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Zahn F.

Zahn F.

Joined on 08/02/02

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Most Favorable Review

High wattage personal use UPS with slim profile and light weight!

CyberPower 1325 VA 810 Watts 10 Outlets UPS, Pure Sine Wave UPS with USB Charging Ports GX1325U
CyberPower 1325 VA 810 Watts 10 Outlets UPS, Pure Sine Wave UPS with USB Charging Ports GX1325U

Pros: Attractive design, easy to read LCD, slim profile and light weight. Plenty of power rating for a single gaming PC, monitor and accessories. Ten outlets (5 battery, 5 surge) with two spaced apart for large power adapters. Two front panel USB charging ports.

Cons: Bundled software is easy to configure and use, but a bit lacking in some features. Example: Audible alarms can be enabled or disabled, but not based on time of day or volume level. Runtime can be optimized to preserve battery power or keep computer running, but drop-downs are limited and no option to turn this function off. Overall it's a decent, basic utility.

Overall Review: Bought this to replace an APC BR1500LCD UPS that died suddenly after seven years. Decided to try a different manufacturer this time around, and the CyberPower units looked like a good alternative with highly rated reviews. This GX1325U model has almost the same power handling capacity as a 1500 VA equivalent, but only two-thirds the weight and nearly half the price with Newegg's awesome promo codes!

Most Critical Review

Slower than advertised

Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Plus 32GB USB 3.0 Ultra High Speed Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVS32GB
Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Plus 32GB USB 3.0 Ultra High Speed Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVS32GB

Pros: Average cost for USB 2.0/3.0 drive capacity Small size Rugged construction

Cons: Doesn't hit advertised speeds Barely faster than USB 2.0 Stuttering when used for gaming

Overall Review: ATTO results 35KB/s write 45KB/s read This is on a late model Haswell system. When using the drive as an install point for running a game from, stuttering was observed in game graphics. If you're using this solely to backup your files or copy from PC to PC you'll be ok. If you're thinking this is fast enough to run an application or game from, it's not.

Another great Acer monitor, great price, great quality!

Acer EB321HQU Cbidpx 32" (Actual size 31.5") WQHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) DVI HDMI DisplayPort LED Backlit IPS Monitor
Acer EB321HQU Cbidpx 32" (Actual size 31.5") WQHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) DVI HDMI DisplayPort LED Backlit IPS Monitor

Pros: Zero dead/stuck pixels Superb value/price Simple design

Cons: OSD menu a bit clunky to use and poorly explained

Overall Review: I have owned numerous Acer monitors over the past fifteen years and have never had a problem with any, they have all performed admirably and far exceed their life expectancy. I opted to upgrade my 27" WQHD as I have been working from home since March and like others have stated, wanted a bigger screen rather than multiple smaller ones. I like to snap my applications to the four corners and more real estate makes for easier reading. When the work day is over, a single large 1440 display is easier on the GPU for gaming and this Acer does not disappoint!

Great-sounding earbuds for the price!

JBL T110 Pure Bass In-Ear Headphones - Black
JBL T110 Pure Bass In-Ear Headphones - Black

Pros: Very good sound with nice bass response Comfortable enough for extended wear Angled ear pieces made to fit left and right Flat ribbon wiring resistant to tangling Built-in microphone and pause/play button

Cons: Strange 135° plug angle Cables transfer boominess to ear

Overall Review: Got these on a Newegg Flash sale for an incredible price. Superior sound, particularly bass response, compared to other cheap earbuds at this price point. Although due to the bass tubes, there's a bit of "boominess" transferred from the cables to your ear, just by moving or contacting the wires. Three different size cups to adjust fit, slide further in the ear canal than other buds, blocks out ambient sounds. Very comfortable for extended use, fit nearly flush with outer ear so even laying on side with these in is possible. The flat cables are less likely to tangle although still easily twisted and don't wrap well when not in use. The angled ear pieces are easily discernable between left and right just by feel, rather than guessing or looking for "R" or "L" on the housing. The 135° angled 3.5mm plug is a bit strange, would prefer a 90°, and it doesn't offer any benefit over a straight 180° that I can tell.

Fast US shipping, clean cabling, works with 3pin or 4pin fans.

Black Net Jacket Sleeved 16 inch(8+4+4) daisy chained 1 to 3 Motherboard PWM Fan 4-pin  Power Splitter Hub Adapter Cable
Black Net Jacket Sleeved 16 inch(8+4+4) daisy chained 1 to 3 Motherboard PWM Fan 4-pin Power Splitter Hub Adapter Cable

Pros: Shipped by Newegg from the US Daisy chain cabling cleaner and less bulky than a 3-way splitter cable Works with 3pin or 4pin fans, controlled via VR or PWM from motherboard

Cons: Can't mix 3pin and 4pin and modulate speed of both

Overall Review: Perfect cable to run three fans from a single motherboard header. Make sure fans total amperage is less than 1A. Recommend same make/model fans used on all three connectors. Use either all 3pin and control via VR or all 4pin and use PWM, if mixed 3pin will run full speed.

Impressive graphics

AMD A10-7850K - A-Series APU Kaveri Quad-Core 3.7 GHz Socket FM2+ 95W AMD Radeon R7 Desktop Processor - AD785KXBJABOX
AMD A10-7850K - A-Series APU Kaveri Quad-Core 3.7 GHz Socket FM2+ 95W AMD Radeon R7 Desktop Processor - AD785KXBJABOX

Pros: Fastest AMD APU Currently Unlocked multiplier Runs cooler than predecessor

Cons: Clocks slower than predecessor CPU throttles to 3Ghz when iGPU at full load CPU performance is meh

Overall Review: If you're looking for an all-in-one solution that will give you decent CPU performance with great iGPU performance then there's no better than AMD APU's. If you're looking for higher CPU results however you're better off with an Intel chip and a discrete GPU.