're slot covers.

An Excellent Choice (Not in a self congratulatory way.)

G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1333 (PC3L 10666) Laptop Memory Model F3-1333C9D-8GSL
G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1333 (PC3L 10666) Laptop Memory Model F3-1333C9D-8GSL

Pros: Used to upgrade memory in Lenovo ThinkPad T420. Memtest86+ overnight with 5+ passes. Zero errors. Windows 10 Home 64 bit now booting quicker and running smoother.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Eliminate drag for about $54.00.

Solid

ARRIS SurfBoard SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
ARRIS SurfBoard SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

Pros: Comcast subscriber who is very happy with its performance. Replaced a Dlink DCM-202 for no reason other than I was told by Comcast that the Dlink would not achieve optimal data transfer rates. The DCM was good but this modem is better.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Took a day or two to get consistently high download/upload speeds but they're there now.

10/15/2013

Good Stuff

ASUS P8Z77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Everything I needed in a board and then some. Easy setup with no card or cable congestion. Bios environment and USB flash better than advertised.

Cons: None