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Anthony F.

Anthony F.

Joined on 08/23/07

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Most Favorable Review

Pretty happy with it

GIGABYTE GA-AX370-GAMING AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-AX370-GAMING AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Mainly the price

Cons: The M2 slot is right under the pcie 16x slot. The header that goes over the ports has an insulation padding of some kinds I had to remove. Had to look up the front IO pins, a small sheet with the instructions would have been nice.

Overall Review: Bought it for my 8 year old as her first gaming machine to replace a lenovo yoga 700. Went into the case and installed quite easily. Running quite well on Windows 10 with a Ryzen 3 and RX580. Fortnite at max. Minecraft, etc. Using an Intel m2 ssd.

12/22/2018
Most Critical Review

4/5 bad within two weeks

Team Group 32GB C171 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (TC17132GB01)
Team Group 32GB C171 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (TC17132GB01)

Pros: None

Cons: Two went bad within two days. Couldn't be detected and the other power cycling. Two more died within another week.

Overall Review: Run away

Pretty good board

ASRock J3355M Intel Dual-Core Processor J3355 (up to 2.5GHz) Micro ATX Motherboard / CPU Combo
ASRock J3355M Intel Dual-Core Processor J3355 (up to 2.5GHz) Micro ATX Motherboard / CPU Combo

Pros: Good price point Runs multiple GPU's for mining. I'm running two, one is on a riser expansion.

Cons: Placing of front audio and panel connections are not optimal. Disabled audio and SATA and booted from a USB stick to run a NHOS. Probably didn't need to disable both, but I did. Only way I found to free up the needed PCIe lanes. PCIe lanes are too limited for expansion slots that are available by default. User manual didn't have any information on limitations at install.

Overall Review: I would recommend.

Works

Lenovo L2251 22" 1680 x 1050 16:10 Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor, 5 ms, VGA DVI DP Grade B
Lenovo L2251 22" 1680 x 1050 16:10 Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor, 5 ms, VGA DVI DP Grade B

Pros: Price

Cons: Has a VGA and Display port connection, not DVI. Refurbed

Overall Review: I might recommend

Works

Nippon Labs DVI 2 HDMI 6 ft. HDMI Male to DVI-D Adapter Cable with Gold-plated Connector, Black
Nippon Labs DVI 2 HDMI 6 ft. HDMI Male to DVI-D Adapter Cable with Gold-plated Connector, Black

Pros: Works as expected at a good price.

Cons: Seller emailed me to let me know I'd been upgraded to free 2 day shipping which was cool until it took longer than the other things I ordered at the same time and were shipped standard. They also asked to be rated five stars before I got the product. Kind of obnoxious.

Overall Review: I would recommend and purchase again. I just wouldn't expect to get it when they say.

Stopped working with Alexa

Elf Smart Plug by Eques - No Hub Required - Compatible with Alexa & Google Home (4 Pack)
Elf Smart Plug by Eques - No Hub Required - Compatible with Alexa & Google Home (4 Pack)

Pros: Edit: Been trying for weeks now and no Alexa integration. App, connection, Alexa integration, etc., all worked as they were supposed to.

Cons: Edit: No Alexa integration Has to be used in the top plug because of ho w it's shaped. Not that bad, but it leaves very little room below it as well. Could be offset a little more for an easier install. Alexa glitches sometimes, but that's not the plugs fault.

Overall Review: I used my secondary guest wifi network only in the 2.4ghz mode and WPA2 protected mode just for iOT stuff which this is connected to. Using the app and/or Alexa on a Pixel 2 XL.

10/22/2020