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Cyrus F.

Cyrus F.

Joined on 09/17/08

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Most Favorable Review

Beats the Athlon ii x2 265 it replaced

Intel Celeron G530 - Celeron Sandy Bridge Dual-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 1155 65W Intel HD Graphics Desktop Processor - BX80623G530
Intel Celeron G530 - Celeron Sandy Bridge Dual-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 1155 65W Intel HD Graphics Desktop Processor - BX80623G530

Pros: Super cool (Not above 45 °C in a cramped no air flow itx case going through 10 iterations of burn test) Quite snappy Graphics more than good enough(no gaming here, just media) Super low power draw

Cons: limited/no overclock-ability(might just be the mobo) Instructions in manual are pictures only, no words(first time playing with an intel heatsink, I was a little confused at first)

Overall Review: For the small price, you can't beat it. I originally wanted to replace the system with an a4 fusion, but the mobo prices and the price of this chip swayed me this way. Glad I took the dive, first intel build ever for me.(next will be replacing the Phenom 965 with something with a bit more umph) I have this ITX case crammed with a 3.5 HD, a full sized DVD burner, and a card reader in the 2.5" slot, there is not much room at all and the cpu fan is practically touching the top of the power Supply. I was shocked at how cool it stayed. This is the next atom(or at least it should be) The thing can definitely keep up, and for mobo and CPU I only spent $112. If I had my kill-a-watt with me I would tell its draw, but as far as I can tell it has to be sub 20w with what little heat it is putting off. System info H67S mini-itx foxconn mobo Celeron G530 2x4 gb G.Skill F3-12800CL9 Apex MI-100 Case (w250w PSU)

12/24/2011
Most Critical Review

Worked great while it worked!

Kingston 8GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model SD4/8GBET
Kingston 8GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model SD4/8GBET

Pros: Good amount of space for what you pay. Superb warranty(you'll probably need it!)

Cons: Device eventually fails(I bought it back April 27 2010). So I got over a year with it, and it was well used!) Transfer speeds are a little lackluster

Overall Review: I love how kingston stands behind there memory products for at least 5 years. I replaced my first 16gb flash drive from them not too long ago also. The SD card worked great in a variety of cameras and devices(canon sd1400, Nikon D60, boot drive for netbook, etc..) But now the poor thing only can be read by one of the readers in my household, everything else can't see the SD when it is inserted. So I took some snap shots of the card and put in for an RMA, Kingston has been good to me on all RMA's, so has Canon.

Works great @ XMP profile on a i7-10700 that performs better than my 9900KF

Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model TLZGD464G3200HC16CDC01
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model TLZGD464G3200HC16CDC01

Pros: 64GB of DDR4, 3200 MHZ with CL16 @ 1.35V

Cons: Heatsink height, Not a fan of the bumps and ridges in the center, I have mine in an itx case(Node 304) as such the CPU fan is essentiall resting on the dram module so fan sits higher than I would like.

Overall Review: it works and the price was the lowest and performs at rated speed.

11/22/2020

Work too well (noise canceling)

Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds
Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds

Pros: Noise canceling is quite exceptional(too good)

Cons: Comfort although subjective, these aren't great for all day wearing. Noise canceling is too good, causes wearer to be more oblivous than desireable.

Overall Review: Great price, should pick up another pair when either the case or earbuds get misplaced.

11/16/2020

Works great, until it smokes... Gigabyte great repair service

GIGABYTE Z390 M GAMING LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z390 M GAMING LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: •Clean design •easily accessible M.2

Cons: •Bios is clunky and hard to find items •Mine only lasted 3 months. Was watching a youtube video when it just shut itself down. when I went to attempt to power it back on, Lots of Smoke. Now going back to my 4th gen desktop while I wait and see how gigabyte warranty service works.

Overall Review: Time will tell how I ultimate rate this, If warranty is good(and I can get a replacement), they probably deserve 4 stars, as failures are bound to happen. But If I have to buy a second board, 2 eggs is what this Mobo is worth. I bought Gigabyte thinking I would get a quality board, maybe I should have gone with Asrock.... Updating review, board came back from repair and has been a workhorse since, Great M.2 compatibility and Solid. Not sure why it blew magic smoke through the caps so long ago. For the features and price I would gamble on it again

11/16/2020

Great Mount for the price

Rosewill RHTB-11006 - 32" to 60" LCD LED TV Tilt Wall Mount - Max. Load 132 lbs. Television, VESA Up to 700 x 500mm, Black
Rosewill RHTB-11006 - 32" to 60" LCD LED TV Tilt Wall Mount - Max. Load 132 lbs. Television, VESA Up to 700 x 500mm, Black

Pros: Sturdy simple mount, no instructions needed, which is good because the instructions included are worthless.

Cons: Have to tilt TV on the hooks before attaching to the base. Mounting hardware is inadequate for almost any job. Any hardware store should have the parts you will need for less than 2 bucks though. Only parts I used where the washers.

Overall Review: I went to the local hardware store and picked up the needed nuts and bolts to mount the base to my ikea entertainment center(a couple bucks). I also picked up longer M8 screws as the ones that came were way too short. I didn't use the included puny leveler as I have a construction size one. I was able to do the job solo and got perfect level results thanks to the advantage of bolting the base down to my entertainment center. I hand tighten all the bolts, then with the little wiggle room left I was able verify and make minor tweaks to perfect it. Torqued it down and hung the TV. As other reviewers state, you can reallu only adjust the tillt while the tv is off, but it comes off easy enough. I was able to bend the antitheft bar to get it to squeeze in. Really cleaned up the look of the Tv,Glad I bought this mount.