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Robert Z.

Robert Z.

Joined on 05/03/01

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Great SSD

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 240GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCR240GB-7
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 240GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCR240GB-7

Pros: This drive has not let me down over the last several months. Never flinched, stable performance and quick.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Don't buy based on price unless your goal is simply to be quicker than your old HDD. Even then, my experience with other SSDs has been mixed, with another brand's V4 being slower than my old HDDs until re-flashed with updated firmware (time will tell).

Most Critical Review

Almost

SeaSonic SS-350M1U SS-350M1U 350W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply
SeaSonic SS-350M1U SS-350M1U 350W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Good specs

Cons: 12V1 rail delivering less than 3 volts per multimeter. Very odd. What happened to the quality control?

11/27/2019

Flawless

G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 3466 (PC4 27700) Intel Z370 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-3466C16Q-64GTZ
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 3466 (PC4 27700) Intel Z370 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-3466C16Q-64GTZ

Pros: - No fuss. Runs at rated speed/timings using XMP.

Cons: - None.

Overall Review: Using this memory in Asus X299 SAGE for almost a year now. Flawless performance.

11/27/2019

Great board

ASUS WS X299 SAGE LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 CEB Motherboards - Intel
ASUS WS X299 SAGE LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 CEB Motherboards - Intel

Pros: - Solid, stable performance. - Supported i9-7940X at 4.7GHz all cores stable. - 64GB DDR4 3466 ram at rated specs without issue (using XMP). - Flexibility with 7 PCIe.

Cons: - Limited Thunderbolt expansion card slot option.

Overall Review: - Recommended for long term dependability. I've been using Asus motherboards for over a decade without a hiccup.

Packaging

WD My Book Studio LX 1TB 3.5" USB 2.0 / Firewire800 External Hard Drive for Mac Model WDBACH0010HAL-NESN
WD My Book Studio LX 1TB 3.5" USB 2.0 / Firewire800 External Hard Drive for Mac Model WDBACH0010HAL-NESN

Pros: Yet to be determined.

Cons: Packaging/shipment: The retail box was shipped from Jonestown, PA within a larger cardboard box without ANY paper, peanuts, air bags or foam to help cushion impacts. Just dead air. It will be a few days until I can test it.

Overall Review: Hopefully the money saved by our egg in this adventure is greater than the potential costs of higher RMA rates. I'll update if the drive has issues.

Great Little Case

LIAN LI PC-V351R Red Aluminum Micro ATX Desktop Computer Case
LIAN LI PC-V351R Red Aluminum Micro ATX Desktop Computer Case

Pros: Well built, quiet and cool. Looks great too.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Cable management was a challenge. Not a con, but a few spots to anchor cable ties would be nice.