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Richard R.

Richard R.

Joined on 07/03/03

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Most Favorable Review

Great drive

PHILIPS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 8X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE interface (ATAPI) DVD Burner
PHILIPS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 8X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE interface (ATAPI) DVD Burner

Pros: Great drive, super quiet, burns all the 16x rated disks i have at 20x, takes around 4 minutes to burn a dvd. No coasters from 50+ disks so far. So good i recommended to friends and family

Cons: It wasn't free !

Overall Review: DVD-RAM capability is not really useful any more, but always nice to have

Most Critical Review

Don't touch with a barge pole

Monster Digital Daytona 2.5" 120GB SATA III with NCQASYNC MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDDB-0120-A
Monster Digital Daytona 2.5" 120GB SATA III with NCQASYNC MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDDB-0120-A

Pros: It was cheap

Cons: I bought this product when it was first listed on newegg's page, i thought the specs looked good, and it was cheap, sadly there wasn't any feedback on the drive, but i thought i would get it as an upgrade from the crucial 64gb ssd i had. I cloned the drive, but it kept failing, thought it might be the old drive, so tried cloning to a laptop hdd and went thru fine. So decided to try a clean install of windows 7. after 4 failed attempts with various errors it finally went thru a full install only to blue screen when i tried to do anything in windows, or when windows started to boot up. Came to newegg to look at doing a RMA and getting a replacement, then saw everybody else having problems with the drive. Not right that we cannot get a refund on a product that is obviously faulty. Not one good review so far for this drive.

12/27/2012

Impressed with the case, especially at the price

DEEPCOOL MACUBE 310 Full-size Magnetic Tempered Glass Built-in Fan Hub and Graphics Card holder, 2 fans included White ATX Mid Tower Case
DEEPCOOL MACUBE 310 Full-size Magnetic Tempered Glass Built-in Fan Hub and Graphics Card holder, 2 fans included White ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Plenty of Room Magnetic Side Panels (with optional screws) Hard drive sleds are very easy to use and install 2 SSD slots on top of the HDD sleds

Overall Review: Bought this, as it was one of the cheapest cases available on Newegg. Had never built in one of these cases before (but typically build 3-4 pc's a month). Very impressed with the size, and layout. For a sub $50 case, this is hands down the best case i've worked on, and it looks great aswell. Includes a built in fan hub

Thinnest tempered glass i've seen on a case, shattered as i took it off the case

DEEPCOOL MATREXX 30 Micro ATX Case Tempered Glass Panel Larger Area of Air-intake
DEEPCOOL MATREXX 30 Micro ATX Case Tempered Glass Panel Larger Area of Air-intake

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Bought this for a budget build, yes i understood the price, so i wasn't expecting anything special, but as i was using my fingers to unscrew the first screw on the tempered glass panel, the glass smashed into tiny pieces. I build around 50 pc's a year, and this case was chosen because it was on sale, and the person i was building for didn't have the budget to get things like rgb fans. I reached out to DeepCool support regarding the broken tempered glass panel, and was told they do not sell or send out replacement panel's, and i should look at measuring the panel (how when it's in a million pieces?) and go to a local glass store and have them custom make me a new panel (which would cost 10x the cost of a new case). Very poor support.

Overall Review: Save your money and spend a few more bucks on a better built case. Will not buy any DeepCool products going forward.

Strange Happenings

RAIDMAX Thunder V2 RX-735AP 735 W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Power Supply
RAIDMAX Thunder V2 RX-735AP 735 W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Power Supply

Pros: Cheap with mail in rebate. Modular design means you don't have to use all the cables.

Cons: I've had a few strange things happen, PC has started turning itself on on it's own, also had a few lockups. Swapped PSU with a spare, and don't have any of these issues.

Continuous Blue Screens, extremely slow RMA process

G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBSQ
G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBSQ

Pros: It was cheap

Cons: Bought memory to put in sister in laws Samsung laptop, kept causing blue screens, so swapped back in original memory. Tested on my HP laptop (already had 8gb in it, so just swapped memory over), and i got the same blue screens. Requested RMA from Gskill, sent memory in priorty mail, 2 weeks since the memory arrived no responce. Used gskill forum to request status update, on 3rd day waiting for update, and there are some people on the forums who requested updates days before me that haven't got a responce

Overall Review: I recently had to RMA 2 OCZ Vertez 3 SSD's, and i guess i was spoilt. It took exactly 7 days from me shipping in the drives to get replacements at my door. Sadly not all companies can be as efficient when it comes to RMA's