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Daniel G.

Daniel G.

Joined on 08/05/07

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Most Favorable Review

Good RAM

Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory w/ Red LEDs Model BL2KIT25664TR1337
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory w/ Red LEDs Model BL2KIT25664TR1337

Pros: Red LEDs look nice in my clear-sided case. The rats nest of wires from my PSU blocks the view for the most part, but you still see the flickering red light inside the case when the RAM is working. I love it! WEI memory rating went from a 5.3 to a 7.8 with this RAM over my old stuff. NOTE - I am running 2 pairs to make an 8 GB dual-channel system.

Cons: None

Overall Review: The only drawback I saw had nothing to do with the RAM itself, and that was my rats nest of cables. If I had a larger case, that wouldn't be a problem.

Most Critical Review

2 DOA in a row, I'm done.

WD My Passport Essential 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive WDBAAA5000ABK-NESN
WD My Passport Essential 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive WDBAAA5000ABK-NESN

Pros: Portability, sleek sexy finish.

Cons: First drive was DOA. Withheld doing a review, considering that it might be just one bad drive, these things happen. Second drive was DOA as well. No more RMA, going straight for refund.

Overall Review: Will end up costing me $20 in shipping for the RMAs. I am VERY dissatisfied. Hopefully will be able to get at least partially reimbursed by Newegg for that. I feel it is morally wrong for me to have to pay shipping fees to return faulty product.

Shorted Unit

ITEKIRO AC Adapter Charger for Asus G70G, G70S, G70SG, G750JM, G750JM-BSI7N23
ITEKIRO AC Adapter Charger for Asus G70G, G70S, G70SG, G750JM, G750JM-BSI7N23

Pros: It was a successful replacement for the original power supply that came with my Asus G75V.

Cons: After about a month, had a short in it. It would still charge the battery, but then would start to short out and overheat. Hot enough to cause burns and be a fire hazard.

Overall Review: Requested an RMA a week or so ago, have not heard anything back from Newegg or the manufacturer. Going to order a new one, and try to process a return for the old one. If the new one lasts, will be a 5 egg review from me.

Impressed!

HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity H687F1G2M
HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity H687F1G2M

Pros: Impressive performance and picture!

Cons: A bit bulky

Overall Review: This is my first graphics card that I've ever dealt with beyond integrated ones in my personal computers, so I'll admit that I had no previous expectations. That said, I am greatly satisfied with this card. It isn't noisy, it doesn't get hot, and my games run fantastically on it!

11/11/2011

Good Case Fan

MASSCOOL BLD-12025V1 Blue LED Case cooler
MASSCOOL BLD-12025V1 Blue LED Case cooler

Pros: Looks great, a darker blue LED than other case fans I have seen...not harsh on the eyes like my old one. Runs quiet and moves air quite well.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: It's a good-looking case fan that does it's job well. 'Nuff said.

My First LCD

ASUS VH236H Black 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)
ASUS VH236H Black 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)

Pros: Monitor arrived quickly, was very securely packaged - arrived in excellent condition. No bad spots, and worked right away. This monitor replaced my 11-year-old 17" CRT monitor I got from Gateway, and I have nothing BUT good things to say about it. Clearer picture, twice the display area, takes up about 1/4 the space on my desk...hell, I have a usable desk again! This is my first flatscreen, and my first hi def monitor ever, so I'm going to be geeking out over it for a while!

Cons: None!

Overall Review: I can't wait for the rest of my upgrades to arrive, which include a new and powerful video card. If I thought everything looks great now, I can't wait to see what it looks like then!