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Samuel C.

Samuel C.

Joined on 08/08/08

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Most Favorable Review

Above Average Card

SPARKLE GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card SFPX94GT1024U2
SPARKLE GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card SFPX94GT1024U2

Pros: Easy to install and runs at a pretty low temperature. Very inexpensive for a card of this caliber. Runs Crysis and other benchmark games very well on medium-to-high settings.

Cons: None, except that VGA port is in sandwiched between DVI and HDMI, usually at either end. Not a big deal AT ALL.

Overall Review: For a non-SLI card, it runs quite smoothly. NewEgg shipped it fast and arrived on time!

Most Critical Review

Would have been great, except....

MSI GT Series - 15.6" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4700MQ (2.40GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M - 8 GB DDR3 - 1TB HDD - Win 8 Multi-language - Gaming Laptop (GT60 2OC-022US )
MSI GT Series - 15.6" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4700MQ (2.40GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M - 8 GB DDR3 - 1TB HDD - Win 8 Multi-language - Gaming Laptop (GT60 2OC-022US )

Pros: Theoretically, a FANTASTIC Laptop. High power CPU, GPU, and plenty of RAM and HDD space. Nice sound system too....

Cons: ....But in REALITY, it didn't work. Half the keys on the keyboard didn't function, and the battery wouldn't charge. I've bought MSI products in the past, so this was a major letdown.

Overall Review: Gave it two instead of one egg because the computer did turn on, it was just unusable without a fully functional keyboard.

Very effective, a bit noisy

Targus 100W Slim Line Mobile Inverter - APV10US1
Targus 100W Slim Line Mobile Inverter - APV10US1

Pros: Effectively charges laptops on the AC outlet, and even the latest Galaxy phones through the USB. The cable for the DC/Cigarette lighter is of a decent length, so if you don't have a DC outlet in the backseat, it can still reach your second row.

Cons: The fan that helps to keep the internal circuitry cool can be a bit noisy, though after a while you both tune it out, and it seems to settle to a lower speed once it has been on for some time. Just a little distracting if you're listening to music.

Overall Review: I bought this when I went off to college, thinking I might need to charge my laptop in my car. It turns out I was right; when the power would go out in the dorms, I could charge my laptop in the car, and bring it back inside to watch movies with. A truly useful utility.

Great Entry Case

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Plenty of airflow, fan mounting locations, and sturdy construction. Cozy amount of space for a moderate amount of internal components.

Cons: Thumbscrews, thumbscrews, thumbscrews! Also, no forward mounted fans right off the bat, and cleaning the front grille can be a pain.

Overall Review: Used this in a build for a friend who needed a new computer. While he was exceptionally pleased, I am too used to a different case style to not point out the issues.

Phenomenal PSU

EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1 120-G1-1000-VR 80+ GOLD 1000W Fully Modular
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1 120-G1-1000-VR 80+ GOLD 1000W Fully Modular

Pros: Completely Modular, variety of PCIe power cables for multiple cards, fairly long CPU supplemental power cable, flat cabling

Cons: Had to make sure that cables were securely latched to PSU, had a few false positives

Overall Review: Upgraded from a 750W Corsair due to power needs, and I could not have made a better decision

First Set great, second set replaced fast

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Pros: Fast, reliable RAM with stylish heat spreaders and good timings. Easy to manipulate cycles even lower with a good mainboard

Cons: none really, but the second set I ordered for a separate rig were DOA, but Newegg and G.Skill were great about replacing them

Overall Review: Can't beat G.Skill. Well, maybe Corsair can, but your paying extra pennies on the dollar for a (slightly) bigger name.