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Beth Z.

Beth Z.

Joined on 08/19/11

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G.SKILL Standard Series 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model F3-1333C9S-8GSA
G.SKILL Standard Series 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model F3-1333C9S-8GSA

Pros: Good cheap RAM. I got one for an Intel Zotac mini-PC. I'll update here if I find issues.

Cons: Not 100% idiot-proof

Overall Review: If you go to the manufacturer website, you'll notice that this model number RAM F3-13339CS-8GSA is supposed to be run as a single chip(1x8GB); if you want to put two chips in you should probally buy a two pack set if you want to avoid issues... I really think many people buying RAM here don't know much about RAM. Itd save you headaches to learn more about it and figure out as much as reasonably possible about what you're buying

Most Critical Review

Incompatible

Silicon Power Blaze B10 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model SP016GBUF3B10V1B
Silicon Power Blaze B10 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model SP016GBUF3B10V1B

Pros: Fast speed, 14.? GB capacity

Cons: Can't be formatted correctly to make windows boot disks... in fact I think you can't boot off it at all, I haven't tried, gave it to family to use for saving files.... MAJOR CON....

Overall Review: It's nice for saving files but not for any kind of technical uses.

Good Value

ASRock AB350 Pro4 AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock AB350 Pro4 AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: It works for now, with 4 graphics cards... I have 16GB DDR4 3000 (Working) and Ryzen 1200 processor. 120 GB HD. "This review for ASRock review rebate program."

Cons: This may be a Ryzen issue since Ryzen has no integrated graphics but the card that the display is attached to seems to slow down... This may be caused by the system or the bios or maybe just the architecture of Ryzen.. I'm not really sure.. One of my cards is a piece of junk old AMD card that I used as a dummy card so that the others wouldn't slow down while they're working on computation tasks.

Overall Review: It's a good value for what you get and with a broad support of AMD AM4 processors.

Decent PSU for the Price... But...

Rosewill Glacier Series 1000W Semi-Modular Gaming Power Supply with Silent Aero-Diversion Fan, 80 PLUS Bronze Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Glacier-1000M
Rosewill Glacier Series 1000W Semi-Modular Gaming Power Supply with Silent Aero-Diversion Fan, 80 PLUS Bronze Certified, Single +12V Rail, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Glacier-1000M

Pros: Cheaper than the competition.

Cons: Some of them may short out. I purchased two of these and one of them caught fire (started melting) on the sata connector. I didn't realize this until I had submitted an RMA and pulled out that SATA connector... It pulled out the entire thing including the piece on the PSU... One of the pins had become very hot and started arcing or something... Anyways it melted the entire SATA plug there and I'm RMAing the unit. Hopefully the next one won't do that. Honestly I'm not sure what caused this problem. I have another one running with ostensibly a higher load and it's working fine.

Overall Review: If you're just buying a single PSU for yourself, I can't recommend this PSU. You should buy a more premium PSU. If you're mining or building a bunch of computer systems, and have at least a spare PSU or something, this one is probably fine; just don't put it somewhere that it might burn your house down...

Best Hardware For the Money

AMD FirePro W8000 100-505845 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card
AMD FirePro W8000 100-505845 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card

Pros: My Company bought one for a new workstation build. Ir runs plenty fast... I ran a benchmark on it and purely from a graphics rating prospective, it's faster than a GTX 680. That means that it's about double as expensive as gaming cards for the raw computing power you get... But this is Workstation graphics.

Cons: Drivers are still being updated constantly... Nvidia has a reputation for better drivers than AMD.

Overall Review: In terms of raw power, this card is great, better than the quadro 5000 (not sure about the k5000 yet). The problem you could run into is drivers and support for your application. As the drivers are optimized, the hardware will be able to utilize its full potential.. As I said before, the power in the GPU Passmark benchmark that I ran is faster than GTX 680. In actual applications it depends on what you're doing... Also it's hard to say where the W8000 will ultimately end up; even then though, you still have to look at your application. It's not easy to just say buy this since there are so many variables on the driver/software end of things. As for hardware, AMD has a reputation for giving you more for your money than Nvidia.

Great Product

ADATA 16GB S102 Pro Advanced USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 100MB/s (AS102P-16G-RBL)
ADATA 16GB S102 Pro Advanced USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 100MB/s (AS102P-16G-RBL)

Pros: This flash drive is very fast and a great choice for all-around compatibility. I've made different kinds of bootable images on here and it works fine; also, the speed of doing all this is amazingly fast. It's probably about 10 times faster vs. installing from DVD. you can use it to save files or to boot or as a hard drive/encrypted volume.... whatever

Cons: It says "no more lost caps" as an advertisement but it has a cap... Any cap is easy to loose even if you can snap it on the back;; I still have to get used to doing this, almost lost the cap a couple times.

Overall Review: It was a great value when I bought it for the price paid. I have to say that this is one of the best USB 3.0 16GB flash drives I've owned. The only major con is that it has a cap. I like the design of the patriot xporter rage the best.. bit it's usb2.0. Overall a great drive and a great value; the case is very nice metal and plastic but it does have a cap which (contrary to advertising) can be lost rather easily. For the ten dollar price though, you can't beat it!