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Charles W.

Charles W.

Joined on 11/26/03

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem

NETGEAR (16x4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, Max download speeds of 686Mbps, Certified for Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more (CM500)
NETGEAR (16x4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, Max download speeds of 686Mbps, Certified for Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more (CM500)

Pros: Cheaper than the ARRIS SB6183. Pulls down 325Mbps and 22Mbps up on TWC's top tier here in Austin, TX. Easy to install and setup. No problems activating with TWC, took maybe 10 minutes on the phone with them.

Cons: Still fairly expensive, but it will pay for itself quickly enough since TWC upped their modem rental fee recently.

Most Critical Review

Solid power supply until you install a RTX 3080

EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GA, 80 Plus Gold 850W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-GA-0850-X1
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GA, 80 Plus Gold 850W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-GA-0850-X1

Pros: Very quiet under load Plenty of modular cables included Easily powered my system before getting a RTX 3080 EVGA's customer service is high quality. Once my computer started shutting down after installing a 3080, I called the number listed in a few of the EVGA responses here. I was on hold for less than five minutes before talking to someone who easily understood my issue. He setup a cross-ship RMA, and EVGA is replacing this unit with a G+ model that supposedly handles the RTX 3000 series without issues. This would be a 5 egg product if it properly supported the RTX 3000 series.

Cons: The transient power spikes introduced by the RTX 3000 series GPUs cause this power supply to shut my computer off completely during heavy load gaming. Often times I would even have to flip the PSU power switch off and back on before the system would power back on. This occurred on a system with no overclocking.

Overall Review: Prior to getting an RTX 3080, this power supply ran the below system without issue: CPU: Intel Core i9-10850KA CPU cooler: Corsair iCUE H115i RGB Pro XT, 280mm Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) GPU: GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 Super GAMING OC 3X 8G Storage: 2x Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 2280 500GB, ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, SK hynix Gold S31 1TB Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500 Black (with one additional be quiet! Pure Wings 2 140mm PWM fan for a total of three)

11/17/2020

Great M.2 SSD

SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 250GB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S250B/AM
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 250GB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S250B/AM

Overall Review: I am using two of these as cache drives in a Synology DS918+. They are performing really well in a RAID1 configuration, and provide a nice speed boost to the NAS. I probably would have been fine with with smaller drives, but the price on these is great. After two weeks, cache utilization is at 75GB and a 90% hit rate.

Great NAS drive

WD Red 6TB NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6Gb/s, SMR, 256MB Cache, 3.5" - WD60EFAX
WD Red 6TB NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6Gb/s, SMR, 256MB Cache, 3.5" - WD60EFAX

Overall Review: I bought four of these to use in a Synology DS918+. All of them are working without issue. Usable space in a RAID5 configuration is 16.4TB. I plan to buy at least one more to have a hot swap drive.

Fast, cool, and quiet

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 Super GAMING OC 3X 8G Graphics Card, 3 x WINDFORCE Fans, 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6, GV-N207SGAMING OC-8GD Video Card
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 Super GAMING OC 3X 8G Graphics Card, 3 x WINDFORCE Fans, 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6, GV-N207SGAMING OC-8GD Video Card

Pros: - Probably overkill for 1080p144 ultra settings - I haven't seen temperatures higher than 69C - Three fan design provides for really quiet cooling - Samsung memory

Cons: More expensive than I usually go for when it comes to GPUs, but sometimes you gotta treat yourself.

Overall Review: A worthy upgrade coming from a GTX 1070. This will keep me from eyeing a CPU/motherboard/RAM upgrade for a while longer. I'll probably get a 1440p monitor instead.

Excellent NAS

Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS918+ (Diskless)
Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS918+ (Diskless)

Pros: - Very easy setup (roughly 25 minutes to unbox everything, install extra RAM, 4x hard drives, and 2x SSD cache drives and completion of initial setup) - Great design for part installation, much smaller than I expected - Easy to use OS and software, lots of available packages, ability to add community package sources - Runs my Plex server like a champion with low CPU usage while transcoding for multiple remote viewers

Cons: A bit pricey, but I have no regrets

Overall Review: This was my first NAS build, and I 100% recommend the DS918+. I had been running my Plex server from a home theater desktop with a random group of mismatched hard drives. It's really nice to finally be running a proper RAID setup. Everything was cake to install and setup. There is a lot of room to grow should I decide to use it for more than just file storage and Plex.

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Canon EOS REBEL T3i bundle

Excellent seller. The items shipped out fast, and I received them quickly. The camera is in new condition and bundled accessories are good quality. I would buy from this seller again.

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Excellent seller!

Product was shipped out quickly, and I actually received it a day sooner than expected. Product was packed well, and arrived in good condition. I received the correct product, and the recipient loves it. The price, even with shipping, was the best I found online. This is an excellent seller!

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11/26/2012