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Gabriel V.

Gabriel V.

Joined on 07/13/02

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Most Favorable Review

Works great so far in MacBookPro 4,1

G.SKILL 4GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model F2-5300CL5S-4GBSQ
G.SKILL 4GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model F2-5300CL5S-4GBSQ

Pros: Immediately recognized. Apple Hardware Test and overnight Rember tests successful. No noticeable slowdown.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: I am using this in combination with a G.Skill 2 GB stick for a total of 6 GB of RAM. Though this is more than the 4 GB "official" maximum in this model (aluminum body, 2.5 GHz Core 2), reports elsewhere indicate it works. So far no problems. Needed a bit more RAM to run a Windows VM without affecting performance. For those with this model, reports on the web indicate that the hardware supports 8 GB, but Mac OS X will slow to a crawl, so don't bother trying. However, 6 GB is stable.

Most Critical Review

Good 3D but got a defective unit

Acer HN274Hbmiiid Black 27" Full HD HDMI WideScreen LED 120Hz 3D Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 10,000,000:1 w/Speakers & 3D glasses
Acer HN274Hbmiiid Black 27" Full HD HDMI WideScreen LED 120Hz 3D Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 10,000,000:1 w/Speakers & 3D glasses

Pros: Good 3D Big screen size compared to most other 3D monitors Brightness

Cons: Picture a bit dark with 3D glasses No USB ports 120Hz not enabled with 2D Blu-ray playback

Overall Review: I got to see Avatar 3D before I returned it and the 3D was pretty good on this screen. I expected the high refresh rate to be enabled with my Panasonic Blu-ray player with 2D movies, but the monitor's on-screen display indicated it was running at the standard 60Hz. Pretty disappointing since most 120Hz TVs give you the high refresh rate with 2D playback as well. I ended up getting a refund because the rear HDMI port did not work, even though I tried with a few different HDMI cables including the one that came with the unit. Also, I found it much cheaper elsewhere online.

12/29/2012

Fast and beefy

SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E1T0B/AM
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E1T0B/AM

Pros: Fast reads and writes.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I use it mostly for installing games. Load times are great.

10 cores!

Intel Core i7-6950X - Core i7 6th Gen Broadwell-E 10-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor - BX80671I76950X
Intel Core i7-6950X - Core i7 6th Gen Broadwell-E 10-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor - BX80671I76950X

Pros: * It has 10 cores. * It can OC fairly well so you don't have to feel bad about the lower clock compared to a newer Skylake.

Cons: * Expensive but worth it if you want something that will last you a long time. * You will want to watercool it especially if you OC in order to feel comfortable.

Overall Review: It's not clocked as high as some of the newer stuff but with OC it's more than enough for gaming. Plus the sheer number of cores is unbeatable.

Incredible speeds

SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P512BW
SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P512BW

Pros: * No install issues in my X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon. Detected immediately. * Benchmarks show reads and writes in the 2000MB/s range

Cons: Expensive

Plenty of outputs

CORSAIR RMx Series RM1000X 1000W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply SLI and Crossfire Ready, CP-9020094-NA
CORSAIR RMx Series RM1000X 1000W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply SLI and Crossfire Ready, CP-9020094-NA

Pros: * Plenty of outputs and included cables and adapters for powering components. I am running an X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon, 6950x, and two Titan X Pascals plus drives with room to spare. * Quiet.

Cons: * A bit expensive.