Date Joined: 12/16/06
Pros: Fast, Value
Cons: RMA required after 10 months
Overall Review: I have this paired with an asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0 board. Memory has to be hard coded into the bios to reach promised speeds, otherwise it'll default to something like 1333mhz, at least it did for me. Not a big deal, just something to be aware of.
Reason for follow up review, is that somewhere around the 9 month mark, I started receiving random BSODs. Memtest revealed faulty memory when both sticks were running together. I contacted G.Skill, and they immediately issued RMA, no questions asked.
RMA process was quick and easy. Cost me $3 to send from Chicago to Walnut, Ca w/tracking, and I had the replacement memory in my hands 4 business days later.
Ran memtest overnight, and this time error free with replacement sticks. BSOD have completely disappeared.
G.Skill stands behind their product, no questions asked, and for that, I would purchase from them for my next build. Also, I would not hesitate to recommend to any friend.
Pros: It just works. No bleeding, smearing, leaking, dusting... none of it.
Cons: The toner plug came partially loose during shipment, and there was toner powder all over the sealed bag. Customer service immediately responded, and rectified with a partial credit. I was also given the choice to RMA, but the leak was manageable with a vacuum. For that, I would buy x10 again from this company. A company that stands behind their product is what you want. VERY responsive.
Overall Review: I was hesitant at first, buying a non-brother toner, but am not anymore. Take the leap of faith, you will not regret, the toner lays beautifully on the paper.
Pros: It works, and powers my PC without any issues as of writing. Got it on rebate too, which was a huge plus, and the deciding factor as I was trying to keep cost down.
Cons: None as of writing... only time will tell.
Overall Review: I guess this is more of a first impression review, since I've only owned it for about 2 months. BUT, it powers my fx8350, sabertooth 990fx r2.0, R7770 video card, SSD, HD, DVD Rom, (9) 120mm fans, without problems.
Pros: Well thought out
Great cooling - currently have 8 fans pushing/pulling air
Stock fans have LEDs that can be disabled
Cons: Arrived dented
Overall Review: The only negative was that it arrived with a 1/2 dollar size dent on one side. Functionally, the dent has no effect, but cosmetically, it's pretty obvious. Fire-wire port is unused, as my motherboard ASUS Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 doesn't offer a connector. I would buy again, and would recommend to a friend.
Pros: Works out of the box as described. Girlfriend is happy cause the brand matches my kitchen appliances. What more could you want?
Cons: None. Not stainless steel?
Cons: 3 of the 5 fan connectors had problems. cha_fan1 and cha_fan3 were doa, and cha_fan2 would send my fan from low rpm's to full blast in a constant loop. Fans were new in box, and all work fine when connected directly to power supply or cha_fan4 connector. BIOS had default settings, and ASUS tech tried enabling cooling profiles, to no avail. ASUS tech said send it back, faulty motherboard.
Not only is disassembling my new build a headache, but the kicker though, is having to pay $15 to send it straight back to newegg for a replacement! Why does the customer have to eat the shipping cost when a defective product was shipped? Not sure what I'm more upset with here. /rant over