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Daniel C.

Daniel C.

Joined on 04/15/05

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Most Favorable Review

Best laptop ram

Crucial 1GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model CT12864AC667
Crucial 1GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model CT12864AC667

Pros: This is based of the brand new D9HNZ IC's. It is the high density IC's from Micron! As you can see in other newegg images, most other ram has 8 chips on each side, for a total of 16. (note that the crucial images are not what this crucial ram looks like at all) This brand new ram has only 4 IC's on each side, for a total of 8. And, each IC is also smaller (uses newer manufacturing process). The end result is that battery life is slightly improved (less chips to power), and it runs cooler because there are 1/2 as many chips.

Cons: Its a few more bucks (about 10) to go with the crucial/micron ram vs other vendors.

Overall Review: Rare to see something made and assembled in the USA. For some reason it makes me feel better seeing Micron chips which are made in the USA assembled in the USA as well. Micron/Crucial also does an excellent job of sending out reliable ram. I have never once received a bad set of Crucial ram. They have very high quality standards.

Most Critical Review

Do not recommend buying

Patriot Xporter XT Rage 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model PEF16GRUSB
Patriot Xporter XT Rage 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model PEF16GRUSB

Pros: Looks like a USB flash drive

Cons: Slow. Speed using crystaldiskmark 3.0 Seq read - 25.30 Seq write - 14.62 512 read - 25.32 512 write - 6.421 4k read - 3.690 4k write - 0.054 Core i3 laptop with intel x25-m 80gb SSD (system is not hindering performance)

Overall Review: Avoid, period. There are better flash drives that deliver better speeds for less $$$

Great drive for my QNAP NAS

Hitachi GST Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Hitachi GST Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: -Fastest "eco" drive currently on the market -Inexpensive -Quiet -Runs cool -Low power consumption (great for NAS application) -Hitachi has a good reputation for reliability (according to StoreLab) -512B sectors (increased compatibility) -100% compatible with my QNAP NAS

Cons: None, really. Large improvement over the old samsung eco drives they replaced in every aspect.

Overall Review: Newegg packing seems to be hit or miss. I ordered the drives while they were on sale over the span of about two weeks (try to mix up the batches I receive... instead of getting a bad batch of 5 drives, I would just get 1 was my theory). Some drives came very well packed, others... not so much.

Great card, great value

WINTEC FileMate 16GB Mobile Professional Class 10 microSDHC Card with SDHC Adapter - Retail
WINTEC FileMate 16GB Mobile Professional Class 10 microSDHC Card with SDHC Adapter - Retail

Pros: This looks to be a rebadged samsung card (made in korea and looks exactly like my samsung card). Performs as expected, after running atto disk benchmark. Slightly exceeds 10mb write, meeting the Class 10 spec. By far the least expensive 16GB class 10 card out there.

Cons: None, really. Works great!

Overall Review: I suppose it would be neat if it came with one of those microSD to USB stick adapters like kingston has, those are nice.

11/19/2010

Excellent SFF case!

SilverStone Sugo Series SG03-B Black Aluminum Micro ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SilverStone Sugo Series SG03-B Black Aluminum Micro ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Small, well thought out design. Extremely easy to install all components. Front 2*120mm fans are awesome!

Cons: Should have put a 120mm fan on the top behind the optical drive, as there is defintiely space for one there. CPU area is definitely tough to keep cool. Using a stock intel quad core cooler, and it is getting the job done, just runs hot.

Overall Review: Definitely recommend a PSU with a 120mm fan to get hot air out of the way. I also recommend taking advantage of the slot above the mobo to install a slot-mounted blower fan. That helped my temps out a lot. Q6600 overclocked to 3GHz with ease. Used the Gigabyte G33-DS2, and it worked great with this case! Overall, very happy. Not sure how anyone couldnt love the small size and light weight of this case!

10/20/2007

Best mATX board on the market

ABIT Fatal1ty F-I90HD LGA 775 ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ABIT Fatal1ty F-I90HD LGA 775 ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Board has best in class features and options in a mATX format. Very overclockable for mATX format. Integrated HDMI port, which works flawlessly with my 42" plasma Excellent Ram compatability for me. I tested Elpedia, promos, micron, samsung, nanya and hynix. No problems even wit 2*2GB dimms.

Cons: There has been reports of MANY boards just dying for no reason. While I haven been lucky and been running with out hitch, others havent had the same positive experience.

Overall Review: My HTPC setup- E4300 CPU F-I90HD 2*dual-tuner 650 PRO PCI-E tuners 2*400GB western digital drives Antec fusion case DVD-ROM drive The whole system uses 85-100W of power from the wall (tested using P3 Kill-o-watt tester)