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Robert S.

Robert S.

Joined on 11/13/09

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Most Favorable Review

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HP Compaq SmartBuy LA2405x Brushed Aluminum and Black 24" 5ms height, pivot & swivel adjustable Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 3,000,000:1 (1000:1)
HP Compaq SmartBuy LA2405x Brushed Aluminum and Black 24" 5ms height, pivot & swivel adjustable Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 3,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: Very good; probably the best value in an LED 1980x1200 screen. Built-in rotating stand (easy to put into portrait mode) makes it an even better value.

Cons: None as of yet.

Overall Review: I would *never* buy an HP laptop (spent a while as a laptop tech and learned that lesson), but they make good printers so decided to take a risk on this monitor that had yet to post any reviews. I have been looking for a 16:10 monitor to run portrait mode for web surfing/doc handling. I also wanted an LED to save power. This one is bright, clear, and I have no complaints.

Most Critical Review

Broken at launch-still broken

Battlefield 4 PlayStation 3
Battlefield 4 PlayStation 3

Pros: Good multiplayer, when it works.

Cons: everything else

Works well but is very loud for its size...

SUNSKY 60mm 3-pin Cooling Fan (6015 3-pin)
SUNSKY 60mm 3-pin Cooling Fan (6015 3-pin)

Pros: Works as a fan go figure.

Cons: Loudest fan in my system.

Overall Review: What else can one say?

11/22/2019

NICE! XMP settings work perfectly!

OLOy WarHawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin Intel/AMD Ready DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model MD4U083216BEDA
OLOy WarHawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin Intel/AMD Ready DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model MD4U083216BEDA

Pros: Hilarious over the top RGB/HS design Actually works at advertised speed with Ryzen 5 2600

Cons: Makes soggy french toast.

Overall Review: Best Ram I own especially for the price. I have five rigs with a total of 96gb ram of different brands. Other than the 32gb of G.Skill Trident-ZX (AMD) in my 1950x rig, this is the easiest install to get working at advertised speeds.

Giving me some resistance getting up to speed.

GeIL SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model GALS416GB3200C16ADC
GeIL SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model GALS416GB3200C16ADC

Pros: Pretty looking, supposedly designed for ryzen.

Cons: XMP does not work out of the box on my ASRock B450m/AC with Ryzen 5 2600 CPU.

Overall Review: I will update this if I can get to 3200 one way or the other. I have 3400 speed ram (on the MB approved list for 3200) in my other (1800x/X370 Taichi) rig that refuses to go past 3066mhz, so I am familiar with memory speed issues with Ryzen. The B450m/AC is brand new from ASRock and they still haven't updated the 1.0 launch BIOS. So, maybe that will improve things with updates. EDIT: I tried contacting Geil for help with this multiple times, and so far zero response. Adjusted egg rating to reflect this lack of support. EDIT2: Now it wont run past 2800mhz... Here comes my RMA. Going to try something else.

Originally had to RMA the first one...

Rosewill RSV-SATA-Cage-34 - Hard Disk Drives - Black, 3 x 5.25" to 4 x 3.5" Hot-Swap - SATA III / SAS - Cage
Rosewill RSV-SATA-Cage-34 - Hard Disk Drives - Black, 3 x 5.25" to 4 x 3.5" Hot-Swap - SATA III / SAS - Cage

Pros: Excellent function, easy to install.

Cons: Had to RMA the first one

Overall Review: Deleted my original review so I could give it five eggs. Despite having to RMA the first one, this is a great product. It also came with a free web cam which works great!