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Richard H.

Richard H.

Joined on 05/21/11

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Most Favorable Review

WOW!

ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 4GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Zone Edition Video Card ZT-71115-20L
ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 4GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Zone Edition Video Card ZT-71115-20L

Pros: Passive cooling, no noisy fan to interfere with my voice over recordings. Fast. Great colors, details, contrasts, no ghosting or other garbage. I don't have fancy benchmarking software but it nearly doubled my windows video performance scores. Install on a dual boot w7/linux machine was a breeze, plug and play basically (my previous video card used the same NVIDIA driver so I did cheat a little bit but still - came right up)

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: I was so impressed with this card on my 12 year old 17" vga only LCD that I splurged on a 24" ASUS with 2ms response time. HDMI and monitor was recognized immediately and the results are stunning. Super de duper incredible! If you're torn between buying a new computer or pimping out your old one, try this video card first. You will be impressed.

Most Critical Review

Worked great until...

Samsung 32GB EVO microSDHC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 48MB/s (MB-MP32DA/AM) [Old Speed]
Samsung 32GB EVO microSDHC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 48MB/s (MB-MP32DA/AM) [Old Speed]

Pros: It's cute.

Cons: Purchased in August of 2015, gently used in a smart phone (less than 1gb typically) and dead by January of 2018 with the dreaded cyclic redundancy error. I may have contributed to the card's premature demise, trying to use this card with Bitlocker to Go. After the card was encrypted, I was able to copy a small number of files over then it failed. A 1MB file was too large to copy error. From then on I was unable to decrypt, reformat, fdisk, chkdsk, or do anything with this card and I tried all the WIndows and Linux tools I have here. I didn't need the data back, but I had hoped to at least reuse the card elsewhere. It's now dead. RIP, Samsung (shedding a tear as he inserts memory card into shredder).

Overall Review: Probably NOT compatible with Bitlocker to GO, but I'm not going to buy another one to sacrifice in the name of science.

Flawless

CORSAIR CX Series CX450 450W ATX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply, CP-9020120-NA
CORSAIR CX Series CX450 450W ATX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply, CP-9020120-NA

Pros: Fired right up! Well maybe fire is the wrong word but I had absolutely no issues connecting the high quality connectors and all voltages/etc were precisely as expected.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Highly recommended. Can't speak to endurance because it was for a friend's desktop however I'm very comfortable with the brand we've got lots of positive history. Nothing negative. And no, that's not an intentional pun.

Fast, stable and just plain awesome!

ASUS AX3000 (PCE-AX58BT) Next-Gen WiFi 6 Dual Band PCIe Wireless Adapter with Bluetooth 5.0 - OFDMA, 2x2 MU-MIMO and WPA3 Security
ASUS AX3000 (PCE-AX58BT) Next-Gen WiFi 6 Dual Band PCIe Wireless Adapter with Bluetooth 5.0 - OFDMA, 2x2 MU-MIMO and WPA3 Security

Pros: Easy install, supported natively by both Windows 10 and Linux Mint 19.3 with no driver kung fu necessary. This is easily the fastest wifi card I've ever owned in my lifetime.

Cons: Bluetooth doesn't work if your motherboard doesn't have a "usb header" connector. I knew this going in, but I'm trying to kludge together a solution so that this desktop will still have bluetooth using the original wifi card. Also the external antenna cables are very short. It's not even long enough to put on my desk, so it's stuck on the top of my tower. As a result transmit/receive power is lower than it should be...but the speed is more than enough to make up for it. I'm not seeing many retransmission or packet collision errors. It's almost a fast as a wired connection 100' from my router I'm still getting 400-500MBS on 5ghz.

Overall Review: Highly recommended.

Super de duper fast!

ORICO USB3.1 Type-C 3.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Enclosure Transparent External 16TB Hard Drive Disk Case for 2.5" 3.5" SATA HDD and SSD Tool Free Support UASP
ORICO USB3.1 Type-C 3.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Enclosure Transparent External 16TB Hard Drive Disk Case for 2.5" 3.5" SATA HDD and SSD Tool Free Support UASP

Pros: Awesome appearance, because it's clear I can tell which hard drive or SSD is inside!

Cons: Doesn't support SMART commands (an industry standard for decades), so it's not entirely useful for diagnostics or some hard drive data recovery projects hence one egg deducted.

Overall Review: I'm delighted - purchased a second one for my collection! This is perfect for extra storage and data transfers from one machine to another.

High quality components, exactly as described!

Dual Band AC1200 7260HMW 7260AC Wireless 2X2 Mini PCI-E Wi-Fi Network Card, Bluetooth 4.0, Up to 867Mbps (5Ghz) + 300Mbps (2.4Ghz), IEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n, Windows 7/8/10 For Laptop PC
Dual Band AC1200 7260HMW 7260AC Wireless 2X2 Mini PCI-E Wi-Fi Network Card, Bluetooth 4.0, Up to 867Mbps (5Ghz) + 300Mbps (2.4Ghz), IEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n, Windows 7/8/10 For Laptop PC

Pros: Believe it or not, lag times and wifi speed are comparable to my cat7 wired connection! I wasn't expecting that, to be honest - I was pleasantly surprised. Very stable connection too. No drops in more than a week! This was installed in a dual boot HP p6710f desktop, running Windows 10 on an SSD and Linux Mint on a hard drive. Was immediately recognized as a wifi device by both OS's and drivers were automatically installed (but later on I did grab the official W10 driver from Intel).

Cons: Due to an incompatibility with my 10 year old motherboard (totally not the card's fault) I did not have bluetooth capability initially on either OS. Not a crisis for me, as I was primarily looking for improved wifi. There's a kludge that involves blocking pin 51 with a piece of electrical tape I haven't tried yet, I'm worried if the piece of electrical tape fragments in the socket and I'm not able to retrieve those fragments it might make life difficult for me. But eventually because I love to tinker I'll try it and update this review accordingly.

Overall Review: Highly recommend this part and the seller, the Fenvi official store. Transit time from China was obviously not as fast as domestic mail, but the seller provided tracking info and I was able to follow the item's progress along the route which I thought was quite awesome.

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Exceptional quality item and exactly as described. Fantastic experience with this seller!

Seller shipped promptly and provided tracking info, so it was possible to follow the item's progress along it's journey. Yes, shipping from China is not as fast as domestic mail but totally worth the wait. Good on price. Incredible quality. Including screws and a small screwdriver was a nice touch, beyond nice. Classy. Not everybody has the appropriate geek tools laying around...and by including the tool/screws even a non-geek recipient can install the item themselves right then. Hope to do business with Fenvi again very soon!

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Seller shipped wrong cartridge, and ignored my email inquiry

Not the norm for House of Toners, but they shipped the wrong cartridge and declined to make things right by ignoring my emailed inquiry. So, I filed a claim with Newegg and several weeks later got a refund. I’ve been a loyal House of Toners client for many years on both this site and Amazyouknowwho. There was one instance where a defective cartridge got shipped out but vendor fixed that immediately. Very odd of them to not reply and step up/resolve their error.

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Sent wrong item, doesn't answer emails.

Quality item but it wasn't compatible with the phone seller claimed. Attempted to contact seller for resolution, seller did not respond. Will see if a chargeback on my credit card gets their attention. SCAMMERS.

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