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Dan R.

Dan R.

Joined on 04/14/09

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Most Favorable Review

Great Processor for the money

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition - Phenom II X3 Heka Triple-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 95W Processor - HDZ720WFK3DGI
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition - Phenom II X3 Heka Triple-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 95W Processor - HDZ720WFK3DGI

Pros: OC'd to 3.2GHz right away, runs perfect. Runs under 40C with Coolermaster TX3 in an Antec 600 case.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I was worried about the shipping packaging from other reviews. Mine came in a taped clamshell, wrapped in bubble wrap that was securely taped, in a box packed with paper. UPS would have had to run it over to hurt it. Newegg fixed that problem.

It's really good

SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 128GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7KE128BW
SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 128GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7KE128BW

Pros: Fast and low power consumption. Samsung Magician is a nice little utility. It isn't a stunning upgrade from my old SSD boot drive, but it seems a little faster than my OCZ vertex 2 that is 4 years old. Sequential reads and writes are 503 and 469.

Cons: Doesn't come with 3.5" mounting bracket. Gets less than 50% of the IOPS that are advertised, using Samsung Magician's benchmark. 45390 and 39211. I don't have RAPID mode enabled. It could be that, or it could be my old motherboard. ASUS M4A89TD.

Overall Review: 128 GB Model purchased elsewhere.

Super Quiet

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity GV-R685OC-1GD
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity GV-R685OC-1GD

Pros: Runs every game I have on High settings @ 1920x1080. Low power consumption, low price, super quiet, what more could you want for $140?

Cons: None that I can think of

Overall Review: I would like to see a 6850 x2 card from a company like Gigabyte

Wife Says "They are so pretty"

Sleek and Radiant 1.50 Carats Peridot Earrings in Sterling Silver
Sleek and Radiant 1.50 Carats Peridot Earrings in Sterling Silver

Pros: Great Price, And the wife loves them

Cons: None

My SSD is Faster Than Your HDD

OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 55GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G
OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 55GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G

Pros: Fast, Low Power Consumption, Small, Easy to install, What's not to like. Boot's Fast enough that I always turn my computer off when I am not using it. Since I don't let it sleep it does make a difference on my power bill.

Cons: I can't afford 3 more for RAID

Overall Review: If You can afford an SSD for your OS and core programs, get it, you won't regret it.

Sweet Case

Antec Six Hundred Black / Silver ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec Six Hundred Black / Silver ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Looks great, great air flow. OC'd Phenom II X3 720 stays under 40C all the time. Lots of space inside for big cpu cooler. Top exhaust makes a huge difference in heat build up. My friend's setup has top mount power supply and he can't get his processor to run under 50C, and he has a nicer Cooler than my Coolermaster TX3.

Cons: My mini atx motherboard looks funny in it. :)

Overall Review: Got it on a shell shocker combo, New Egg is the best