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Sikander A.

Sikander A.

Joined on 09/28/04

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Most Favorable Review

This is why i buy from NewEgg

Coboc Model SC-SATA3-24-LL-GR-90 24" 90 Degree to 180 Degree SATA III 6Gb/s Data Cable w/Latch,UV Green
Coboc Model SC-SATA3-24-LL-GR-90 24" 90 Degree to 180 Degree SATA III 6Gb/s Data Cable w/Latch,UV Green

Pros: Good locking clip, smooth cable, right angle to straight exactly what I needed. Supposedly glows in UV light, I don't have a UV light.

Cons: I read a review on NEWEGG regarding this manufacturers SATA cables. The review stated that he received some defective cables and had to swap. I needed 7 of these and bought 4 extra just in case. There is nothing worse than not having all the parts you need during a build. 1 cable was indeed defective. When trouble shooting slow reads from the 1TB WD HDD, the first think I did was chkdsk, second was swap the SATA cable. Boom! Problem solved!

Overall Review: At this price, buy an extra, RMA later.

Most Critical Review

Failed after 15 months

PNY XLR8 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD9SC120GMDF-RB
PNY XLR8 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD9SC120GMDF-RB

Pros: Worked smoothly and fast enough, Quick boot times (as expected from SSD's)

Cons: Died after 14-months of use. Will partition, but will not format, tried everything. Putting in an RMA now. We'll see how good PNY warranty is.

Overall Review: My best SSD experience has been with Samsung.

Died after 40 minutes

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Looks nice, system check LED

Cons: Died after about 40-45 minutes of running. Defective memory controller. I read another review that had the same problem. System would recognize half of installed memory when using slot 0, 1, 2, 3, (so 8GB = 4GB) and even half of 0 and 1 (4GB = 2GB, WOW, try to do anything with that) when ising 1 and 3, the system recognized all 8GB that I had installed on those slots, until the board epicaly failed on me. Newegg RMA process rules, but shipping back was pricey.

Overall Review: If you have ANY non-UEFI cards (older controllers, video cards, LAN cards) you have to DISABLE UEFI identification in the bios, otherwise blue screens, random reboots and other problems will occur in windows, ever few minutes. ALSO using Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 memory, the board only ever recognized it at 1066. I like ASUS, but I've had way to many bad experience as of late. I plan on going Intel and EVGA in the future.