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Dennis D.

Dennis D.

Joined on 03/08/02

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Most Favorable Review

Decent Machine

Gateway Desktop PC DX Series DX4860-UR28(DT.GE0AA.004) Intel Core i5 3330 (3.00GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD Intel HD Graphics 2500 Windows 8 64-bit
Gateway Desktop PC DX Series DX4860-UR28(DT.GE0AA.004) Intel Core i5 3330 (3.00GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD Intel HD Graphics 2500 Windows 8 64-bit

Pros: Looks great, convenient port layout, good performance, very quiet, PCIE slot, WIFI, Bluetooth.

Cons: I need 450W just for my video card. So as soon as the machine showed stable, I tore out the PS, and put in 650W. With the addition of the video card, the case is warm.

Overall Review: Since this is not a machine aimed at the gaming our super-performance crowd, these are very minor gripes. For normal use, the machine is fine.

Most Critical Review

Well I took a risk - I saw a number of "It's dead Jim!" reviews.

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS ULTRA LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS ULTRA LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: The feature set is great. Board looks good.

Cons: Dead. No POST. I am going to pull a known-working power supply and try that. Then I am going to try running it out of the case. (bleh)

Overall Review: If something works, I'll write again.

Seems fast and very well-made.

Samsung 32GB PRO SDHC UHS-I/U3 Class 10 Memory Card, Speed Up to 90MB/s (MB-SG32E/AM)
Samsung 32GB PRO SDHC UHS-I/U3 Class 10 Memory Card, Speed Up to 90MB/s (MB-SG32E/AM)

Pros: Specs are excellent. The speed I see reading and writing seem appropriate, based on those specs. I am especially pleased with the very solid "feel", and contacts are bright and appear well-made. Price was excellent. I am very well pleased.

Cons: None so far. :)

Overall Review: I bought this for a Nikon D3300 and have used it only for some quick testing and for shooting and editing raw files from the camera.

12/27/2015

Solid tool

TP-Link 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch | Ethernet Splitter | Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports | Plug-and-Play | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged (TL-SG108)
TP-Link 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch | Ethernet Splitter | Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports | Plug-and-Play | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged (TL-SG108)

Pros: Small, metal case, well built.

Cons: None really. It is an unmanaged switch, but that is clearly stated. If you need a managed switch they will cost more, be more complicated, and run hotter.

Well pleased

Acer K272HULbmiidp Black 27" WQHD 6ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS DCR 100,000,000:1(1,000:1) Built-in Speakers
Acer K272HULbmiidp Black 27" WQHD 6ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS DCR 100,000,000:1(1,000:1) Built-in Speakers

Pros: Size, resolution, brightness - all excellent

Cons: None come to mind. I do wish it (and most other monitors now) came with raise/lower stands in addition to tilt.

I so happy

XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Double Dissipation Edition Video Card R9-290A-EDFD
XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Double Dissipation Edition Video Card R9-290A-EDFD

Pros: Speed, speed, speed, o yeah the price was good too. Relatively quiet dual fans.

Cons: Not really a con, as I knew from the power consumption it would true: you need airflow through the case. This puppy gets hot without it.